Artlords, not warlords – how Kabul's artists battle for the streets

Muralists are overlaying the Afghan capital’s blast partitions with agitprop imagery and calling out corruption

From the killing of George Floyd in the USA and the drowning of Afghan refugees in Iran, to the signing of the US-Taliban settlement in opposition to peace and brutal homicide of a Jap help employee, a bunch of Afghan artists have taken paintbrushes to enhance Kabul’s gray blast partitions with shiny imagery.

The boundaries had been remodeled into politically impressed work of art, which the artists hope will create “visible discussion” and lift consciousness of corruption and injustices.

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