Shirin Neshat

20 Aug 2016 – 14 Sep 2016

The Goodman Gallery

Johannesburg South, South Africa


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The Goodman Gallery presents Shirin Neshat’s first solo exhibition in Africa featuring two new video installations, Roja (2016) and Sara (2016), by Iranian-born artist and filmmaker, Shirin Neshat.


This exhibition will be on view at Goodman Gallery’s Johannesburg gallery.

Roja and Sara are part of a trilogy of video installations titled Dreamers, which explore the world of dreams. The first video in the trilogy, Illusions & Mirrors (2013), premiered at the Montreal Museum of Fine Art as part of the first La Biennale de Montréal in 2014.

Conceptually each of the three video installations revolve around a single female protagonists whose emotional and psychological narratives remain on the border of dream and reality; madness and sanity; and consciousness and sub-consciousness as they each face their own distinct inner anxieties. The visual approach to the creation of this trilogy has been consistent, with each video being shot in black and white, and the artist using simple camera devices to produce surrealistic and dreamy visual effects.

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