Inaugural Exhibition of Afghan Artist Mohsen Taasha Wahidi
About the artist:
Mohsen Taasha Wahidi is a young Afghan artist belonging to the Hazara minority. He graduated at the National Art Institute of Afghanistan and in 2010 he won the National Contemporary Prize of Afghanistan. In 2012 he participated to documenta13 in Kassel, Germany and Kabul. Previously, his works were exhibited in various exhibitions both in his native Kabul, in Paris, Prague, Milan and Lugano.
There are three major rivers in Mohsen Taasha Wahidi’s life: the Kabul, which gives its name to his hometown, The Meno, which bathes the strip of land around Kassel (Germany) where it was held his most important exhibition, dOCUMENTA13, and Ticino. The latest is the river that gives its name to the canton in which there is Theca Gallery, in Lugano, where it helds his solo exhibition [ The Rivers ].
The exhibition brings together works produced between 2009 and 2013 by the young Afghan artist. Some of the works are from the now celebrated exhibition of dOCUMENTA13 (2012), and others come from the solo exhibition that was held at the French Cultural Center of Afghanistan (FCC) in Kabul, Afghanistan, in April this year (2013) and significantly entitled “Reminiscence”, in which it is presented a new series of miniatures produced by Taasha, where traditions and Hazara culture are mixed in wise colors.