KABUL — A man is captured as he rushes home with a fresh loaf of bread. A teenager is caught driving an old horse cart during rush-hour traffic. A filthy child is shot while scavenging for scrap metal.
All are “Stolen Moments,” a collection of images of everyday Afghan life taken by amateur photographers armed with iPhones…[read more]
Disfigured dolls. Toilet-paper rolls. Old toy guns.
Most people would look at such items and see trash. Not Masoud Hasan Zada. He sees art.
The 31-year-old’s unusual artworks are applauded by some and scorned by others in one of the world’s most conservative and deeply religious countries…[read more]
NEW YORK — Renowned Iranian-American artist Shirin Neshat says her new exhibition, a series of photographs inspired by the Arab Spring and a short film about government censorship, is her most political work yet — channeling both current events and the situation in her native country.
The exhibition, hosted by the Gladstone Gallery in New York City’s artsy Chelsea neighborhood, drew hundreds to its opening night on January 12.
Afterward, Neshat told RFE/RL that she saw the work as her own reflection on and contribution to the wave of popular uprisings that swept through the Middle East and North Africa last year…[READ MORE]
The museum says its goal is to dramatically widen Americans’ perspective on Islamic culture. The opening of the new galleries comes 10 years after 9/11 defined many Americans’ impressions of the Muslim world in a negative way…[READ MORE]