Iran: Deciphering Violence and Resistance

Blog 2023-11-06

Urban Arts Space,  Columbus, OH, USA
16.09 -18.11.2023

Iran: Deciphering Violence and Resistance is a curated interdisciplinary exhibition featuring 10 artists and activists of varied disciplines living in and away from Iran. Through painting, poetry, photography, video, film, animation, installation, and music, this exhibition provides an arrangement of the featured artists’ associative and real perspectives on the Iranian identity in its complex experience with systematic violence, institutionalized misogyny, gendered and ethnic marginalization, forceful migration, and exile, with a reflection on the very limits of language in articulating the conditions of collective traumas.

Artist panel  took place at Urban Arts Space on October 6, 2023 and featured an in-depth discussion of the themes in the exhibition. Panelists: Parastou Forouhar, Barbad Golshiri, Fatemeh Shams, Omid Shekari, Jinoos Taghizadeh, moderated by Illya Mousavijad.