The Short Films of Bahar Behbahani
Thursday, March 14, 2013 at 7:00 PM (EDT)
East Lansing, MI
The Short Films of Bahar Behbahani: Saffron Tea, Ride the Caspian and Suspended, including introduction and Q&A with Broad MSU Founding Director, Dr. Michael Rush, and artist and filmmaker Bahar Behbahani
7pm, Broad MSU Education Wing
Born in Tehran, Iran, Bahar Behbahani is an Iranian artist who lives and works in New York. Growing up in Iran, she learned early on that truth could be fabricated. Clearly differentiating public from private behavior and manipulating linguistic nuances were (and still are) essential to navigating everyday life under a contradictory, unpredictable regime. Now an artist living in the U.S., she revisits her birth country’s psychogeographic landscape in paintings and video.
*A limited number of tickets will be available at the door on the night of the event for an additional $3.00
When & Where
Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at MSU
The Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University is committed to exploring international contemporary culture and ideas through art. Designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Zaha Hadid, the museum features a striking façade of pleated stainless steel and glass, signaling the museum and the university’s dynamic vision. More than 70 percent of the 46,000-square-foot facility is dedicated to exhibition space. The museum is named for Eli and Edythe Broad, longtime supporters of Michigan State University, who provided the lead gift for the museum.