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