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REVIEWS

NEW YORK

New Museum of Contemporary Art

Shirana Shahbazi

SHIRANA SHAHBAZIUntitled (Detail), 2011. 

Site-specific wallpaper installation. Photo by ArtAsiaPacific.

Shirana Shahbazi’s lobby-wall installation at the New Museum makes you feel like you need to duck so that Shahbazi and the museum can high-five each other. There is no doubt that Tehran-born and Zurich-based Shahbazi is a smart artist; her artistic practice bravely aims at the heart of how meaning is constructed. Her installations are comprised of photographs that are either conventionally printed and displayed, outsourced to sign painters or commissioned to another vendor…

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