Shirin Neshat: I Will Greet the Sun Again
Originated by The Broad, "Shirin Neshat: I Will Greet the Sun Again" is the largest exhibition to date of internationally acclaimed artist Shirin Neshat’s approximately 30-year career.
Taking its title from a poem by Iranian poet Forugh Farrokhzad, the exhibition (which presents over 230 photographs and eight immersive video installations works) offers a rare glimpse into the evolution of Neshat’s artistic journey as she explores topics of exile, displacement, and identity with beauty, dynamic formal invention, and poetic grace.
Beginning with her early photograph series, Women of Allah, the exhibition also features iconic video works such as Rapture, Turbulent, and Passage, monumental photography installations including The Book of Kings and The Home of My Eyes, and Land of Dreams, a new, ambitious work encompassing a body of photographs and two videos that will make its global debut in the exhibition. Following The Broad's originating presentation, the exhibition will travel to the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth from February 12 until May 16, 2021.
Throughout her career, Neshat has constructed poetic worlds in which women and men navigate narratives that mirror interior and political realities. Inside of and against these metaphoric worlds, Neshat studies the specifics of both individual and cultural gestures and poses, often assembling and interviewing real people who have lived through some of the most turbulent events of recent history, including the Green Movement in Iran and the Arab Spring in Egypt.
Neshat’s 2001 collaboration with composer Philip Glass, Passage, will act as a pivot in the exhibition from Neshat’s early, personal work made specifically about living outside of Iran during some of the most turbulent times in the country’s history to new bodies of work which reflect universally on seismic global political events such as 9/11, the Arab Spring, and the current xenophobia in the United States over immigration. Four galleries in the exhibition feature work never-before-seen in the United States, including a body of portraits made in Iran that Neshat has never shown publicly.
Exhibition Information and Tickets
October 19, 2019 to February 16, 2020
221 S. Grand Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Monday | CLOSED*
Tuesday | 11 a.m.–5 p.m.
Wednesday | 11 a.m.–5 p.m.
Thursday | 11 a.m.–8 p.m.
Friday | 11 a.m.–8 p.m.
Saturday | 10 a.m.–8 p.m.
Sunday | 10 a.m.–6 p.m.
About the sponsor:
The Broad is a contemporary art museum founded by philanthropists Eli and Edythe Broad on Grand Avenue in downtown Los Angeles. Designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro in collaboration with Gensler, the museum offers free general admission and presents an active program of rotating temporary exhibitions and innovative audience engagement. The Broad is home to 2,000 works of art in the Broad collection, which is among the most prominent holdings of postwar and contemporary art worldwide, and welcomes more than 800,000 visitors a year.