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Bahar Behbahani Art - The Color of Soil Never Lies
The Color of Soil Never Lies

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7th Moscow International Biennale of Contemporary Art
September 19, 2017 - January 18, 2018
Curated by Dr. Yuko Hasegawa


For the 7th Moscow Biennale I was thinking about how I can make a new conversation around the Garden Coup series addressing the new environment and the audience in Moscow. I started to re think about the first seed of 1953 Coup in Iran and I couldn’t escape from the invisible role of the Soviet Union.

The Color of Soil Never Lies contains of paintings from Garden Coup series surrounding a 7-meter wooden structure inspired by the plan of multilevel Persian pool. Each level of these surfaces is filled with Russian soil where we expect water should flow. Upon the soil the pages of the CIA report of the coup are placed and only partly revealed. Some are redacted by CIA and some are covered in drawings.
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