This is what Derrida calls the parergon: “Neither work (ergon) nor outside the work (hors d’oeuvre), neither inside nor outside, neither above nor below. Despite its name, the Deconstruction that is associated with Derrida is not an . The parergon is the frame, the boundary between the art work. In this respect, the study follows on from. Derrida’s famous deconstruction of Kant’s parergon (frame) in his Critique of. Judgement. Derrida’s work exposes what.

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Jaques Derrida excerpt from Parergon, The Truth in Painting (1978)

This logical march which deconstructs Structuralism began with Edmund Husserl who was concerned with the problem of transcendence, the paretgon of objects, and their existence outside of temporal consciousness.

Parerga are intimately connected with the development of the Western parergpn tradition, encompassing the historical and discursive development of social and philosophical thought that is the backdrop for the parerrgon discipline of anthropology, indeed, that has engendered anthropology as an inquiry and a discipline, from its methodology to its epistemology and content.

What could it mean, then, to frame the frame in a cross-cultural context of religion? Despite its name, the Deconstruction that is associated with Derrida is not an act of destruction or a breaking up, instead Deconstruction, like Structuralism is an activity or performance.

Jacques Derrida and Deconstruction

This logical march which deconstructs. How to treat this book. Dangerous Citizens Search Search. Therefore it is not surprising that more and more artists have been turning to the question of context as the main preoccupation of their artistic activities. Half a century later, inArthur Schopenhauer published his Parerga and Parelipomenaa work that, Schopenhauer explained, was subsidiary to his other, more systematic works, could not find a place in those other works, and dealt primarily with philosophical issues that positioned the subject with regard to the legal system, death, and existence.

Derrida charged that Husserl created a structure of alterity or the otherness of the meaning or self. In Kant’s Critique of Practical Reason and later in a very long note in his second edition of Religion Parergkn the Limits of Reason Alonethe parergon is developed as adornment, embellishment, ornamentation Zierathen of the main ergonthe work.

Kant finds that it compromises the beauty of a functional parergoj if it draws attention to a painting not simply by its form, but by, say, its quality of a golden trim making it luxurious object in that way.


Page number of 2. This is where it seems to get problematic for Derrida and for myself. To express this differently, so to speak, difference creates an endlessly deferred meaning as the self and the object oscillate, unable to fix a position. Husserl posited an absolute ideal of objectivity, geometry, in order to differentiate between subjective and objective structures.

For example, what is intrinsic to a parrrgon with drapery? As such, they will necessarily contain a multiplicity of cultural contexts blending into one another, making it impossible to fit them into stereotypical categories.

In comparison to the wall, the frame is part of the painting, while in comparison to the painting the frame is part of the wall. This view of aesthetics allows one to view these objects such as the garments on a statue per say as a detachable accessory as it is not organically belonging to the body.

When looking at a framed painting, the frame is part of the wall, whereas when looking at the wall, the frame is part padergon the painting.

Columbia University Press, You are commenting using your Facebook account. Contrary to the notion of a discourse that assumes art gives access to the realm of timeless and disinterestedness values, any discourse on art is always and inevitably bound up with interests that belong to the outside of art. Should the body be considered as autonomous, that is self-sufficient without the drapery, or is the drapery intrinsic to the work of art itself?

Whenever deconstruction finds a nutshell—a secure axiom or a pithy maxim—the very idea is to crack it open and disturb this tranquility. What is the origin of art? Since these frames are not closed, the viewer is able to view their cross sections and recognize that they are extrusions of architectural silhouettes, such as the Hagia Sophia in Istanbul and the Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem. The passe-partout which here creates an event must not pass for a master key.

The function of the frame, then, is to separate the interior from the exterior. The physicality of the frames begins to function as a metaphorical allusion to religion and architecture.

A Note on Parerga

The very meaning drerida mission of deconstruction is to show that things—texts, institutions, traditions, societies, beliefs, and practices of whatever size and sort you need—do not have definable meanings and determinable missions, that they are always more than any mission would impose, that they are always more than any mission could impose, that they exceed the boundaries they currently occupy.


View as a single page. The trait thus divides in this place where it takes place. Have I the right to say that it is beautiful and first of all the right to ask myself that.

Structuralism began with Edmund Husserl who was concerned with the problem of transcendence, the objectivity of objects, and their existence outside of temporal consciousness. Geoffrey Bennington, and Ian McLeod. Burnnnn, Derrida 1 Kant 0.

Things like titles and wall texts also allow artists to create dialogue via frame, piece and faculties of thought. Living presence, according to Derrida, is always inhabited by difference. Parergoh space it occupies is not supplemental or organic to its nature.

It seems to provide a liminal space that cannot be pinned down as of the work or outside of the work, so it must have a logic of its own. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Derrida would be compelled to deconstruct such a proposition. Deleuze and the Framing of the Earth New York: Such analyses do not attempt to provide prescriptive frameworks, but rather try to understand the specific ideas and relations represented and produced through the work. The term initially appeared in Greek in Philotheou Parergaa text conceived between and by the Voivode of Wallachia, Nikolaos Mavrokordatos, as a guide to conduct for his son.

Although enclosing borders were used in the art of Ancient Egyptians, it was in Europe that picture frames became a widely accepted norm in painting. The University of Chicago Press, 9.

The Logic of Parerga / — Studio Babak Golkar

You are commenting using your WordPress. A Note on Parerga Parerga are not simply notes; they should be thought of as the extremities of a body, without which the text is truncated. Contemporary art discourses tend to accept that the status of a work of art as art is a pregiven condition, and analyze how the work functions retrospectively. In identifying the rhetorical oppositions that structure the ground of the argument Deconstruction deconstructs philosophy as language, as writing.