Critical Writing Index

Visual Art: Lida Abdul

by Christopher Olson

Border Crossings, May 1 Spring, 2008, v. 27, no. 106, pp. 90-92

Afghani artist Lida Abdul left her homeland during the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan. She returned after the fall of the Taliban to create a series of cinematic tableaux dealing with the relationship of place, memory and architecture. The artist has represented Afghanistan for the country's first entry into the Venice Biennale in 2005. Her performative, video based practice illuminates the state of Afghanistan stripped of the cultural ignorance the Western world has placed upon it.

ITEM 2008.041 – available for viewing in the Research Centre

Videos, Artworks and Artists Cited

Lida Abdul