Mathaf presents a major exhibition of artist Shirin Neshat in fall 2014. The first solo exhibition of the artist in the region, Afterwards shares Neshat's photographic series from the 1990s to the present, including Women of Allah (1993–97), The Book of Kings (2012), and Our House is on Fire (2013). Also on view are video installations Turbulent (1998) and OverRuled (2012), addressing historical, cultural and political realities on which the artist has focused on for the past 30 years.
Composed of layers of information and images, references and concepts, this exhibition is an experience that, through the artist's interrogation of history and acts of building and destroying life, provokes a confrontation with humanities inherent contradictions. For Shirin Neshat, the presumed binaries of black and white, man and woman, individual and the masses, fullness and emptiness, presence and absence, are the elements that compose the artist's personal universe and space of dialogue.
A conversation between the artist and the curator Abdellah Karroum takes place from 3 to 4 pm, as part of the CIMAM 2014 Annual Conference program hosted by Mathaf.