Shirin Neshat Exhibition
at Mélycsarnok, the Project Gallery of Műcsarnok / Kunsthalle Budapest, Hungary | 2014
Curator: Mária Kondor-Szilágyi
World-famous visual artist Shirin Neshat was born in Qazvin, Iran in 1957. She studied art at the University of California, Berkeley, from 1974. Following the 1979 Islamic revolution in Iran, she could not return to her homeland for years. In 1983 she moved to New York, where she has lived and worked ever since.
Her photo- and video-based works prominently expose male and female roles in relation to religion, violence and gender, lay bare the differences in the opportunities available for the two sexes, and highlight the relationship and conflicts of eastern and western culture.
Shirin Neshat’s first solo exhibition in Budapest featured Rapture (1999), a single-channel video in the inner hall of the exhibition space, and Zarin (2005) a two-channel video work in the outer hall.
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