Afghanistan's first female street artist is Shamsia Hassani. The compositions of Hassani are both of women in a male-dominated culture and create an impression of the clash between light and darkness. However, she had to deal with cultural and social issues as well as a lack of spaces where graffiti could be done.
350 artists, filmmakers and performers signed an open letter to the U.S. government asking that it aid Afghans fleeing their country after the Taliban takeover. The signatories include Coco Fusco, Teju Cole, Lynne Tillman, Joshua Cohen, Rivka Galchen, and others.
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