Thursday, April 30, 2015

Shirin Neshat in Washington at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden

By Jane Ure-Smith
Portrait of Shirin Neshat at her studio in New York
WASHINGTON, DC---No sooner am I through the door of Shirin Neshat’s New York studio than we are talking politics. The artist, whose work over two decades, which she describes as “subversively candid”, has precluded her from returning to her native Iran, is excited about the fragile diplomatic agreement reached in Geneva at the beginning of this month. Next month, a retrospective of Neshat’s work will open at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, in Washington DC. [link]