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Afghan By Blood, Redneck by the Grace of God

Artist Aman Mojadidi, who grew up as a American citizen of Afghan heritage, taps on the seemingly rich contradictions in his identity to probe the ‘geography of self’. There’s parodic genius of both cultures in his works, from his Jihadi Gangster persona who runs for Parliament in Afghanistan, to parading conflict chic in the form of conflict zone fashion like bullet-proof vests lined with Afghan fox fur. Mojadidi recently gave a brilliant TED talk which offers more insight into his method.

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Low Lai Chow travels light and is working on exercising demons from her past. Find out more about her at lowlaichow.com.

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