By Low Lai Chow in New Art on Thursday 10 January 2013

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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