Shirin Neshat


Gallery News for Shirin Neshat

Large-scale survey show for Shirin Neshat at Kunsthalle Tübingen

The Kunsthalle Tübingen is devoting a major retrospective to Iranian-born artist Shirin Neshat (1 July – 29 October). On exhibition are important artworks from all creative phases of the artist’s extensive oeuvre – from the famous superimposed text-based works of the 1990s, the early video installations exploring themes of life in exile and diaspora, to the new filmic productions of 2016 and 2017, including some being shown in Europe for the first time. The exhibition, funded by the German Federal Cultural Institution, will be accompanied by a catalogue as well as a wide range of events organised in cooperation with numerous partners.

Shirin Neshat at Museo Correr in Venice

Neshat’s solo exhibition, Home of My Eyes, at the Museo Correr in Venice (13 May – 26 November), presents a shift away from focusing primarily on her own Iranian society, and towards a wider reflection on other cultures across the globe. On exhibition will be Neshat’s new video work, Roja, from the Dreamers body of work, and photographic works from The Home of My Eyes series. In the series, Neshat captures the individual character of her subjects in frontal, close-up portraits. While the subjects range in age and ethnicity, Neshat unites them formally by staging them in similar clothing and poses, against a dark background. Their specific hand gestures reference Christian religious paintings.

Shirin Neshat presents 2017 Dasha Shenkman Lecture at the University of Guelph in Ontario, March

On International Women’s Day (8 March), Iranian artist and filmmaker Shirin Neshat presented the 2017 Dasha Shenkman Lecture in Contemporary Art at Canada’s University of Guelph. The lecture provided the platform for Neshat to showcase the evolution of her practice from photography to video installation to cinema as well as her most recent move to the stage.

Shirin Neshat selected for 2016 Unites States Artists Fellows

Shirin Neshat is one of 46 artists selected as 2016 fellows by United States Artists (USA), an independent non-governmental organisation based in Chicago.Each year, USA awards $50,000 fellowships to the country’s most accomplished and innovative artists working in the fields of architecture and design, crafts, dance, literature, media, music, theatre and performance, traditional arts and visual arts. Fellows are selected through a rigorous, highly competitive process involving hundreds of experts, scholars, administrators and artists. Previous recipients of USA Fellowships include Glenn Ligon, Kara Walker, Theaster Gates and Catherine Opie, as well as Meredith Monk, Bill T. Jones and Annie Proulx.

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    Shirin Neshat / Dreamers / 2016

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    New Revolutions: Goodman Gallery at 50

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