Shirin Neshat: I Will Greet the Sun Again
On view February 28 through May 16, 2021
Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth
Fort Worth, Texas

Taking its title from a poem by the Iranian poet Forugh Farrokhzad (1934–1967), “I Will Greet the Sun Again” begins with Shirin Neshat’s most famous body of work, Women of Allah, 1993–97. The exhibition then features her early iconic video works such as Rapture, 1999, Turbulent, 1998, and Passage, 2001; monumental photography installations including The Book of Kings, 2012, The Home of My Eyes, 2015; and Land of Dreams, 2019, a new, ambitious work encompassing a body of photographs and two recent videos.

The exhibition journeys from works that address specific events in contemporary Iran, both before and after the Islamic Revolution, to works that increasingly use metaphor and ancient Persian history and literature to reflect on universal concerns of gender, political borders, and rootedness.
Image:
Shirin Neshat, Offered Eyes, 1993 © Shirin Neshat/Courtesy the artist and Gladstone Gallery, New York and Brussels