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Liza Donnelly: Drawing upon humor for change

Liza Donnelly: Drawing upon humor for change

(Laughter) I was afraid of womanhood. Not that I’m not afraid now, but I’ve learned to pretend. I’ve learned to be flexible. In fact, I’ve developed some interesting tools to help me deal with this fear. Let me explain. Back in the ’50s and ’60s, when I was growing up, little girls were supposed to

Shirin Neshat: Art in exile

Shirin Neshat: Art in exile

The story I wanted to share with you today is my challenge as an Iranian artist, as an Iranian woman artist, as an Iranian woman artist living in exile. Well, it has its pluses and minuses. On the dark side, politics doesn’t seem to escape people like me. Every Iranian artist, in one form or