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Iran: Protest movement inspires art

Categories: Middle East & North Africa, Iran, Digital Activism, Elections, Governance, Ideas, Politics, Protest

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 [1].

Last week, we published [2] more examples of how ‘art meets protest’.

Tim Raines, an American artist created [3] a design expressing solidarity with Iranian protesters.


Hamed Pourabedin‘s design [4] refers to the death of Iranian protesters [5] in the last two weeks. He suggests that killing protesters only makes the movement stronger.


Iranian blogger Elika Hedayat [6] shares her art work on her personal [7] Facebook page:


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”


Nikoo shares [8] an original design of his friend Patrick:


An Iranian artist plays the piano and sings as a tribute to Neda Agha Soltan [9], 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 [10].