Investigating themes that define and inform the work of Shirin Neshat, the Broad presents ALLEGORIES OF FLIGHT, an evening of music, readings, and performance in conjunction with the exhibition Shirin Neshat: I Will Greet the Sun Again, now in its final weeks.
The evening—organized with independent literary curators Louise Steinman and Maureen Moore—begins with a performance by musician brothers SaintAbdullah in the lobby and poetry readings by Naomi Shihab Nye and Natalie Diaz in Oculus Hall (with a poetry encore at the end of the event).
Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Cullors will debut a specially commissioned performance work, and Davia Spain will close the evening with a live music set, “touching on themes including trans experience and institutions and systems designed to suppress ancient, ancestral knowledge.”*
On Saturday, as part of the ARRAY 360° festival, she will join Garrett Bradley for a discussion and screenings of their new films—LAND OF DREAMS (2019, Neshat) and AMERICA (2019, Bradley)—and on Sunday at the Colburn School, Neshat and her longtime collaborators Shoja Azari, Sussan Deyhim, and GhasemEbrahimian will participate in a conversation and music event as part of The Broad’s Un-Private Collection series.
The evening includes performances by Georgia Anne Muldrow and Busdriver in the museum’s Oculus Hall, and throughout the evening Mecca Vazie Andrews will “animate the galleries of Soul of aNation through three distinct movement and dance pieces.”*