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The Broad presented visual artist and world renowned filmmaker Shirin Neshat in conversation with Christy MacLear, executive director of the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, in The Un-Private Collection: Artist as Activist. Co-presented with the Library Foundation of Los Angeles’s ALOUD series, the talk was held at the Central Library’s Mark Taper Auditorium. In her provocative work, visual artist and filmmaker Neshat has addressed the issues of social repression in her native Iran, from where she has been exiled for most of her career. She also reaches beyond her own identity in her work to address broader concerns about freedom, individuality and the power of the erotic.