Critical Writing Index

Shirin Neshat: Zarin: Mary Ellen Mark: Falkland Road

by John Haber

Haber Arts, 2005

This article is an interesting viewpoint on Shirin Neshat's video "Zarin." The author compares Neshat's video to Mary Ellen Mark's "Falkland Road" as both works address prostitution as a disturbing fact. The article goes into detail about "Zarin" - the plot and its significance. Neshat abandons her traditional focus on men and women, black and white and women in the veil for the story of one woman's coming of age.

ITEM 2005.062 – available for viewing in the Research Centre

Videos, Artworks and Artists Cited

ZarinShirin Neshat

RaptureShirin Neshat

Falkland RoadMary Ellen Mark

Mathew Barney

Laurie Anderson

Jonathan Horoewitz

Bill Viola