The Global Art Project

Shirin Neshat: Beyond Orientalism

Neshat’s first solo exhibition in a European museum features a selection of her hand-painted black and white photographs shown along with the video installations Shadow Under the Web and TurbulentShadow Under the Web, 1997 is a seminal work that signals a shift  from photography to video, and the use of sound as a dramatic element within the whole. With Turbulent, Neshat makes music or sound the medium that gives the work its high political charge. The tonality, modality and volume of the voice define identity and gender.

Catalogue with texts by Neery Melkonian and Selene Wendt.