Unstoppable Art initiative includes Shirin Neshat’s Soliloquy photo series
The reproductive health care non-profit Planned Parenthood has launched Unstoppable Art, part of its new campaign to rally the public around reproductive rights and interconnected issues, such as LGBTQIA rights, universal health care and equal pay. The initiative includes works by ten female artists and writers, including Shirin Neshat, Xaviera Simmons, Carrie Mae Weems and Zoe Buckman.
For Neshat’s contribution to the campaign her 1999 Soliloquy photo series is selected which depicts a woman dressed in black, in front of a monumental building. “I think it’s a sense of a woman against authority,” Neshat says. “I feel that a small body—the silhouette of a woman next to this very imposing architecture—somehow it has this feeling of alienation, [and] fighting against a superpower.”