Artist Talk: Babak Golkar

Vancouver-based artist Babak Golkar’s installation Time to Let Go…reveals his interest in inviting public experiences of material objects. Touching on the working process for creating the installation’s large-scale terracotta vessels, the artist speaks to his interest in the scream as a tangible experience of art in a public place.

Babal’s Golkar working process

Artist Babak Golkar talks in Seattle about his work: where the ideas come from and his experience in the creative process through his works during his career as an artist.

Babak Golkar talks about his work in Dubai

Parergon is a series of sculptural works presented by Babak Golkar that aim to distort, challenge and yet reconsider the idea of the frame, linguistically and literally. Employing engagement strategies such as humor and performitivity, these works centre on iconic architectures from the Eastern cultures that have shifted in context throughout history.

Babak Golkar - 'Then, Now, And Then'

An Interview with Babak Golkar at the exhibition Then, Now, And Then in Vancouver. Questioning the question o an endless game as meanings for his work.

Babak Golkar, Interviewed at his Studio (ARABIC)

Babak Golkar at his studio in Vancouver.

Curator Wendy Peart interviews Babak Golkar

A playful work but also with a political message within. Discover the world of artist Babak Golkar, how he conceives his work, his career and why not, part of his life.

The National: Shifting Meanings Through Picture Frames

Iranian artist Babak Golkar says he is fascinated by the metaphor of the frame for fluidity in meaning and function. When we look at a painting, the ornate frame around it could almost disappear. So the question arises: what is the frame there for at all?

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Art Forum Magazine - Babak Golkar: The Third Line

Each work in “The Return Project” was realized through an identical series of actions. Vancouver-based artist Babak Golkar begins by purchasing a cheap, usually decorative object from a local big-box store. After taking a life-size photograph of the object in his studio, he carefully deconstructs it, removing and occasionally replacing elements, retaining the original tags and packaging materials.

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This is Tomorrow - a fair day’s wage for a fair day’s work

In this exhibition, Babak Golkar’s work includes social intervention, whereby an ordinary consumer object is bought, documented with photography and then minimally edited to become a unique work of art.

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Babak Golkar’s Persian carpets rise in 3-D at the Charles H. Scott Gallery

Babak Golkar’s installation at the Charles H. Scott Gallery bases its small and large architectural forms on the geometric and organic patterns found in Persian carpets. Meaning is woven into Middle Eastern carpets, and so, by extension, is place: these objects are traditionally identified by design motifs associated with the particular cities, villages, or tribes in which they originated.

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Babak Golkar's Dialectic of Failure reconsiders the nature of craft

Babak Golkar's Scream Pots, exposed at the West Vancouver Museum, asks us to both act and reflect on the pressures of contemporary life and the ways in which we do or do not deal with them. The artist offers us 30 oddly shaped terra-cotta pots to pick up and scream into.

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