Mohsin Taasha, from the “Identity” series, 2016, rapido pen on currency and paper, 10×13 inches, Kabul, Afghanistan
Lecture: “Visual Arts in the War Mode of Neoliberal Capitalism in Afghanistan”
Monday, March 20th 5:30 – 6:30pm
FedEx Global Education Center 1005
UNC Chapel Hill
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Dr Paniz Musawi Natanzi is a postdoctoral associate at Duke University in the Department of Gender, Sexuality & Feminist Studies. In this talk, Paniz will argue that the war mode of neoliberal capitalism (2001-2021) constructed circuits of visual artwork, funded by institutions and organizations from occupying states, that wrote over the multiplicity of oral and visual archives of artwork, artistic pedagogies, practices and mediums in 20th and 21st century Afghanistan. She will situate selective visual artists and their artwork referring to empirical data collected between 2015 to 2019 in urban Afghanistan and discuss continuous challenges to decolonizing knowledge on visual arts in Afghanistan since the military withdrawal in 2021.
Sponsored by the Center for Middle East & Islamic Studies, NC Consortium for Middle Eastern Studies, and Department of Asian & Middle East Studies