BY ART + TIMES:
The Afghan people still dream of peace and democracy in their war torn country. Music, film, Theater and everything else that falls under arts and entertainment are still banned there. But that isn’t stopping artists from sharing their vision of their country in its current state, and the world is taking notice.
The female-male duo surreptitiously spray-paint the crumbling and dilapidated walls of buildings in the capital Kabul, abandoned and destroyed during 30 years of war that still rages today. Talking of her woman on the steps, Shamsia Hassani, 24, said: “She is wondering if she can get up, or if she will fall down. Women in Afghanistan need to be careful with every step they take.” The sombre depictions of Afghan women on Kabul’s rutted streets offer rare public insight into their lives, still marred by violence and injustice despite progress in women’s rights since the Taliban was toppled over a decade ago.