Shirin Neshat: The Home of My Eyes

Shirin Neshat: The Home of My Eyes
Library Shelf Location 18.NESH
Publication Date 2017

This catalogue features recent works by Iranian artist and filmmaker Shirin Neshat, including a selection of photographs from The Home of My Eyes series (2015), and her new video, Roja (2016).

Portraying the diverse people of Azerbaijan, Neshat’s The Home of My Eyes series comprises 55 photographic portraits inscribed with ink.

In this series, Neshat captures the individual character of her subjects in frontal, close-up portraits. While the subjects range in age and ethnicity, she unites them formally by staging them in similar clothing and poses, against a dark background.

The series additionally explores the subjects’ individual voices. During production, Neshat spoke with them about their perspectives on cultural identity and the concept of home.

She then composed texts, which are calligraphically inscribed across the portraits, from both the sitters╩╝ responses to the notion of homeland, and from poems by Nizami Ganjavi, a 12th century Iranian poet who lived in what is present day Azerbaijan.

The Home of My Eyes is exhibited at Museo Correr, Venice, as a collateral event of The 57th International Exhibition La Biennale di Venezia 2017.

ISBN 9783960981640
Quantity 1
Pages 72p; 32.5 x 1.4 x 22.1 cm
Editor Thomas Kellein
Format Hardback
Publisher Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther Konig
Related Artist Shirin Neshat
Categories Artist (relating to a single artist/collaborative team), Photography, Film and Artists' Moving Image
Languages English, Arabic

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