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Architecture and De-measurement in Abbas Akhavan’s Work
Architecture and De-measurement in Abbas Akhavan’s Work

Winter 2012 | Gallery

It is innocuous to assume that Abbas Akhavan’s process of art making directly implicates the space of the exhibition. However, as much as it is redolent that the architectural materials, including the gallery wall or the room’s physical interior, often constitute the very medium of his work, it is somewhat misleading to explain Akhavan’s use […]

Architecture and Performativity
Architecture and Performativity

Winter 2012 | Gallery

  Abbas Akhavan’s works enact broader social conditions while simultaneously expanding the purview for actions indexed by the architecture of the piece. His site-specific installations and videos delve into the social realm to produce or recreate meaning, and in a larger sense reality. From this perspective, the dynamic and performative aspect of his work operates […]

About the Artist

Winter 2012 | Gallery

‘Study for a Garden’ (2012) A site-specific installation at the Delfina Foundation,London, UK. Born in Tehran, Abbas Akhavan currently lives and works in Toronto. His practice ranges from site-specific ephemeral installations to drawing, video and performance. For the past five years, the domestic sphere has been an ongoing area of research in Akhavan’s work. Earlier […]

The Residency Handbook

Winter 2012 | ArteZine

This resource manual offers readers a brief overview of online platforms and print sources relevant to understanding residencies and the social, cultural and political contexts in which they function. International conferences and symposia have assembled to tighten networks of institutions, and web-based platforms have started to disseminate audio and video recordings as well as written reflections […]

Featured Artist: Babak Golkar

Fall 2011 | Gallery

Architectural Psychology Babak Golkar’s concept-driven artistic practice extends effortlessly across diverse medium, ranging from drawing, video, sculpture and site-specific installation while maintaining focus in its subjects and issues addressed. His work primarily explores the psychological effects on the observer resulting from the use of architecture. Golkar sees architectural structures as psychological spaces, not just physical […]

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