Allegories of Flight

Presented in conjunction with the special exhibition, Shirin Neshat: I Will Greet the Sun Again, Allegories of Flight explores the Iranian American artist’s influences, including artists and filmmakers whose works embody “poetic, philosophical, and highly politically charged narratives and visual style.” Neshat has stated that her own work—whether made in Morocco, Mexico, the United States or Iran—offers more questions than answers. Mysticism is important to Neshat’s practice and to Persian culture, where flight plays an important role as a metaphor for the freeing of the spirit. This event will include live music, poetry readings and performance featuring artists mining a plethora of themes found in Neshat’s work and Persian literature—including resistance, healing, metaphor and mysticism—to tell stories across a constellation of cultures and identities.

Start Date

February 5, 2020

End Date

February 5, 2020


08:00 PM - 11:00 PM


221 South Grand Avenue

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