Body Double: The Safarani Sisters VIP Preview and Celebration

Wednesday, November 10, 2021

You’re invited to join President/CEO Dr. Cleveland Johnson, Board Treasurer Margie Wang, the Board of Trustees, and contemporary artists Bahareh and Farzaneh Safarani for the VIP Preview and Celebration of Body Double: The Safarani Sisters (November 12, 2021-April 24, 2022). 

This exhibition features the work of identical twin Iranian artists Bahareh and Farzaneh Safarani in their first solo museum exhibition, opening on November 12, 2021. As interdisciplinary artists and collaborators, their creative practice exists at the intersection of visual art, new media art, and performance. The exhibition highlights their studio work, charting a path from their signature “video-paintings”—video overlays of choreographed movement projected onto figurative oil-on-canvas paintings—to new pieces that reflect the fluidity of their outlook. On view are twelve video-paintings, one oil painting, a site-specific installation incorporating augmented reality, and a short film created expressly for this exhibition that documents the artists’ unique creative process.

Born in 1990 in Tehran, Bahareh and Farzaneh Safarani earned their BFA in Painting from the University of Tehran in 2013. Shortly thereafter they began their collaboration and moved to Boston, Massachusetts, where they earned their MFA in Studio Art from Northeastern University in 2016. Both sisters live and work in Boston.

Program (6:00pm–7:15pm)

Exhibition viewing
Artist meet-and-greet
Screening of The film, Two Rooms, One Key
Light reception by Laurence Craig Catering

Panel discussion featuring the Safarani Sisters, Roya Khadjavi, Curator and Art Consultant, Roya Khadjavi Projects, New York, and Mitra Abbaspour (moderator), Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, Princeton University Art Museum.

Ticket Information

Sponsor Tickets include: 6 tickets and listing on event materials

Partner Tickets include: 12 tickets, curator-led exhibition tour for 12, and listing on event materials 

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For more information: [email protected] | 973-971-3705

COVID Safety: Proof of vaccine and a valid ID are required to attend. Masks are required in all spaces except the reception.

Roya Khadjavi Projects is a supporting partner of this exhibition. Exhibition support is also provided by Nazgol and Kambiz Shahbazi, Adelson Galleries, Laya Khadjavi and Hamid Biglari, Mohammad Ladjevardian, Lili Forouraghi, and Titan Engineers.




Technology in this exhibition is provided by Epson. 




Event support is provided by Mariner Wealth Advisors.



Nov 10 2021


6:00 pm