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Pablo Reinoso – Un monde renversé

01.06 – 05.09 / 2015
Maison de l’Amérique Latine, Paris

The Maison de l’Amérique Latine in Paris is presenting the first-ever retrospective of designer and artist Pablo Reinoso, curated by Jérôme Sans. Titled “A World Overthrown,” or Un monde renversé,” this monographic exhibition will offer perspective on a singular career spanning more than thirty years.

Reinoso’s objects, installations, and sculptures have been exhibited worldwide, notably at the Venice Biennale, Art Basel, Miami Basel, FIAC in Paris, and ARCO in Madrid. After training as an architect early in his career in Buenos Aires, Reinoso went to work in communications and design, creating well-known campaigns for the likes of Givenchy, Veuve Clicquot, and S.T. Dupont. Argentinian-born but residing in France, he became known for his public installations and sculptures in the 1990s.

For the exhibition, the Maison de l’Amérique Latine will become home to Reinoso’s sprawling, invading objects. Under the guidance of the renowned curator Sans, historically significant works will be complemented by products created especially for the exhibition rooms.

Reinoso’s deconstruction of iconic objects reveals a designer’s interest in fetishized goods. At the interface between sculpture and design, his objects question the relationship between form and function. Working in ordinary materials, such as wood, marble, and steel, the designer challenges the rigid norms of everyday objects, letting their form unfold, grow, shift, and expand. From his famous “Spaghetti Benches,” which branch out, gradually enfolding their environment, to the series made by seemingly inbreeding the iconic Thonet chairs, Reinoso’s works are fantastical and disrespectful, defying laws of gravity and function at the same time.

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