Shirin Neshat: Louise Blouin Foundation Award

Honored for groundbreaking black-and-white photographs "Women of Allah"

Art Info: Shirin Neshat has become possibly the most well known Persian artist within the Western artistic world. Furthermore, she is an inspiration and role model for Iranian people internationally. While she lives in New York City, she addresses a global audience. Her earlier work was symbolic of her personal grief, anxiety and the pain of separation from her home country. It took a neutral position on Islam. As time progressed and the Islamic regime of Iran became more intrusive and oppressive, Neshat's artwork became more boldly political and subversively critical against it >>>


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