Jafar Panahi was arrested last July, after he participated in protests at the notorious Evin prison.
Murals by Iranian-American artists across the city are inescapable reminders of the regime’s ongoing brutality.
More than a dozen activists participated in the action, organized by the group Woman Life Freedom NYC.
An anonymous collective unfurled banners with the words “woman, life, freedom” in an act of solidarity with Iranian protesters and “to keep the message alive.”
Some have questioned whether Neshat’s famous images of women wearing the hijab represent the struggles of Iranian women today.
The performance marked 40 days since the Zahedan Massacre, when Iranian security forces opened fire into a crowd and killed almost 100 people.
As protests rage across the country following the death of Mahsa (Zhina) Amini, Iranian and Kurdish artists are creating work in support of freedom.