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Visual arts in and on Afghanistan: political violence, war and the question of futurity


Mohsin Taasha, Shamayel Shalizi, Saadia Batool, Shah Mahmoud Hanifi, Anila Daulatzai

Please register for this hybrid event at Mohsin Taasha, Visual Artist Shamayel Shalizi, Multimedia Artist Saadia Batool, Visual Artist Shah Mahmoud Hanifi, James Madison University Anila Daulatzai, UC Berkeley Moderator and convenor: Paniz Musawi Natanzi, Duke University This panel brings together artists and researchers and queries how to envision futurity in the face of continuous political violence and war in Afghanistan. In reference to discussions in Black Studies and Palestine Studies and feminist and queer studies, futurity describes here the refusal to accept to be reduced to loss, grief and suffering and to be treated like disposable objects by imagining a different modality of subjectivity and alliance-building. Against this backdrop, the panel explores the ways in which political violence and war in Afghanistan has been researched and investigates the archival and analytical labor of visual artists engaging with living and dying in the face of political violence and war.


Asia focus, Free Food and Beverages, Global, Panel/Seminar/Colloquium, Politics, Research, Visual and Creative Arts