WE HOPE Exhibition

Ballhaus/Nordpark Dusseldorf

Press Release, September 14, 2023

Women’s Empowerment – Live the change, change lives!
WE HOPE Exhibition sets an example for women’s rights and equality

The WE HOPE Exhibition is an integral part of this campaign and focuses on the positive achievements of the Iranian women’s movement, which has brought about profound societal changes. The event is aimed at individuals interested in culture who advocate for freedom, women’s rights, human rights, peace, and cultural diversity. On the International Day of Peace, we aim to unite and stand together for peace and harmony. Furthermore, on the International Day of Peace, a stronger emphasis is placed on unity and peace.

Promoting gender equality means empowering women, dismantling power imbalances, and granting them more autonomy. However, challenges still exist in areas such as education, legal reforms, and the elimination of restrictions that affect women’s daily lives and overall well-being.

Art and culture play a crucial role in addressing injustices and promoting mutual understanding during times of societal change. Iranian artists serve as an inspiring example of this creative force in the ongoing struggle for women’s rights and democracy.

Participated Artists:
Kani Alavi, Ali Ansari, Akbar Behkalam, Bahram Dabiri, Reza Dust, Zahra Hassanabadi, Shahram Karimi, Saleh Namir, Masoud Saadedin, Anahita Shams, Farrokh Shayesteh.

Participated Designers:
Maria Afonchikova, Gürbüz Doğan Eksşioğlu, Keith Kitz, Yossi Lemel, Yang Liu, Luba Lukova, Mehdi Mahdian, Keizo Matsui, Serge Serov, Miśka Starowicz, Yoko Yuzuki.

Poster design: Raban Ruddigkeit

The exhibition will open musically with piano works by pianist Akiko Inagawa and opera arias and songs by soprano Claudia Oddo and her piano accompanist, Maciej Gabriel Wesolinski.

Moderator: Cornelia Benninghoven
Curator: Mansoureh Rahnama




Event Details:
Exhibition Title: WE HOPE
Opening Reception: September 21st, 2023 | 6 pm
Closing Event: October 1st, 2023 | 3 pm
Location: Ballhaus/Nordpark Düsseldorf

Opening times:
September 22nd – October 2nd, 2023 | 11 am – 6 pm

About Women’s Empowerment – Live the change, change lives:

The Women’s Empowerment – Live the change, change lives campaign is an international initiative dedicated to empowering women. It advocates for women’s rights, gender equality, and the promotion of women’s education and economic independence. Our mission is to make the world a better place for women.

Participated and supporting organisations:
The event is being held in collaboration with Think Up Connectivity e.V. and Kulturamt Düsseldorf.
We would like to express our heartfelt thanks to all our partners, supportive individuals, and organizations who have supported us in our endeavors.


The visit of the exhibition and the lecture is free of charge. A donation is requested to support the organization Women’s Empowerment – Live the Change, Change Lives!, which is committed to the continuing education of talented young artists in Iran.

Donations should be directed to our partner organization:
Think Up Connectivity e.V.
IBAN: DE66 4416 0014 6617 8557 00