Shirin Neshat, two installations

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Wexner Center for the Arts, 2000 - Art - 49 pages
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One of the most exciting and important young artists of the past decade, Iranian-born Shirin Neshat has addressed issues of nation, colonialism, and gender in a variety of media, always challenging our preconceptions about art and society. She is particularly renowned for her film installations, which have been featured at several Whitney Biennials--and this new catalogue accompanies Raptureand Fervor, the second and third films in a trilogy exploring the social, political and psychological dimensions of women's experience in contemporary Islamic societies. The emphasis here is on the interplay between the explicit text and the implicit subtext in Islamic ritual, and how the emotions stirred up by these rituals can take on mercurial and contradictory forms.

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About the author (2000)

Shirin Neshat was born in 1957 in Qazvin, Iran. As a teenager she moved to the U.S. to study art at the University of California, Berkeley. Five years later, following Iranis Islamic Revolution, she found herself in unintentional exile, unable to return home. It would be another 15 years before she went back, and before she began to make the art for which she is best known. Her first solo show, at Franklin Furnace, was followed by a long list of others, including exhibitions at the Whitney Museum of American Art, The Art Institute of Chicago, the Walker Art Center and the Tate Gallery. She has participated in the Venice Biennale, the Carnegie International, and the Whitney Biennial, and in film festivals including Tribeca and Sundance. Her work has won the International Center of Photographyis Infinity Award and the First International Prize at the Venice Biennale.

Bill Horrigan is Director of Media Arts at the Wexner Center for the Arts at The Ohio State University.

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