Regents' Lecture Panel Discussion with Shirin Neshat

Photo of women in black burqas on the beach, shot so that they resemble birds.

Regents' Lecture Panel Discussion with Shirin Neshat

Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall

Regents’ Lecturer Shirin Neshat in conversation with UC Berkeley scholars Stefania Pandolfo, (Anthropology), Larry Rinder (Director of the Berkeley Museum of Art and Pacific Film Archive) and Jeffrey Skoller (Film and Media).

Shirin Neshat is an Iranian born artist/filmmaker living in New York. Neshat’s early photographic works explored the question of gender in relation to Islamic fundamentalism and militancy with the series Women of Allah (1993-97). Her subsequent installations departed from overtly political content in favor of more poetic imagery and narratives. Neshat has been honored with various awards and held numerous solo exhibitions at galleries and museums in the United States and internationally. Neshat’s first feature-length film, Women Without Men, received the Silver Lion Best Director Award in the 66th Venice International Film Festival (2009). She is currently working on her second feature length film based on the life and art of the legendary Egyptian singer Oum Kalthoum.

Shirin Neshat will also participate in a Regents’ Lecture: From Photography to Cinema on Tuesday, March 19 at 6:00 pm in the Berkeley Art Museum Theater.

This event is free and open to the public.