03/19/2013 08:58 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Women's History Month Artists: Celebrating WHM With Shirin Neshat As The Four Of Hearts

HuffPost Arts&Culture is celebrating Women's History Month with the help of our favorite artists -- female artists, of course. Every day of March we're rolling out a new key player in the art world with a playing card... Get it? Print them out for your own amazing (although probably a bit flimsy) card deck or use them to stay fresh on your favorite women in art.


shirin neshat

WHO: Shirin Neshat

WHAT: Neshat moved to California during the Iranian revolution and enrolled at UC Berkeley, where she began working with film, photography and video to address themes of literature, politics, feminism and identity. Her 2012 exhibition, "Book of Kings," placed eleventh-century Persian poetry on black-and-white images of young Arab protesters, creating a long-spanning narrative of identity, creativity and dissent.

WHERE: Right here! We can't get enough of "Summer", Neshat's haunting video piece below:

WHY: We agree with HuffPost Arts&Culture blogger G. Roger Denson, who believes "the impact of [Neshat's] work far transcends the realms of art in reflecting the most vital and far-reaching struggle to assert human rights."

See more of our playing cards in the slideshow below:

Women's History Month Artists