The Global Art Project

Shirin Neshat: Beyond Orientalism

Neshat’s first solo exhibition in a European museum featured a selection of her hand-painted black and white photographs shown along with the video installations Shadow Under the Web and Turbulent. Shadow 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 implemented music to give the work its high political charge. The tonality, modality and volume of the voice are defined by identity and gender. Catalogue with texts by Neery Melkonian and Selene Wendt.