Afghanistan’s female banksy | Maryam Namazie

Have you seen the graffiti work of 24 year old Shamsia Hassani, an associate professor of Sculpture at Kabul University in Afghanistan and a founding member of a contemporary art collective, Rosht which means development/growth?

Things of beauty…

A lot of her work features women in burqas, but with a modern silhouette, with hips and sharp shoulders or fish, trapped. She says:

“Art can bring change, I am sure. If people see an artwork, it will perhaps only cause a small shock to their mind, but that can grow and grow.”

The last piece is by a male colleague.

via Afghanistan’s female banksy | Maryam Namazie.

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