Installation view, Jorge Palacios at The Noguchi Museum

Jorge Palacios at The Noguchi Museum

September 26, 2018 – January 20, 2019

Nine sculptures by Jorge Palacios (b. 1979, Spain) explore the laws of physics and motion on microscopic and macroscopic levels. Integrated into the Museum’s permanent 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.

Complementing the exhibition, Palacios’s monumental accoya wood sculpture Link (2018) will be installed at Flatiron Plaza North in Manhattan, August 16–November 6, 2018.

The exhibition is accompanied by an illustrated catalogue featuring full color installation photography by Miguel de Guzmán, an essay by exhibition curator Dakin Hart, and a conversation between the artist and architect Ana Maria Torres.

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.


Jorge Palacios at The Noguchi Museum is supported by Porcelanosa and the Consulate General of Spain in New York. The exhibition is also supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council and from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. The installation of the sculpture Link is made possible thanks to the collaboration of the New York City Department of Transportation’s Art Program and the Flatiron/23rd Street Partnership. Special thanks to Vivanco and Fermín for their contributions to the opening reception.