Leonard's Questions: Shirin Neshat

Friday, May 14, 2010

Iranian artist Shirin Neshat shared her favorites with The Leonard Lopate Show.

What have you read or seen over the past year that moved or surprised you?
Films: I absolutely loved “The White Ribbon” by Hanneke, “Waltz with Bashir” and also have been looking at lots of Bergman’s masterpieces
What are you listening to right now?
A lot of music from Iran, young musicians like Mohsen Namjoo
What’s the last great book you read?
I have been obsessively reading the book of magic-realist writer, Ismail Kadare from Albania, I love “The Palace of Dreams,” “Broken April” and “The Pyramid”
What’s one thing you’re a fan of that people might not expect?
Dance- I study dance and go to see lots of performances
If you only had one day left, how would you spend it in NYC?
A nice walk in Central Park


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