Shirin Neshat


Gallery News for Shirin Neshat

Neshat in conversation at the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore

Shirin Neshat presents a conversational lecture, alongside Christopher Bedford, at the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore (15 February). Together, the artist and the director of the Baltimore Museum of Art investigate recurring themes in Neshat’s work such as gender, identity, politics and contrasting life between the West and Muslim countries.

Shirin Neshat retrospective in Austria

The Neue Galerie Graz, in Austria, hosts a major solo retrospective exhibition for Shirin Neshat, titled Frauen in Gesellschaft (18 January – 22 April). Hosted in collaboration with Kunsthalle Tübingen, and curated by Holger Kube Ventura, the exhibition explores the central role that Neshat’s work plays in the discourse between East and West, and the shifting place and situation of women in these societies. In showcasing work ranging from different creative periods in in the artist’s oeuvre, the exhibition hopes to address ‘two themes [within Neshat’s practice]… the role of the woman in Iran, and the traumatic impact of diasporic experiences which can shape a woman for the rest of her life and in the society in which she finds herself from then on’.

Shirin Neshat at the Canadian War Museum

Work by Shirin Neshat is exhibited on the Canadian War Museum’s group exhibition, titled She Who Tells a Story, in Ottawa (until 4 March). Hosted in the museum’s Lieutenant-Colonel John McCrae Gallery, the exhibition brings together over 75 photographs taken by women photographers from Iran and the Arab world. Together, these evocative images, ranging from fine art to photojournalism, challenge Western conceptions and provide insight into the contemporary social and political landscape of the Middle East.

Shirin Neshat on exhibition at the Belvedere Museum in Vienna

Shirin Neshat is one of a number of artists – from Gustav Klimt and Pablo Picasso, to Jeff Wall and Claudia Schuhmann – to have works included on the Belvedere Museum’s latest group exhibition, titled Aging Pride (17 November – 4 March). Curated by Sabine Fellner, the exhibition demonstrates how artists have succeeded in differently perceiving the possibilities and limitations of age while transcending exaltation and pessimism. In the presented works, artists illustrate how age in all of its facets can be thoughtfully integrated into our lives. In addition to numerous works from the Belvedere collection, the exhibition presents important works loaned from national and international museums.

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    Shirin Neshat / Dreamers / 2016

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    New Revolutions: Goodman Gallery at 50

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