The Creative Drain

Last August’ events, with the Taliban’s takeover of Afghanistan, have caused a rush to evacuate among artists and cultural workers trying to find passage out of the country. This is not a new phenomenon for the country, however, although the events of the past few months have certainly resulted in its acceleration.

26 November 2021

As visual artists, musicians, writers, photographers, actors, filmmakers, etc. leave Afghanistan, what does this reveal about the country’s artistic and cultural past, and what will be the consequences for its present and future?

With: Aman Mojadidi (exhibition curator and moderator), Francesca Recchia (researcher and art critic), Guilda Chahverdi (curator) and Farhad Bitani (writer)

26 November 2021