Atul Dodiya

Woman from Kabul

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Woman from Kabul
Atul Dodiya
Woman from Kabul
2001
Acrylic and marble dust on fabric
183 x 122 cm

Woman from Kabul is a work about living in Afghanistan at the turn of the new millennium. The artist recalls a country rich in history and resources that has collapsed under the weight of war. A figure of an elderly woman, stripped of most of her black burka, squats over a very decorative backdrop of wall paper. Her body is revealed as skin and bones, representative of the oppression and squalor that has become endemic of the city. Dodiya’s work is a potent reminder of the plight of the refugee.


     
 


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