The Key

Nahid Hagigat Iranian-American

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Nahid Hagigat’s prints give insight into the conditions of women in Iran during the years leading up to the Revolution. This photo-etching incorporates elements that evoke the climate of repression and suspicion that permeated society in the mid-1970s: a rope, a key, and a woman set against a dark background. In the late 1960s, Hagigat had studied printmaking in New York, and continued using it upon her return to Iran in the early 1970s. A relatively unknown medium in Iran, printmaking became the ideal mode for Hagigat to express her politically charged messages.

The Key, Nahid Hagigat (Iranian-American, born 1943), Photo etching

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