Complementing the forth coming exhibition Jorge Palacios at The Noguchi Museum (September 26, 2018–January 20, 2019), the monumental wood sculpture Link by Spanish artist Jorge Palacios will be installed on Flatiron Plaza North, adjacent to Madison Square Park in Manhattan. Informed by Isamu Noguchi’s example, Link explores the relationship between scale and public engagement through proportionality with its setting and integration into the urban fabric, and by provoking civic dialogue.
Jorge Palacios at The Noguchi Museum
A display of nine of Spanish artist Jorge Palacios’s sculptures explores the laws of physics and motion on the microscopic and macroscopic level. Integrated into the Museum’s historic Isamu Noguchi installation, Palacios’s works bring renewed attention to Noguchi’s frequent experiments with the physical sciences, as well as with turning art-viewing into a physical experience.
About Jorge Palacios
Jorge Palacios’s sculptures have been widely shown in public spaces, including in SoHo, New York City, where he exhibited Sketch in the Air (2015); in front of the Monastery of San Lorenzo de El Escorial, Madrid; in the “Torres de Colón,” in Madrid, and, as part of an exhibition of his urban sculptures in the streets of Toledo, at that city’s Floridablanca Sculpture Gardens, Sun Gate, Bisagra Gate, and Santa Cruz Art Museum. His work has also been exhibited in numerous museums, including the Santa Cruz Art Museum, Museum of Fine Arts of Guadalajara, 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.
About the Noguchi Museum
The Noguchi Museum, chartered as The Isamu Noguchi Foundation and Garden Museum, was designed and created by the Japanese-American sculptor Isamu Noguchi. Opening on a limited basis to the public in 1985 the purpose of the museum and foundation was and remains to preserve and display Noguchi’s sculptures, architectural models, stage designs, drawings, and furniture designs. The two-story, 24,000 square feet (2,200 m2) museum and adjacent sculpture garden, located in Long Island City section of Queens, one block from the Socrates Sculpture Park, underwent major renovations in 2004 allowing the museum to stay open year round.
About the Flatiron/23rd Street Partnership
The Flatiron/23rd Street Partnership Business Improvement District, formed in 2006, is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to enhance the area’s reputation as one of New York’s most vital and exciting neighborhoods. This is accomplished by maintaining a clean and safe environment for the district’s businesses, residents and visitors; by spearheading area improvement projects; and by marketing the diverse business and retail options in this vibrant and historic neighborhood. flatirondistrict.nyc