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Neshat gets biggest show in LA's Broad museum.

The Broad art museum in Los Angeles is currently hosting what it calls the largest exhibition to date of the work of Iranian artist Shirin Neshat over her three-decade career.

The exhibition includes more than 230 still photos and eight video works. The exhibition will continue through February 16, 2020.

The Broad says the exhibit, "Shirin Neshat: I Will Greet the Sun Again" takes its title from a poem by poet Forugh Farrokhzad.

The museum says the exhibition "offers a rare glimpse into the evolution of Neshat's artistic journey as she explores topics of exile, displacement, and identity with beauty, dynamic formal invention, and poetic grace."

The exhibition begins with her early photographic series, Women of Allah, and also features such video works Rapture, Turbulent, and Passage, and monumental photography installations including The Book of Kings.

Land of Dreams is a new work encompassing a body of photographs and two videos that are making their global debut in the exhibition.

The Broad says, "Throughout her career, Neshat has constructed poetic worlds in which women and men navigate narratives that mirror interior and political realities. Inside of and against these metaphoric worlds, Neshat studies the specifics of both individual and cultural gestures and poses, often assembling and interviewing real people who have lived through some of the most turbulent events of recent history, including the Green Movement in Iran and the Arab Spring in Egypt."

Four galleries in the exhibition feature work never-before-seen in the United States, including a body of portraits made in Iran that Neshat has never shown publicly.

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Title Annotation:Culture: From then to now
Publication:Iran Times International (Washington, DC)
Geographic Code:7IRAN
Date:Dec 20, 2019
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