"Rebellious Silence" Shirin Neshat, 1994. (photo taken by C. Preston). Neshat is an Iranian visual artist living in New York, whose work deals primarily with issues of identity and sexuality for Muslim women.

"Rebellious Silence" Shirin Neshat, 1994. (photo taken by C. Preston). Neshat is an Iranian visual artist living in New York, whose work deals primarily with issues of identity and sexuality for Muslim women.

Shirin Neshat in her studio working on Roja from "The Book of Kings" series   |   Photo: David Regen

Shirin Neshat in her studio working on Roja from "The Book of Kings" series | Photo: David Regen

Shirin Neshat Iranian born resides USA, explores her gender and cultural background

Shirin Neshat: "She Who Tells a Story"

Shirin Neshat Iranian born resides USA, explores her gender and cultural background

Shirin Neshat is an Iranian visual artist who lives in New York City, known primarily for her work in film, video and photography. Her earliest works were photographs, such as the Unveiling and Women of Allah series, which explore notions of femininity in relation to Islamic fundamentalism and militancy in her home country. While these works hint at the restrictive nature of Islamic laws regarding women, they deliberately open onto multiple readings, reaching instead toward universal…

Shirin Neshat is an Iranian visual artist who lives in New York City, known primarily for her work in film, video and photography. Her earliest works were photographs, such as the Unveiling and Women of Allah series, which explore notions of femininity in relation to Islamic fundamentalism and militancy in her home country. While these works hint at the restrictive nature of Islamic laws regarding women, they deliberately open onto multiple readings, reaching instead toward universal…

"I AM ITS SECRET," FROM THE SERIES 'WOMEN OF ALLAH', 1993  by Shirin Neshat; photography

"I AM ITS SECRET," FROM THE SERIES 'WOMEN OF ALLAH', 1993 by Shirin Neshat; photography

Shirin Neshat, Unveiling, 1993, from the series Women of Allah. Gelatin silver print and ink, 59 3/4 × 39 3/4 in. (151.8 × 101 cm). Whitney Museum of American Art, New York

Shirin Neshat, Unveiling, 1993, from the series Women of Allah. Gelatin silver print and ink, 59 3/4 × 39 3/4 in. (151.8 × 101 cm). Whitney Museum of American Art, New York

11 Books That Will Definitely Disturb You

11 Books That Will Definitely Disturb You

Alamut by Vladimir Bartol (Translated by Michael Biggins)

Women denied education, health care and choice. Iran. Shirin Neshat.

Women denied education, health care and choice. Iran. Shirin Neshat.

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