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An Analysis of Contemporary Art in Afghanistan: a Practice-Led Study

Changis, Dilara (2017) An Analysis of Contemporary Art in Afghanistan: a Practice-Led Study. Masters thesis, University of Huddersfield.

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My sense of identity and imagination is conflicted by, rather than unified by, two different identities, one that is well knowing of the echoing of Kalashnkovs and AK 47s, where people's lives are shaped by endless war; and the other evolved through a Western 21st century, enshrined with the freedom of speech and expression and with values of democracy and human rights among other things. Afghan people feel a sense of injury which I can resonate with and that motivates them. Like many other Afghans, I'm motivated to keep producing artwork as a way to understand the world around me. This practice-led research encompasses my story as a child growing up in conflict and an analysis of my recent art practice, as a way to unlock the rich history of Afghanistan and of the implications for Afghan artists continuously caught in conflict and its implications.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: D History General and Old World > DS Asia
N Fine Arts > N Visual arts (General) For photography, see TR
Schools: School of Art, Design and Architecture
Depositing User: Jonathan Cook
Date Deposited: 09 Feb 2018 09:37
Last Modified: 26 Mar 2018 14:45


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