Artists in Conversation | Shirin Neshat

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Friday, April 23, 2021 - 12:00pm
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Shirin Neshat, visual artist and filmmaker, in conversation with Oksana Chefranova, Associate Research Scholar, Film and Media Studies Program at Yale

at home: Artists in Conversation

Join us for lively and inspiring conversations with some of today’s most notable artists. at home: Artists in Conversation brings together curators and artists to discuss various artistic practices and insights into their work.

About Shirin Neshat

Neshat is an artist, actress, director, and filmmaker. Born near Tehran, Iran, in 1957, she now lives and works in New York. She initially used photography to explore gender and its relation to the religious and cultural value systems of Islam. Subsequent video works turned to poetic imagery and narratives. Her first feature film, Women Without Men (2009), brings together the lives of four women amid Iran’s CIA-backed coup d’état in 1953. It received the Silver Lion Award for Best Director at the 66th Venice International Film Festival. Looking for Oum Kulthum (2017) follows an Iranian woman in exile and the consequences she faces in a conservative male-dominated society. Her next film, Land of Dreams (in production), is a political satire set in near-future America.