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