Monday, April 18, 2016

National Museum of Women in the Arts Presents Arab Photographers

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Shirin Neshat, Sara Khaki (Patriots) (detail), from the series below “The Book of Kings,” 2012; Ink on laser-exposed silver gelatin print, 60 x 45 in.; Courtesy of the artist and Gladstone Gallery, New York and Brussels; © Shirin Neshat
WASHINGTON, DC---A landmark exhibition of photographs by 12 contemporary women artists from Iran and the Arab world will be on view at the National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA) through July. "She Who Tells a Story: Women Photographers from Iran and the Arab World" challenges stereotypes surrounding the people, landscapes, and cultures of the region, and provides insight into political and social issues. The exhibition presents more than 80 photographs and a video installation. These provocative works—most created within the last decade—range in genre from portraiture, to documentary, to staged narratives.

National Museum of Women in the Arts: "She Who Tells a Story: Women Photographers from Iran and the Arab World" (Ends July 31, 2016); 1250 New York Ave NW, Washington, D.C.; (202)783-5000; nmwa.org
Shirin Neshat “The Book of Kings”. Installation View: Gladstone Gallery, New York in 2012. Photo David Regen. © Shirin Neshat. Courtesy Gladstone Gallery, New York and Brussels.