Sunday, May 22, 2005

BamyanBuddha_MiniMemorial by Wahaab

The theme posed the class was Landscape and Memory. Landscape meant using only materials found in Kabul nothing foreign. Wahaab found a smooth chalky rock outside, almost shaped like some strange tool, perhaps from a blast, and he saw his Memory in it - the indelibly cruel erasure of the Bamiyan Buddha. Here a work by a young Kabuli studying art, Faculty of Fine Art Kabul, 12 June 2004.
(Perhaps this work belongs to one of, or the first series of contemporary art to have been made by young local cultural producers in Kabul since Year Zero - 2001)


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