Galleri F 15

Shirin Neshat – The Fury

22. Jun - 13. Oct

Galleri F 15 is pleased to present The Fury, an exhibition of the most recent work by Shirin Neshat.

Shirin Neshat’s new video installation addresses the sexual exploitation of women as political prisoners. Subjected to severe torture, sexual assault, including rape, it is commonly known that even after being released, many of the women are unable to recover emotionally from the trauma experienced in prison.

The Fury shot in New York in June of 2022, comprises a double-channel video installation, a VR experience, and a series of black and white photographs with hand-inscribed calligraphy of poems by Iranian poet Forough Farrokhzad (1934-1967).

These multidimensional bodies of work continue upon her incisive artmaking practice that focuses on the female body as both a battleground for ideology and a source of strength. By questioning and drawing attention to the relationship between the masculine and feminine, the individual and the collective, these highly charged images address issues of power within patriarchal societies.

SN Portrait_Photo Credit Rodolfo Martinez_e

Shirin Neshat © Shirin Neshat. Courtesy of the artist and Gladstone Gallery. Photography by Rodolfo Martinez

Shirin Neshat (b. 1957) is an Iranian visual artist and photographer who lives in New York City. For decades, Neshat’s expansive body of work has focused on the problematics of the female body in Islamic cultures, specifically in relation to her country, Iran, and the way in which the female body has continued to be a contested space for sin, shame, desire, repression, political & religious ideology, while also rebellion, power and protest.

Top photo: Shirin Neshat, The Fury, 2022, © Shirin Neshat. Courtesy of the artist and Gladstone Gallery.