Shirin Neshat


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Shirin Neshat directs 'Aida' in Salzburg

Neshat directs Giuseppe Verdi’s third-last opera, Aida, at the Salzburg Festival in Austria (21 July – 30 August). Aida was commissioned by and first performed at Cairo’s Khedivial Opera House in 1871, and today holds a central place in the operatic canon. This new production is conducted by Riccardo Muti with Anna Netrebko in the title role, and features the Vienna Philharmonic and Concert Association of the Vienna State Opera Chorus.

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 Bullet Space in New York

Neshat exhibits in Wrong Side of History_, a group exhibition at the Bullet Space in New York (18 May – 18 June). The exhibition showcases a variety of works by important New York-based contemporary artists

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.

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