BORDER-LESS IDENTITY
Art Market|Issue #52 October 2020
Social identity determines women's status in society. In the context of family, religion, economy, patriarchy, misogyny, gender discrimination, etc., determine Iranian women's status in society. To keep the concept of a woman's identity alive, a change in Iranian society is required.
MAHYA RASTEGAR

Mahya Rastegar / Borderless Identity 2. 2019. Digital Photography. Photo print paper. 70 x 50cm Mahya Rastegar © All Rights Reserved

Delicate bodies and frail organs with great spirits and ambitious dreams are the coordinates of women of the land on which they are still faced with a fundamental question: Is being a woman an opportunity or a threat?

Every woman in the world, regardless of her class, race, age, ethnicity, nationality, and religion, has more in common with any other woman than any man. Misogyny and patriarchy are the major barriers against the development of knowledge and women's advancement in society.

Woman plays the main role in her complex life story. This complexity begins when every woman faces a break in her life, such as a divorce, which is the beginning of a new life to build, or cancer, making the word hope more meaningful in life.

A break is actually a beginning, and a woman is a symbol of germination, a fundamental growth that is necessary for every society.

According to the social identity, each woman of Iranian society, the context of family, religion, economy, patriarchy, misogyny, gender discrimination, etc. determines the status of women. A woman is someone who tries with pride, power, and dare to keep all the women of her inside and outside world alive.

To keep the concept of a woman's identity alive, a change in society is required. This collection represents women in Iran, who are continually trying to make the new transformation to keep women's identity alive, regardless of gender, along with the environmental and virtual changes of women and the reduction of misogyny attitudes patriarchy in society.

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