1990s Artists Board Collection Staff

Omar Kholeif describes Turbulent by Shirin Neshat.

Shirin Neshat's most important piece, in my opinion, that she ever produced was in that film that she made in 1998 called Turbulent, which was a two-channel piece. And it was acquired by a group of visionary trustees for the museum when she had a small project exhibition at the Art Institute at that point. And the trustees had bought one piece for the Art Institute and one piece for us. And I think that we got what is, in my opinion, the great, great, great work. It's an incredible piece about voice and voicelessness and what power does a female voice have in a country and a context that is oppressive.

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