Thursday, February 15, 2024, 7 pm

Farkhondeh Shahroudi: Exile from Iran

Performance and Conversation (held in English)

Part of the series „Fluchtpunkt Deutschland“

The Exile Visual Arts Award is an initiative of the Körber-Stiftung that began in 2023 with the help of Stiftung Exilmuseum. The first prizewinner is the Iranian artist Farkhondeh Shahroudi, whose prizewinning works have been exhibited at Werkstatt Exilmuseum since November 2023. In her works, Shahroudi engages in an artistic way with the subjects of revolution, war, flight, and exile. To mark the closing of the exhibition, she will present the performance Sky Is No One’s Ground.

In the subsequent podium discussion, German-Iranians will discuss the Iran’s history and current situation, speaking about the power of art and culture in exile.

With Farkondeh Shahroudi, Maryam Mardani, Ayat Najafi, and Daniela Sepheri

7 pm Performance outside the building (Fasanenstr. 24, 10719 Berlin)
7:15 Doors open
7:30 Words of welcome
7:45 Podium discussion

Free admission, no registration required

Location: Werkstatt Exilmuseum
Fasanenstr. 24, 10719 Berlin
The building is unfortunately not barrier-free.

The guests:
Ayat Najafi is a film and theater director, author and multimedia artist. His projects often deal with topics such as gender equality, human rights and intercultural dialog. Najafi was born in Tehran and lives in Berlin.

Daniela Sepheri is social media consultant, coach, moderator and passionate poetry slammer. The German-Iranian is committed to the topics of feminism, anti-racism, migration and Iran on social networks.

Farkhondeh Shahroudi took part in the revolution against the Shah as a young woman. She fled with her son into exile in Germany and studied art and design in Dortmund. It was here that she began using textile materials in her work and incorporating poetic writing. Many of her works reflect her artistic exploration of revolution, war, flight and exile.

Maryam Mardani is a journalist and comes from Iran. She lives in Berlin and has been working for the news platform Amal, Berlin! She came to Germany in 2013 for her doctorate in English literature. In addition to her work as a journalist, she writes short stories.