Memorial, 2009. Installation view.
Common Vocabularies, 2006. Installation view.
Common Vocabularies, 2006. Video still.
Common Vocabularies, 2006. Detail.
Common Vocabularies, 2006. Audience contribution.
Common Vocabularies, 2006. Detail.
Plan B, 2008. Installation view.
Bread of Life (2008). Detail.
Bread of Life (2008). Installation view.
I'm Sorry, 2008. Installation view.
I'm Sorry, 2008.
Foam, 2007. Installation view.
Foam, 2007. Video still.
Foam, 2007. Video still.
Oil Paintings (2004). Installation view.
Oil Paintings (2004).
Oil Paintings (2004). Detail.
Adel Abidin

8 March – 26 May 2011

Adel Abidin explores concepts of cultural alienation, gender and war. His humorous approach plays with stereotypical occidental ideas of the East, resulting in artworks that echo the artist's own sarcastic remarks. Marginalization and war play an important role in Abidin's work; he uses these concepts to subvert cultural ideologies in a precarious and paradoxical world. Working with film Abidin is able to address these absurd yet common scenarios that are often experienced in this age of substantial diaspora and communicate them directly to his audience. He acknowledges and thus questions the contradictions in the many social frameworks that one is exposed to when living in exile.