~~October 12, 2021~~
ARTISTS IN AFGHANISTAN
I became aware of this young Afghani artist during the withdrawal of American and allied troops from Afghanistan. I found her official website and her social media accounts. I follow her to make sure that she is still alive, producing and ‘reporting’ on the status of her country.
With the return of Taliban rule, what were things can’t be taken for granted any more.
Here’s to Shamsia and her fellow artists – thinking about them!
Shamsia Hassani (real name Ommolbanin Hassani) – (born 1988) is an Afghan graffiti artist, a fine arts lecturer, and the associate professor of Drawing and Anatomy Drawing at the Kabul University.
She has popularized “street art” in the streets of Kabul and has exhibited her art in several countries including India, Iran, Germany, United States of America, Switzerland, Vietnam, Norway, Denmark, Turkey, Italy, Canada, and in diplomatic missions in Kabul. Hassani paints graffiti in Kabul to bring awareness to the war years. In 2014, Hassani was named one of FP’s top 100 global thinkers.
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