Sunday, 20 June 2010

Little White Lies Interview: Shirin Neshat for Women Without Men

Having cemented her reputation in artistic circles with her work in photography and video installation, Iranian-born artist Shirin Neshat has struck out into cinematic territory with her first feature film, Women Without Men. Taking a preoccupation with the role of women in the Islamic sphere from her art, Neshat’s film brings together the fates of four women against the British-American backed coup of 1953 to overthrow Iran’s democratically elected government.

Engaging with a period of Iran’s history that is often overlooked in the West, whilst bringing together influences from her Persian upbringing and her time in the US studying and working as a conceptual artist, Neshat’s film radiates a fascinating mix of political engagement, existential musings and stunning aesthetics... (read more)

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