In 1999, in consequence of the wide success of her video installation rapture, shirin neshat achieved immediate celebrity as a major contemporary artist. Shirin neshat on the video art that reconnected her with iran the start podcast the visual artist reveals how her installation turbulent built a. Born in qazvin, she left iran at the age of sixteen to study in the united states. He uses the story of youssef and zoleikha from the koran. Shirin neshat on the video art that reconnected her with. Her first solo exhibition with the goodman gallery and on the african continent sees the introduction of two new video installations, roja and sarah, created this year. Although her work has never been exhibited in her own home country, she has gained international recognition. Throughout her career, new yorkbased iranian artist shirin neshat has produced work that explores the relationship between the personal and the political in relation to power and identity. Neshat has strived to become an influential artist, winning awards such as best director at the 66th venice film. Shirin neshat is perhaps the bestknown artist of the iranian diaspora following the 1979 revolution, which replaced a secular regime with an islamic republic. In turbulent, neshat s 1998 twoscreen video installation, two singers shoja azari playing the role of the male and iranian vocalist and composer sussan deyhim as the female create a powerful. In 2009, neshats directed feature movie women without men 2009 was her first venture into filmmaking.
See more ideas about shirin neshat, iranian art and artist. She came to united states in 1975 but chose to remain in new york city after the iranian revolution 19781979. Artist shirin neshat captures irans sharp contrasts in black and. At a turbulent time of highly charged civic discourse around. Gladstone gallery specializes in modern and contemporary art with locations in new york and brussels. Here the renowned actress shohreh aghdashloo, who like neshat is from iran, appears in a moment of solitude before a radio. Mythology, history, social events and the political situation in her country iran is the source of inspiration for the work of shirin neshat studied and works in u. Born in 1957 in iran, shirin neshat attended high school in the united states. Best known for her work in photography, film and video, neshat creates stark visual contrasts that offer glimpses into the social, cultural and religious codes of muslim societies. On guard 1998 national museum of women in the arts. As an internationally celebrated artist known for her artistic and allegorical interpretations of iranian culture and history, particularly from the point.
She has lived in the united states, in selfimposed exile from her native iran, for most of her adult life. Shirin neshat national museum of women in the arts. Today is the occasion to bear in mind the famous iranian visual artist shirin neshat 26357. Iranian exile shirin neshats new exhibition expresses the power of art to shape political discourse an exhibition of the artists work at the hirshhorn is an allegorical narrative framed. These two works, together with the slightly earlier turbulent, compose a trilogy on human identity, inflected by differences in gender and culture.
Iranianborn artist shirin neshat has lived most of her life outside of her home country. This solo exhibition by photographer and filmmaker shirin neshat features two dualchannel films. Artist shirin neshat began to explore the question of identity after moving from her native iran to new york, where she has lived in what she defines as selfimposed exile for most of her adult life. Shirin neshat is a contemporary iranian visual artist best known for her work in photography, video, and film such as her 1999 film rapture,which explore the relationship between women and the religious and cultural value systems of islam. Shirin neshat on the video art that reconnected her with iran the. Turbulent, whitney museum of american art, philip morris branch, new york shirin neshat. In turbulent, neshats 1998 twoscreen video installation, two singers shoja azari playing the role of the male and iranian vocalist and composer sussan deyhim as the female create a powerful. This is turbulent by shirin neshat by video art resource on vimeo, the home for high quality videos and the people who love them.
On april 4, 2019, izolyatsia presents turbulent, a twoscreen video installation by renowned iranian artist shirin neshat. In forcing the viewer to choose sides without an overt moral compass, turbulent miraculously creates its own sense of a spontaneous and highly volatile culture. In this image of her hands clasping a microphone, the text forms a veillike screen over her skin. The two films that comprised the exhibition, turbulent 1997 and fervor. Veiled iranian women have their exposed flesh overlaid with the elaborate script of farsi feminist poetry, their eyes aligned inches from the barrel of a gun, or their hands stained red with the blood of martyrdom. Neshat then inscribed the photographic prints with farsi poetry. Throughout most of neshats career, she has been exiled from iran, an outside observer of islamic laws. Shirin neshat born march 26, 1957 in qazvin, iran is an iranian visual artist who lives in new york. It is the narrative component and the possibility of drawing multiple conclusions that i think makes fervor so compelling, perhaps more so than turbulent. Shirin neshat explores the world of dreams in johannesburg. This experience, of being caught between two cultures, dominates neshats creative work. Neshat achieved international fame when turbulent won the golden lion at the 1999 venice biennale, one of the most prestigious awards for a. This biography profiles her childhood, life, career, achievements and timeline. Opening in johannesburg this week, dreamers is a new show by iranian artist and film maker shirin neshat.
Shirin neshat was born in qazvin, iran, a small city two hours from tehran in 1957. Shirin neshat exhibit makes bold debut at the broad park labrea. Shirin neshat is among the bestknown persian artists in the western world. Like most revolutions, however, the series of events that. Shirin neshats rapture veiled women in their traditional islamic attire. Shirin neshats book of kings captures the faces of the arab spring riots. The viewer is given the raw material of a story in the form of paired oppositesmalefemale, blackwhite, togetheralone, animatedreserved, passive. In her work, she explores iran pre and postislamic revolution, tracing political and societal change through powerful images of women. I ranian artist shirin neshats soliloquy, a new doublescreen colour film, and turbulent, her trilogy of doublescreen films also showing at londons serpentine gallery, form the best. She studied art at the university of california, berkley, and now lives in new york city. A still from spinn a skypebased dance performance by avantgarde tunisian dancer and. Shirin neshat turbulent, 1998, blackandwhite video installation, installation view, lahore biennale, 2018, photo. Having first gained recognition for her striking photographic series of selfportraitstaken in the guise of a militant female revolutionary and handpainted with farsi poetryneshat transitioned to.
Neshat, who studied in the united states and has lived in new york for many years, found international success following the explosive release of her images of muslim. The male protagonists of the narrative are projected on the left wall of the gallery, the women on the right neshat exploited this binary technique in a series of films made in the late 90s, like shadow. Shirin neshats photographs and videos address individual freedoms under attack from or repressed by social ideologies. Since 1993, neshat has published photoworks that represent muslim women constrained from the freedom of expression for religious reasons. Shirin neshat is an iranian visual artist and activist. It was an adaption of a magical realist novel of the same name by iranian writer shahrnush parsipur. Shirin neshat, turbulent, 1998, 10, gladstone gallery thursday, december 5, 9pm tango at the edge of the fair the program focuses on works that incorporate elements of dance and look at movement as an abstract narrative. Shirin neshat s 1998 new media art work titled turbulent is a nine 9 minute video showing the performances of a man and a woman. He was delivering a moral speech about the subject of sinsin that arises from desire, temptation for the opposite sex. In the film, she captivatingly sings a love poem by rumi in the film, and this photograph is no less poignant.
Find an indepth biography, exhibitions, original artworks for sale, the latest news, and sold auction prices. Shirin neshat, anna, from the home of my eyes series, 2015 silver gelatin print and ink, 152. The visual artist reveals how her installation turbulent built a community among the iranian diaspora in new york, and expressed her feelings. In 1974, at the age of seventeen, she was sent to the united states to complete her education. Shirin neshats turbulent forces you to take a side. This is how shirin neshat defines her own work, which she has developed. The political and religious upheaval that affected iran in 1979 is best remembered for the taking of american hostages and the deposing of the shah. Shirin neshats 1998 new media art work titled turbulent is a nine 9 minute video showing the performances of a man and a woman. Turbulent shirin neshat turbulen october 23, 1998january 15, 1999 whitney museum of american art at philip morris the whitney museum of american art at philip morris is funded by philip morris companies inc.
Throughout most of neshats career, she has been exiled from iran, an outside observer of the increasing rigors of islamic laws effect on the countrys women and daily life. Iranian exile shirin neshats new exhibition expresses the. Review of shirin neshats turbulent 1998 ria medium. Shirin neshats powerful photographs and video installations illuminate the gender and cultural conflicts of her native iran. Shirin neshat biographyneshat is a female visual artist, born in iran and educated in america where she currently resides. Iranianborn artist shirin neshat explores the paradox of being an artist in exile. Andrew carnegies mansion now available to be downloaded and 3d printed for free. Shirin neshats zarin ran at barbara gladstone through november 12, 2005, laurie anderson at sean kelly through october 22, and jonathan horowitz at yvon lambert through november 12. Against the backdrop of the westernbacked coup in iran in august 1953, four women characters, their lives entangled, are struggling under oppression and looking for changes in.
This standing was reinforced by fervor, one of the highlights of the whitney biennial 2000. Shirin neshat returned to south florida recently in the form of two dualtrack films. Internationally acclaimed artist shirin neshat takes on loaded themes in photography, film, and video works that delve into issues of gender, identity, and politics in muslim countries, and the relationship between the personal and political. Both are part of a trilogy of video installations exploring the world of womens dreams the first. Her father was a wellrespected physician and her mother a homemaker. Shirin neshat biography childhood, life achievements. Shirin neshats turbulent forces you to take a side public delivery. Facebook is showing information to help you better understand the purpose of a page. Turbulent, coordinated by eugenie tsai, associate curator and curator of. She is known primarily for her work in film, video and photography.566 979 708 1002 50 1226 140 111 1253 550 709 1374 852 263 1360 897 465 1104 1369 212 105 707 99 930 746 1213 835 923 1069 308 1258 1468 1507 1243 387 127 485 918 111 811 178 459 863 909 1253 208 1326