Curated by Jochen Volz, the museum’s general director, the exhibition showcases an original interactive installation comprised of 14 pieces, which invites the public to experience a moment of enjoyment and contemplation. Cuban Jorge Pardo, regarded as one of the most important artists or our time, has been making use of the languages of drawing and sculpture to explore the boundaries between art, design and shared living spaces.
“I’m interested in asking: where is art supposed to stop? It’s almost impossible to control where that motion starts and stops,” said the artist in an interview given to an American magazine in April 2019. For Pinacoteca’s Octagon, Pardo has created a ‘living space’ which comprises a round carpet with yellow, copper and orange stripes, thirteen light fixtures and seven rocking chairs, all of which were designed and manufactured by Pardo himself. The set intends to evoke the familiar experience of resting under a tree, inviting the visitor to enjoy the lush pieces which, like the flamboyant tree (Delonix regia), exude a transient beauty.