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Shirin Neshat

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I was inspired to do a post on Shirin Neshat after watching the video clip featured below on Stereogum featuring her and a very worked up Henry Rollins (Black Flag) whom unleashes on the ‘elitist hipster youth’. Chances are if you have taken any form of contemporary art history class or art class at all you have come across Shirin’s work. I typically want to avoid posting the extremely well known and studied artists on the dropp but I thought I could make a special exception with Shirin. If you don’t know already Shirin Neshat is a feminist artist from Iran who currently resides in NYC. Shirin grew up in what would be considered in Iranian culture a very liberal or accepting house of Western Ideologies. Her father encouraged individual rights and freedoms and raised her in this manner and as she went through school her work began to reflect this. However after the Iranian revolution the deeply rich and widely accepting aspects of the Persian culture and values were replaced or diminished by the strict and structured form of Islamist government we know now. This kind of acceptance of Western Ideologies and exercising of individual and women’s rights became unacceptable in todays Iran and Shirin was forced to flee and take refuge in the United States in order to continue creating her art and live the type of life she had always wanted to live in Iran.

Video of Shirin Neshat and Henry Rollins

Sun Nov 7

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