INBOX: Mashid Mohadjerin − FREEDOM IS NOT FREE
12 February 2021 - 07 March 2021
What does freedom mean? Through the lens of her camera and through a kaleidoscope of history of women in resistance in the Middle East and North Africa Mashid put together a multidimensional work which, through its varied formats such as photography, collage, text, and historical images, takes the viewer on a dreamlike journey neither bound by space nor time. Mashid’s work is permeated with the duelling nature of documentation and art, past and present, pain and joy, war and peace, loss and creation.
This exhibition and the accompanying art-book focus on the private and public world of Iranian women who grew up after the Revolution of 1979 and on places of significance from Mashid’s childhood. For these women the political can no longer be separated from the personal - their bodies, their private and public life have been and continue to be influenced by the Revolution.
Mashid Mohadjerin's works is part of an Artistic Doctoral Research at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts and the University of Antwerp, which started as a research on female freedom fighters and culminated in a very personal journey to her native Iran.
An exhibition tour of Mashid Mohadjerin's exhibition and book "Freedom Is Not Free". Walk through her museum exhibition and pages of her book while in conversation with Stefan Vanthuyne.