Exhibition Bahar Behbahani: The Chronicle of Her Innocence

Open to the Public


Location 19 Washington Square North

Growing up in Iran, New York-based Iranian artist Bahar Behbahani learned early on that truth could be fabricated. Featuring paintings from her series The Chronicle of Her Innocence, Behbahani conveys the tensions of living in an atmosphere of uncertainty and chaos through her dark, layered palette that cloaks symbolic figures and objects. Each canvas includes cryptic ciphers that are loaded with meaning to those who know Persian. Examining the fraught relationship between word and image reveals how the same signifiers that shape public opinion and influence behavior can be used in critical cultural critique. Included in the exhibition is a screening of Saffron Tea, a transparently autobiographic video project representing the artist's sense of displacement and longing.

Past Exhibitions

But We Cannot See Them: Tracing a UAE Art Community, 1988-2008
March 2 – September 2, 2017

Tarek Al-Ghoussein: Recent Work
May 24 – August 4, 2017

Vis à Vis, Senior Capstone Group Exhibition 2017
The Project Space
May 1-23, 2017

Manal Al Dowayan: And I, Will I Forget
September 19 – December 16, 2016 (New York)

Invisible Threads: Technology and its Discontents
September 22, 2016 – January 7, 2017

East-East: UAE Meets Japan
The Project Space
October 18–31, 2016