The Precarity of Truth

Ocampo, Pablo de. The Precarity of Truth. Toronto, Ont.: Gallery TPW, 2007.

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Abstract (English)

"At the center of Abidi’s piece is the story of Mohammad Bin Qasim, an 8th century Arab General who led the campaigns to conquer the Sindh and Punjab lands that would become the modern state of Pakistan. Through three imagined narratives—photographs of a young man believing himself to be Bin Qasim, a series of portrait studio images of young boys posing as Bin Qasim, and a segment of a 1993 made for TV movie about Bin Qasim’s conquest of the Sindh— Abidi looks at ways in which the factual and fictitious threads of history are conflated and confounded in the collective memory." -- Publisher's website.

Types: Catalogues > Exhibition catalogues ; Anthologies, essays, collections
All Contributors: Ocampo, Pablo de (Author)
Dossier: 390 - TORONTO PHOTOGRAPHERS WORKSHOP - GALLERY TPW (Toronto, Ont.)
Collation: 1 online resource (1 PDF file)
Language of Publication: English
Publishers: Toronto, Ont.: Gallery TPW
Artists: Abidi, Bani
Art Organizations: Toronto Photographers Workshop - Gallery Tpw (Toronto, Ont.)
Event Title: Bani Abidi : The Boy Who Got Tired of Posing
Type: Exhibition
Location: Gallery TPW (Toronto, Ontario)
Dates: 25 October - 24 November 2007
Keywords: HISTORY; CULTURAL IDENTITY; VIDEO
Copyright Statement: Gallery TPW
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Deposited by: Artexte Catalogueur
Date Deposited: 27 Mar 2020 16:34
Last Modified: 30 Jul 2021 19:55
URI: http://e-artexte.ca/id/eprint/31779
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