September 19, 2018 - The Noguchi Museum - Jorge Palacios at The Noguchi Museum
September 19, 2018

The Noguchi Museum

Jorge Palacios at The Noguchi Museum, installation view, Area 3. © The Isamu Noguchi Foundation and Garden Museum, New York / ARS and Jorge Palacios. Photo: ImagenSubliminal (Miguel de Guzman + Rocio Romero). Works depicted (counterclockwise from center): Isamu Noguchi, The Roar, 1966. White Arni marble. Isamu Noguchi, Wraith, 1985. Andesite. Jorge Palacios, Balance and Inertia, 2011. Teak, Corten steel. Isamu Noguchi, To Bring To Life, 1979. Basalt. Isamu Noguchi, Mitosis, 1962 (cast 1963). Bronze, black patina. Jorge Palacios, The Singularity of the Curve, 2017. Bamboo.

Jorge Palacios at The Noguchi Museum
September 26, 2018–January 20, 2019

The Noguchi Museum
9-01 33rd Road (at Vernon Boulevard)
Long Island City, New York 11106
United States
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Saturday–Sunday 11am–6pm

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The Noguchi Museum presents an overview of the work of artist Jorge Palacios (b. 1979, Spain) with an exhibition of nine sculptures installed in the Museum’s galleries and garden. These works, which give visual expression to the laws of physics and motion, will bring renewed attention to Isamu Noguchi’s own experiments with the physical sciences, as well as to his efforts to turn art viewing into a physical experience. Jorge Palacios at The Noguchi Museum is part of the Museum’s ongoing efforts to show the work of contemporary artists in relation to Noguchi’s art.

Noguchi Museum Senior Curator Dakin Hart says, “Jorge Palacios’s beautifully engineered abstractions are a terrific prism through which to view Noguchi’s way of playing with nature in the cause of strengthening the connections between the planet we have and the world we make. Like Noguchi, Palacios is an idealist. The simplicity and directness with which he models the physical universe, from the atom to the hurricane, will remind you of what it was like to learn physics on the merry-go-round and the swing.”

The exhibition is complemented by a monumental public work, Link (2018), installed in Manhattan’s Flatiron Plaza North, across from the Flatiron Building and adjacent to Madison Square Park. Informed by Noguchi’s public works and intended to serve as a focal point for civic life, it explores the relationship between scale and public engagement through proportionality with its setting and integration into the urban fabric. Link will be installed through November 6, 2018.

Jorge Palacios
Jorge Palacios’s sculptures have been widely shown in public spaces, including in SoHo, in New York City, where he exhibited Sketch in the Air (2015), which was selected by Artnet as one of the ten most interesting public art works to see in Manhattan; in front of the Monastery of San Lorenzo de El Escorial, at the Floridablanca Sculpture Gardens, and in the “Torres de Colón” building, both in Madrid; and, as part of an exhibition of his urban sculptures in the streets of Toledo, at that city’s Sun Gate, Bisagra Gate, and Santa Cruz Art Museum. His work has also been exhibited in numerous museums, including the Museum of Fine Arts of Guadalajara, the Santa Cruz Art Museum, and the Mirador Hall of the Thyssen-Bornemisza, in Madrid, and it may be found in public and private collections in Canada, Switzerland, Spain, and the United States. Palacios divides his time between his studio in New York City and his workshop in Spain.

Related Program
Sunday, October 28, 3pm
Noguchi Talks: Jorge Palacios and Dakin Hart

Join Jorge Palacios and Noguchi Museum Senior Curator Dakin Hart for a walkthrough of the exhibition, followed by a bus trip to see Link at Flatiron Plaza North in Manhattan. Space is limited; RSVP required to publicprograms [​at​]

Jorge Palacios at The Noguchi Museum is supported by Porcelanosa and the Consulate General of Spain in New York. The exhibition is also supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council and from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. The installation of the sculpture Link is made possible thanks to the collaboration of the New York City Department of Transportation’s Art Program and the Flatiron/23rd Street Partnership.

About The Noguchi Museum
Founded in 1985 by Isamu Noguchi (1904–88), The Noguchi Museum was the first museum in America to be established, designed, and installed by a living artist to show his or her own work. Widely viewed as among the artist’s greatest achievements, the Museum comprises ten indoor galleries in a converted factory building, as well as an internationally acclaimed outdoor sculpture garden.

Media Contacts
Lucy O'Brien  lucy [​at​], T +1 646.590.9267
Stephanie Markovic  smarkovic.comm [​at​], T +1 347.628.4688

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