Halabja in the Golden Days

American University of Kurdistan, Duhok

18th – 19th, 21st – 23rd October 2023

Free entry to the public from 10am – 5pm

Halabja is a city in Iraqi Kurdistan, widely known for the terrible chemical weapons attack of 1988. This formed part of the ‘Anfal’ campaign of persecution, which resulted in many Kurds fleeing Iraq and seeking refuge overseas.

Before 1988, Halabja was renowned for its beauty and culture. Gulan and our associates have conducted interviews with people from Halabja to create a series of articles on the city’s art, theatre, music and sports. Together with essays written by experts on Halabja’s poetry and costumes, these will be exhibited at the American University of Kurdistan in Duhok.

The exhibition will include a major artwork installation by Mariwan Jalal, artworks by a number of Kurdish artists and a display of Kurdish costumes curated by Della Murad.

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