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A Conversation with Shirin Neshat
A Conversation with Shirin Neshat
WhenSunday, May 20, 2018, 3 – 4:30 p.m.
Campus locationHenry Art Gallery and Allen Center for The Visual Arts (HAG)
Campus roomHenry Art Gallery Auditorium
Event typesSpecial Events
Event sponsorsSponsored by the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilization, Persian and Iranian Studies Program, the School of Art + Art History + Design of the University of Washington and the Seattle International Film Festival, Iranian Film Initiative.
Target AudiencePublic Event

Moderated by Samad Alavi (NELC) and Sonal Khullar (Art History)

Born in 1957 in Qazin, Iran, Shirin Neshat is a contemporary Iranian visual artist who has done work in film, art, and photography. She left Iran before the 1979 Revolution and began studying at the University of California, Berkeley. Her films tend to be abstract and left to interpretation, revolving around themes of gender, identity, and society. Her artwork has been included at the Tate Gallery in London, The Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Tel Aviv Museum of Art, and the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis. She currently lives and works in New York.

Neshat's most recent film, Looking for Oum Kulthum (2017), will be screened at SIFF 2018:

SATURDAY, MAY 19 6:00 PM | Lincoln Square

SUNDAY, MAY 20 11:00 AM | AMC Pacific Place

Samad Alavi is Assistant Professor of Near Eastern Languages and Civilization at the University of Washington. Sonal Khullar is Associate Professor of Art History at the University of Washington.

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