DETROIT (AP) — An upcoming exhibition at the Detroit Institute of Arts represents the first major showing of Iranian American Shirin Neshat's work in more than a decade.

The museum announced Thursday that the exhibit opens April 7 and runs through July 7, and serves as a mid-career retrospective of her photo and video installations. Director Graham Beal says in a statement that it's also the first time that many of her photographs and videos have been paired.

Neshat's work deals with issues of gender, politics and identity. It's rooted in her Iranian background but aims to incorporate universal themes.

On the day her exhibit opens, she will join Nobel Peace Prize recipient Shirin Ebadi at the museum for an evening discussion about art and justice.

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