SHIRIN NESHAT. The Home of My Eyes
Shirin Neshat, Iranian born in 1957, lives and works in New York. Sh studied art in Los Angeles in the years of the Iranian revolution, around 1978-79. She saw her home country changing under Islam in the 1990s. As a means of expression she choses photography, but also installations (conceptual) and cinema (space-time dynamic). Her work is primarily concerned on women identuty in particular; a job that she herself calls "personal, political, emotional". In The Home of My Eyes Shirin Neshat presents a cycle of 55 photographs created by the artist from 2014 to 2015 and still ever exposed in Europe. These are portraits of individual residents in different regions of Azerbaijan – who recalled the artist on her native country, Iran, each with a different religious belief but all, installation, presented as part of the same community.