The Easel

Archives: Susanna Schrobsdorff

5th October 2021

The Quietly Rebellious Art of Iranian Women and What We Can Learn From Them

The organisers of this New York show have a point – Western images of Iran often focus on women in black chadors, living seemingly downtrodden lives. This, and other, misconceptions about Iran, apparently have added impetus to that country’s contemporary art. Tehran’s art scene is flourishing and women artists are prominent participants. They are philosophical about the restrictions they work under: “in Iran absolutely nothing is black and white”.