During our visit, we will hear Azadeh Fatehrad talk about Iran’s feminist history and how it is visible in her art. We will also be able to see a few examples of what she is working on right now.
Studio visit with Azadeh Fatehrad
Live on Instagram
Wednesday 23 November 2022
At 17.30, the live-stream lasts about 20 minutes
Online at Moderna Museet Instagram-account
Azadeh Fatehrad (born 1981 in Teheran) is an artist and curator based in London. She has researched Iran’s feminist history and published the book ”The Politics and Poetics of the Veil in Iran” in 2019. By thoroughly combing through archives in several countries and diving deep into forgotten photography collections she highlights women’s history in Iran.
Iran’s feminist movement started at the beginning of the 20th century and major victories were achieved, such as women being able to win seats in parliament and to a large extent rule over their own lives. The scarf or hijab has followed the political changes in Iran. From being a forbidden item of clothing when Iran’s leaders wanted to modernise the state, it became a mandatory addition to women’s clothing after the revolution in 1979.
Azadeh Fatehrad’s practice spans photography and film, fiction, short films and artist’s books. She has exhibited at the Royal Academy of Art and Somerset House in London, Weltkulturen Museum in Frankfurt am Main, and Index, The Swedish Contemporary Art Foundation in Stockholm, among others.
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HOW DO I WATCH THE LIVE STREAM?
You can access our live-streamed studio visits on the Moderna Museet Instagram-account @modernamuseet. You can also ask questions during the live stream in the comments field.
How to find the live broadcast on Instagram?
The live broadcast starts a few minutes before the allotted time. You can find it by clicking on the large icon in the top left corner on the Moderna Museet Instagram-account @modernamuseet.
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