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Soheila Sokhanvari @ Barbican

7 October 2022 - 26 February 2023

Rebel Rebel explores the contradictions of Iranian women’s lives between 1925 and the 1979 revolution – an explosive period of both liberation and commodification that proved short lived.

 Soheila Sokhanvari transforms the Curve into a devotional space, populated with exquisite miniature portraits of glamorous cultural figures from Iran. Spotlighting the rarely told histories of these women, who pursued creative careers in a culture enamoured with Western style but not its freedoms.