Friday, 20 February 2009
Like Everyday Series 2000 - 2001
Unveiled: New Art From The Middle East
The Saatchi Gallery, London
"Challenging the international preconceptions of women's roles within and Islamic state, Tehran-based artist Shadi Ghadirian's photographs draw from her own experiences as a modern woman living within the ancient codes of Shariah law. Her images describe a positive and holistic female identity, humorously taking issue with the traditional roles by which women - both in the Middle East and universally - have been defined."