Fotografiska Berlin presents: „The Fury“ by Shirin Neshat

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Fotografiska Berlin opened its doors in September 2023, marking the expansion of the renowned Stockholm Museum of Photography into the vibrant city of Berlin. Housed in the historic Kunsthaus Tacheles building, Fotografiska Berlin continues the legacy of its predecessors by showcasing contemporary photographic art. The latest exhibition at Fotografiska Berlin features the acclaimed Iranian photographer and filmmaker Shirin Neshat. Titled „The Fury,“ this exhibition delves into the stark realities faced by sexually exploited female political prisoners in the Republic of Iran, portrayed through Neshat’s mesmerizing black and white photographs and video works.

Daniela, from The Fury series, 2023_Digital c-print with ink and acrylic_Copyright Shirin Neshat_Courtesy of the artist and Gladstone Gallery, New York and Brussels

About the Exhibition

„The Fury“ offers a poignant exploration of the lived experiences of sexually exploited female political prisoners in Iran. Through her captivating black and white photographs and video installations, Shirin Neshat exposes the complexities surrounding the female body in Islamic cultures.

Throughout her esteemed career, Neshat has grappled with themes such as sin, shame, violence, repression, rebellion, power, and protest. In „The Fury,“ she presents a highly fictionalized and stylized portrayal of a female political prisoner’s life post-assault and torture. This emotionally charged installation confronts the viewer with the dual perception of the female body as both an object of desire and a site of violence, inviting reflection and dialogue on these pressing issues.

The exhibition will run from March 8 to June 9, 2024.

About the Artist

Shirin Neshat (born 1957) is an Iranian photographer and visual artist based in New York City. She is renowned for her contributions to film, video, and photography. Neshat’s work often explores themes of contrasts, including those between Islam and the West, femininity and masculinity, public life and private life, as well as antiquity and modernity. She adeptly bridges the spaces between these subjects through her thought-provoking artwork.

Neshat’s accomplishments include winning the International Award of the Venice Biennale in 1999 and receiving the Silver Lion for best director at the 66th Venice Film Festival in 2009. She was also named Artist of the Decade by G. Roger Denson, a critic for the Huffington Post.

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