Saba Alizadeh, from the series ‘Light and Soil’, 2013
For his project ‘Light and Soil’, Saba Alizadeh has projected glorified propaganda images from the Iran-Iraq War onto domestic interior spaces. The project ostensibly alludes to the friction between emitting and receiving state-sponsored ideology. The banality of the living room spaces creates an eerie contrast to images that celebrate Iranian soldiers as heroes of the state. - Marco Bohr
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Saba Alizadeh, from the series ‘Light and Soil’, 2013

For his project ‘Light and Soil’, Saba Alizadeh has projected glorified propaganda images from the Iran-Iraq War onto domestic interior spaces. The project ostensibly alludes to the friction between emitting and receiving state-sponsored ideology. The banality of the living room spaces creates an eerie contrast to images that celebrate Iranian soldiers as heroes of the state. - Marco Bohr

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Morteza Khaki, from the series ‘Purse Snatching’, 2013
Morteza Khaki’s project ‘Purse Snatching’ which depicts the interiors of purses the artist had access to. Passport photographs on identity cards provide an insight into the public appearance of an individual, yet within the purse sometimes resides a tiny piece of individuality which is best kept away from the public eye. A case in point is a 50 US Dollar note, perhaps as form of security or as way to enter the black market, which is neatly tucked away in one purse. The Dollar note indicates a sense of duality which is explored in a whole variety of projects on display: the clear separation and also tension between the private and the public. - Marco Bohr
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Morteza Khaki, from the series ‘Purse Snatching’, 2013

Morteza Khaki’s project ‘Purse Snatching’ which depicts the interiors of purses the artist had access to. Passport photographs on identity cards provide an insight into the public appearance of an individual, yet within the purse sometimes resides a tiny piece of individuality which is best kept away from the public eye. A case in point is a 50 US Dollar note, perhaps as form of security or as way to enter the black market, which is neatly tucked away in one purse. The Dollar note indicates a sense of duality which is explored in a whole variety of projects on display: the clear separation and also tension between the private and the public. - Marco Bohr

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Mohsen Yazdipour, ‘My First Name; Soldier’, 2013
Mohsen Yazdipour’s photography project ‘My First Name; Soldier’ alludes to the transition of young Iranian men entering mandatory military service. Regardless of their profession, education or social status, once they have entered the military their individuality is broken down: a fact that is brilliantly signified with a grid of passport style photographs depicting men whose hair has been shorn off. The project references how photography is traditionally used by the state apparatus: a way to identify, categorize and control citizens. - Marco Bohr
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Mohsen Yazdipour, ‘My First Name; Soldier’, 2013

Mohsen Yazdipour’s photography project ‘My First Name; Soldier’ alludes to the transition of young Iranian men entering mandatory military service. Regardless of their profession, education or social status, once they have entered the military their individuality is broken down: a fact that is brilliantly signified with a grid of passport style photographs depicting men whose hair has been shorn off. The project references how photography is traditionally used by the state apparatus: a way to identify, categorize and control citizens. - Marco Bohr

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Kiana Hayeri, from the series ‘Beyond the Veil’, 2013
‘Beyond the Veil’ by Kiana Hayeri, depicts young women pushing against cultural taboos through their clothing, makeup, hairstyles and appearance in public life. The project underlines the fact that it is women who are predominantly observed and kept in check by the ‘morality police’. In this context, a hijab that is slightly pulled back to show a fringe is not as much a fashion statement as it becomes an act of defiance and subversion against the patriarchy. - Marco Bohr
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Kiana Hayeri, from the series ‘Beyond the Veil’, 2013

‘Beyond the Veil’ by Kiana Hayeri, depicts young women pushing against cultural taboos through their clothing, makeup, hairstyles and appearance in public life. The project underlines the fact that it is women who are predominantly observed and kept in check by the ‘morality police’. In this context, a hijab that is slightly pulled back to show a fringe is not as much a fashion statement as it becomes an act of defiance and subversion against the patriarchy. - Marco Bohr

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