The exhibition brings together works by around 20 Afghan and non-Afghan artists that revolve around the idea of the garden as a microcosm of the whole world.
Collectively, the artworks, most of which have been created recently, explore how the garden is a microcosm containing the essence of life with animals, plants, beauty and even miracles, without avoiding the current prevailing crises. The show suggests a vision of hope, wherein another approach to life is possible that could indeed flourish in the future.
Participating artists: Baqer Ahmadi (b.1995. Afghanistan), Arshi Irshad Ahmadzai, (b.1988, India), Latifa Zafar Attaii (b.1994, Afghanistan), Iftikhar and Elizabeth Dadi (b.1961, Pakistan - b.1957, USA), Parastou Forouhar (b.1962, Iran), Jeanno Gaussi (b.1973, Afghanistan), Monica Ursina Jäger (b.1974, Switzerland), Kubra Khademi, (b.1988, Afghanistan), Yerbossyn Meldibekov (b.1964, Kazakhstan), Almagul Menlibayeva (b.1969, Kazakhstan), Ursula Palla (b.1961, Switzerland), Pieter Paul Pothoven (b.1981, Netherlands), Neda Razavipour (b.1969, Tehran), Chantal Romani (b.1971, Switzerland), Necla Rüzgar (b.1972, Turkey), Mohsen Taasha Wahidi (b.1991, Kabul), Shahida Shaygan (b.1997, Afghanistan).
THE OTHER KABUL: REMAINS OF THE GARDEN
3 SEPTEMBER - 4 DECEMBER 2022
KUNSTMUSEUM THUN | SWITZERLAND
On the cover: Baqer Ahmadi, The Taste of Life, 4-Kanal-Videoinstallation, in Arbeit, 2021/22. Foto: Baqer Ahmadi
Source: Show On Show