Shirin Neshat - The book of Kings

Published on the occasion of the exhibition The Book of Kings from September 12 to November 17, 2012  at the Gallery Jérôme de Noirmont, this catalogue presents the most recents works by Shirin Neshat and is accompany with a bilingual text of the iranian writer and art critic, Abdee Kalantari.

Published : September 2012
Limited edition of 1000 copies
168 pages.
Full-pages colour illustrations.
Size 32,6 x 24,8 cm.
ISBN 2-912303-37-0
Retail Price : épuisé


This catalogue presents the series Rapture (a video and 12 photographs) realized by Shirin Neshat, Golden Lion of the XLVIII Venice Biennial in 1999. This book contains the 12 photographs of Rapture, like the now mythical one featuring veiled women on a beach realized in the grandiose site of Essaouira Fortress in Morocco, as the other works of this series.
The text by James Rondeau, Chief Curator of Contemporary Art, Department of Twentieth-Century Painting and Sculpture, at the Art Institute of Chicago, enlightens the Iranian artist’s work, which questions the role and the situation of the Muslim women enduring religious and political pressures in the modern Islamic world.

Bilingual French & English text by James Rondeau. Filmography. Selective list of personal and group exhibitions.

Published: November 1999.
Edition limited to 1500 copies.
56 pages.
12 black & white illustrations.
Size : 17 x 21.5 cm - 6 3/4 x 8 1/2 in.
ISBN : 2-912303-07-9.
Retail price : sold out.