Shirin Neshat Lecture

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Join us live for a virtual lecture by artist Shirin Neshat followed by an audience Q&A.

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This event will be live captioned by Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART) services.

Shirin Neshat (b. 1957 in Qazvin, Iran) completed her education in the US in 1974. Five years later, the Islamic Revolution prevented her from returning to her home country for almost 20 years. Her personal experience as a Muslim woman in exile have informed her practice, in which she employs photography, video installation, cinema, and performance to explore political structures that have shaped the history of Iran and other Middle Eastern nations. Neshat portrays the alienation of women in repressive Muslim societies, interrogating the role reserved for women Islamic value systems. In her practice, she employs poetic imagery to engage with themes of gender and society, the individual and the collective, and the dialectical relationship between past and present through the lens of her experiences of belonging and exile.

Established in 2006 by a generous gift from Bill and Stephanie Sick, this distinguished visiting professorship enables internationally renowned artists and designers to visit and teach at SAIC.

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