And, As I walked into the comments board I found the responds were as followed (Random Picking):
- "I would say....muslim would be pissed at these pictures. But what I can say? This is art. People would have different opinion on this kind of picture. I am muslim, but I will never say that this picture is about racist."
- "RACIST DESIGN SHAME ON THEM .."
I decided I want to know who did it, and Found a Short Bio on the Artist:
|Photographer/ Shadi Ghadirian|
After I read Everything now in short brief and remembering a similar discussion I had with a Dear friend and Fellow artist only Way more informed than me( Farida), That was my Comment:
"Well, At first when I saw it I thought, that's racist, It's just a a pissed off gal from wherever, either angry from her own culture, or offending another religion. But... After I read all the comments of the respectful fellows in here, I remembered a work by Sarah Maple called "Islam is the new black", and remembered how my friend took it as an offensive thing, And I thought it was Highly controversial, but it could mean the opposite" as in referring to Islamophobia as the new KKK like ideology or sth!"
So It is a good work, Highly controversial and Offensive, but I think she used what I learnt in the art world to be "The Shock Effect", Like the Damien Hirst works when they were first displayed! And works like that In my opinion are Judged... by the history of the Artist and their opinions in similar cases! But If I did just like I did in the Sarah Maple piece, and Assumed the better intention for the Artist, I'll think It's socio-cultural criticism, Just taken too 'In-your-face' style, Other thatn that, But, I know Islamic teachings and I know Muslim countries, and some people or even countries take the teachings sooo strictly, reaching the extreme side( which Is NOT what Islam is!), But She isn't Discussing Islam here, She's discussing the extreme deployment of Islam and Taking some of the teachings and leaving the others to restrict a certain Gender's rights, and THAT happens in Every Religion!!"
Now If you're intrigued and feeling curious to discover more of Ghadirian' works on Design-dautore
And may be tell me what did you think at first, and then!