Publisher: Milano (Milan): Edizione Charta and the Museo 'Arte Contemporanea, Turin, 2002
Edition: 1st Edition
Binding: Soft cover
Condition: Fine / No dust jacket as issued
Item #: 111236
First edition, first printing. Signed and dated 7-2-02 in black ink on the title page by Neshat. Soft cover. Photographically illustrated stiff wrappers. Photographs, video stills and text (in Italian and English) by Shirin Neshat. Essays (in Italian and English) by Ida Gianelli, Hamid Dabashi, RoseLee Goldberg and Giorgio Verzotti. Includes a list of plates, exhibition catalogue, a biography, exhibition history and bibliography (in Italian and English). 188 pp., with 29 four-color and 43 duotone illustrations finely printed on heavy paper. 11 x 9-3/8 inches. Published on the occasion of the 2002 exhibition "Shirin Neshat" at the Castello di Rivoli, Museo d'Arte Contemporanea, Rivoli-Torino.
From the publisher: "The relationships between nature and culture, between expressions of desire and censure, between body and space, are at the core of [Neshat's] work. In her photographs as in her complex video installations, man and woman are represented as emblematic figures, and the dialectic of the sexes summarized as a series of contradictions that Shirin Neshat confronts lucidly, avoiding judgments while also indicating possible solutions. This book documents her entire artistic production, from the first black and white photographs in which she gave voice to Iranian women by tracing onto their faces, hands and naked feet the verses of ancient Persian poets, up to the most recent color video and film works, in which ancient Persian poetry is met with specially composed music by Sussan Deyhim and Philip Glass."