At Art Brussels 2017, Steve Turner is pleased to present Floorplan, an installation by Pablo Rasgado (Mexico City) that incorporates a selection of works by a diverse group of ten international artists: Diedrick Brackens (Los Angeles); Émilie Brout & Maxime Marion (Paris); Ximena Garrido-Lecca (Mexico City); Adam Henry (New York); Jonas Lund (Berlin); José Carlos Martinat (Lima); G. T. Pellizzi (Mexico City); Rafaël Rozendaal (New York); Joshua Saunders (Los Angeles) and Michael Staniak (Melbourne).
The booth consists of Rasgado’s architectural installation comprising five connected walls into which he has incorporated fragments of museum exhibition walls from the Museum of Contemporary Art in Antwerp (M HKA). The installation is designed to look like a group of separate art fair booths—each space presents artworks by the different artists amidst the former museum walls. Depending upon a viewer’s vantage point, she will see either the former museum walls, the work of the other artists, or a combination of both.
Rasgado selected artworks that consist of new and used materials often associated with construction and decoration (plywood, steel, plastic, adobe, paint, textile, LED tubes and a broken television monitor) that represent a range of different cultural histories. Despite the variety of materials, the range of countries represented and the diverse narratives, the booth will convey a harmony that unifies rather than divides.
Pablo Rasgado (born 1984 Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico) has had solo exhibitions at Steve Turner, Los Angeles (2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016); Arratia Beer, Berlin (2012 & 2014); OMR, Mexico City (2013); and Museo Experimental El Eco, Mexico City (2011). He has also had work in group exhibitions at XIII Bienal de Cuenca (2016); CAM Raleigh (2014); The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (2013); Ex Magazzini di San Cassian, Art Collateral Events, 55th Venice Biennale (2013); Herzliya Museum of Contemporary Art, Israel (2013); Museo Carrillo Gil, Mexico City (2012); and Museum of Modern Art, Mexico City (2010). His work is owned by public collections including Wattis Foundation, San Francisco; Perez Art Museum, Miami; Jumex Collection, Mexico City; and The Los Angeles County Museum of Art. He lives and works in Mexico City.
Pablo Rasgado: floorplan with works by Diedrick Brackens, Ximena Garrido-lecca, Adam Henry, Jonas Lund, José Carlos Martinat, Emilie Brout & Maxime Marion, g.t. pellizzi, Rafaël Rozendaal, Joshua Saunders, Michael Staniak