May 13–Jul 2, 2023

Shahryar NashatIt's all just stories

Image courtesy of Shahryar Nashat.

  • Image courtesy of Shahryar Nashat.

  • “I don’t know what Shahryar’s work is about— thank god! It seems to be that getting it or understanding it is beside the point. It doesn’t work like that. It’s not work that you’ve got to interpret.” — Hamza Walker

    “Nashat leads his viewers to an understanding of the mechanics of being human, but stops short of arrival; it is up to us to traverse (or revel in) that uneasy gap.” — Simon Castets and Elena Filipovic

    “A choreographed spectacle of protein and prosthesis.” — Jordan Carter.

    Curated by Myriam Ben Salah.

    Major annual support for the Renaissance Society is provided by 247 and The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.

    Additional support is provided by The MacArthur Fund for Culture, Equity, and the Arts at Prince and The Provost’s Discretionary Fund at the University of Chicago. This program is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency.

    All Renaissance Society publications are made possible by The Mansueto Foundation Publications Program.

    The Study at University of Chicago is the Renaissance Society’s Exclusive Hotel Sponsor.