A group of anonymous artists unveiled an installation art piece at the Guggenheim Museum in New York featuring photos of Mahsa Amini, whose death sparked antigovernment protests in Iran.
The artwork was comprised of 12 long red banners with black stencil photos of Amini as well as the main slogan of the current wave or protests -- Women, Life, Liberty – hanging from the top floor to about four stories down in the vast well hole of the museum’s spiral stairway.
Iranian-born New York-based artist Shirin Neshat shared a photo of the piece in her Instagram page, saying she is proud of the brave artists “who made a surprise protest by hanging this beautiful display today, they are the conscience of the sleepy art world who cares little for Iranian women fighting for basic human rights and freedom.”
Countless artworks have been created by Iranian and foreign artists in support of the current wave of the protests and numerous celebrities have expressed their solidarity with the Iranian protesters. Since the death of Mahsa Amini in custody of the hijab enforcement agents – or the so-called morality police – daily protests and strikes have convulsed the Islamic Republic.
The regime’s repression agents have been committing heinous atrocities such as arresting and killing children and young adults, who have become the icons of the uprising and are extensively featured in songs, illustrations, paintings and murals all over the world.