Exhibition Reception: no breath, no breeze

Sheida Soleimani

In no breath, no breeze Sheida Soleimani reconstructs her mother’s stories through tableaux photography. Building sets in her studio, which she then photographs, Soleimani carefully researches and develops the forms, patterns, and symbols that represent her mother’s memories as a resistor to both the Shah's and the Ayatollah's regimes in 1970s/80s Iran. Through this retelling, the artist weaves personal histories, political conflicts, and accounts of defiance.

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