ART OF ANCIENT AFGHANISTAN
09 Oct 2008
Art of Ancient Afghanistan / Guillermo Gomez-Pena In the first half hour we discuss the cache of ancient Afghan art and artifacts featured in a new exhibit at San Francisco’s Asian Art Museum. In the second half hour, performance artist and MacArthur Foundation grant recipient Guillermo Gomez-Pena joins us to discuss his latest piece, now showing at Theater Artaud in San Francisco. In the piece, Gomez-Pena uses the human body as a metaphor for the Bush administration’s policies toward Iraq and Afghanistan.
Host: Michael Krasny
- * Ambassador Said Jawad, Ambassador of Afghanistan to the United States (first half hour)
- * Fredrik Hiebert, exhibition curator and archaeology fellow of the National Geographic Society (first half hour)