i know why the rebel sings
Artist: Newsha Tavakolian
Prince Claus Principal Laureate Exhibition
Prince Claus Fund, Amsterdam | 30 November 2015 – 4 April 2016
From the terror of war to the oft-forgotten realities of those forced to pick up the pieces in its aftermath, this expansive exhibition of Newsha Tavakolian’s photography creates a fluid dialogue between her moving coverage of conflicts, her candid exposé of humanitarian tragedies and her aesthetic explorations of life in Tehran with intimate forays into the private lives of friends and acquaintances.
I know why the rebel sings, for the first time,integrates Tavakolian’s stirring warzone images and NGO projects with her more formally conceived portraits. It considers her photographic practice as a whole and examines her journalism as an integral component of it.