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Exhibit: Longing for What Might Be

March 10, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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A group exhibition based on collaborative creative correspondence to the current women-led uprising happening in Iran
HATCH Gallery, AMS Nest ● March 7th to March 17th ● Gallery Hours: 12PM-4PM

Artists: Elmira Sarreshtehdari, Sholeh Mahlouji, Marzieh Mosavarzadeh, Yasaman Moussavi
Curated By: Yasaman Moussavi and Elmira Sarreshtehdari

During the ten days of this event, artists and scholars discuss and negotiate the way in which they comprehend the Women, Life, Freedom slogan as a possible pathway for the liberation of Iranian people.
Artists particularly use their visual language to reflect their embodied and overwhelming emotions tangled with everyday life living in Canada while being far from home.

From the early days of this uprising, art became the main language for many protesters to covertly and peacefully voice their call for freedom as a form of art activism.

This group exhibition influenced by and aligned with these creative performances is intended to attract attention in our academic environment for further awareness and conversation regarding diversity, inclusivity, gender equality, and human rights.

Longing For What Might Be is presented with the assistance of Hatch Gallery, UBC Arts & Culture District, the UBC Sexual Assault Support Center (SASC), and The Global Lounge.

Other Events:
Interactive Performance FREEDOM: March 8, 12-4pm
Roundtable discussion: March 16th – 12-1.30pm

Media Contact: Deb Pickman 604.319.7656 | deb.pickman@ubc.ca