A tribute to Mahsa Amini | Samin Sabour


Plaster, wax
80 x 40 cm

Witnessing my motherland’s youngest and brightest children sacrifice their lives over something so simple yet so fundamental is heartbreaking and at the same time eye-opening. It serves as a reminder of how crucial it is to protect freedom. The flame that sets our souls on fire has been stolen, blown out unfairly and shockingly, and children and mothers are being murdered. The Iranian women have responded by fighting with their bleeding hearts and clenched feasts. Seeing their bravery in face of a barbarian and fully armed regime should inspire every one of us not to ever take our freedom for granted. I hope my piece conveys this simple message.

Ladder Art Space and the curator team do not take any profit or commission from this exhibition.

Purchased artworks can be collected from Thursday 1 December, 6:30 pm* during gallery hours
Gallery hours: Tuesday-Friday 12-6 pm, Saturday 11 am-6 pm
*Gallery is open until 8:30 pm on the 1 December for the next opening night


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Exhibition Statment

The advancement of globalization has led to growing interdependence between nations, whereby their ideologies and cultures are constantly fused. This has, in turn, augmented the understanding between mankind and made them part of a larger whole – humanity. A key element that facilitates the conversation between human beings, regardless of their nationality and language, is art. Art has the capacity to, in its own way, give expression to human sufferings and challenges in the face of conflicts, and facilitate the dialogue between nations.

The ‘Zan, Zendegi, Azadi’ exhibition is an artistic attempt that aims to portray the current women’s & freedom movement in Iran, make their voices resonate across the world, and convey Iranians’ emotions. In doing so, it hopes to represent a realistic image of the courageous acts, sacrifices, and resistance of Iranians while their suppressive government is ceaselessly attempting to choke their voices by shutting down the Internet. More than eight centuries ago, the famous Iranian poet, Saadi, wrote that “if you have no sympathy for human pain, the name of human you cannot retain”. It is hoped that this exhibition increases understanding about and, by extension, sympathy for Iranians.


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