The works spanned a variety of media, showcasing the diversity of artmaking and image production that supplements a revolution.
How Sepideh Moafi’s Golden Globe Dress Honors Iran’s Protest Art
Artist Milad Ahmadi hand-painted the vinyl red poppy flower to commemorate the lives lost since the death of Mahsa (Zhina) Amini.
Murals in LA Lift the Voices of Iranian Protesters
Murals by Iranian-American artists across the city are inescapable reminders of the regime’s ongoing brutality.
Grief and Rage as Iran Executes Mohsen Shekari by Hanging
Online, dozens of artists have posted tribute artworks in honor of Shekari’s life and calling for the immediate release of protesters.
Iranian Activists Stage “Die-In” at Met Museum
More than a dozen activists participated in the action, organized by the group Woman Life Freedom NYC.
Iranian Artists Plead for International Support
Activists are organizing a “call-in day” to remind politicians of the ongoing crisis with a protest-performance planned in New York this weekend.
Artists Stage Mahsa Amini Protest at New York’s Guggenheim Museum
An anonymous group of Iranian artists dropped 12 banners with the words “Woman, Life, Freedom” and portraits of Amini.
The Many Shades of Iran’s Protest Art
In the four decades since the Islamic Revolution, Iranian artists have used clever tactics and unconventional modes of art-making to display disobedience.
The Artists Amplifying the Voices of Iran’s Protesters
As protests rage across the country following the death of Mahsa (Zhina) Amini, Iranian and Kurdish artists are creating work in support of freedom.
Artists Worldwide Demand Freedom for Iranian Women
In the wake of Mahsa Amini’s death at the hands of “morality police,” artists and filmmakers across the world are voicing their support for protesters in Iran.
Tehran’s Contemporary Art Museum Has a Serious Bug Problem
A video showing insects crawling inside a framed photograph by artists Bernd and Hilla Becher caused uproar, and disgust, online.
The Cinematic Time Loops of Shahram Mokri
A new box set of four of the Iranian director’s features offers a great opportunity to get to know his singular style.