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Shirin Neshat
26 January - 29 April 2001

Shirin Neshat
Shirin Neshat Since her performance at the last biennial in Venice Shirin Neshat is regarded as one of the most interesting female artists of the young art scene. We have at short notice been able to bring an extensive presentation of her works to Germany. As an adolescent the Iranian Shirin Nishat went to California to study art. When she visited her home again in 1990 she discovered a country which had changed entirely. With a critical and an emotional impact she reports on the cultural, social and political situation of the Iran of the Ayatollahs as well as on the social and cultural norms of western society. Shirin Neshat was awarded a Golden Lion in Venice. For the first time the exhibition, previously shown in the Kunsthalle in Vienna and in the Serpentine Gallery in London, shows a retrospective of the work of the artist, who was born in 1957. The focus is on three big video-installations of which one - the video-installation Fervor was acquired for the Galerie der Gegenwart by the F. and W. Foundation for Contemporary Art.

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