New York–based Iranian artist Shirin Neshat’s photographs and videos address individual freedoms under attack from or repressed by social ideologies. Throughout most of her career, she has been exiled from Iran, an outside observer of the increasing rigors of Islamic law’s effect on the country’s women and daily life. In her photographs, Persian calligraphic script is transcribed over black and white depictions of the exposed faces, hands, and feet of Iranian women; while in her video works, swarms of women in black hijabs ululate, a man in a white dress shirt and black pants sings to an all-male audience, a lone woman sings to herself in a darkened theater. This monograph documents and provides critical insight into the evolution of her work. Essays by Roselee Goldberg and Giorgio Verzotti.
- 9.5” x 11.0”
- 160 pages / 90 color
© Shirin Neshat. Courtesy the artist and Gladstone Gallery, New York and Brussels