November 16, 2019 - January 12, 2020
Marking the centennial of the “modern Afghan state”, Fragmented Futures: Afghanistan 100 Years Later is an unprecedented exhibit that employs art, writing, film and scholarship to probe the ongoing consequences of foreign intervention in Afghanistan and the future of its diaspora. The exhibit expands the conversation beyond prevailing depictions and sheds light on how Afghans' everyday aspirations continue to be interrupted, transformed, and reborn in both the diaspora and in an ever-changing Afghanistan.
The artists in Fragmented Futures exhibition: Elyas Alavi, Fazila Amiri, Hangama Amiri, Farhad Azad, Sabrina Barekzai, Muheb Esmat, Shiraz Fazli, Zuhal Feraidon, Johanna-Maria Fritz, Mariam Ghani, Shamsia Hassani, Reza Hazare, Jim Huylebroek, Yusuf Misdaq, Aman Mojadidi, Sahar Muradi, Laimah Osman, Sara Rezaie, Gazelle Samizay, Rafi Samizay, and Samea Shanori.
Writers and artists in Fragmented Futures zine: Leeza Ahmady, Arash Azizzada, Mojib Ghaznawi, Mehdia Hassan, Brian Higbee, Seelai Karzai, Hanna Kherzai, Jamil Kochai, Omar Mizdaq, Deeva Momand, Neda Olomi, Mohammad Sabir Sabir, Susan Saleh, Malahat Zhobin, Sara Zhobin, and Wazina Zondon.
Co-sponsored by The Afghan American Artists & Writers Association, Fragmented Futures and is co-curated by Gazelle Samizay and Helena Zeweri of AAAWA and Ara & Anahid Oshagan.