Photo of artist Shirin Neshat and video still from her video, Land of Dreams

The Un-Private Collection: Shirin Neshat

Sunday, Oct 20, 2019
6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Zipper Hall at the Colburn School
Tickets $25


The next program in The Broad’s Un-Private Collection series will present a conversation with Shirin Neshat, joined by her longtime collaborators, Shoja Azari and Ghasem Ebrahimian, moderated by Ed Schad, the curator of The Broad's special exhibition, Shirin Neshat: I Will Greet the Sun Again—the largest exhibition to date of the internationally acclaimed artist. Sussan Deyhim, a frequent musical collaborator, will perform live music excerpts from Neshat’s films.

Tickets include one-time, anytime access to Shirin Neshat: I Will Greet the Sun Again during regular museum hours through February 16, 2020. Show your event ticket (print or electronic) for entry.

Made possible with support from Leading Partner East West Bank, Land Rover and Van Cleef & Arpels.


Shoja Azari

Shoja Azari

Shoja Azari is an artist and filmmaker based in New York. His filmography includes Women Without Men (2009), Windows (2006), and (2002), based on short stories by Franz Kafka. Azari was born in Shiraz, Iran, trained as a filmmaker in New York in the 1970s, and returned to Iran for the Revolution in 1979. Permanently returning to the U.S. In 1997, he met Shirin Neshat as she was assembling a team to create her first video, Turbulent. Mr. Azari's film and multimedia installations have been presented at galleries and museums internationally. His first solo exhibition in New York occurred in 2010 at the Leila Taghinia-Milani Heller Gallery.

Ghasem Ebrahimian

Ghasem Ebrahimian

Ghasem Ebrahimian began collaborating with Shirin Neshat in 1997 on a number of video installations as director of photography and co-writer. His film, The Sacred, The Absurd, about Iranian writer, Sadegh Hedayat, premiered at Victoria and Albert Museum in London and was nominated for best short film at Tribeca Film Festival in 2005. Ebrahimian’s feature screenplay writing credits include A Soldier of Misfortune (with Hubert Selby Jr., author of Last Exit to Brooklyn), and, for UK based company Matmedia, Rumi, about the life of the great Persian poet. Mr. Ebrahimian formed Ebrafilms with Coleen Higgins in 1980, and the company produced over forty documentaries for Italian and French television, among other commercial productions.

About The Un-Private Collection

“The Broad To Go” and "The Broad on the Go!" art kits were created so that kids could be creative and experience The Broad from home. The first art kits were delivered in 2020 so that families could get much-needed art supplies while school buildings were closed.

Inspired by Broad collection artists, each art kit contains art supplies, a journal, free museum passes, and art activities in English and Spanish that help develop critical thinking skills.


The Broad is proud to partner with Touch Art Supply and community organizations that are vital to families in Los Angeles and for advancing arts education.

Learn more about our community partners: 826 LA, Arts in Action, Cruzita’sGreetings from South Central, Hank’s Mini Market, Inner City ArtsLos Angeles Music and Art Schoolthe Los Angeles Public Library, Salesian Family Youth Center of Los AngelesSchool on WheelsSelf Help & Graphics Art, and South LA Café.


Special thanks to leading partner East West Bank
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