Friday, April 29, 2011

The Woman Behind the Screen, The New Yorker by Lauren Collins

From The New Yorker - Online Only / Slide Show

The Woman Behind the Screen

In this issue of the magazine, Lauren Collins writes about the artist Shirin Neshat, who works primarily in video. “The vagaries of biography and recent history have meant that her concerns have often coincided with those of the evening news,” Collins writes, and, because of the sexual and political content of her videos, Neshat cannot work in Iran, where she was born. The portfolio below includes images from Neshat’s “Women of Allah” series and photographs of scenes from her video-and-sound installations.

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