The Short Shadows Series Continues with an Evening Featuring Bahar Behbahani and Jon Wang [Berkshire on Stage]

Bahar Behbahani, We Were Missing A Present, Performance Installation, 2019. Photo: Courtesy the artist.

The yearlong Short Shadows series continues on Friday (March 29) at EMPAC at RPI in Troy. The event presents two new performances that expand the format of the moving image series, curated in collaboration with a group of second year students from the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College. The evening will focus on the work of two New York-based artists, Bahar Behbahani and Jon Wang. Both artists are in residence at the center to develop new and expanded performance iterations of their individual artworks.

Bahar Behbahani’s work addresses her long-term conceptual dialogues with memory and loss. Through painting, video and participatory performance, she revisits Iran’s psychogeographic landscapes. The Persian garden, a contested space marked by colonialism and seductive beauty, is a reoccurring site for reflection and recovery.

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