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Show title: Artifacts of War: Art and Politics in a Globalized World


Curator: Zubeda Jalalzai


Oct. 4-25 2002.
This exhibition, combining Afghan "war rugs" from the collection of Kevin Sudeith with the photographs of Luke Powell's Afghan Folio, anchors the series of lectures, films, and events for the series, a multi-disciplinary initiative from the office of the Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences.

These pieces from Afghanistan serve as prisms for the series, which focus on "globalization": the breakdown of national boundaries, the permeability of supposedly sound borders, and the general compression of both time and space in a new world driven by digital information and expansive economic growth and change.

The case of Afghanistan in contemporary politics as well as the world's involvement in its history before and after Sept. 11 necessitates an attention to global movements of people, values, products and material. The various facets of the program are presented with a view to expand that awareness, to promote dialogue, and to better understand the tangible and philosophical implications of this new dynamic.

The exhibit opening is at 4 p.m. Oct. 3. A lecture by photographer Luke Powell follows.


Opened 2002-10-04 Closed 2002-10-25

War Rug shown at Exhibition
ID#- 1,
Older Map Afghan War Rug (Listed as rug 1021 in Miami U show),
74 x 99 cm
War Rug shown at Exhibition
ID#- 10,
Diamond Herati with Women Afghan War Rug,
135 x 223 cm
War Rug shown at Exhibition
ID#- 22,
Blue Baghlan Afghan War Rug,
84 x 188 cm
War Rug shown at Exhibition
ID#- 29,
Paghman Lake Monument 1984 (listed as 1017 in Miami U show),
87 x 132 cm
War Rug shown at Exhibition
ID#- 33,
Pickup Truck Afghan War Rug with Stinger Missile,
81 x 135 cm
War Rug shown at Exhibition
ID#- 68,
Heat to War,
81 x 107 cm
War Rug shown at Exhibition
ID#- 267,
White Zakini w/Stylized Helicopter War Rug,
112 x 198 cm
War Rug shown at Exhibition
ID#- 792,
Burqa Clad Women Disguised as Airplanes,
115 x 193 cm
War Rug shown at Exhibition
ID#- 797,
Wife of Toopaq Dated 1983,
188 x 379 cm
War Rug shown at Exhibition
ID#- 1004,
World Map Baluchi Rug with Mir Border,
165 x 274 cm
War Rug shown at Exhibition
ID#- 1006,
Nightvision F16 War Rug,
109 x 199 cm
War Rug shown at Exhibition
ID#- 1008,
Medallion with Embedded Weapons,
89 x 145 cm
War Rug shown at Exhibition
ID#- 1009,
Very fine quality Tree of Life Rug with Grenade,
104 x 206 cm
War Rug shown at Exhibition
ID#- 1014,
(exhibited at Miami University Art Museum)Old Car Style Herat Rug,
119 x 203 cm
War Rug shown at Exhibition
ID#- 1016,
Motorcycle War Rug with Horsemen,
112 x 193 cm
War Rug shown at Exhibition
ID#- 1018,
Double Ewer with 6 Tanks with Inscription,
122 x 188 cm
War Rug shown at Exhibition
ID#- 1091,
Very Fine Pictorial,
81 x 135 cm
War Rug shown at Exhibition
ID#- 1092,
Ambush Sumac,
196 x 277 cm
War Rug shown at Exhibition
ID#- 1421,
Green Amman Ullah Khan Rug,
91 x 148 cm
War Rug shown at Exhibition
ID#- 1424,
Pictorial Sumac,
127 x 178 cm
War Rug shown at Exhibition
ID#- 1638,
Pink RPG Red Rug,
96 x 170 cm
War Rug shown at Exhibition
ID#- 1639,
Two Handgun Telefony War Rug,
30 x 30 cm
War Rug shown at Exhibition
ID#- 10010,
Shanama War Rug about April 1979 Uprising in Heart,
137 x 239 cm