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"Jorge Prado: Prototype"
2003-09-17 until 2004-01-11
New York, NY,
On September 17, Dia opens "Prototype," a new project by Jorge Pardo. "Prototype" is a full-scale variant of a plywood structure that will be adapted for diverse functions, ranging from a house in the tropics to a movie theater in an urban park. Made in Pardo's studio, this kit capitalizes on the potential of computer-based technologies to introduce an economical vocabulary based on irregular geometric forms and tensile structural systems.
An opening reception for the exhibition will be held on Wednesday, September 17 from 6 to 8 pm.
Pardo was born in 1963 in Havana, Cuba, and moved to the United States in 1969. He earned his BFA at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, and has exhibited widely since his first solo show in 1988. Throughout his career, Pardo has mixed work devised for traditional museum spaces with artistic pursuits sited in other venues. In 1997, he held a solo exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago. This followed a substantial commission to create a café for the Leipzig Messe, in Germany, in 1996. Pardo's large-scale work ranges from a temporary pier for Sculptur Projekte Münster in 1997, which subsequently became permanent, to a house, 4166 Sea View Lane, which he presented in 1998 in the context of a solo exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles. Pardo lives and works in Los Angeles and on Long Island.