'The longer you can look back, the farther you can look forward'. Babak Golkar. 25th Jan - 28th Mar 2020

You can now virtually visit Babak Golkar’s last show at our gallery in calle Sallaberry. 3D complete show!

Babak Golkar at the Victoria & Albert Museum

Babak Golkar (born 1977) is a contemporary artist of Iranian origin, who lives and works in Vancouver, Canada. His work emerges from his interest in the relationship between space and human conditions in the contemporary world. This short video discusses one of his large-scale ceramic works, the Scream Pot, a person-sized, two-meter long, wheel-thrown unglazed terracotta pot. The Scream Pot is intended to be an interactive work, offering a safe place where visitors can scream out their frustrations in public.

The elephant (An intermission). Babak Golkar. Sabrina Amrani 12th September - 21st December 2019

You can now virtually visit Babak Golkar’s last show at our gallery in calle Madera. 3D complete show!

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.

Babak’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 - 'Then, Now, And Then'

An Interview with Babak Golkar at the exhibition Then, Now, And Then in Vancouver. The artist questions the questions itself or explains the meaning of an endless game in his work. 

Babak Golkar, Interviewed at his Studio (ARABIC)

Babak Golkar at his studio in Vancouver.

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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