AUGUST 6 - AUGUST 11, 2012
OPENING RECEPTION: August 7, 7-9pm
Protests following the 2009 Iranian presidential election
against the disputed victory of president Ahmadinejad and in support of
opposition candidates occurred in major cities in Iran and around the
world. The protest called Green Movement.
The events have also been called Twitter Revolution because of the
protesters communicated with each other by twitter. Police suppressed
any peaceful protest demonstration and used firearms. A young woman
identified as Neda Agha Soltan was shot by police and died on street in
front of cameras. About 4000 protesters were detained. Iranian- born
Canadian citizen and News Week journalist Bahrain is reported of 110
deaths. The supreme leader lost his legitimacy and for majority of
Iranian it was the end of this regime. Shirin Ebadi the winner of the
Noble Peace Prize has written in her latest book “Iranian Awakening”
indicated “now it seemed that a faceless squad was coming after us
picking us one by one”. The victims are women, journalists, writers, artists and political activist under censorship and controls.
Since then Iranian around the word continued to struggle and protest against the regime that undermining the human rights. In support of Iranian activist around the world I tried in my multi media project that consists of large format archival photography and installations to express my protest against this dictator government.
Parvaneh Radmard is a Toronto – based artist, creating multi media installation and photography. Her work is reflection of cultural, social and political issues. She graduated from the University of Fine Arts Tehran, Iran. Radmard did post graduate studies at York University, Toronto and Camden College, London, England. She has exhibited in USA at A.R.C. Gallery, Chicago, and National Museum of Women in Arts, Washington D.C. and in Canada at The Grimsby Public Gallery, ON, Red Head Gallery, A Space Gallery, OCAD, and Open Studio, in Toronto. Her works, collected by both private and public patrons, has also been shown in England, Ireland, Poland, Brazil and Japan.