Category Archives: Art

Kurdish Artist Challenges Stereotypes and Empowers Women

By Karen Dabrowska: “Go for it!” That is the loud and clear message from Kurdish artist Evar Hussayni as she inspired the young people who came to her art class in London’s P21 Gallery. The theme of the class was identity. “Identity to me is so important as a Kurdish woman,” Hussayni said. “ Whereever I…

Mythology in the Art of Zuhdi Sardar’s Kurdish Balakian Women: From Baghdad to North Hollywood

By Dr Amir Sharifi: Legend has it that a king in Kurdistan ordered his men to go to Asia and Europe to find the most beautiful women and bring them back so that he could marry them. Upon their return many years later, they learned that the king had died. The men had fallen in…