Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Shirin Neshat faces the fires of contemporary Islam at The Hirschhorn

By The Editors of ARTnews
Shirin Neshat Rahim (Our House Is on Fire), 2013 Ink on digital chromogenic print 60 x 48 in. (152.4 x 121.9 cm) Photograph taken by Larry Barns © Shirin Neshat. Courtesy Gladstone Gallery, New York and Brussels
“Shirin Neshat: Facing History” is on view at the Hirschhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden opened today and runs through Sunday, September 20. The solo exhibition sheds some light on the cultural and political influences that have informed Neshat’s work throughout her career. The exhibit will feature a number of films, photos, as well as items from the artist’s personal library. [link]

Shirin Neshat, Rapture series, 1999, Gelatin silver print, 42½ x 67½ inches. Larry Barns/©Shirin Neshat/ Courtesy Gladstone Gallery, New York and Brussels