The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s new galleries of Islamic art have received lots of attention, but don’t miss a concurrent, small exhibition of Iranian contemporary art from the Met’s permanent collection. It’s on view through September 3. Among the exhibited artists is Shirin Neshat, who was the guest on Episode No. 11 of The Modern Art Notes Podcast
Among the topics Neshat and I discussed on the program were the passion she feels for her homeland even though she’s lived in the United States for over three decades, the challenges of making art that will be both seen and understood in two divergent cultures, the U.S. and Iran, and how Persian poetry has informed her work.
Image: Shirin Neshat, Ramin from the series “Masses,” 2012.