Shahryar Nashat | the artist

The artist Shahryar Nashat
Born 1975, Teheran, Iran.
Lives and works in Paris, France.

Style and technique of the artist: Installation art, Video,

spent all his life in Switzerland

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Artist’s website
The Regulating Line, Videostill

The Regulating Line

The Louvre. The Life of Marie de Medici by Rubens: an immense baroque opera mixing breast plates with naked voluptuous bodies, flowing draperies with rigid ships; inspired by classical mythology, Rubens treats the biography of the seventieth century queen in an epic way. A young man stands in the middle of this mise en scène. His only possible response seems necessarily physical.

Switzerland 2007, Beta, 7’40 minutesPlaque (Slab) is about ‘taking shape’. Its starting point was archive footage of Canadian musician Glenn Gould. In the 1964 recording, the pianist plays on a TV set surrounded by three faux marble monuments. In Shahryar Nashat’s final edit Glenn Gould appears in a short sequence of jaunty stop-action animation…
Portrait of the artist

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