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Anna Schwartz Gallery

Lida Abdul

Ruins: Stories of Awakening

LIDA ABDUL, Once Upon Awakening, 2006, 16 mm film transferred to digital video,

6 min 50 sec. Courtesy the artist and Anna Schwartz Gallery, Melbourne. 

In Lida Abdul’s first solo exhibition in Australia, she continued her exploration of the ruin as a metaphorical tool in her quest to understand the destruction of her country. Fleeing Afghanistan as a child, Abdul moved to Germany and India, before returning to Kabul in her early 30s. Confronting the dramatically changed landscape, the artist sought

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