Jorge Pardo

Jorge Pardo: Prototype

September 17, 2003 - January 11, 2004

<p>Jorge Pardo. <i>Prototype</i>, 2003. Photo: David Allison.</p>

Jorge Pardo. Prototype, 2003. Photo: David Allison.


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 economic vocabulary based on irregular geometric forms and tensile structural systems.



height precedes width precedes depth

Project, 2000
3 parts: lobby, bookshop, gallery
overall dimensions: 108 x 108 feet
Commissioned by Dia, 1998

Prototype, 2003
Baltic birch plywood
15 feet 3 inches x 24 feet x 21 feet (465 x 731 x 640 cm)
Courtesy of the artist

Prototypes, 2003 glass
21 x 13 inches diameter
Courtesy Friedrich Petzel Gallery

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