In Iraq, artists work toward a postwar revival

In Iraq, artists work toward a postwar revivalThe young Iraqi painter can’t help herself: She loves Iraq, she loves Baghdad, and she is determined to illuminate minds with her art despite monumental challenges. The art market has shriveled in Iraq since the fall of Saddam Hussein in 2003. “We all have a confused vision for the future, because of the things we saw here like war, like killing, like kidnapping,” says Mrs. Baghdadi, sipping tea in the Hawar Gallery, one of the last bastions of art still open in the Iraqi capital.

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