Past Exhibition / Ala Ebtekar

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October 08 - November 05, 2009

  • AE_Kafsh O Kolah [helmet ]_2009_Rubber And Leather _80x 22x 22cm _detail 1_650

  • AE_Kafsh O Kolah [sneakers ]_2009_Rubber And Leather _17x 30x 10cm _650

  • AE_Kafsh O Kolah [sneakers ]_2009_Rubber And Leather _17x 30x 10cm _detail 3_650

  • AE_Turning Of The Sun _2009_Acrylic And Ink On Digital Pigment Print On Hanemhle Paper _102x 76cm _650

  • AE_Traveler _2009_Acrylic And Ink On Digital Pigment Print On Hanemuhle Paper _102x 76cm _lighter _650

  • AE_Tale Of Beloved _2009_Acrylic And Ink On Digital Pigment Print On Hanemuhle Paper _102x 76cm _650

  • AE_Pariya 9_2009_Acrylic And Ink On Digital Pigment Print On Hanemühle Paper _76x 51cm _650

  • AE_Pariya 5_2009_Acrylic And Ink On Digital Pigment Print On Hanemuhle Paper _76x 51cm _650

  • AE_Final Hour _2009_Acrylic And Ink On Digital Pigment Print On Hanemuhle Paper _102x 76cm _650

  • AE_Dreamt _2009_Acrylic And Ink On Digital Pigment Print On Hanemuhle Paper _102x 76cm _650

  • AE_Blind Gaze _2009_Acrylic And Ink On Digital Pigment Print On Hanemühle Paper _102x 76cm _650

  • 1388, New Works By Ala Ebtekar , October 2009_650

Images

For Ebtekars first solo exhibition at The Third Line, the artist explores iconic figures from contemporary Iran. In this new series, Ebtekar paints directly onto color photographs of Iranian women in iconic poses demonstrating strength and vision.

The scarves (roosari) that cover their head and hair are transformed into a soft armor, although delicately detailed and placed; they reference a strong spirit and resilience. Ebtekar portrays women as warriors, suggestive of both ancient Persian epics and the most recent call for freedom by Irans youth - a movement frequently led quite visibly by Iranian women, who have re-entered the world stage with a particular power and grace.