Shirin Neshat


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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.

Shirin Neshat speaks at Brown University’s new art initiative

As one of the four keynote speakers in the inaugural edition of the Warren and Allison Kanders Lecture Series, Neshat addresses students at the Brown University’s Brown Arts Initiative department in Providence, Rhode Island (8 November). Alongside her fellow contemporary artists – including Wangechi Mutu and Nick Cave – Neshat’s lecture is designed to serve as a catalyst for open dialogue about the impact of contemporary visual art on the world.

Shirin Neshat’s Looking for Oum Kulthum screens in New York

Shirin Neshat’s new video Looking for Oum Kulthum will be screened at New York’s Paley Center for Media as part of The Voice of a Woman Festival (4 – 5 November), which features the works of filmmakers, artists, communicators, creative disrupters, risk-takers and creative leaders from around the world. The screening on 4 November will be followed by a discussion with the artist in which she stresses the importance of recognising creativity and expression from a woman’s point of view.

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    Shirin Neshat / Dreamers / 2016

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    New Revolutions: Goodman Gallery at 50

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