PRESS | Sheida Soleimani

"Eyes on Iran" in The New York Times

Sheida Soleimani's contribution to Eyes on Iran was mentioned in The New York Times.


"A hand holds a burning white hijab. Scattered behind it are incongruously pink reproductions of a computed tomography scan showing blunt force trauma to the head. The pointed image is an enormous photo print by the Iranian American artist Sheida Soleimani, currently on display in front of a former smallpox hospital on Roosevelt Island.


The scans were leaked after Mahsa Amini, a young Kurdish woman who also went by the name Jina, died in Tehran in police custody in September. She had been detained on the grounds that she was not properly observing Iran’s hijab law. Her death sparked widespread protests in the country, and though pushback from government forces has been severe, with hundreds reported killed and thousands more arrested, the protests still haven’t stopped."


Read the full article here. Visit Eyes on Iran at New York’s FDR Four Freedoms State Park until 1 January 2023. 

December 9, 2022