International Street Art Collective Talibanksy Bombs the Streets of Kabul

04/28/2010 10:19 AM |


While British street artist Banksy is clandestinely promoting his new movie on the West Coast, and here in New York (and Philly) Shepard Fairey plugs his new show on streets around town, a group of anti-war activists in Kabul is using street art for something other than self-promotion. The stencils put up by the anonymous collective Talibanksy are the work of a coalition of international artists and activists that also goes by the moniker Combat Communications, who released a statement explaining that “Social and politically driven graphics, AKA street art, can evoke thought and stimulate discussion.” Okay, sure, but is this political art or street art colonialism?