Shadi Ghadirian

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Iranian photographer Shadi Ghadirian holds a B.A. from Azad University in Tehran, where she lives and works. In this group of photographs, from the series Like Everyday (Domestic Life), she humorously plays with the notion of “woman as object” by presenting completely veiled silhouettes in traditionally patterned fabrics with everyday kitchen utensils – a pan, a glove, a spoon – substituted for the face. Through her work, Ghadirian explores the position of contemporary women in a society dominated by masculine stereotypes, and conflicts between tradition and modernity.

 

 

ABOVE
Domestic Life #61, 2002
C-print
50 x 50 cm

BELOW LEFT
Domestic Life #04, 2002
C-print
50 x 50 cm

ABOVE RIGHT
Domestic Life #02, 2002
C-print
50 x 50 cm
Courtesy Aeroplastics Contemporary, Brussels