This is Not Now for Me
This is Now Not for Me is a series of performative photographs responding to the Coronavirus pandemic.
Being 'stuck' is the inspiration behind Tajik's new photographic series. The artist wants the audience to make use of their new understanding of restricted movement to understand more about the refuge-seeking experience.
Iman Tajik is an Iranian artist and photographer based in Glasgow, Scotland. Tajik’s work is anchored in a strong social interest and demonstrates an effort to make work that is a critical tool connected to international movements for social change. Tajik’s work speaks to personal experiences of crossing geographical borders and insists on the right to freedom of movement.
Tajik spotlights and stresses the need for human resistance towards barriers and boundaries that are implemented socially and politically in favour of some but not all.
Commissioned by ArtReach for Journeys Festival International 2020.