November 17 to December 10, 2022
Woman Life Freedom
with 3 Iranian artists
The exhibition "Woman Life Freedom" gives the people on the streets of Iran a voice and a moment to be seen. It is a solidarity with the Iranians living in exile and all those who are fighting for a free and democratic life in their home country.
The exhibiting artists are Samira Jamali (photography), Marzie Amini (painting) and Bersabeh Farahani (collage and installation). Jamali works as a photographer in the Association for International Forest Art, Darmstadt and is showing pictures in this exhibition that make the beauty of Iran visible. In her paintings, Amini deals with the inner turmoil of women, the emotional challenge of wanting to be and yet not being able to be. Farahani's works confront the viewer with the faces of people who have been imprisoned, executed and died as a result of torture. The installations show journalists, artists, students, women and men who have been arrested for demonstrating in the streets or for being near a demonstration, or simply for speaking out, singing, writing, dancing.
Since the end of September, women, men and Generation Z are on the streets of Iran. They stand up for a life in freedom, for democracy and against oppression and sanctions. This revolution began with the violent death of Jina Mahsa Amini, a 22-year-old Kurdish woman.
For weeks there have also been regular demonstrations in Darmstadt, in which the three women are actively involved, in order to support their compatriots and to draw public attention to what is happening in Iran.
The exhibition can be seen from November 17 to December 10, 2022 on Thursdays and Saturdays from 11 am to 2 pm and on Fridays from 3 pm to 7 pm and by personal appointment.
The vernissage will take place on Friday, November 18 at 7 pm. We will experience a moving, encouraging, informative and powerful vernissage. Art historian Taymas Matboo guides through the exhibition. The opening speech, which looks at the current situation in Iran, will be held by Elahi Fallahi and Arezu Naraghiamadi will dance to the song "Baraye", the worldwide anthem of the Iranian protests.