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Parergon, 2012 (Installation view at the Third Line Gallery, Dubai)

Parergon, 2012 (Installation view at the Third Line Gallery, Dubai)


Parergon is a series of sculptural works that aim to problmatize the idea of the frame, linguistically and literally. The series is comprised of objects that resemble interrupted/deformed frames. Since these frames are not closed, the viewer is able to view their cross sections and explore the forms. These frames have been carefully produced based on extrusions of architectural silhouettes of some well-known buildings, such as the Hagia Sophia and the Dome of the Rock.

These frame-like objects act as pargerga, described by Derrida as “neither work (ergon) nor outside the work [hors d’oeuvre], neither inside nor outside, neither above nor below, it disconcerts any opposition but does not remain indeterminate and it gives rise to the work.” *

 

* Jacques Derrida, The Truth in Painting (Chicago And London: The University of Chicago Press, 1987) 9. 

Untitled (Green Mosque), 2011

Untitled (Green Mosque), 2011


Dimensions: 79" (L) x 24" (W) x 6" (D)

Acrylic sheets, wood, lacquer

Courtesy of Studio Babak Golkar and Mohammed Hafiz Collection, Jeddah

Untitled (Green Mosque), 2011

Untitled (Green Mosque), 2011


Dimensions: 79" (L) x 24" (W) x 6" (D)

Acrylic sheets, wood, lacquer

Courtesy of Studio Babak Golkar and Mohammed Hafiz Collection, Jeddah

Untitled (Green Mosque), 2011 (detail)

Untitled (Green Mosque), 2011 (detail)


Dimensions: 79" (L) x 24" (W) x 6" (D)

Acrylic sheets, wood, lacquer

Courtesy of Studio Babak Golkar and Mohammed Hafiz Collection, Jeddah

Untitled (Azadi Square), 2011

Untitled (Azadi Square), 2011


Dimensions: 58" (L) x 54" (W) x 5" (D)

Acrylic sheets, wood, lacquer

Courtesy of Studio Babak Golkar and the Third Line Gallery

Untitled (Azadi Square), 2011 (detail)

Untitled (Azadi Square), 2011 (detail)


Dimensions: 58" (L) x 54" (W) x 5" (D)

Acrylic sheets, wood, lacquer

Courtesy of Studio Babak Golkar and the Third Line Gallery

Untitled (Hagia Sophia), 2011

Untitled (Hagia Sophia), 2011


Dimensions: 72" (L) x 60" (W) x 4.5" (D)

Acrylic sheets, wood, lacquer

Courtesy of Studio Babak Golkar and the Third Line Gallery

Untitled (Hagia Sophia), 2011 (detail)

Untitled (Hagia Sophia), 2011 (detail)


Dimensions: 72" (L) x 60" (W) x 4.5" (D)

Acrylic sheets, wood, lacquer

Courtesy of Studio Babak Golkar and the Third Line Gallery

Untitled (Dome of the Rock), 2011

Untitled (Dome of the Rock), 2011


Dimensions: 40" (L) x 68" (W) x 21" (D)

Acrylic sheets, wood, lacquer

Courtesy of Studio Babak Golkar and the Third Line Gallery

Untitled (Dome of the Rock), 2011 (detail)

Untitled (Dome of the Rock), 2011 (detail)


Dimensions: 40" (L) x 68" (W) x 21" (D)

Acrylic sheets, wood, lacquer

Courtesy of Studio Babak Golkar and the Third Line Gallery

Untitled (Dome of the Rock), 2011 (detail)

Untitled (Dome of the Rock), 2011 (detail)


Dimensions: 40" (L) x 68" (W) x 21" (D)

Acrylic sheets, wood, lacquer

Courtesy of Studio Babak Golkar and the Third Line Gallery

Untitled (Taj Mahal), 2011

Untitled (Taj Mahal), 2011


Dimensions: 44" (L) x 70" (W) x 6" (D)

Acrylic sheets, wood, lacquer

Courtesy of Studio Babak Golkar and the Third Line Gallery

Untitled (Taj Mahal), 2011 (detail)

Untitled (Taj Mahal), 2011 (detail)


Dimensions: 44" (L) x 70" (W) x 6" (D)

Acrylic sheets, wood, lacquer

Courtesy of Studio Babak Golkar and the Third Line Gallery

Untitled (Taj Mahal), 2011 (detail)

Untitled (Taj Mahal), 2011 (detail)


Dimensions: 44" (L) x 70" (W) x 6" (D)

Acrylic sheets, wood, lacquer

Courtesy of Studio Babak Golkar and the Third Line Gallery

Parergon, 2011 (exhibition view at the Third Line Gallery)

Parergon, 2011 (exhibition view at the Third Line Gallery)

Untitled ((Umayyad Mosque), 2011

Untitled ((Umayyad Mosque), 2011


Dimensions: 80" (L) x 64" (W) x 3" (D)

Acrylic sheets, wood, lacquer

 

Untitled (Umayyad Mosque), 2011 (detail)

Untitled (Umayyad Mosque), 2011 (detail)


Dimensions: 80" (L) x 64" (W) x 3" (D)

Acrylic sheets, wood, lacquer

  

Untitled (Umayyad Mosque), 2011 (detail)

Untitled (Umayyad Mosque), 2011 (detail)


Dimensions: 80" (L) x 64" (W) x 3" (D)

Acrylic sheets, wood, lacquer

  

Parergon, 2011 (Exhibition view at the Third Line Gallery)

Parergon, 2011 (Exhibition view at the Third Line Gallery)

Untitled (The Great Mosque of Samarra), 2011

Untitled (The Great Mosque of Samarra), 2011


Dimensions: 112" (L) x 54" (W) x 4" (D)

Acrylic sheets, wood, lacquer

Untitled (The Great Mosque of Samarra), 2011 (detail)

Untitled (The Great Mosque of Samarra), 2011 (detail)


Dimensions: 112" (L) x 54" (W) x 4" (D)

Acrylic sheets, wood, lacquer

Untitled (Blue Mosque), 2011

Untitled (Blue Mosque), 2011


Dimensions: 57" (L) x 75" (W) x 4.5" (D)

Acrylic sheets, wood, lacquer  

Untitled (Blue Mosque), 2011 (detail)

Untitled (Blue Mosque), 2011 (detail)


Dimensions: 57" (L) x 75" (W) x 4.5" (D)

Acrylic sheets, wood, lacquer 

Parergon, 2012 (Installation view at the Third Line Gallery, Dubai)


Parergon is a series of sculptural works that aim to problmatize the idea of the frame, linguistically and literally. The series is comprised of objects that resemble interrupted/deformed frames. Since these frames are not closed, the viewer is able to view their cross sections and explore the forms. These frames have been carefully produced based on extrusions of architectural silhouettes of some well-known buildings, such as the Hagia Sophia and the Dome of the Rock.

These frame-like objects act as pargerga, described by Derrida as “neither work (ergon) nor outside the work [hors d’oeuvre], neither inside nor outside, neither above nor below, it disconcerts any opposition but does not remain indeterminate and it gives rise to the work.” *

 

* Jacques Derrida, The Truth in Painting (Chicago And London: The University of Chicago Press, 1987) 9. 

Untitled (Green Mosque), 2011


Dimensions: 79" (L) x 24" (W) x 6" (D)

Acrylic sheets, wood, lacquer

Courtesy of Studio Babak Golkar and Mohammed Hafiz Collection, Jeddah

Untitled (Green Mosque), 2011


Dimensions: 79" (L) x 24" (W) x 6" (D)

Acrylic sheets, wood, lacquer

Courtesy of Studio Babak Golkar and Mohammed Hafiz Collection, Jeddah

Untitled (Green Mosque), 2011 (detail)


Dimensions: 79" (L) x 24" (W) x 6" (D)

Acrylic sheets, wood, lacquer

Courtesy of Studio Babak Golkar and Mohammed Hafiz Collection, Jeddah

Untitled (Azadi Square), 2011


Dimensions: 58" (L) x 54" (W) x 5" (D)

Acrylic sheets, wood, lacquer

Courtesy of Studio Babak Golkar and the Third Line Gallery

Untitled (Azadi Square), 2011 (detail)


Dimensions: 58" (L) x 54" (W) x 5" (D)

Acrylic sheets, wood, lacquer

Courtesy of Studio Babak Golkar and the Third Line Gallery

Untitled (Hagia Sophia), 2011


Dimensions: 72" (L) x 60" (W) x 4.5" (D)

Acrylic sheets, wood, lacquer

Courtesy of Studio Babak Golkar and the Third Line Gallery

Untitled (Hagia Sophia), 2011 (detail)


Dimensions: 72" (L) x 60" (W) x 4.5" (D)

Acrylic sheets, wood, lacquer

Courtesy of Studio Babak Golkar and the Third Line Gallery

Untitled (Dome of the Rock), 2011


Dimensions: 40" (L) x 68" (W) x 21" (D)

Acrylic sheets, wood, lacquer

Courtesy of Studio Babak Golkar and the Third Line Gallery

Untitled (Dome of the Rock), 2011 (detail)


Dimensions: 40" (L) x 68" (W) x 21" (D)

Acrylic sheets, wood, lacquer

Courtesy of Studio Babak Golkar and the Third Line Gallery

Untitled (Dome of the Rock), 2011 (detail)


Dimensions: 40" (L) x 68" (W) x 21" (D)

Acrylic sheets, wood, lacquer

Courtesy of Studio Babak Golkar and the Third Line Gallery

Untitled (Taj Mahal), 2011


Dimensions: 44" (L) x 70" (W) x 6" (D)

Acrylic sheets, wood, lacquer

Courtesy of Studio Babak Golkar and the Third Line Gallery

Untitled (Taj Mahal), 2011 (detail)


Dimensions: 44" (L) x 70" (W) x 6" (D)

Acrylic sheets, wood, lacquer

Courtesy of Studio Babak Golkar and the Third Line Gallery

Untitled (Taj Mahal), 2011 (detail)


Dimensions: 44" (L) x 70" (W) x 6" (D)

Acrylic sheets, wood, lacquer

Courtesy of Studio Babak Golkar and the Third Line Gallery

Parergon, 2011 (exhibition view at the Third Line Gallery)

Untitled ((Umayyad Mosque), 2011


Dimensions: 80" (L) x 64" (W) x 3" (D)

Acrylic sheets, wood, lacquer

 

Untitled (Umayyad Mosque), 2011 (detail)


Dimensions: 80" (L) x 64" (W) x 3" (D)

Acrylic sheets, wood, lacquer

  

Untitled (Umayyad Mosque), 2011 (detail)


Dimensions: 80" (L) x 64" (W) x 3" (D)

Acrylic sheets, wood, lacquer

  

Parergon, 2011 (Exhibition view at the Third Line Gallery)

Untitled (The Great Mosque of Samarra), 2011


Dimensions: 112" (L) x 54" (W) x 4" (D)

Acrylic sheets, wood, lacquer

Untitled (The Great Mosque of Samarra), 2011 (detail)


Dimensions: 112" (L) x 54" (W) x 4" (D)

Acrylic sheets, wood, lacquer

Untitled (Blue Mosque), 2011


Dimensions: 57" (L) x 75" (W) x 4.5" (D)

Acrylic sheets, wood, lacquer  

Untitled (Blue Mosque), 2011 (detail)


Dimensions: 57" (L) x 75" (W) x 4.5" (D)

Acrylic sheets, wood, lacquer 

Parergon, 2012 (Installation view at the Third Line Gallery, Dubai)
Untitled (Green Mosque), 2011
Untitled (Green Mosque), 2011
Untitled (Green Mosque), 2011 (detail)
Untitled (Azadi Square), 2011
Untitled (Azadi Square), 2011 (detail)
Untitled (Hagia Sophia), 2011
Untitled (Hagia Sophia), 2011 (detail)
Untitled (Dome of the Rock), 2011
Untitled (Dome of the Rock), 2011 (detail)
Untitled (Dome of the Rock), 2011 (detail)
Untitled (Taj Mahal), 2011
Untitled (Taj Mahal), 2011 (detail)
Untitled (Taj Mahal), 2011 (detail)
Parergon, 2011 (exhibition view at the Third Line Gallery)
Untitled ((Umayyad Mosque), 2011
Untitled (Umayyad Mosque), 2011 (detail)
Untitled (Umayyad Mosque), 2011 (detail)
Parergon, 2011 (Exhibition view at the Third Line Gallery)
Untitled (The Great Mosque of Samarra), 2011
Untitled (The Great Mosque of Samarra), 2011 (detail)
Untitled (Blue Mosque), 2011
Untitled (Blue Mosque), 2011 (detail)