Iraq’s artists are using their work to try to process the
since the 2003 U.S.-led invasion, and what they are producing
profound anger over their country’s traumas and uncertainty over
future. They have a lot to deal with: A change of regime, foreign
occupation, an insurgency, sectarian massacres and, now, the
prospect of a
divided nation left by the Americans in the hands of unpopular
politicians, unprepared security forces and a fragile democracy.
ambivalence is clear.