CAM in Motion: Lida Abdul
White Horse, 2006
LocationGulbenkian Garden Jardim Gulbenkian
Lida Abdul’s film White Horse depicts an elderly Afghan man painting his black horse white with a brush. Asked why, he explains that it is a remedy to stop a disease from spreading through the horse’s body, but also states that tourists like white and that “it is good for business”. This film can be seen as an allegory of war in the Middle East, with the act of painting a horse white revealing an intent of purity and renewal that helps overcome the pain of war. The beautiful landscapes also serve to contrast with the psychological desolation and unexpectedness of the situation involving this man in Afghanistan.
15 Oct – 01 Nov 2021
João Onofre, Untitled (N’en Finit Plus), 2010-2011
04 Nov – 22 Nov 2021
Lida Abdul, White Horse, 2006
25 Nov – 13 Dec 2021
Pedro Barateiro, The Current Situation, 2015
16 Dec 2021 – 10 Jan 2022
Fernando José Pereira, The man who wanted to collect Time, 2012
This cycle of videos from the Collection explores concepts related to solitude, war and other social and political issues, and is presented over a backdrop of various landscapes and natural settings.
Curators: Patrícia Rosas and Rita Albergaria
CAM IN MOTION
CAM in Motion is an ‘outdoor’ programme that brings together a series of site-specific interventions by artists and exhibitions with works from the Collection in different spaces in the city of Lisbon and its surroundings.Learn more