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“Gesehen Werden” (Being Seen)

Performance by Farzane Vaziritabar

A woman who covers her body with layers of colourful fabrics.

Step into the world of artist Farzane Vaziritabar's mesmerizing performance Gesehen Werden (Being Seen), where she invites us to empathise with the experiences of Iranian women and stand in solidarity with their journey.

In her exploration, Vaziritabar delves into the profound symbolism of the headscarf and its role in igniting one of Iran's most potent protest movements. Through her performance, she intricately unveils the challenges faced by these women, offering a poignant reflection on their realities.

In Gesehen Werden (Being Seen) Vaziritabar engages the audience, creating a space for contemplation and dialogue surrounding the societal norms imposed upon Iranian women. 

About the Artist

Farzane Vaziritabar, an artist with degrees in sculpture and art studies from the University of Tehran, expanded her artistic horizons through the international master's program at Bauhaus University Weimar, graduating in 2021. Her diverse repertoire spans sculpture, installation, video, performance, cartoons, and drawings, delving into themes of storytelling, identity, gender dynamics, place names, and humor. Inspired by her multicultural background, Farzane's work challenges established narratives and amplifies marginalized voices, aiming to spark meaningful conversations and drive social change.

Photo: Jannis Langer