Shirin Mohammad

rebellion of the slogans

01.04.–04.06.23

Shirin Mohammad, rebellion of the slogans, exhibition view, Künstlerhaus Bremen, Photo: Fred Dott

Shirin Mohammad, rebellion of the slogans, Ausstellungsansicht, Künstlerhaus Bremen, Foto: Fred Dott

Shirin Mohammad, rebellion of the slogans, exhibition view, Künstlerhaus Bremen, Photo: Fred Dott

Shirin Mohammad, rebellion of the slogans, exhibition view, Künstlerhaus Bremen, Photo: Fred Dott

Shirin Mohammad, rebellion of the slogans, exhibition view, Künstlerhaus Bremen, Photo: Fred Dott

Shirin Mohammad, rebellion of the slogans, volume one, installation view, Künstlerhaus Bremen, Photo: Fred Dott

Shirin Mohammad, Down beats, 2023, scrap wood, insulation tape, detail, Künstlerhaus Bremen, Photo: Fred Dott

Shirin Mohammad, rebellion of the slogans, exhibition view, Künstlerhaus Bremen, Photo: Fred Dott

Shirin Mohammad, The graffiti ”Death to business as usual” written on the wall of a girls’ school, 2023
Gallery wall, gallery white paint, black spray, installation view, Künstlerhaus Bremen, Photo: Fred Dott

Shirin Mohammad, Lunch steel plate, 2023, stainless steel lunch plate, metal square tube, installation view, Künstlerhaus Bremen, Photo: Fred Dott

Shirin Mohammad, The upturned doors, words, cobblestones, rhythms, fire, and pieces of furniture, 2023, detail, pavement cobblestones, Künstlerhaus Bremen
Photo: Fred Dott

Shirin Mohammad, Dammam: unknown performer No.1, Senj:unknown performer No.2, 2023, dolls: Vafa Aminikia, felt, polymer clay, aluminum wire and Portable cardboard puppet theater, 2023, bike cardboard box, tape, marker, installation view, Künstlerhaus Bremen, Photo: Fred Dott

Shirin Mohammad, Pots, 2023, four pots, installation view, Künstlerhaus Bremen, Photo: Fred Dott

Opening: Fri, 31.03., 7 pm

In her exhibition rebellion of the slogans, Shirin Mohammad (b. 1992 in Tehran, lives and works in Berlin and Tehran) presents a new multimedia installation including sound, sculpture and a publication. Mohammad’s multidisciplinary practice includes installation, film as well as artistic research in archives. With a particular focus on the socio-political history of Iran, Mohammad brings together elements of documentary and fiction to examine the remnants of lost, ignored, and abandoned narratives. rebellion of the slogans features the first iteration of a new research-based work by the artist that concentrates on the language and aural aspect of slogans from various historical ruptures; from the Constitutional Revolution (aka Enghelāb-e Mashrūteh) in the early 1900s, to the current revolution. For the exhibition at Künstlerhaus, Mohammad focuses on four general strikes and protests dating between 2017 and 2023. Mohammad’s new work looks at the history of resistance movements and addresses the influence of cultural and linguistic expression on political discourse.
The exhibition will be accompanied by a series of conversations with scholars and cultural workers from Iran that were part of Mohammad’s artistic research.

Curated by Nadja Quante

A text about the exhibition by Ashkan Sepahvand was published on the platform publics&publishings.

Accompanying Program Share With kind support of
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