Tina Farifteh - Uncaged

A tribute to Jina Mahsa Amini and all the brave freedom fighters in Iran

Tina Farifteh - Uncaged (still)
Tina Farifteh - Vrije Vogels / Uncaged

A tribute to Jina Mahsa Amini and all the brave freedom fighters in Iran

Birds are not aware of borders and can fly around freely. In Iran, a country where human rights are under pressure, birds symbolize many things. For example, in visual art or on the gravestones of freedom fighters they might represent purity, beauty and freedom.

For the occasion of the exhibition Vrije Vogels (Birds) held by BredaPhoto and Grote Kerk Breda, visual artist Tina Farifteh was invited to create a work of art that encapsulates her interpretation of ‘vrije vogels’ (Free Birds). Farifteh knew straightaway that she wanted to honour the people from Iran who can no longer spread their wings.

On 16 September 2023, one year has passed since the Kurdish-Iranian Jina Mahsa Amini died after being violently arrested by the morality police of the Islamic regime. In her name, the people of Iran took to the streets in large numbers to claim their rights. Since then, more than 500 of them have been killed, tens of thousands of others have been arrested. As a tribute to everyone who has been fighting for freedom in Iran in the past year, Tina Farifteh created the installation Uncaged.

Tina Farifteh’s installation Uncaged will be on display from 16 September to 29 October 2023 at Galerie Ecker, Markendaalseweg 18 in Breda. Free entrance.

Also visit the exhibition Birds – through the lens of international photographers in the Grote Kerk Breda.

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