Fountains Dyed Red
Tehran, Iran. Various: Daneshjoo Park, Iranian Artists Forum, Honarmandan Park, Fatemi Square
October 07, 2022
All images courtesy of The National News
Anonymous artist(s) dyed multiple fountains blood red in Tehran, protesting the death of Mahsa Amini, who died in custody of the Morality Police, and the ensuing crackdown of protests by the Iranian government.
The action is interpreted as protest art, with a title that roughly translates to "Tehran sinking in blood." The action included various fountains around the capital, at socio-culturally relevant sites, in front of the city theater — which has been subject to heavy censorship — and at the Iranian Artist's forum, amongst others. The dyeing of fountains in red also has historical precedent for Iranians, as a way to commemorate martyrs and dead soldiers.
Images: Agence France-Presse (AFP)