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Iran: Protest movement inspires art

Iranian and non-Iranian citizens continue to create online works of art to support Iranians who protest against the June 12 presidential election results in Iran.

Last week, we published more examples of how ‘art meets protest’.

Tim Raines, an American artist created a design expressing solidarity with Iranian protesters.

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Hamed Pourabedin‘s design refers to the death of Iranian protesters in the last two weeks. He suggests that killing protesters only makes the movement stronger.

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Iranian blogger Elika Hedayat shares her art work on her personal Facebook page:

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Also by Elika Hedayat is this design. The words in Persian spell out one of the protesters’ slogans: “Don't be afraid we are all together”

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Nikoo shares an original design of his friend Patrick:

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An Iranian artist plays the piano and sings as a tribute to Neda Agha Soltan, a young girl who was shot and killed during a post-election demonstration in Tehran on June 20. This video has been watched by more than 36,900 visitors:

See Global Voices special coverage page on the Iranian Elections 2009.

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