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Kabuliwood – Appeal From The Director

By Louis Meunier from indiegogo July 03, 2013 Kabuliwood is a feature film about a group of young Afghan artists, struggling to open a cultural centre in Kabul. To do so, they must overcome fear and unite their fractured community around a more »

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Graffiti art brightens war-torn Afghan capital

A group of women in burqas rises from the sea to symbolize cleanliness, while further down a bus with no wheels symbolizes Kabul’s public transport. Continue reading

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The Modern History of Art in Afghanistan

By Rachel Schaus for suite101.com August 21, 2009 Part of Afghanistan’s culture preservation is to inform the world of the modern history of fine art in Afghanistan. With the destruction of the Bamiyan Buddhas, the attention of scientists resulted in the more »

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Afghan Women Painters On Show

It’s a tree so withered and broken that only a single scarred branch is still struggling heavenwards. Yet all life has not gone: a tiny leaf, green against the cerulean blue of the sky, stubbornly clings to a twig. Continue reading

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Oil painting ‘originated in East’

By Vincent Dowd BBC News April 22, 2008   Painting with oils was taking place in what is now Afghanistan centuries before such techniques were known to Europeans, researchers say. French-based scientists have been investigating cave paintings at the ancient more »

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