Past Exhibition / Babak Golkar

Parergon

November 10, 2011 - January 12, 2012

  • BG_Untitled (Azadi Tower )_2011_Acrylic Sheets And Wood _137x 147.5x 12.5cm _Section _650

  • BG_Untitled (Blue Mosque )_2011_Acrylic Sheets And Wood _145x 190x 11.5cm _650

  • BG_Untitled (Blue Mosque )_2011_Acrylic Sheets And Wood _145x 190x 11.5cm _Section _650

  • BG_Untitled (The Great Mosque Of Samarah )_2011_Acrylic Sheets And Wood _285x 137x 10cm _Section _650

  • BG_Untitled (Umayyad Mosque )_2011_Acrylic Sheets And Wood _203x 162x 7.5cm _650

  • BG_Untitled (Umayyad Mosque )_2011_Acrylic Sheets And Wood _203x 162x 7.5cm _Section 1_650

  • Babak Golkar _Paregon _2011_Insallation Views (3)

  • BG_Untitled (Azadi Tower )_2011_Acrylic Sheets And Wood _137x 147.5x 12 (1)

  • BG_Untitled (Blue Mosque )_2011_Acrylic Sheets And Wood _145x 190x 11.5 Cm (6)_650

  • BG_Untitled (Taj Mahal )_2011_Acrylic Sheets And Wood _178 X 112x 15 (10)_650

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Parergon is Babak Golkar’s first exhibition in the region, bring a unique and thought provoking challenges in architectural design and sculpture. The series is comprised of objects that resemble interrupted or deformed frames. As the frames are not closed, the viewer is able to view the cross sections and explore the distinctive forms that they represent. On a careful examination, the section cuts reveal identifiable architectural silhouettes of well-known structures, such as the Hagia Sophia and the Dome of the Rock.

The title of the exhibition comes from the studies of French philosopher, Jacques Derrida (1930-2004) who developed the theory of ‘deconstruction’, with his work having been labeled as post-structuralism and associated with postmodern philosophy.