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Shirin Neshat: Film Retrospective (sold out)

Screening and conversation
Sunday 10.03.24
Neshat rapture

Kunstnernes hus is honored to announce the visit of acclaimed artist and filmmaker, Shirin Neshat, for an exclusive screening event and conversation. Shirin Neshat’s powerful and evocative photographs and video installations address social, political and cultural issues that shape her native Iran, with particular emphasis on the experience of women. The artist's unique perspective has garnered international acclaim, and this screening provides an exclusive opportunity for the Norwegian audience to experience the depth of her artistic vision. We will screen a selection of six of her films and video installations, consisting of works from the late 90s until 2023.

The screening will be followed by a conversation with Neshat led by Abirami Logendran, film programmer at Kunstnernes hus. The conversation will be held in English and the audience is invited to partake and ask questions.

The event is generously supported by Norwegian Film Institute.



18.00 – Introduction

18.10 – Screening: Turbulent (1998), Rapture (1999), Passage (2001), Roja (2016), Sarah (2016), Fury (2023)

19.30 – Conversation with Shirin Neshat

About the artist

Shirin Neshat is an Iranian-born artist and filmmaker living in New York. Neshat works and continues to experiment with the mediums of photography, video and film, which she imbues with highly poetic and politically charged images and narratives that question issues of power, religion, race, gender and the relationship between the past and present, East and West, individual and collective through the lens of her personal experiences as an Iranian woman living in exile.

Neshat has held numerous solo exhibitions at museums internationally including the Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich; Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth; The Broad, Los Angeles; Museo Correr, Venice, Italy; Hirshhorn Museum, Washington D.C. and the Detroit Institute of Arts.

Neshat has directed three feature-length films, Women Without Men (2009), which received the Silver Lion Award for Best Director at the 66th Venice International Film Festival, Looking For Oum Kulthum (2017), and most recently Land of Dreams, which premiered at the Venice Film Festival (2021).

Neshat was awarded the Golden Lion Award, the First International Prize at the 48th Biennale di Venezia (1999), the Hiroshima Freedom Prize (2005), the Dorothy and Lillian Gish Prize (2006) and in 2017, she received the prestigious Praemium Imperiale Award in Tokyo.

She is represented by Gladstone Gallery in New York and Goodman Gallery in London.

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