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/ SHAMSIA HASSANI, AFGHANISTAN

Shamsia Hassani

Artraker, 2014

CONFLICT AREA / COUNTRY OF REFERENCE: AFGHANISTAN

Shamsia Hassani, 

The Magic of Art is Magic of Life

 

Graffiti and 3D street art painting

 

 

© Artraker CIC 2014

/ ARTRAKER, 2014

/ VIDEO PORTRAIT

/ GALLERY / 2014 - ARTRAKERS /  SHAMSIA HASSANI

My project uses graffiti and 3D street art painting to demonstrate the power of art for all people. The subject of my artworks is an Afghan woman with and without the burqa. When without it, I am fighting to bring positive change as I take off the bad memories of war.

 

Since everybody forgets women in society, painting women in public ways can encourage other people to see women in society differently. Freedom is not to remove the burqa, it is to have peace. The subject has a very particular guitar but does not use it to play music. Instead I play with unspoken words.

 

In my 3D street art project there is an Afghan woman who does not speak the words in her heart, but plays those words with her guitar. She wants to show the magic of art to people. She does not look and does not say anything to confirm that in my country things are 80% negative, but that behind it things are 20% positive, and that we can develop that positivity. 20% worth of light can break up 80% worth of darkness, because that is the power of light. Even less light would be enough.

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