"Rebellious Silence" Shirin Neshat, 1994. (photo taken by C. Preston). Neshat is an Iranian visual artist living in New York, whose work deals primarily with issues of identity and sexuality for Muslim women. Inspiration Photography, Culture Photography, New York, Iranian Artists, Artists Quotes, Identity Photography, Muslim Women, Rebellious Silence, Shirin Neshat
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Shirin Neshat, Iran. Addresses social, political & psychological dimensions of women's experience in contemporary Islamic societies. She resists stereotypical representations of Islam, her artistic objectives are not explicitly polemical. Her work recognizes the complex intellectual & religious forces shaping the identity of Muslim women throughout the world. Using Persian poetry & calligraphy she examined concepts such as martyrdom, the space of exile, the issues of identity & femininity.