Jennifer Gowen: Afghanistan – A Personal Insight
Post date: Apr 22, 2017 1:46:24 AM
29 September 2014 | Art Almanac
In 2011, Gowen spent time working with female students at a contemporary arts centre in Kabul, Afghanistan in her capacity as co-curator of a cultural exchange program.
This body of work, completed over a two year period, is informed by the many aspects she observed of the Afghans’ daily lives – in the context of a fragile, volatile and war-weary country that has endured 30+ years of conflict. Islamic mosques, Kabul’s spandi boys, chaotic traffic, unidentified graves on barren rocky hillsides, war-ravaged buildings, snow-capped mountains and blue Afghan burqas are a few of the memories which make up her second solo exhibition on Afghanistan.