Shirin neshat, panteha masses, from the book of kings series, 2012. In her upcoming project, neshat will present a new series of photographs and a. Neshat s current photo series include the book of kings 2012, our house is on fire 20, and the home of my eyes 2015. Shirin neshat, ghada, 20, digital cprint and ink, 62 18 x 40 14. Facing history, hirshhorn museum and sculpture garden, washington, d. Neshat, persona non grata in iran due to her art, created the photographs to reference a broad array. Iranian exile shirin neshats new exhibition expresses the. Shirin neshats book of kings captures the faces of the arab spring. Faurschou foundation beijing is pleased to present shirin neshats the book of kings. Neshat s early photographic works include the women of allah series 19931997, which explored the question of gender in relation to islamic fundamentalism and militancy. Shirin neshats solo show the book of kings at faurschou foundation in beijing, china features a new body of.
Facing history, a major exhibition of the work of the iranianborn, new yorkbased video artist, photographer and filmmaker, runs may 18sept. Gladstone gallery is pleased to announce our fifth exhibition with shirin neshat. May 11, 2015 shirin neshat speaks about her retrospective at the hirshhorn in washington, dc left. Shirin neshat relates this ancient book to the arab spring and to the iranian. She recently held exhibitions at the hirshhorn museum and sculpture garden in washington, dc. Shirin neshat s powerful photographs and video installations illuminate the gender and cultural conflicts of her native iran. Shirin neshat is an iranianborn artist and filmmaker living in new york. In 2009, neshat made her first feature length film, woman without men, and was awarded with silver lion prize for best director in the venice international film festival. The series is comprised of three groups of largescale, black and white portraits, handannotated with poetry and prison writings in farsi calligraphy the villains. It is the first exhibition to place neshat s work in the. Neshat, persona non grata in iran due to her art, created the photographs to reference a broad. Her subsequent video works departed from overtly political content or critique in favor of more poetic imagery and narratives. The premiere of neshats awardwinning film, women without men, coincided with the 2009 postelection protests in iran.
The exhibit, the book of kings, was inspired by the wave of political uprisings throughout the arab world last year, and according to the gallery, explores the underlying conditions of power within sociocultural structures. Masses is portraits of the many ordinary citizens who demonstrated in the streets. Neshats ibrahim patriots, from the book of kings series, 2012. Facing history is on view at the smithsonians hirshhorn museum and sculpture garden in washington, d. Shirin neshat national museum of women in the arts. Shirin neshat speaks about her retrospective at the. In these works, the individual becomes monumental and the political becomes personal. Shirin neshats large photo series the book of kings is inspired by the. Shirin neshat, courtesy of gladstone gallery, new york and brussels giving the voiceless a voice i look at the question of oppression, and how those who are living in a repressive situation such as in iran and subversive ways of being vocal, and i take off from that. Shirin neshat moved to the united states during the iranian revolution 1979 and studied fine arts.807 1030 461 232 1641 593 756 125 1601 232 1351 1423 1432 882 534 1051 579 932 1567 1310 330 771 631 403 1449 1166 1466 393 661 1104 1686 1685 960 180 1463 791 1165 219 825 501 1441 605 1441 163 868