Public Lecture followed by Q&A:
Tuesday, November 4, 2014
6:30 pm, OSB Maamari Auditorium

Neshat will present an overview of the evolution of her work, and will more specifically discuss the transitions of her art forms, from still photography’ such as the “Women of Allah” series (1993-1997,) to a series of video installations (1997- 2009), numerous still images as well as projecting her earliest video “Turbulent” (1998,) and her latest “Illusions & Mirrors” (2013)

Screening of “WOMEN WITHOUT MEN“ 2009
followed by an interview with Carol Mansour (award winning documentary filmmaker & founder of Forward Film Productions, LB)
Wednesday, November 5, 2014
6:30 pm, OSB Maamari Auditorium

Both events are open to the public and free of charge. ALL ARE WELCOME!

WORLD-RENOWNED ARTIST AND FILMMAKER SHIRIN NESHAT AT AUB The Department of Fine Arts and Art History at the American University of Beirut will be hosting award-winning artist / filmmaker Shirin Neshat on campus on November 4 and 5, as part of the AUB Visiting Scholar program. During her first visit to Lebanon and AUB, Neshat will meet with faculty, students and the public and will hold a public lecture and a screening. Shirin Neshat, based in N.Y., is one of the most influential Iranian film directors and artists of our time In 2010 the Huffington Post named her “Artist of the Decade” and states “the impact of her work far transcends the realms of art in reflecting the most vital and far-reaching struggle to assert human rights.” Neshat’s early photographic works, includes the Women of Allah (1993–97) series which explored the question of gender in relation to Islamic fundamentalism and militancy. Her subsequent video works departed from overtly political content or critique in favor of more poetic imagery and narratives. Neshat has held numerous solo exhibitions at galleries and museums internationally. Neshat directed her first feature-length film, Women Without Men, which received the Silver Lion Award, “Best Director” in the 66th Venice International Film Festival in 2009. She is currently working on her second feature length film, based on the life and art of the legendary Egyptian singer “Oum Kolthum”.