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Aman Mojadidi On Masking & Identity At The Rubin Museum

Aman Mojadidi On Masking & Identity At The Rubin Museum
Conflict Chic #1, Soldiers, 2011, mixed media, 50 × 75 cm, image courtesy of Aman Mojadidi.

In conjunction with Asian Contemporary Art Week (ACAW), contemporary artist Aman Mojadidi discusses themes of masking and identity with curator Beth Citron at the Rubin Museum in New York.


In his artistic practice Aman utilises an experimental ethnographic approach, combining qualitative research, traditional story-lines and postmodern narrative strategies to approach themes such as belonging, identity politics, conflict, migration, as well as the push towards and resistance against modernisation; intentionally blurring and merging the lines between fact and fiction, documentation and imagination.


In his mixed media series of works, entitled Conflict Chic, he explores the ways in which war and conflict become chic through their representaiton in the media and entertainment industry, leading to the development of a fashion line for actors in the world's spotlight war - the War on Terrorism.


The discussion will take place on Friday 6th of November, 2015 at 7:30pm.


Aman Mojadidi is an Afghan artist living and working between Kabul and Paris. He has exhibited widely including the '12th Havana Biennale', Havana (2015); 'Asia Triennial Manchester', The Imperial War Museum-North (Manchester, 2014); 'dOCUMENTA (13)', (Kassel and Kabul, 2012); '1st Kochi-Muziris Biennale' (Ft. Kochi 2012); 'The Garden of Eden: Lost & Found', Palais de Tokyo (Paris, 2012). In 2012, he was selected as a TED Global Fellow for the subversive nature of his artistic practice while living in Kabul.



Just a Trim, 2011, c-type print, 100 × 85 cm, edition of 3, image courtesy of the artist.



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