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Shirin Neshat

Steidl, 2006
152 pages
35 colour illustrations.
ISBN: 3865212298

This book documents Shirin Neshat's development from her groundbreaking photographic works Women of Allah and Unveiling to her creations of more recent years, particularly the still incomplete project Women without Men. She has repeatedly devoted her unmistakable work to the relationship between gender and culture, home and exile and to the situation of women in post-revolution Iran. Women without Men is a poetic vision in five parts about five women who, after a difficult and uncomfortable journey, find themselves in a deceptively paradisiacal garden. The film, based on a novella of the same name by Shahrnush Parsipur, is a provocative allegory on the situation in Iran today.


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