Shadi Ghadirian, ‘Nil Nil (grenade in mattress)’, 2008, Photography, Archival digital pigment print, Robert Klein Gallery
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Nil Nil (grenade in mattress), 2008

Archival digital pigment print
29 9/10 × 45 3/10 in
75.9 × 115.1 cm
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Boston
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Shadi Ghadirian
Iranian, b. 1974
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As a modern Muslim woman living in Iran, Shadi Ghadirian takes photographs that exaggerate the customs of her Iranian culture and the archaic stereotypes it places upon contemporary women. After receiving her bachelor's degree from Azad University in Tehran, Ghadirian was faced with contradictions and preconceptions regarding her role as a woman in society; she began to photograph friends and family in staged portraits that addressed female identity, censorship, gender roles, and geopolitics. With humor and irony, Ghadirian has depicted women reduced to their typecasts, typically housewives draped in veils and with their faces replaced by household items—pots, pans, brooms, and meat cleavers.

Shadi Ghadirian, ‘Nil Nil (grenade in mattress)’, 2008, Photography, Archival digital pigment print, Robert Klein Gallery
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Iranian, b. 1974
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As a modern Muslim woman living in Iran, Shadi Ghadirian takes photographs that exaggerate the customs of her Iranian culture and the archaic stereotypes it places upon contemporary women. After receiving her bachelor's degree from Azad University in Tehran, Ghadirian was faced with contradictions and preconceptions regarding her role as a woman in society; she began to photograph friends and family in staged portraits that addressed female identity, censorship, gender roles, and geopolitics. With humor and irony, Ghadirian has depicted women reduced to their typecasts, typically housewives draped in veils and with their faces replaced by household items—pots, pans, brooms, and meat cleavers.

Shadi Ghadirian

Nil Nil (grenade in mattress), 2008

Archival digital pigment print
29 9/10 × 45 3/10 in
75.9 × 115.1 cm
Contact For Price
Location
Boston
Have a question? Visit our help center.
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