WE HOPE Exhibition Vernissage

Ballhaus/Nordpark Dusseldorf

Women’s Empowerment – Live the change, change lives!
WE HOPE Exhibition Vernissage!

The WE HOPE exhibition commenced with a mesmerizing solo performance by composer and pianist Akiko Inagawa, featuring works such as S. Barber’s „Adagio for Strings“, C. Debussy’s „Clair de Lune“, and „Daydream.“ Following the piano performance, the audience was treated to enchanting opera arias and songs, including F. Schubert’s „Gretchen am Spinnrad“, G. Puccini’s „Un bel dì vedremo“, „Tu mia terra“, and G. Bizet’s „L’amour est un oiseau rebelle“ (Habanera), performed by soprano Claudia Oddo and pianist Maciej Gabriel Wesolinski.

The musical segment, featuring iconic pieces like Habanera, seamlessly blended with a performance by artist Ivana Scavuzzo, symbolizing the resilience, transformation, and empowerment of women on their journey to strength and self-determination.

The exhibition will continue to display artworks by various artists until October 2, 2023, from 11 AM to 6 PM at the Ballhaus Düsseldorf.

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
Moderator: Cornelia Benninghoven
Curator: Mansoureh Rahnama
We would like to express our heartfelt thanks to all our partners, supportive individuals, and organizations who have supported us in our endeavors.Special thanks goes to Kulturamt Düsseldorf and WDR TV.




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