Shirin Neshat


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Kendell Geers and Shirin Neshat on group show in Dublin

Geer’s Signs Taken for Wonders (102) and Neshat’s Guardians of Revolution (from the Women of Allah series) are included on a group show, How to Say It the Way It Is!, at the RUA RED, South Dublin Arts Centre (7 October – 2 December). Organised by Italian artist, Franko B, the exhibition features work that has either been commissioned or collected by the non-profit organisation, a/political. As a London-based NPO, the group often collaborates with socio-politically engaged and aware artists from across the globe.

Screening of Shirin Neshat’s new film at BFI London Film Festival

Shirin Neshat’s new video work, titled Looking For Oum Kulthum, is shown on 7 October as part of the 61st BFI London Film Festival 2017 (4 – 15 October). Kulthum, ‘the voice of Egypt’ who is widely considered the Arab world’s greatest vocalist, embodies intense meaning for director Neshat, as a Muslim woman artist whose talent enabled her to transcend the barriers of gender, religion, politics and nation.

Shirin Neshat is honoured by the Japan Art Association

Shirin Neshat is one of five recipients – alongside others such as fellow artist El Anatsui and dancer Mikhail Baryshnikov – to receive the Japan Art Association’s prestigious Praemium Imperiale award. The Praemium Imperiale, established in 1989, is an international art prize awarded by the imperial family of Japan on behalf of the Japan Art Association in the fields of painting, sculpture, architecture, music, and theatre or film. Conceived as a prize to recognise areas of achievement not covered by the Nobel Prize, the award is given to artists for outstanding contributions to the development, promotion and progress of the arts. Neshat receives this award at a ceremony held in Tokyo (18 October).

Shirin Neshat at Yale Art Gallery

Shirin Neshat’s 1999 work Untitled, from the series Rapture is currently on Artists in Exile: Expressions of Loss and Hope, a major group exhibition at the Yale Art Gallery in New Haven, Connecticut (1 September – 31 December). In presenting an innovative approach to the theme of exile, the exhibition showcases artworks by artists who left their country of birth, or their adopted home, for a variety of reasons – including discrimination, war, and genocide – from the 19th century to the present day. Curated by Frauke V. Josenhans, the exhibition explores exile as not only a mental or physical state but also a catalyst for creativity.

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