Shirin Neshat: I Will Greet the Sun Again

Date/Time

February 19, 2021 to May 16, 2021

Location

The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth View map
3200 Darnell Street,
Fort Worth, TX, 76107

Additional Information

Description

The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth presents Shirin Neshat: I Will Greet the Sun Again, a survey of the internationally acclaimed artist’s work organized by and originating at The Broad, Los Angeles.

Curated by Ed Schad, curator at The Broad, this exhibition surveys approximately 30 years of the multidisciplinary artist’s video works and photography, investigating Neshat’s passionate engagement with ancient and recent Iranian history, the experience of living in exile, and the human impact of political revolution.

Taking its title from a poem by the Iranian poet Forugh Farrokhzad (1934–1967), the exhibition begins with Neshat’s most famous body of work, Women of Allah, 1993–97. The exhibition then features her early iconic video works such as Rapture, 1999, Turbulent, 1998, and Passage, 2001; monumental photography installations including The Book of Kings, 2012, and The Home of My Eyes, 2015; and Land of Dreams, 2019, a new, ambitious work encompassing a body of photographs and two recent videos.

Throughout her career, Neshat has constructed metaphoric worlds in which women and men assume cultural gestures and poses, often assembling and giving voice to real people who have lived through seismic events of recent history, including the Green Movement in Iran and the Arab Spring in Egypt.

Image: Shirin Neshat
Untitled (Women of Allah), 1996
Ink on RC print
47 7/8 x 33 1/4 inches
© Shirin Neshat/Courtesy the Artist and Gladstone Gallery, New York and Brussels