Public Talk at Tyler School of Art, Temple University
Wednesday, January 29, 6-9pm

Bahar Behbahani Discusses Chronic Displacement, The Beauty of Resistance, and Documentation as an Aesthetic Form

The Critical Dialogue Series is a core component of the MFA program in Painting and Sculpture at the Tyler School of Art, and an opportunity for students to interact with some of the most renowned artists, critics, theorists, art historians, curators, philosophers, filmmakers, musicians, choreographers, and architects working today. Over the past few years, they have hosted lectures by Alice Aycock, Dara Birnbaum, Mary Ceruti, Beatriz Colomina, Angela Dufresne, Peter Eleey, Hal Foster, Su Friedrich, RoseLee Goldberg, Hans Haacke, Jens Hoffmann, Joan Jonas, Ralph Lemon, José Lerma, Fionn Meade, John Miller, Wangechi Mutu, Sarah Oppenheimer, John Rajchman, Christian Rattemeyer, Doreen Remen, R.H. Quaytman, Dana Schutz, Josh Siegel, P. Adams Sitney, and Michael Smith, among many others. 

Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia has been a leader in educating artists since the early 1930s—ranked among the top 10 MFA programs in Painting and Sculpture by U.S. News and World Report. They are committed to providing their students with an understanding of the broad cultural and historical context in which art is made and experienced. Notable alumni include Dennis Adams, Polly Apfelbaum, Barbara Chase-Riboud, Cecelia Condit, Trenton Doyle Hancock, Angela Dufresne, Louise Fishman, Robert Gober, Hans Haacke, Virgil Marti, and Lisa Sigal, Laurie Simmons, Hannah Wilke, Lisa Yuskavage, among others.

Date + Time
Wednesday 29 January, 6-9pm

Tyler School of Art, Temple University
Auditorium B004
2001 North 13th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19122



Born in Tehran, Iran, Bahar Behbahani is a multidisciplinary artist who lives in New York. She received her B.A. and M.A. in Painting in Tehran. Growing up in a world of uncertainty, repression and hope, the artist had witnessed a revolution and an eight-year war before she graduated from high school. She remains subject to the contradictory and unpredictable forces that dominate her country. Her painting, installation, photography and video art have been featured in the Sydney Biennial, Sydney; Sharjah Biennial, United Arab Emirates; Christie's, London; United Nations, Geneva; Asian Art Biennial, Bangladesh; Mimara Museum, Zagreb; National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington D.C.; Queens Museum, New York; and Tribeca Film Festival, New York; MACRO, Museum of Contemporary Art, Rome, Italy. Guggenheim Museum Curator Suzanne Cotter selected the video Ride the Caspian—Behbahani's recent collaboration with Kazakhstani artist Almagul Menlibayeva—for the 2011 Sharjah Biennial, United Arab Emirates. The video was again selected for the 18th Sydney Biennial. 

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IMAGES Top to Bottom: Still from Ride the Caspian, Bahar Behbahani & Almagul Menlibayeva, 2011, Two-channel, HD Video © Bahar Behbahani & Almagul Menlibayeva; Behind the Persian Medallion, 2010, Mixed media on nylon mesh, 23 x 31 inches, © Bahar Behbahani
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