Shirin Neshat - An Artist Talk

Thursday 24 October 2013
18.00, Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre (with registration from 17.15)
The Courtauld Institute of Art, Somerset House, Strand, London WC2R 0RN

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S. NeshatStill from Women Without Men © courtesy the artist and Barbara Gladstone Gallery.

Speaker(s): Shirin Neshat (artist)
Ticket/entry details: £7 (£3 for London Film School and Courtauld staff/students). Tickets must be purchased online here:
Student ID will be required at registration on the day. Please note that registration will close at 17.45. If you are delayed, your space may be reallocated to someone else.
Organised by: Dr Sussan Babaie (The Courtauld Institute of Art), Vali Mahlouji (Independent Curator) and the London Film School.

Shirin Neshat opens her sketchbook and discusses her practice with the audience. Neshat will screen excerpts of her work spanning across her career from her earliest works to her latest film. The event will be followed by a Q&A with the audience.

This event is part of the Shirin Neshat Filmmaking Residency and Workshop presented by the London Film School in collaboration with the Barbican, The Courtauld Institute of Art and This programme has been made possible with the generous support of The Arts Council England (ACE), Magic of Persia and Taymour Grahne Gallery.

Shirin Neshat is an Iranian-born, New York-based artist, photographer and filmmaker. Her work often addresses the social, political and psychological dimensions of women’s experiences in contemporary Middle Eastern societies. Neshat’s videography projects Turbulent and Rapture won the prestigious International Award at the XLVIII Venice Biennale. In 2009 she won the Silver Lion for best director at the 66th Venice Film Festival for her feature directorial debut, Women Without Men.

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