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Shirin Neshat at the Broad

November 19, 2019 • 8:00 am - November 26, 2019 PST

On view:  October 19, 2019–February 16, 2020

Shirin Neshat came to America from Iran in 1979, finishing high school here and going on to UC Berkeley. Much of her work comes from her own experience of displacement or separation from one’s homeland, while also reconciling the political strife in the Middle East during her lifetime: ‘79 Islamic Revolution, 9/11, the Arab Spring. Nehsat’s own emigré status informs the narratives of her work—as she told the LA Times, “Every woman in my film is an outcast, they are rebellious, they are running away.” Now on view at The Broad is a 30-year retrospective of Neshat’s work. It contains 230 photographs and eight immersive video installations. They’re all heart-breaking poignant reflections on diaspora, struggle, and shared humanity.