CV121 - Shirin Neshat, Dreams as Acts of Resistance — Jill Glessing
CV121 - Shirin Neshat, Dreams as Acts of Resistance — Jill Glessing

CV121 - Shirin Neshat, Dreams as Acts of Resistance — Jill Glessing

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Ciel variable 121 - Wanderings (Fall 2022
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Shirin Neshat
Le rêve comme acte de résistance | Dreams as Acts of Resistance

— Jill Glessing

“Unique artistic enterprise,” “mature creative project,” and “at once personal, poetic, and political” – this is how Jill Glessing describes Land of Dreams, the central work in Iranian-born artist Shirin Neshat’s exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Toronto. In her detailed review, Glessing notes that Neshat used dreams to explore two of her realities: “resistance to oppression and experiences of separation.” In Land of Dreams, presenting studio portraits, a video installation, and a film, Neshat returns to these closely held themes, with a significant difference: attention is paid to the nation that has received her, the United States. Conceived with a desire for reconciliation “across an ideological divide,” Neshat’s works are a riposte to the Trump era’s white supremacist rhetoric. “The project humanizes the demonized Other,” Glessing writes.

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Jill Glessing, “ Shirin Neshat — Dreams as Acts of Resistance” in Ciel variable, No. 121, “Wanderings”, Montreal, 2022, p. 50-57.

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