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Farhad Moshiri

Less than Zero

By Elaine W. Ng

With imagery of antique ceramics and kitsch cake frosting, Farhad Moshiri makes ironic jabs at convention and materialism.

Farhad Moshiri with Life is Beautiful, 2009, at Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin, Paris, 2009. Photo by Guillaume Ziccarelli.  Courtesy Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin.

The Lonely Planet guide to Iran, a posh travel guide for backpackers, issues a warning at the top of its web page for the country: “The political situation in Iran remains and caution is advised.” However, during an afternoon interview with ArtAsiaPacific in Paris last November, the…

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