Jorge Pardo (Phaidon Contemporary Artists Series)

Jorge Pardo (Phaidon Contemporary Artists Series)

By: Christina Vegh (author), Lane Relyea (author), Chris Kraus (author), Jorge Pardo (artist)Paperback

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Jorge Pardo (b. 1963, Havana, Cuba) is a Los Angeles-based artist whose work trespasses the boundaries of sculpture to explore art-related disciplines such as architecture and design. His work employs a range of media to revisit the aesthetics of modernism and put it in a new light. Traditional and radical at the same time, Pardo's installations engage different forms and materials to challenge the notion of space and public utility. Jorge Pardo is represented by Neugerriemschneider, Berlin; Friedrich Petzel, New York; Haunch of Venison, London; Ghislaine Hussenot, Paris; Gio' Marconi, Milan; 1301PE, Los Angeles.

About Author

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 Celmins (2004) and Wolfgang Tillmans (2006), and exhibition catalogues such as 'Helter Skelter' (1992) and 'Public Offerings' (2001). Christina Vegh has been Director of the Bonner Kunstverein since 2005, where she has organized exhibitions on such artists as Jonas Dahlberg and Jan Mancuska (2005) and John Baldessari (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 Ackermann, Yehudit Sasportas and Corey McCorkle. 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 the Los Angeles art world.


Interview - Lane Relyea in conversation with Jorge Pardo. Survey - Christina Vegh, What we need in life: Jorge Pardo's 'non-sites'. Focus - Chris Kraus, 4166 Seaview Lane. Artist' Choice - Veronica Gonzalez, Twin Time, 2007 (excerpt). Artist's Writings - Historical conversations with Jan Tumlir 1998-2007 (extracts); Artist statement for the movie theatre The Oliver, 2004

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780714846583
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 160
  • ID: 9780714846583
  • ISBN10: 0714846589

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