2019 is the year when Afghanistan celebrates its 100 years of independence. The same year is also an anniversary of the beginning of the Afghan-Soviet war, which acted as a catalyst for the conflict that has been tormenting the country until now.
Welcome to hear more and meet artists at Kunsthalle Turku on January 12th 2020 at 2 p.m. The event will be held in Finnish, English and Persian.
Anna Knappe and Amir Jan have been working as an artist duo since 2010, producing cinematic works, media installations and photographic works dealing with the various experiences of Afghan diaspora communities. Their work analyses how words and language form the ‘Mohajer’ identity of Afghan migrants, never-ending migrancy, life in camps, and stories of homes by people without a home country. Anna Knappe and Amir Jan are currently collaborating in a multidisciplinary project combining sociological and anthropological perspectives with art. The Kone Foundation-funded research project, titled “Neighbourhood Solidarities as a Response to the Asylum ‘Crisis’”, is situated in Sociology at the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Helsinki.