Meet Shadi Ghadirian, iranian artist specially invited to take part in Largo das Artes “Iran_Rio Art Connection” project
Shadi Ghadirian is a leading Iranian photographer whose work has been shown at major museums throughout the world including at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston and Los Angeles County Museum of Art. She has also been exhibited in various galleries throughout Europe and Asia.
Her work is a dialogue on being a Muslim woman in Iran but her themes resonate throughout the world. In her first collection “The Qajar Series”, Ghadirian photographed women dressed in traditional Qajar clothes but juxtaposed them with modern objects like a stereo or a coke can to highlight Iranian women’s role in a society where they tread carefully between the modern and the traditional elements of society.
Her second series “Like Every Day”, which she made after getting married, is a comment on the mundane routine that many women are consigned to and by which some are defined.
These works confirm Shadi’s concern to highlight the role of Iranian women in a conflict society, marked by censorship and religious fundamentalism. To learn more about Shadi and her work, visit: http://shadighadirian.com/
Largo das Artes “Iran_Rio Art Connection” has the support of the Prince Claus Fund for Culture and Development. In September, four talented young Iranian artists will be in Rio for an art residency, which will allow them space to create and explore their work in a new cultural context and give them exposure to the Rio art scene. In turn they will showcase contemporary Iranian Art in Brazil.
Largo das Artes will hold various events to promote cross-cultural dialogue and promote networking between artists in the Middle East and Brazil. A special talk with Shadi Ghadirian and the general public is scheduled to happen. Shadi’s presence in Brazil has been made possible thanks to the special support of Rose Issa Projects. More information soon!