This courageous Turkish artist has presented a remarkable installation, first in Diyarbakir and in November 2015 in Istanbul’s Tüyap art show: women wearing black niqab move with chains round a body covered with a bloodstained sheet. This acute criticism of Fundamentalism as incarnated by Daesh/ISIS also shows up the Turkish
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Meet graphic designer Maya Zankoul from Lebanon who uses humour in her graphics to denounce the difficulties and daily upheavals of living in Beirut.
Estayqazat a feminist collective from Syria who seeks to empower women as in dividual agents and confront patriarchal predjudice, especially sexuality.
Kubra Khademi from Afghanistan, a performance artist who walked the street of Kabul wearing a metal structure which exaggerated breasts and buttock.
Shamsia Hassani, Afghanistan’s first and foremost street artist who declared: I want to colour over the bad memories of war.
Whilst this is not exactly a war-zone, Natalya Dyu’s work shows the result on a daily urban and flippant way post-Communist society plunged into Western-style.