Good afternoon and happy Monday! I’m happy to say that I did, in fact, have the relaxing weekend I hoped for. I hope everyone reading had a refreshing and relaxing weekend and is ready to take on the new week ahead! ❤
For this blog post, I wanted to write about an Art Project I’m very interested in – and that is, the Kabul Art Project.
“As recently as twelve years ago, each artistic work was prohibited by the Taliban under penalty of death. And even today artists find themselves in dangerous situations caused by their work and find little acceptance and support…Kabul Art Project supports and promotes Contemporary Afghan Art across the borders. On exhibitions, through sales of original art and online promotion the Artists are able to show an image of Afghanistan, that had been unknown to most people.” – kabulartproject.com
I recently learned about Kabul Art Project when I came across a video on YouTube about Shamsia Hassani, who is the first female graffiti artist and first 3D street art artist of Afghanistan. A lot of her art depicts women in burqas in symbolic shapes, which I find to be beautifully expressive with a modern edge.
What’s amazing to me is that we are able to see artwork that depicts a part of the world that most of us know little about and would not be able to see otherwise. For me personally, I think it’s important to see life through the eyes of others who have experienced much different circumstances.
If you’re interested, you can check out the work of each artist who is part of Kabul Art Project here. All of their artwork is amazing and tells a unique story of their own, with commentary by the artist! They also accept donations, which contributes to framing artwork and keeping their website up.
I believe in the power of hope, and a project such as this exudes just that. ❤ I wanted to share! Have a lovely Monday!