International Archives 1st half of 2014
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The Vancouver Art Gallery is pleased to present the latest Offsite project Time to Let Go…, a site-
Screaming is believed to have a therapeutic effect because it immediately releases tension. Uncontrolled bursts of emotion, however, are inappropriate in most public situations—until now. Golkar's installation presents a socially acceptable opportunity for viewers to literally let go and formulate more effective ways of dealing with raw and natural emotions.
Exhibition 1st May -
Babak Golkar, Time to Let Go…, 2014. Site-
The project emerges from Golkar's interest in spatial analysis and its relationship to communal space. Responding to the difficulty of viewing art from a distance, he initiates audience engagement by creating practical vehicles for visual and physical interactions. As participants handle the rough-
Babak Golkar was born in the United States in 1977, but spent most of his formative years in Iran. He moved to Canada in 1996, where he obtained a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Visual Arts from Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design in 2003 and a Masters of Fine Arts from the University of British Columbia in 2006. Golkar has developed an active career exhibiting his works nationally and internationally. In his practice Golkar juxtaposes dichotomies of tradition and modernity, craft and fine art to find an underlying common ground and an opportunity for multi-
Offsite, the Vancouver Art Gallery's outdoor exhibition space, is dedicated to newly commissioned public art projects and brings innovative contemporary art to a broad audience. Offsite: Babak Golkar is organized by the Vancouver Art Gallery and curated by Diana Freundl, Assistant Curator.