This August we are exhibiting Speak the Wind by Hoda Afshar across Galleries 1, 2 & 3. The exhibition presents video, photography and drawings made on the islands in the Strait of Hormuz. Situated off the southern coast of Iran, on these islands there is a common belief that the winds can possess a person, bringing illness and disease. Similar convictions are held in some African countries suggesting these ideas may have been brought to Iran from southeast Africa through the Arab slave trade. This history is the starting point for Hoda Afshar’s body of work.
Image : Hoda Afshar, ‘Untitled #17 from the Speak the Wind series’, 2020, archival pigment print, 91 x 112 cm