Friedrich Petzel Gallery is pleased to announce the group exhibition, Jorge Pardo Sculpture Ink.
This summer Friedrich Petzel Gallery will exhibit a set of prints made in collaboration with Jorge Pardo, shown for the first time since it debuted in the Guggenheim's exhibition "theanyspacewhatever". In the original museum exhibition, Pardo transformed a section of the museum's infamous ramp with an interlocking system of intricately-patterned screens that were illuminated by anthropomorphic sculptural lamps. This installation blocked and then demarcated an alternative circulation route for visitors while it also functioned as an inventive display system for a series of silk-screened prints created by the artists in the exhibition.
For this project, Jorge Pardo Sculpture Inc. (Pardo's Los Angeles studio) was essentially transformed into a working print shop, producing the prints on a press run by master printer Christian Zickler. As in other projects, Pardo expands upon the possibilities of the artist's production and the limitless capabilities of the artist's studio. Pardo's open call to the artists participating in the exhibition - Angela Bulloch, Liam Gillick, Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, Carsten Höller, Pierre Huyghe, Douglas Gordon, Philippe Parreno, and Rirkrit Tiravanija – were bound without parameters. What was sent to the Pardo studio was printed and in turn created equanimity between the set's divergent images and concepts. The silk-screened works on paper highlight the individual sensibilities and strategies of a group of artists who are often gathered under the term "relational aesthetics," coined by French curator and critic Nicolas Bourriaud in the mid-1990s. Jorge Pardo Ink revisits Bourriaud's neologistic grouping and lauds the distinct aesthetic and conceptual differences between them.
Bonnie Clearwater, Director and Chief Curator
Veronica Gonzalez, Shift & Flow
Ruba Katrib, Jorge Pardo: People, Places, Things
Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami
edited by: Doris Krystof
with Essays by:
Lane Relyea in conversation with Jorge Pardo, 007 Interview
Christina Végh, What We Need in LIfe, 039 Survey
Chris Kraus, 3166 Sea View Lane, 105 Focus
Veronica Gonzalez, Twin time, or; how death befell me, 117 Artist's Choice
Jorge Pardo, 127 Artist's Writings
Interview: LANE RELYEA is Assistant Professor of Art Theory and Practice at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. He writes regularly for such magazines as Artforum, Art in America, and Parkett, and he has contributed to numerous publications, including monographs on such artists as Vija Clemins (2004) and Wolfgang Tillmans (2006), and exhibition catalogues suck as 'Helter Skelter' (1992) ad 'Public Offerings' (2001).
Survey: CHRISTINA VÉGH has been Director of the Bonner Kunstverein since 2005, where she has organized exhibitions on such artists as Jonas Dahlberg and Ján Mancuska (2005) and John Baldassari (2007). In 2000 she curated an exhibition on Jorge Pardo at Kunsthalle Basel, and she has written extensively on his work. She contributes to a range of art journals, including Parkett and Kunstbulletin, and her published writing includes texts on Franz Ackerman, Yehudit Sasportas and Corey McCorkle.
Focus: CHRIS KRAUS, a writer based in Los Angeles, is founding editor of Semiotext(e)'s Native Agents imprint. She has written on art, poetics and theory for numerous academic anthologies and art magazines, and she is the author of 'Video Green', a collection of essays about Los Angeles art world.
Artist's Choice: VERONICA GONZALES is a writer based in Los Angeles. In 2004 she co-edited 'Juncture: 25 Very Good Stories and 12 Excellent Drawings', an anthology of art and fiction published by Soft Skull Press. 'Twin time: or; how death befell me' is her first novel. She is married to Jorge Pardo.
Artist's Writings: JORGE PARDO is an artist whose work engages functional forms to challenge the notion of public space and private utility. Included here is 'Proposal for the movie theater The Oliver', an outdoor cinema pavilion in Braunschweig, Germany, as well as a 1999 conversation with long-time friend and collaborator Jan Tumlir.
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