Oct 12th 2021

Shirin Neshat

@ School of the Art Institute of Chicago


Opening Tuesday, October 12th, from 6:30PM - 7:45PM

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

Link to join via Zoom: https://saic-edu.zoom.us/j/81199802473

Passcode: SAICVAP

Shirin Neshat (b. 1957 in Qazvin, Iran) arrived in the US in 1975. 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. 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.

This event will be live captioned by Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART) services. For additional access requests, including ASL interpretation or audio description, visit saic.edu/access.

Image: Shirin Neshat, Land of Dreams, 2019. Single-channel video installation, HD video monochrome. Duration: 25 minutes and 19 seconds. Courtesy of the artist and Gladstone Gallery, New York and Brussels.

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