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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Both texts make clear that parerga denote a supplemental and instructional gesture that accompanies a main text or narrative but does so in a resolutely critical manner. The space it occupies is not supplemental or organic to its nature.

This is where it seems to get problematic for Derrida and for myself. 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. Parerga are not commentaries.

Jacques Derrida and Deconstruction | Art History Unstuffed

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. If you have pareryon this material useful, please give credit to. This logical march which deconstructs Structuralism began with Edmund Husserl who was concerned with the problem of transcendence, the objectivity of objects, and their existence outside of temporal consciousness.

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.

Columbia University Press, Half a century later, in paarergon, Arthur 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. They are notations to the text that make the text show its complexities, as they bring into the main narrative the realities of multiple positions, make interventions that show that there is no stability in this history, that the story itself constantly shifts ground, that any attempt to produce a cohesive narration, an Serrida of the history of the Left in Greece, will always draw voices from the margins that will demand to be heard and will demand that the nuances they offer be taken into account.


Deconstruction intervenes in philosophical texts, seeking what is not acknowledged, and intercedes in the field of oppositions and their hierarchies and works within the terms of the system in order to break open the structure and to breach its boundaries to determine what might have been concealed or excluded, or repressed.

Where does it come from?

View as a single page. Things like titles and wall texts also allow artists to create dialogue via frame, piece and faculties of thought. 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. There is a complexity that arises through linking these architectural parerbon whose religious contexts have shifted to the picture frame, since the frame is largely a legacy of Western art history and therefore Christianity.

The Logic of Parerga / — Studio Babak Golkar

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. 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 his Religion Paergon thinks further about the parergon. The function of the frame, then, is to separate the derriida from the exterior. The Truth in Painting. If the terms are interdependent, then they cannot be separated or polarized. 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? 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.

Living presence, according to Derrida, is always inhabited by difference. They are a metatext that seeks to unseat any certainties that might exist in the main text, any convictions that might have developed in the narrative about the Left.


Jacques Derrida and Deconstruction

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.

Making this non-area never really attainable. If the terms cannot be separated or opposed in any final way, then their meanings are also interdependent and inseparable. The frame is another variation of the Structure. Derrida charged that Husserl created a structure of alterity or the otherness of the meaning or self. 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.

You are commenting using your WordPress. Parerga are not simply notes; they should be thought of as the extremities of a body, without which the text is truncated.

If we can never be certain, we can never know the truth. Kant introduced the metaphor of framing in an attempt to delimit a proper space of aesthetic representation, but in so doing, Kant perceived a problem, an undecidability in some seemingly marginal details that could not be detached without altering or upsetting the composition.

In other words, the object had derridz be a form of knowledge of the object itself, not the mental acts which cognitively construct it. Kant finds that it compromises the beauty of a functional frame 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. Deconstruction does not appeal to a higher logical principle or superior reason, something which Derrida considered to be metaphysical.

To me, the parergon acts a sort of deconstruction of the space. Derrida would be compelled to deconstruct such a proposition. This is what Derrida calls the parergon: