It takes very little time to get a sense of the
spirit animating an ambitious show of Iranian and Iranian-American
artists that opened on Friday at the Chelsea Art Museum.
you walk in, the first room you see is sardonically titled "In Search
of the Axis of Evil." And in another section not far away, a bright,
Photoshopped self-portrait of the young Tehran artist Vahid Sharifian
shows him, with a big Afro and '70s sideburns, in alarmingly intimate
contact with a bored-looking lion. (The lion was one of the emblems of
the Iranian monarchy before the Islamic Revolution.)
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