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Hundreds Join Artist JR to Create a Collaborative Portrait in Protest of Iran’s Restrictions of Women — Colossal



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December 8, 2022

Grace Ebert

“Baraye Nika Shakarami” for #EyesonIran (December 4, 2022), interactive set up at Four Freedoms Park, cotton canvas and greater than 300 members. All photos © JR, shared with permission

In lower than every week, the U.N. will decide whether or not to bar Iran from the Commission on the Status of Women following the death of Mahsa Jina Amini, who was arrested by the nation’s “morality police” for not masking her hair correctly and later died in custody. To advocate for the nation’s removing forward of the vote, an ongoing marketing campaign titled Women Life Freedom is staging installations throughout from U.N. headquarters as a part of Eyes on Iran, which introduced artists like Shirin Neshat, Icy & Sot (previously) and Hank Willis Thomas (previously) to Four Freedoms Park.

“The world’s eyes have been focused on the courage of Iranian citizens in their quest for freedom, in the face of increasingly grave danger,” stated activist Nazanin Afshin-Jam Mackay. “The Islamic Republic has censored them and attempted to blind the world to the potential of this movement. Eyes on Iran is our response to their call for a free Iran.”

French artist JR (previously) joined the initiative on December 4, drawing greater than 300 individuals who participated in a large-scale public work. Those in attendance stood subsequent to a silhouette of sixteen-year-old activist Nika Shakarami, who was killed in September throughout protests in opposition to Amini’s loss of life. Volunteers swayed their arms to imitate wind blowing by the teenager’s hair, serving as a poignant reminder of the unjust restrictions Iranian ladies face.

If you’re in New York, you possibly can see the Eyes on Iran works on the park by January 1.

 

An aerial photo of people forming the hair of a woman's silhouette on the ground

An aerial photo of people forming the hair of a woman's silhouette on the ground

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#Iran
#JR
#protest
#public art

 

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