Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Iran Chamber Society and Shirin Neshat, Photographer

Iran Chamber Society offers an interesting taste of Iranian life.

They write: In the absence of a well-documented, comprehensive and permanent source on Iran/Persia that can accommodate many viewers' needs and wishes in providing information on all aspects of Iranian/Persian history and culture, and in compliance with the needs of those who are concerned with Iran/Persia and its issues, "Iran Chamber Society" (Andjoman-e Otagh-e Iran) was founded in 2001. "Iran chamber Society" is nonprofit without any political, religious and otherwise affiliations with any governmental institutions.

It was here that I found more on Shirin Neshat , born 1957, Qazvin, Iran. Although she lives and works in New York, the United States, her artwork explores issues of her native society, Iran, especially the position of women. She uses the specifics of her background culture to create works that communicate universal ideas about loss, meaning, and memory.

2 comments:

Pam said...

Di, I just about passed out from the gorgeousness of a piece of hers that's showing at the museum just a 10 minute walk from my house. It was a STUNNER. Plus, I think you'll like the park where the museum is.

Drop in. We'll go see it and then, go for lunch.

woman wandering said...

Oh oh oh, they're showing her work near your place ... I'm so envious.

I would love to come over for lunch and the park and a good chat, some wandering ... okay, I'm convinced, just excuse me while I go sell a kidney or something.