The Noguchi Museum presents work by Spanish sculptor Jorge Palacios

09/26/2018 to 01/20/2019

Link: August 16–November 6, 2018
Museum Exhibition: September 26, 2018–January 20, 2019

The Noguchi Museum presents an overview of the work of Spanish sculptor Jorge Palacios with Link, a monumental public work to be installed on Manhattan’s Flatiron Plaza North, and an exhibition of nine works in the Museum galleries and sculpture garden which explores the formal and conceptual potential of physics and motion in sculpture.

Link (2018) is a monumental work, measuring approximately 13 feet high by 10 feet wide, that will be 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.

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, 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 the Chelsea neighborhood of New York City and his workshop in Spain.