De Stadscollectie Antwerpen is a lively tribute to the artists who give colour to the city of Antwerp. From emerging talent to established names, this collection highlights local creativity but also the global influence of Antwerp’s art scene. Welcome!

Lipstick and Gas Masks – The City Collection Antwerp

Image: (c) We Document Art, Eigendom stad Antwerpen, in langdurige bruikleen in M HKA
Lipstick & Gas Masks, 2016
Installation , variable
photo installation

The Lipstick & Gas Masks series was created in the aftermath of the Arab Spring. When the media stopped reporting on this theme, Mohadjerin started looking, locally, for an enduring image. She connects and spends time with the female activists that have played important roles. She portrays them, engages in conversation, wants to see the events through their eyes and wonders which images can summarise this moment. Afterwards, Mohadjerin continues this project in a research project at the Antwerp Academy.