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by Shirin Neshat

Category: Photography and Video
Subcategory: Photo and Art
Author: Shirin Neshat
ISBN: 8890020202
ISBN13: 978-8890020209
Language: English
Publisher: Distributed Art Pub Inc (June 2, 1999)
Pages: 38
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Shirin Neshat’s photographic series "Women of Allah" examines the complexities of women’s identities in the . Shirin Neshat was born in 1957 in the town of Qazvin

Shirin Neshat’s photographic series "Women of Allah" examines the complexities of women’s identities in the midst of a changing cultural landscape in the Middle East-both through the lens of Western representations of Muslim women, and through the more intimate subject of personal and religious conviction. Shirin Neshat was born in 1957 in the town of Qazvin.

Shirin Neshat Iranian.

Shirin Neshat’s photographic series Women of Allah examines the . This support our FREE BOOKS initiative. Help us offer art history to everyone!

Shirin Neshat’s photographic series Women of Allah examines the complexities of women’s identities in the midst of a changing cultural landscape in the Middle East-both through the lens of Western representations of Muslim women, and through the more intimate subject of personal and religious conviction. Help us offer art history to everyone!

Shirin Neshat, Speechless (Women of Allah series), 1996. Courtesy of Leila Heller Gallery.

Shirin Neshat, Speechless (Women of Allah series), 1996. All works, Photography. Shirin Neshat: Women of Allah.

The history of Shirin Neshat's bodily portrayals of this 'Islamic woman' is the unwritten chronicle of a mute and concealed femininity. Her photographs show and tell what has been forbidden to show and tell. That she manages to do this without violating the bodily codes of an 'Islamic woman' marks the site of her creative imagination.

Shirin Neshat confronts certain views of Islam with her Women of Allah series. As it goes on show in LA, Kelly Grovier takes a look at the Iranian artist’s arresting images. I made Women of Allah and Rebellious Silence back in 1994, Neshat says, when asked about the image’s continued resonance, and now we’re in 2019 and I feel like ironically those images are still really relevant. They’ve become iconic and symbolic of certain values and continue to be cherished among certain people in the Islamic world.

Her 1999 book Women contained a series of portraits of women created especially for the occasion and an introduction . When it comes to feminism in art, I simply cannot go without mentioning Shirin Neshat, perhaps the most important Iranian contemporary artist

Her 1999 book Women contained a series of portraits of women created especially for the occasion and an introduction by the well-known writer and her partner, Susan Sontag. When it comes to feminism in art, I simply cannot go without mentioning Shirin Neshat, perhaps the most important Iranian contemporary artist.

Shirin Neshat (Persian: شیرین نشاط‎; born 1957) is an Iranian visual artist who lives in New York City, known primarily for her work in film, video and photography. Her artwork centers on the contrasts between Islam and the West, femininity and masculinity, public life and private life, antiquity and modernity, and bridging the spaces between these subjects.

From the essay by Hamid Dabashi: "There is a palpable energy in Shirin Neshat's photographs, an almost tangible seduction obviating the violence it borders, deeply rooted in the historical culture she would ultimately have to call 'home.' As an artist living in New York and from there addressing a global audience, Shirin Neshat quietly corrodes the most violent metaphysical imperative assumptions about the nature and function of an 'Islamic' femininity. Enduring assumptions of what constitutes an 'Islamic woman' are at once domestic to that culture and colonially crafted on it. With a singular strike of creative genius, Shirin Neshat manages to target both of these divergent yet colliding agents. The history of Shirin Neshat's bodily portrayals of this 'Islamic woman' is the unwritten chronicle of a mute and concealed femininity. Her photographs show and tell what has been forbidden to show and tell. That she manages to do this without violating the bodily codes of an 'Islamic woman' marks the site of her creative imagination."
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