Jameel Prize 2

Past and present come together seamlessly in Soody Sharifi’s collages. Still, something seems off. In “Fashion Week,” contemporary women who have been digitally dropped into an ancient Persian court scene strut a catwalk that leads to an empty throne. Modestly dressed in street clothes, the ersatz models’ heads are covered by hijabs of varying lengths. Meanwhile, their precursors enjoy the show free of head scarves.

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