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This is the first part of a long attempt to deal with the highly problematic subject of Chan painting—that is, painting associated in various ways with the Chan (Zen) sect of Buddhism. Shown and discussed at length are works by and ascribed to the most famous Chan painter, the monk-artist Muqi.
Iranian born artist/filmmaker Shirin Neshat's early photographic works explored the question of gender in relation to Islamic fundamentalism and militancy. Her subsequent video installations have departed from overtly political content in favor of more poetic imagery and narratives. In her Regents' Lecture, Neshat discusses the development of her artwork from photography to video installation to cinema and screen selections of her video based work.
Sponsored by the Doreen B. Townsend Center for the Humanities http://townsendcenter.berkeley.edu/