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The Song by Bani Abidi

March 23 - June 1

Bani Abidi is a Pakistani artist who works with video, photography and drawing. She studied fine arts at the National College of Arts in Lahore and at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. In 2011, she was invited to the DAAD’s Berlin Artists-in-Residence Programme and has lived in Berlin ever since.

The Song draws on Bani Abidi’s interest in sound and migration, and on what it means to be acoustically displaced. An older man, who is a recent arrival to Europe, confronts the silence of his allotted Berlin apartment, finding his own way to settle down.

Commissioned by Film and Video Umbrella, Contemporary Art Society, John Hansard Gallery and Salzburger
Kunstverein. Supported by Arts Council England. Presented by Contemporary Art Society to Gallery Oldham.

Oldham Gallery is open Tuesday to Saturday, 10am – 5pm.

Image: Bani Abidi, The Song, 2022, film still. Courtesy of the artist and Film and Video Umbrella.


March 23
June 1
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