Saturday, December 27, 2014

Sheida Soleimani Dissects Iranian Politics Through Confrontational “National Anthem” Series


Artist Sheida Soleimani has translated her frustration with her home country Iran and it’s politics into a captivating and symbolically complex photographic series called National Anthem. Her parents fled the country in 1979 after the revolution that overthrew the pro-western Pahlavi dynasty took place. (Both parents were targeted for actively opposing the regime – her mother tortured, and her father escaping across the border.) As a political refugee in America, Soleimani observed her country transition through several fundamental changes and decided to express her disdain visually. Each photographic scene is an exploration of cultural themes and symbols all representing different aspects of the last 35 years in Iran, and the many different dictators and leaders the country has seen. Soleimani says
http://beautifuldecay.com/2014/12/17/sheida-soleimani-dissects-iranian-politics-confrontional-national-anthem-series/