Published by Hatje Cantz. Edited with text by Saira Ansari. Text by Bani Abidi, Hoor Al Qasimi, Sarnath Banerjee, Vazira Fazila-Yacoobali Zamindar, Natasha Ginwala, Abeera Kamran, Omar Kasmani, Adnan Madani, Huma Mulji, Hemant Sareen, Adania Shibli.
One of Pakistanís most notable contemporary artists, Bani Abidi (born 1971) creates videos and multimedia works that interweave autobiographical fiction with sociopolitical commentary and satire. Her work explores the sobering realities of the political conditions, the bureaucracy and urban infrastructure of Asia, exposing the absurdities emerging from the dysfunctionalities of everyday life. The Artist Who is the first monograph to look at the work of the Berlin-based Pakistani artist. Envisioned as a work by the artist, the publication explores notions of humor, play and experimentation by engaging creatively with forms of writing, design, printing and assembling. Containing documentation of artworks created over two decades as well as archival material and a rich selection of texts, it represents the wide range of relationships that Abidi has fostered during this period.
Published by Green Cardamom. Edited by Anita Dawood. Introduction by Iftikhar Dadi. Text by Hammad Nasar, Nicole Wolf, Simone Wille, Adnan Madani, Nada Raza, Francesco Cincotta.
The videos, photographic works and drawings of Bani Abidi (born 1971) explore the processes of political history, using imagery from the cityscapes of Pakistan to investigate ideas of servility and power and those moments where public and private spaces collide awkwardly. This publication looks back at Abidi's work since 1999.
PUBLISHER Green Cardamom
BOOK FORMAT Hardcover, 10.75 x 6.75 in. / 92 pgs / 83 color / 2 bw.
PUBLISHING STATUS Pub Date 7/31/2010 Active
DISTRIBUTION D.A.P. Exclusive Catalog: FALL 2010 p. 146
PRODUCT DETAILS ISBN 9780955177958TRADE List Price: $32.00 CDN $42.50
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