Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Shirin Neshat

Shirin Neshat شیرین نشاط (born March 26, 1957 in Qazvin, Iran) is a Iranian visual artist who lives in New Work. She is known primarily for her work in film, video and photography. The work of Shirin Neshat addresses the social, political and psychological dimensions of women's experience in contemporary Islamic societies. Although Neshat actively resists stereotypical representations of Islam, her artistic objectives are not explicitly polemical. Rather, her work recognizes the complex intellectual and religious forces shaping the identity of Muslim women throughout the world.

excerpt from wikipedia

Shirin Neshat Self- Portrait