Bani Abidi’s third solo exhibition with Experimenter, Kolkata, titled The Song, paints a humanist portrait of diaspora, migration and dispossession. The Berlin-based Pakistani artist is known for creating a stir with her extremely powerful, and often provocative, political messages. Abidi’s practice looks deeper into the everyday actions, rituals and paraphernalia of common people that together constitute the meaning and significations of collective life as embodiments of resistance. By deftly singling them out, she turns them into objects of meditation through her interventions.
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