Tomorrow evening at the Barbican, award-winnning artists and filmmakers Shirin Neshat and Isaac Julien select short clips from each others’ work and question one another about methods and preoccupations. The discussion will be chaired by Ben Gibson, Director of the London Film School, and will be followed by a question and answer session with the audience.
This event is part of the London Film School’s Shirin Neshat Artists’ Filmmaking Workshop presented by the London Film School in collaboration with Arts Council England, the Barbican, the Courtauld Institute of Art and tank.tv. In addition to this event, on Thursday 24 October, Neshat opens her sketchbook and discusses her practice with the audience. She will screen snippets of her work spanning across her career from her earliest works to her latest film. The event will be followed by a Q&A with the audience. The unique presentation has also been made possible with the generous support of Magic of Persia and Taymour Grahne Gallery.
Shirin Neshat is an Iranian-born, New York-based artist, photographer and filmmaker. Her work often considers the social, political and psychological dimensions of women’s experiences in the context of contemporary Middle Eastern socities. Neshat’s videography projects Turbulent and Rapture won the prestigious International Award at the XLVIII Venice Biennale. In 2009 she won the Silver Lion for best director at the 66th Venice Film Festival for her feature directorial debut, Women Without Men.
Shirin Neshat – An Artist Talk, 24 October, The Courtauld Institute of Art, Somerset House, Strand, London WC2R 0RN.
Shirin Neshat & Isaac Julien ScreenTalk, 22 October, Barbican Centre, Cinema 2 (Beech St).
1. Still from Women Without Men © courtesy the artist and Barbara Gladstone Gallery.