Welcome to the opening of the exhibition Mandana Moghaddam / Woman Life Freedom
The exhibition opens with a conversation between the artist and Brita Täljedal, curator.
Location: Bildmuseet, Floor 4
About the exhibition:
Communication between people, migration, feminism, and art's ability to bridge cultural boundaries are the main themes in Mandana Moghaddam's art. In her work, there are references to Iranian cultural history as well as to burning current events.
Moghaddam mainly works with sculpture, installations, video, and art for the public space. Human hair, mirror mosaic, and concrete are recurring materials. The exhibition at the Bildmuseet shows older and newer works from the Underlandet series executed in the traditional aina-kari mirror mosaic technique. The human-scale sculpture Chelgis I, completely covered in hair and encased in a glass case, is named after an old Persian tale whose name means "forty braids".
About the artist:
Mandana Moghaddam (b. 1962 in Tehran) lives in Stockholm and was active in both Sweden and Iran until 2022. She has participated in the Venice Biennale and the Incheon Women Artists' Biennale in South Korea, and exhibited in Iran, Turkey, Switzerland, Germany, and Sweden, among others. She has executed public works for the Norwegian Arts Council, schools, and hospitals. On behalf of the arts council, in 2015 she created the outdoor work Vinden för oss med sig, an open room in molded concrete for Vindarnas torg on Umeå University's campus.