Art stronger than War to create conversations

Art stronger than War to create conversations

Street Art

The woman in a hijab, painted on a wall in Kabul, seems mischievous, impish — and the bright colour of her headscarf seems very much at odds with the drab and gloomy setting you’ll find her in. But this is precisely the quality of her art that has made Shamsia Hassani — considered Afghanistan’s first female graffiti artist — so striking.
Hassani, who works to bring art to her country’s public spaces, wants to create conversations on subjects other than war in Afghanistan. Her bright, quirky graffiti is the first step in doing just that; at the same time, Hassani is also navigating the boundaries that define gender roles in her country.

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