(American, born in Iran 1957)
Gelatin silver print
Unframed: 167.6 x 117.2 cm (66 x 46 1/8 in.); Framed: 176.8 x 127.2 cm (69 5/8 x 50 1/16 in.)
Purchased with funds donated by William and Margaret Lipscomb in celebration of the museum’s centennial 2016.59
One woman looks at us, asking if we have the courage to stand up, stand out from the crowd, and be counted.
Shirin Neshat uses photography and video to expose the role of gender in the creation of power structures and social values. During Friday prayers, a vital communal practice in Islam, men and women are required to sit separately, divided by a cloth wall. One woman turns her head to challenge that separation.
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