Violence intersecting with religion and spirituality Devotionlove of God

Violence intersecting with religion and spirituality

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Violence intersecting with religion and spiritualityDevotion/love of God crossing with cruelty, crime, deathIranians felt she was making something sensational for Western viewers for moneyNo agenda to draw the world’s attention at the time-- doing it for herselfReturn to Iran in 1990Life changingIran had been transformed completelyShe was frightened by itIt drew her in and charged her, gave her something to
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say/contribute through artMesmerized by their endurance despite the hardshipsNever would’ve guessed that she’d be a voice to express the incredible gap between Iran and its perception abroadIranian women are not submissive victimsThey have a voice in Iran through their resistance and strengthThey neither compete with nor try to replace men Different parameters for feminismNearly every well-known Iranian in the West is a womanThose who are oppressed tend to be more creativeHarder for women to have a voice in IranProvide a more poignant point of viewMore innovative in dealing with crises and devising ways outMore subversive- disruptiveFervorgender issues & sexualityForced repressionNever claimed to have a handle on the complexity of Islam in relation to the world or even just the situation in IranNo responsibility to be an advocate or ambassadorHer art is intimateNot meant to convey a completely “accurate” reflection of IranShe lives far awayAs an Iranian, she feels entitled to address subjects about her own countryHome becomes a great obsession when one doesn’t have access to itWhat she has to say lies within the parameters of her own life/understandingHer voiceDeconstructing and Dispelling misconceptions about IranBeing an “Iranian Artist”Wanting to stay true and responsible to our cultural lens/backgroundStaying power of works is determined through their ability to transcend national or cultural boundaries Analogy between Iran’s freedom from Western imperialism and women’s liberation from subjugation to Iranian patriarchyNo solution offered for either
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  • Mohammad Reza Pahlavi

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