12.02.22 Events,Press

Eyes On Iran – Art Activation Faces the UN in New York City

Artist Sheida Soleimani


The world must keep our eyes on the brave citizens of Iran and open to the possibility of justice. We have our #EyesonIran and stand in solidarity with the movement to remove the Islamic Republic of Iran from the Commission for the Status of Women. Sign the petition at bit.ly/IRIoffCSW 


November 28, 2022

Hilary Rodham Clinton, Gissou Nia, Sheida Soleimani, Shirin Neshat

Hillary Rodham Clinton

“Iranian artists Sheida Soleimani, Aphrodite Désirée Navab, Z, Icy and Sot , Shirin Neshat, Mahvash Mostala, Sepideh Mehraban, and Shirin Towfiq, alongside artists Hank Willis Thomas and JR, activate New York’s FDR Four Freedoms State Park with a provocative multi-day and multi-media art installation facing the United Nations entitled Eyes on Iran, Nov. 28, 2022 – Jan. 1, 2023.

The New York installation was unveiled at an event featuring former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, Human Rights Lawyer and Director of the Strategic Litigation Project at the Atlantic Council Gissou Nia, artists Sheida Soleimani and Shirin Neshat, actor and singer Sepideh Moafi and more at FDR Four Freedoms State Park with a performance by Grammy award-winner Jon Batiste.

November 28 is significant because it is the anniversary of the 1943 Tehran Conference where Allied leaders, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Winston Churchill and Joseph Stalin met in Tehran to coordinate the Allied military strategy and also stated a shared desire for the maintenance of the independence, sovereignty, and territorial integrity of Iran. Today, Woman, Life, Freedom shares the call for human rights for the people of Iran.”

Globe Newswire

Sheida Soleimani, Mahsa, 2022, Photo by Austin Paz, Courtesy of For Freedoms

Shirin Neshat, Offered Eyes, 1993, Photo by Austin Paz, Courtesy of For Freedoms

Learn more, https://www.womanlifefreedom.today/


Event Press:

Barron’s, Hillary Clinton Calls For Iran To Be Removed From UN Women’s Commission

The Guardian, England fans in Qatar and rudder stowaways: Tuesday’s best photos

Yahoo! News, Hillary Clinton backs Iranian women at NY event (*Reuters pick-up)

Reuters, ‘Their fight is our fight’ -Clinton on Iranian women

The National, Hillary Clinton attends Eyes on Iran exhibition launch – in pictures

Forbes, Miami Art Week 2022: Support For Ukraine, Iran And Anti-Gun Violence Measures On Display At Various Fairs (*Miami event)

The National, Hillary Clinton urges countries to boot Iran from UN women’s commission

Hypebeast, Artists and Activists Unveil ‘Eyes on Iran’ Installation on New York’s Roosevelt Island

Artnet News, A Group of Iranian Artists Teamed Up With For Freedoms to Bring a Public Art Show About the Protest Movement to New York City
Globe Newswire, EYES ON IRAN ART ACTIVATION FACES THE U.N. IN NEW YORK (globenewswire.com)


NBC New York, Art Installation on Fight for Women’s Rights in Iran – NBC New York

Ocula Magazine, JR and Hillary Clinton Join ‘Eyes on Iran’ Action Aimed at UN | Ocula News

Footwear News, Hillary Clinton Elevates Navy Coat With Walkable Heeled Boots for Speech at ‘Eyes on Iran’ Art Exhibit Preview

The Herald Journal, Iran Art New York | Nation | hjnews.com

The Brunswick News, Iran Art New York | AP National | thebrunswicknews.com

The Goshen News, Iran Art New York | National News | goshennews.com

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