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Borna Sammak, Not Yet Titled, 2017
Borna Sammak, Not Yet Titled, 2017
Borna Sammak, Not Yet Titled, 2017
Borna Sammak, Not Yet Titled, 2017
Borna Sammak, Not Yet Titled, 2017
Borna Sammak, Not Yet Titled, 2017
Borna Sammak, Not Yet Titled, 2017
Borna Sammak, Not Yet Titled, 2017
Borna Sammak, Not Yet Titled, 2017
Borna Sammak, Not Yet Titled, 2017
Borna Sammak, You Could, 2017
Borna Sammak, Not Yet Titled, 2016
Borna Sammak, No Hanging Out, 2016
Borna Sammak, Not Yet Titled, 2016
Borna Sammak, No Hanging Out, 2016
Borna Sammak, Horse, 2016
Borna Sammak, Flamingo, 2016
Borna Sammak, Barn, 2016
Borna Sammak, No Hanging Out, 2016
Borna Sammak, Valverde, 2016
Borna Sammak, Borna Sammak, 2016
Borna Sammak, Borna Sammak, 2016
Borna Sammak, Feet To Hurt, 2016
Borna Sammak, Camo Cargo Pocket, 2016
Borna Sammak, Not Yet Titled, 2016
Borna Sammak, Borna Sammak, 2016
Borna Sammak, What My Husband Has, 2016
Borna Sammak, France Looks Like Pennsylvania, 2016
Borna Sammak, Borna Sammak, 2016
Borna Sammak, Cool Road, 2016
Borna Sammak, Town Crier, 2016
Borna Sammak, Town Crier, 2016
Borna Sammak, Super Giant Load, 2016
Borna Sammak, Town Crier, 2016
Borna Sammak, Brooklyn For Men & Women 2, 2016
Borna Sammak, Brooklyn For Men & Women 2, 2016 (detail)
Borna Sammak, What I Should Get, 2015
Borna Sammak, untitled (Bus Photo), 2013-16
Borna Sammak, Not Yet Titled, 2015
Borna Sammak, Town Crier, 2016
Borna Sammak, Town Crier, 2016
Borna Sammak, Lucky For Men, 2016
Borna Sammak, All Kind of Garbage, 2016
Borna Sammak, Protected By The Alarmist, 2016
Borna Sammak, Town Crier, 2016
Borna Sammak, Ice Coffee, 2016
Borna Sammak, Ice Grave, 2016
Borna Sammak, Not Yet Titled, 2016
Borna Sammak, Independent, New York, 2016
Borna Sammak, Independent, New York, 2016
Borna Sammak, Not Yet Titled, 2015
Borna Sammak, Not Yet Titled, 2014
Borna Sammak, Hoagie Nose, 2015
Borna Sammak, Not Yet Titled, 2015
Borna Sammak, Not Yet Titled, 2015
Borna Sammak, Not Yet Titled, 2015
Borna Sammak, Not Yet Titled , 2015
Borna Sammak, Statements, 2015
Borna Sammak, Statements, 2015
Borna Sammak, Powermad Dude, 2015
Borna Sammak, Powermad Dude, 2015
Borna Sammak, Not Yet Titled, 2015
Borna Sammak, Not Yet Titled, 2015
Borna Sammak, Not Yet Titled, 2015
Borna Sammak, Not Yet Titled, 2015
Borna Sammak, Not Yet Titled, 2015
Borna Sammak, Mischief Night, 2015
Borna Sammak, Horse (Sad Horse), 2015
Borna Sammak, untitled, 2015
Borna Sammak, untitled, 2015
Borna Sammak, untitled, 2015 (detail)
Borna Sammak, untitled, 2015 (detail)
Borna Sammak, untitled, 2015 (detail)
Borna Sammak, untitled, 2015 (detail)
Borna Sammak, untitled, 2015
Borna Sammak, untitled, 2014
Borna Sammak, American Party Ice, 2014
Borna Sammak, Splash Into Me Yeah, 2014
Borna Sammak, Splash Into Me Yeah, 2014
Borna Sammak, Body Repair, 2014
Borna Sammak, untitled, 2014
Borna Sammak, Mambo No. 5, 2014
Borna Sammak, untitled, 2014
Borna Sammak, untitled, 2014
Borna Sammak, Here, 2014
Borna Sammak, untitled, 2014
Borna Sammak, untitled, 2014
Borna Sammak, untitled, 2014
Borna Sammak, untitled, 2014
Borna Sammak, untitled, 2014
Borna Sammak, untitled, 2014
Borna Sammak, untitled, 2014
Borna Sammak, untitled, 2014
Borna Sammak, untitled, 2014
Borna Sammak, untitled, 2014
Borna Sammak, untitled, 2014
Borna Sammak, untitled, 2014
Borna Sammak, untitled, 2014 (detail)
Borna Sammak, untitled, 2014
Borna Sammak, untitled, 2014
Borna Sammak, untitled, 2014
Borna Sammak, untitled, 2014
Borna Sammak, untitled, 2014
Borna Sammak, Long Boy, 2013
Borna Sammak, untitled, 2014
Borna Sammak, Long Boy, 2013 (detail)
Borna Sammak, untiteld, 2014 (detail)
Borna Sammak, untitled, 2014
Borna Sammak, untitled, 2014
Borna Sammak, untitled, 2014
Borna Sammak, untitled, 2013
Borna Sammak, goo stand, 2013
Borna Sammak, Alex Da Corte and Borna Sammak

press release from:

Alex Da Corte + Borna Sammak
As Is Wet Hoagie
July 13 – September 12, 2013

Can I keep a deli sandwich longer than a few days?

If it is possible, is this how all delis are started? (U-Line)

The prevailing deli interaction format—EyBossGimmea, DYouGot, YoLemmeGetta, Make Hot Sandwich?—an incantation that summons the sandwich.

The deli owners are playing chess. They see all possible moves—grab a Moon Pie, open a Takis Fuego, mistake a six of Coronitas for actual size. They calculate all possible strategic responses.

To order or pay you must be at least Snickers Ice Cream Bars distance away from the counter. The frozen treats buffer—a type of fortification.

The sun-faded window display. The privacy sheath with its stacks of relict detergents and deodorants is a fortifying document. A ceremonial mask against the present.

The deli experience is as surreal and unbearably mundane as the skin of the storefront.

That the deli pitch is half-hearted creates solidarity. A two pack of Rodex white tees passed off as a three pack of Hanes.

A deli becomes a friend - a friend you trust because you know he doesn't give a fuck about you at all.

If you ask whether to buy La Morena or Kleenex or Goya or Hard Ten Days; Hold Out For Long Timeto Enlargea Capsule, what is a possible answer?

And The Hoagie—the protected king. It is the Sword and the Stone.

In this deli, two cross-sections of real life are carved and presented as artifacts. A play in three parts—a triple decker sandwich.

What is a deli that doesn’t let you inside?

What service does a rotating service window rotating behind another window serve?

What, other than wet, is a hoagie never eaten? Is it still a sword if it can't stab?

Boar's Head is an important material, like gouache.

A deli thermodynamics: there are never truly new Gatorade colors created, only flavor transfers.

Similarly, many sandwich flavors are offered: turkey flavor + salami flavor + plate lettuce flavor + mayo flavor. Permutations approach infinity without distinction, uniformly, each one a stalemate.

Borna Sammak, Hope for Men, 2013
Borna Sammak, Gray Water, 2013 (detail)
Borna Sammak, Who Is This Jawns I Keep Hearing About, 2013 (detail)
Borna Sammak, Here I Am Again Again, Alone Again, 2012
Borna Sammak, Sculpture Sale, 2012
Borna Sammak, Here I Am Again Again, Alone Again, 2012 (detail)
Borna Sammak, The Fog That Just Passed Was Me, I Keep Seeing Dogs That Are Not Me, 2012 (detail)
Borna Sammak, untitled, 2012
Borna Sammak, untitled, 2012 (detail)
Borna Sammak, New York Post New York, 2012
Borna Sammak, Not Yet Titled, 2012
Borna Sammak, Not Yet Titled, 2012 (detail)
Borna Sammak, WaWa (No.10), 2012
Borna Sammak, Life in italics, 2012
Borna Sammak, Olam, 2012
Borna Sammak, Window (after Jacob Cohen), 2010 (detail)
Borna Sammak, untitled (diamond no.1), 2012
Borna Sammak, untitled (diamond no.1), 2012
Borna Sammak, Not Yet Titled, 2012
Borna Sammak, Not Yet Titled, 2012 (detail)
Borna Sammak, untitled (diamond no.2), 2012
Borna Sammak, LAZY, 2012
Borna Sammak, Cheeto, As Investigated By Expensive Microscope, 2012
Borna Sammak, Cheeto, As Investigated By Expensive Microscope, 2012 (detail)
Borna Sammak, Not Yet Titled, 2012
Borna Sammak, Windows, 2009
Borna Sammak, untitled video painting 08 (volcano), 2009 (detail)
Borna Sammak, untitled video painting 02, 2009 (detail)
Borna Sammak, untitled video painting 04 (cliff), 2009 (detail)