Bani Abidi

Bani Abidi | the artist

The artist Bani Abidi
Born 1971, Karachi, Pakistan.
Lives and works in Lahore, Pakistan, .
Style and technique of the artist: Video, Singapore Biennale,

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Bani Abidi
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Bani Abidi interview
Shan Pipe Band learns the Star-spangled Banner, 2004, documents a Pakistani brass pipe band struggling to learn the American national anthem. I commissioned the musicians to learn the piece and videotaped them in their studio while they did so. These bands, which are remnants of the colonial Scottish Pipe Bands, no longer perform for military parades; instead they perform Bollywood tunes at weddings. Pakistan has been a crucial accomplice in the war currently being waged against multiple nations by the United States, and both video works showing at the National Gallery of Victoria address the present political and cultural climate in slightly different ways.

Bani Abidi
Mangoes’ videostill

Bani Abidi
‘Mangoe’, (details) video still

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