Shirin Neshat's most important works in film are being screened online in a five-day-long mini film festival (20-24 June), organised by Goodman Gallery to coincide with Art Basel Online. The videos are available for only 24 hours each through the gallery's website.
The Art Newspaper has partnered with Goodman Gallery to exclusively release the film Roja (2016) a few days early to our readers and it will be available until 6pm BST/1pm EDT 22 June. Part of a trilogy called Dreamers, which explores the world of women’s dreams, Roja traces an Iranian woman’s attempts to connect with American culture and is inspired by Neshat’s own nighttime visions and memories.
"Throughout my many years as a video artist and filmmaker I’ve rarely had the opportunity to show these distinct bodies of work together in one film series," Neshat says. "This programme, ranging from full-colour narrative feature films such as Women Without Men, to short enigmatic videos such as Roja, will give the audience a glimpse into my practice and diverse interests," Neshat says.
All the films can be viewed on Goodman Gallery's website from 6pm BST/1pm EDT and will be available for 24 hours. You can find the films and read more about the programme here.
Saturday 20 June: Women Without Men (2009)
Sunday 21 June: Dreamers trilogy: Illusions and Mirrors (2013); Sarah (2016); Roja (2016)
Monday 22 June: Turbulent (1998); Rapture (1999); Soliloquy (1999)
Tuesday 23 June: Tooba (2002); The Last Word (2003)
Wednesday 24 June: Looking for Oum Kulthum (2017)