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Shirin Neshat: Women Without Men 

Hailed as an important contemporary artist, Iranian-born Shirin Neshat is known for her striking visuals. But more than that, she has a profound-yet-poetic sense of what it means to be a woman in modern Iran, a land she left when she was 17. After coming of age in California, she found trips to her homeland deeply disturbing but visually intriguing as she became known for dramatic photographs and videos of Iranian women in a militant Islamic culture. This Prospect.1 exhibition consists of four videos inspired by Shahrnush Parsipur's surrealist novel Women Without Men, which was banned by the Iranian government in 1989. In works such as Zarin (pictured), she explores the author's tale of outcast Iranian women to comment on the lives of real women in traditional Muslim societies. — D. Eric Bookhardt

Through January

Newcomb Art Gallery, Tulane University, 865-328; www.newcombartgallery.tulane.edu

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