Untitled I 190 x 230 cm I Acrylic on canvas I Aatifi I 2014
Untitled I 150 x 180 cm I Acrylic on canvas I Aatifi I 2014
Untitled I I 150 x 190 cm I Acrylic on canvas I Aatifi I 2015
Untitled IV I 150 x 190 cm I Acrylic on canvas I Aaifi I 2015
"News from Afghanistan"
Painting – Graphic Art – Video
Museum für Islamische Kunst in the Pergamon Museum Berlin
Fr., 3.7. – So., 18.10.2015
"A modern interpretation of ‘Islamic’ calligraphy, the paintings and graphics of the German-Afghan artist Aatifi show in an impressive manner how elements of a longstanding cultural and art-history tradition are revived through spectacular re-interpretations. In this way, Persian or Arabic calligraphy – the most important art form in the classical Islamic world – is transformed from an only culturally comprehensible ‘written code’ into part of a modern international art language, which in Aatifi’s case is of a particularly high quality."
Professor Dr. Stefan Weber, Director, Museum für Islamische Kunst in the Pergamon Museum Berlin
updated on 7.10.2016