Amplifying Action: An Exhibition for Iran
Photo — Marjane S
Art and Activism Copenhagen and Amnesty International host a fundraising exhibition to support Iranian people in their fight for human rights.
How can creativity and activism support the fight for universal human rights?
This exhibition will feature works from global artists, responding to and supporting the women-led movement’s fight for freedom and basic human rights. The evening will be accompanied by talks and performances by Danish and Iranian artists, and tastings of traditional Iranian food.
A selection of the artworks on display will be available to buy as prints, with all proceeds going directly towards Amnesty International’s work with human rights in Iran and the rest of the world.
Amnesty International has long worked in Iran to expose and document human rights violations. Through petitions, activism and political advocacy, Amnesty is currently working to pressure the Iranian clerical government to halt all executions and release all people imprisoned for exercising their right to freedom of expression and assembly. Since September 2022, more than 300 people have been killed, including at least 41 children.
How to attend
Join us at SPACE10 in Copenhagen on Saturday 4 March 2023, from 5pm CET. We hope to see you there!
Our events are open to all and free to attend. We welcome you to secure a ticket in advance via the button below.
For those unable to attend but interested in supporting, we invite you to donate directly to Amnesty International.
About the speakers
Lisa Blinkenberg is a senior advisor at Amnesty International Denmark. Since 2004, she has worked on various advocacy themes, such as the right to protest, freedom of speech and assembly, refugee rights, international jurisdiction, and various countries such as Iran, Afghanistan and Syria.
Art and Activism Copenhagen inspires social and political activism through art.
Aydin Soei is a Danish author, journalist and sociologist. Aydin investigates themes related to immigration, integration, and at-risk youth.
Aram Ostadian-Binai is an award-winning social entrepreneur, belonging & equity advocate and branding consultant based in Copenhagen. She is the Founder & CEO of The Soulfuls and the Woman Life Freedom exhibition which debuted in Copenhagen in November 2022.
Sheila Fakurnejad works with strategy and production at SPACE10.
About the performers
Josefine Abeba is a Danish artist and DJ who has worked with brands such as Skall Studio, Blanche, and Kernemilk and has warmed up for artists such as Lord Siva.
Marcus Voigt is a DJ and radio host with over a decade of experience creating communities and concepts around music, fashion, and culture throughout Scandinavia.
NIMĀ is a Danish-Iranian artist with a strong fascination and passion for love, loss and lust, and navigates his palette of feelings at best when writing and composing music.
DJ LoveCatt is a Copenhagen-based artist, designer, and DJ. Her style blends elements of house, disco, and electronica with a dash of funk. She mixes songs that will make you move and songs you have yet to explore.
Art and Activism Copenhagen, initiators of this event, aim to raise awareness about social injustice and create cultural and social value for the public through free, accessible events that are open to all.
Amnesty International is a global movement of more than 10 million people in over 150 countries and territories who campaign to end abuses of human rights. Through their detailed research and determined campaigning, Amnesty International helps fight abuses of human rights worldwide, bring torturers to justice, change oppressive laws, and free people jailed just for voicing their opinion.
KuKu is an Iranian street food concept founded by Sean Pakbaz in April 2021. Nestled close to Norrebro station in Copenhagen, the food truck offers authentic Iranian dishes with Nordic-style presentation.
SPACE10 Gallery is accessible for people with disabilities and people who use mobility aids. We also have accessible toilets. For any questions regarding access to our space, please contact us via [email protected]
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