From Kabul to Florence: Shamsia Hassani, street art for women
Related to the XIth edition of “Florence Biennale – International Exhibition of Contemporary Art” and awaiting the “European Day of Justice”, Shamsia Hassani (Teheran, 1988) – the first and only street artist working in the difficult context of city of Kabul, Afghanistan – has made a graffiti on the outer wall of the ITI Leonardo da Vinci, which was kindly provided by the City of Florence and District 5. The presentation of the work took place during the press conference on Tuesday 24 of October at ITI Leonardo da Vinci, Via del Terzolle 93, Florence. Attended the conference Andrea Vannucci Councilor of Sport, Popular Traditions, Youth Policies and Toponomastics of the Municipality of Florence, Sara Funaro Councilor for Welfare and Health, Reception and Integration, Equal Opportunities, House of the City of Florence, Maurizio Barbarisi Vice – Florence’s appeal, Jacopo Celona, Director-General of Florence Biennale and the artist Shamsia Hassani.
Then on the occasion of the European Day of Justice (Wednesday, October 25), organized by the Court of Appeal of Florence with the approval of President Margherita Cassano and the co-ordination of President Vicar Maurizio Barbarisi, the Florence Biennale promotes the project “Kabul Art Project in Florence “. The young students of the Florentine high schools present at the European Day of Justice will have the opportunity to meet the artist whose presence represents for them, concretely, a direct expression of the international need to reaffirm the values of justice and equality .
A photographic exhibition will be on show at the Palazzo della Giustizia in Florence, with the works of the series “Dreaming Graffiti” and “Bird of no nation”.