Woman Life Freedom - Call for Art
Woman Made Gallery (WMG) seeks entries for the Woman Life Freedom exhibition, juried by Shahrbanoo Hamzeh and on display from May 6 to June 3, 2023.
Woman Life Freedom is a slogan that the women of Iran are chanting on the streets in an unfair war with the gender apartheid regime to gain their basic human rights and bodily autonomy back. Beginning on September 16th, 2022, with Mahsa Amini’s unjust death, Iranian people have been shedding blood, sweat, and tears while protesting in the streets for freedom. We can play our part for freedom through art. I believe artists are able to take up the fight for women’s rights and become the voice of Iranian women.
This exhibition is centered on women’s rights and is an act in solidarity with the brave women who are putting their life on the line for freedom. Inspired by the lack of awareness surrounding the more than four decades of state-sanctioned violence perpetuated by the Islamic Republic against Iranian women, I am inviting you to share your story. What needs to be heard and what needs to be changed? Our fight for women’s rights everywhere will not end until each and every one of us is free. Woman Life Freedom brings together information, conversation, and visual elements surrounding this huge fight for human rights. With this exhibition, we are hoping to elevate and add to the Iranian women’s voice. -Shahrbanoo Hamzeh