Hirshhorn Plaza

Film Series: Through Women’s Eyes
Women Without Men, 2009
Special Introduction by Professor Ahmad Karimi-Hakkak

Thursday, June 11, 2015
7:00 pm | Ring Auditorium
Women Without Men is Neshat’s film adaptation of the 1989 novella by Shahrnush Parsipur. The movie chronicles the intertwining lives of four women in Iran during the summer of 1953. Introduction for the film will be made by Ahmad Karimi-Hakkak, Professor of Persian Language, Literature, and Culture at the University of Maryland, College Park.

Film Series: Through Women’s Eyes
A Separation, 2011

Thursday, June 18, 2015
7:00 pm | Ring Auditorium
Addressing divisions of thought around religion, class, sex, and generation, Asghar Farhadi’s A Separation follows the struggles of a middle class family and the complications surrounding a contemporary Tehrani woman’s bid for a divorce.

Friday Gallery Talk: Philip Brookman on Digital Media in Shirin Neshat: Facing History
Friday, June 19, 2015
12:30 pm | Hirshhorn Lobby
Curator, photographer, film-maker, and writer, Philip Brookman will lead a discussion of digital media works in the exhibition Shirin Neshat: Facing History. More…

The House is Black
Saturday, July 18, 2015
2 pm | Meyer Auditorium
Sussan Deyhim, a renowned composer, singer, and performance artist who has collaborated on many of Neshat’s video works, has spent the last three years developing a multimedia project dedicated to the life and work of Farrough Farrokhzad, a leading feminist poet who had a profound influence on modern Iranian art and culture. A screening of Farrokhzad’s acclaimed documentary The House is Black, will be followed by a short talk by Deyhim, interview footage from 1963 between Farrokhzad and Bernardo Bertolucci, and a conversation with curator, Carol Huh. More…

Abbas Kiarostami: Five Dedicated to Ozu
July – September 13, 2015
From July to September 2015, the Freer|Sackler features a series of programs highlighting contemporary moving-image works from Iran. The series opens with Five Dedicated to Ozu (2003, 74 minutes) by celebrated director Abbas Kiarostami. Presented as a single-screen projection, Five pays tribute to Yasujirō Ozu, the renowned Japanese filmmaker whose work has deeply influenced Kiarostami’s films. Through a characteristic attention to the power of simple mise-en-scène and sound, the inherent drama and subtle humor of nature unfurls before the viewer in five long shots taken near the sea. More…

Panel Discussion
Portraying History: Gender and Politics in Iran

Moderated by Tyler Green
NOTE NEW DATE: Wednesday, September 9, 2015
6:30 pm | Ring Auditorium
This program brings together artist Shirin Neshat and Nazila Fathi, former Tehran-based New York Times correspondent and author of The Lonely War:  One Woman’s Account of the Struggle for Modern Iran, to discuss the role of women in Iranian society. More…