Mandy & Cliff Einstein Visiting Artist Series: Shirin Neshat

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Please join Otis College of Art and Design for the Mandy & Cliff Einstein Visiting Artist Series, featuring a public lecture by world-renowned artist and filmaker Shirin Neshat.

6 p.m. Reception with the artist in the Lobby of the Galef Building

7 p.m. Program in the Forum, Anne Cole Building

Shirin Neshat is an Iranian-born artist and filmmaker living in New York, who is the subject of a new exhibition, originated by The Broad, opening on October 19, Shirin Neshat: I Will Greet the Sun Again--the largest survey to date of the artist’s career. Neshat’s early photographic works include the Women of Allah series (1993–1997), which explored the question of gender in relation to Islamic fundamentalism and militancy. Her subsequent video works departed from overtly political content or critique in favor of more poetic imagery and complex human narratives. Neshat continues to explore and experiment with the mediums of photography, video and film. Her most recent bodies of work include the photographic series The Book of Kings (2012), The Home of My Eyes (2015) and the trilogy Dreamers comprised of three video installations: Illusions and Mirrors (2013), Roja (2016), and Sarah (2016). Shirin Neshat: I Will Greet the Sun Again features these works as well as her most recent work, Land of Dreams (2019), which makes its global debut in the exhibition.

Neshat has held numerous solo exhibitions at galleries and museums worldwide, including the Museo Correr in Venice, Italy, to coincide with the 2017 Venice Biennale; the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington D.C.; Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Doha; National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul; Detroit Institute of the Arts, Detroit, Michigan; Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; the Serpentine Gallery, London; Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin; the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; and the Musée d’Art Contemporain de Montréal, among others.

Neshat has participated in major international group exhibitions, including the 48th Venice Biennale of Art (1999), the Whitney Biennial (2000), Documenta XI (2002) and LACMA (2015). Neshat was the recipient of the Golden Lion Award - the First International Prize at the 48th Venice Biennial (1999), the Hiroshima Freedom Prize (2005), The Crystal Award (2014), and the Praemium Imperiale (2017). Her work is included in the collections of museums and public institutions around the world.

In 2009, Neshat directed her first feature-length film, Women Without Men, which received the Silver Lion Award for Best Director at the 66th Venice International Film Festival. She has recently completed her second feature-length film, based on the life and art of the legendary Egyptian singer Oum Kulthum. Neshat is represented by Gladstone Gallery, New York and Brussels.

This program has been made possible by a generous gift from Mandy and Cliff Einstein.

  • Please join us at 6 p.m. for a reception with the artist. Cocktails and hors d'oeuvres will be served in the Galef Lobby.

  • Program starts promptly at 7 p.m. in the Forum, Anne Cole Building.

  • Seating is first-come, first-served. The event will also be live streamed to the reception space in the Galef Lobby. Hors d'oeuvres and refreshments will be served in the Galef Lobby throughout the evening and the current exhibition Centennial: 100 Years of Otis Alumni in the adjacent Ben Maltz Gallery will be open until 9 pm.

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