Tuesday, 23 June 2009

On the streets of Athens (I wish I was, but...)

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Pulled directly off Wooster Collective site is a new project from Boxi. It features a couple of lovers who were killed in Afghanistan because of their love for each other. Here is an excerpt from the Guardian newspaper article:

A young couple who tried to elope in one of the most lawless and conservative parts of Afghanistan have been publicly executed by Taliban gunmen after their parents handed them over to be tried by insurgents. Officials from the south-western province of Nimroz say Gul Pecha, in her late teens, and her boyfriend Abdul Aziz, 21, were shot by a firing squad outside a mosque in their home village of Lokhi on Monday.The couple had fled to a nearby village and were planning to start a life together without the permission of their parents, according to the province's police chief Abdul Jabar Pardeli. But they were found by their parents and turned over to the Taliban, who held them for four days in Lokhi's mosque before putting them on trial.

This is an outstanding piece of stencil work. I think the article said there were 11 or 12 different stencils to create this life size piece. Outstanding!!

The piece is called 'To die for', and is part of the 2nd Athens biennial "HEAVEN." More info can be found about the story and how the work was created at:

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