The Logic of Poetry and Dreams Free Gallery Events
For millennia, poetry and literature have been at the heart of Persian culture and identity, forming the foundation for much of Shirin Neshat’s practice. Emerging from the work of poets and writers from Rumi to Forugh Farrokhzad and from Attar to Shahrnush Parsipur are themes including mysticism, metaphor, exile, politics, the natural world, feminism, and intimacy, all of which are reflected in Neshat’s films and photographs.
In conjunction with Shirin Neshat: I Will Greet the Sun Again, and taking place in the exhibition galleries, poets and artists across a range of media and from varied backgrounds will read, perform, and reflect upon Neshat’s works, and delve into the universality of these very themes. Co-organized with independent literary curators Louise Steinman and Maureen Moore.
October 24, 2019 - Sholeh Wolpé and Sahba Motallebi
November 7, 2019 - Majid Naficy
November 14, 2019 - Kazim Ali
November 21, 2019 - Carolina Rivera Escamilla
December 5, 2019 - Jazmin Garcia
December 12, 2019 - Sholeh Wolpé
December 19, 2019 - Vickie Vertiz
January 9, 2020 - Houman Sarshar
January 16, 2020 - Odeya Nini
January 23, 2020 - Jennifer Saparzadeh
January 30, 2020 - Christopher Soto
February 6, 2020 - dana washington
February 13, 2020 - Shonda Buchanan