The Book of Kings

Shirin Neshat The Book of Kings


13 Apr 2013 to 8 Sep 2013


Faurschou Beijing

798 Art District, NO2 Jiuxianqiao Road P.O.Box 8502, Chaoyang District Beijing, China 100015

My House is on Fire, 2012, Ink on LE silver gelatin print, 120 x 152.5 cm

Shirin Neshat’s large photo series "The Book of Kings" is inspired by the 60,000-verse poem "Shahnameh" (The Book of Kings) from the eleventh century by the Persian poet Ferdowsi, today still the great narrative of Persian history up to the Islamic conquest of Persia in the seventh century.

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Divine Rebellion, 2012, Ink on LE silver gelatin print, 157.5 x 124.5 cm