Poésie, Exposition & Vente Privée at Galerie Nikki Diana Marquardt
Samedi 29 novembre de 12h à 21h
Dimanche 30 novembre, lundi 1er & mardi 2 décembre de 12h à 18h
Afghan cartoonist Mehdi Amini displays his skillful work entitled “Dirtied Taliban Hands” that offers social and political commentary on the role of women in Afghanistan and government policies toward the Taliban.
continue on : www.tolonews.com/en/afghanistan/16084-afghan-cartoonist-exhibits-skill-political-critique
“Weaving for a brighter future”
From May 27th till June 1rst 2014 at Art Exhibition Centre, Saadiyat Island, Dubai, UAE
More details : http://pitch.pe/1qCruvi
Projection vendredi 16 mai 2014 à 20 h, salle Jean Dame.
17 rue Léopold Bellan 75002 Paris
Métro : Sentier ou Les Halles
La salle fait 300 places inutile de réserver.
Manifestation soutenue par la mairie du 2e, L’Autre Ecran, et l’Association Toiles et Toiles
Contact : Marie-Sylvie Rivière – Tél. : 01 42 36 48 70
From Thursday 8 till Sunday 11, May 2014
10 rue de Turenne 75004 Paris
Zolaykha Sherzad invites you to discover, exclusively in France, her new collection.
Private party on Thursday, May 8th from 6:00pm to 10:00pm (RSVP)
Hours: Thursday and Friday from 12:00am to 10:00pm
Saturday and Sunday from 12:00am to 6:00pm
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org & mobile: 00 33 6 61 71 75 18
Du jeudi 8 au dimanche 11 mai 2014
10 rue de Turenne 75004 Paris
Zolaykha Sherzad vous invite à découvrir, en exclusivité en France, sa nouvelle collection
Soirée privée le jeudi 8 mai de 18h à 22h (RSVP) Gallery Nikki Diana Marquardt
Horaires : jeudi et vendredi de 12h à 22h
samedi et dimanche de 12h à 18h
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ABOUT ZOLAYKHA : http://magazinemv.com/4-issue CHECK PAGE 59
This episode of “Conversations With Zarlasht” is about Shekeb Yaghi, a Hip Hop/rap singer who also studies at the American university of Afghanistan and works in a construction company, Shekeb also talks about the future of Rap/Hip Hop music.
In January 2014, FOCUS invites two rock bands White Page and Ariana Delawari in Switzerland during SOFA KABUL artistic exchange
Dates & Venues
Elyas Alavi is a painter and a performer.
Here is another work :
This is a work I did here in Afghanistan. It’s called ” A journey with my grandma’s scarf to her homeland” . It’s with 2 photos on the wall. In one of the photos, my grandma’s scarf is on a rock in a very snowy mountain near my grandma’s place.
She died in exile (in Iran) last year. However I put the scarf inside ice to melt in the gallery. In a way to show her soul is back to her homeland and melt there….
Abul Qasem Foushanji – aka Dark Artery – born in 1987 (Afghanistan) is an Afghan freelance artist. His creates mostly Abstract artworks in mediums of painting/illustration, sound, and mixed media.
Along with his family, he spent 18 years of his life in Iran.
For about four years, during his childhood, he learned Realism painting from his Armenian master but after that he never went through any academy for arts.
He was graduated from high school in Tehran in 2004, and it was the same year that he came back to his origin, Afghanistan.
As Metal music has been a part of his life, and it was all a new life experience in India, Qasem started painting in the field of Modern Art in his second year of staying in that country (2007).
At that time his art (mostly paintings and drawings at that time) were more linked to the theme of “weakness and the failure of human body”.
After coming back from India, he continued working on paintings more concentrated, and was selected as one of Top10 artists for the 2nd Afghan Contemporary Art Prize.
Since then, his works have been on several group exhibitions in Kabul, while recently chosen to exhibit for dOCUMENTA (13) in Kassel, Germany as well as for its Kabul exhibition.
Qasem often reflects the unclean and dark aspects of life, believing “most of the people ignore such aspects, because it is not beautiful, but showing it more can help to create solutions.”
He is currently focused on creating more multimedia works. He also plays bass and writes the lyrics for Afghanistan’s only Metal band District Unknown. The artists that he is inspired by are Björk, Mogwai, Clyfford Still, and Salvador Dali.
Zarlasht Sarmastand women’s rights activist born and raised in Kabul, Afghanistan. She started her television career at the age of 11 in 2006 presenting and producing radio segments for the “Powerful Youth”, a programme broadcasted at RTA (Radio Television Afghanistan) radio station. Due to her talent, later on she was invited to produce and present “Future Makers,” a TV programme funded by JICKA and broadcasted also in RTA, featuring young peace ambassadors and movers and shakers throughout the country whom were very active in their communities and working in the peace-building on the nation. In 2008, she joined the production team of “CSA: Crime Scene Afghanistan” as the youngest TV presenter and producer along with award-winner journalists Amin Hanqo and Zabiullah Arya to produce and anchor the weekly youth segment on Children and Youth’s right in Afghanistan. Funded by UNAMA, the TV programme promoted the articles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.
In 2011, Zarlasht was named as Afghanistan’s Youth Peace Ambassador by the Afghan National Jirga for her constant work advocating for youth’s and women’s right. Some of her latest projects include the 2013 Sound Central Music Festival for the Youth, “We Believe in Balloons” peace campaign and arts installation, “Creative Despite War” film project, among others. She is currently working in the production of a web series called “Conversations with Zarlasht” featuring interviews focusing on the artists, politicians, musicians, and citizens that are living and working in Kabul, Afghanistan. She is also applying to different university programmes and scholarships opportunities to study Human Rights and Journalism.
Public Premiere November 27th .
Réservez vos places pour la 1ère séance au MK2 Beaubourg à Paris en présence de Barmak Akram
Book your seats for the first showing at MK2 Beaubour, Paris with Barmak attendance.
Prix du Scénario Sundance Film Festival 2013 – Sélectionné dans la section film étranger pour les Oscars 2014 http://www.oscars.org/press/pressreleases/2013/20131007a.html
Zolaykha Sherzad was born in Kabul, Afghanistan where she lived until the age of ten. When the Soviets invaded in 1979, Zolaykha and her family were forced to flee and settled as political refugees in Switzerland.
Trained as an architect, Zolaykha received her Masters in Architecture from the School of Architecture at the Federal Institute of Technology.
In 2000, she founded School of Hope, a non-profit organization that has successfully rebuilt and supported primary and secondary schools in rural Afghanistan.
In 2004, she started Zarif Design (Zarif means “precious” in Farsi) to help revive the Afghan artistic culture.
Today Zarif Design employs 50 Afghan women and men who, from their homes and one workshops in the old city of Kabul, revive traditional Afghan textiles and create strikingly unique and magnificently finished jackets and coats.
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Stupa , H 2,80m , W of the base 2,06m
Scientific publication by Zafar Paiman, Director of excavations. Volume 1 , Collège de France Publications
Written primarily in French and Dari but with a good summary in English.
This is the final report of the Afghan excavations at Tepe Narenj , started and entirely directed by the author.
Tepe Narenj is the name given to a rocky spur located in the Southern part of Kabul. It was entirely covered by Islamic graves when the dig begun. The ancient remains hidden under these graves are now entirely cleared and preserved. Two nearby places could also be excavated, smaller than the main dig, but yielding impressive results. All the excavated buildings belong to the latest period of a huge mahasanghika monastery dating back to the 2nd or 3rd c. A.D., now entirely covered by multiple layers of graves belonging to one of the most important and revered Islamic cemeteries in Kabul, where it is now impossible to conduct archaeological excavations. They were filled with colossal clay statues.
The stratigraphic analysis and the coins demonstrate that most of these buildings and statues were made after 870 A.D., i.e. at after the first Arab raids against Kabul. This volume contains the description and the fullest possible illustration of the finds (buildings, sculptures, ceramics, coins). Volume II will contain the historical and art comments.
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Barmak Akram’s film will be screened in Montreal August 23, 24 & 30th, 2013
I’m a writer and hopefully a movie maker very soon.
Born in Afghanistan, I left my home country, with my mother and my older sister, at the age of 8.
I grew up in a very literary family. I studied law and Real Estate.
Great cinema enthusiast, I participated in a contest which was worth to me being the prize-winner of Ile de France within the framework of Youth Award at Cannes Festival in 2008.
Subsequently, I wrote a script for a feature-length film, “Second State” which is currently under development.
“The Afghan pianist,” my first novel has received several Awards including the Mediterranean Award for Students.
Today I live and work in Paris.
Atiq Rahimi’s movie, selected at Tribeca Film Festival, opens in New York and Los Angeles Wednesday 15th, 2013.
Barmak Akram’s movie “Wajma” (“A love story of Afghanistan”) the winning film for the Best Screenplay at Sundance Festival (USA) is in the running for the trophy Anonymous 2013.
Anonimul International Independent Film Festival takes place at St. George, in the Danube Delta Romania, between 9th and 18th August 2013
Recording with my father, Geneva, Switzerland, July 29th
Presenting his film
“Wajma, an Afghan love story”
My name is Mehdi Zafari, born in 1983 in Ghazni province of Afghanistan in the Gol-Kuh village in the district of Qarah Bagh.
I am studying Anthropology at the EHESS in Paris, France, I am also a documentary filmmaker.
When I was a child, during the Soviet Union invasion, our house was bombed by the Soviet killing eight of my family. Following that tragedy, my family decided to take refugee first in Pakistan and then in Iran. I finished my school in Iran, a country with which we share the same language and religion.
With the fall of Taliban regime I decided to go back to my country in order to continue my education. A year later, I entered Kabul University, Fine Arts section.
The faculty lacked expert teachers and equipments. The workshops launched by foreign embassies were our only hope for knowledge and experience.
In 2006, I entered a course on documentary filmmaking delivered by the French Film School Ateliers Varan. Since then I have participated in a summer school on Cinema and Human Rights held in conjunction with the Venice Film Festival in Italy, participated in the Berlin Film Festival’s Berlinale-Talent Campus, attended the French National Film School La Fémis Documentary Summer School, attended the “5 sur 5” Film Festival held in La Louviere Belgium and took part in a Film Editing course provided by Ateliers Varan in Kabul and some workshop in Paris at INA.
In 2009 Ateliers Varan workshop, along with my former French professor, I served as assistant trainer for a new group of 10 young film students.
In October and November 2010, I was working as Trainer and Training Coordinator in a production and training documentary program for young film students in Afghanistan called Community Supported Film from Boston, USA.