Anonymous Artist Collective Banner Drop



Anonymous Artist Collective Banner Drop


Anonymous Artist Collective


October 10, 2022


Anonymous Artist Collective


Twelve red banners were dropped in the rotunda at the Guggenheim Museum to support the women-led protests in Iran. The banners portray the profile of Mahsa Amini and the words "Woman Life Freedom." The words are also written in Persian on the banners.


This homage is a call for action to support the current revolution in Iran, led by brave Iranian women risking their lives to stand up against oppression to overthrow a longtime authoritarian regime. The flame of this revolution ignited after a young Kurdish Iranian woman named Jina Mahsa Amini got killed by the Iranian government for showing hair underneath her headscarf. Zan zendegi azadi! Woman, life, freedom! This Kurdish chant has become a rallying manifesto — shouted across the world in Kurdish, Persian, English, and dozens of other languages.  The movement started in Jina’s hometown and has since spread like wildfire across the nation and beyond. It is now a global call for us to take a leap forward towards gender equality and universal liberation.  The people of Iran are subjected to horrific violence and brutality on a daily basis.  With restricted internet access and minimal or false coverage by western media, it is time to see them and hear them by shedding light on their fearless fight against a totalitarian system. Dismantling women’s rights is a global challenge, an issue we unfortunately face whether here in the west or in the Middle East. Mahsa will never be forgotten and the cruel injustice done to the women of Iran can no longer be ignored.  Their fight for freedom is all of our fight. Amplify their stories of courage and be part of change.


Women-led Revolution


Juxtapoz article
Mahsa Amini Forbes article