Golnar Tabibzadeh (visual artist)

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Date: 2006

Region: Middle East

Subject: Nudity Political/Economic/Social Opinion

Medium: Painting


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Artist: Golnar Tabibzadeh (b. 1984)

Confronting Bodies: Islamic Republic of Iran government

Dates of Action: 2006

Location: Tehran, Iran

Description of Artwork: Golnar Tabibzadeh, a 22-year-old Iranian artist, paints in the figurative style; many of her paintings depict nude men, women and children.

The Incident: The Islamic Republic of Iran has placed strict restrictions on the public depiction of scantily-clad bodies and nudity. The voluptuous, dark and tormented nudes in Tabibzadeh's paintings have been strongly criticized by Iranians for being too cynical and too sexual. As a result of the content of her paintings, Tabibzadeh’s works have been banned from being exhibited in Iran where the depiction of any nudity is prohibited.

Results of Incident: Tabibzadeh's paintings have been censored by the Iranian government and not allowed to be displayed in public areas around Iran.

Source: Toronto Star www.thestar.com