Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Art and Politics.




Alfredo Jaar, Silence of Nduwayezu, 1997. one million slides, light table, dimensions vary



Shirin Neshat

Calligraphy is often layered on the people in Neshat's photos. It falls over them like veils, or tattoos their skin. Curator Melissa Ho says text gives these silent faces a voice. Above, Neshat's 1996 work Speechless from the Women of Allah series.
Shirin Neshat, "Calligraphy is often layered on the people in Neshat's photos. It falls over them like veils, or tattoos their skin. Curator Melissa Ho says text gives these silent faces a voice. Above, Neshat's 1996 work Speechless from the Women of Allah series." npr 
Click here to see the tiny script printed on the face of the veiled warrior in Shirin Neshat's 1996 work Speechless.

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