Exhibition catalogue: Overflow, Pablo Reinoso
This catalogue accompanies the exhibition Débordement by Pablo Reinoso presented by the Domaine national de Chambord from 1 May to 4 September 2022. It invites you to immerse yourself in a game of balance between man and nature.
The 144-page exhibition catalogue contains reproductions of the vast majority of the works in the exhibition, i.e. 80 illustrations.
Born in Buenos Aires in 1955 and living in France since 1978, Pablo Reinoso is an artist known worldwide for his diversions of objects and his creations at the frontier of sculpture, installation, design, architecture and painting.
His works, often filled with humour, are part of a logic of emancipation of the object, following the example of his famous Spaghetti Benches, which are a real tribute to plant intelligence.
Sensitive to the major issues of our time, and in particular the climate crisis, Reinoso explores these questions in his recent work, questioning the balances that govern ecosystems. At Chambord, where nature and culture communicate in a particularly significant way, the artist has chosen to reflect on the possible harmony between the human and the natural, by understanding architecture itself as an element of the living.
Through richly illustrated texts, this catalogue sheds light on this hymn to hybridization, to the beauty and strength of flow, and to all its excesses, in an exhibition that is the largest ever devoted to the artist.
THE EXHIBITION DEBORDEMENT BY PABLO REINOSO
Since the beginning of his plastic work, the notion of balance has occupied the thoughts of Pablo Reinoso (series Les Respirantes or Les Paysages d'eau), Franco-Argentine designer and sculptor. Delivering a protean work drawing on all materials (wood, stone, air, metal) and progressing through successive series, the artist always explores the same idea: that of the force of life, through the principle of plant growth applied to matter and a conceptual shaping of the founding cycles of life.
For this exhibition, he has chosen to develop his work around the idea of the ecosystem, which is particularly prevalent at Chambord, where this game of balance between man and nature has been played out since the beginning. The estate is in fact a veritable laboratory open to biodiversity 180 kilometres from the largest French metropolis. It is in this relationship between culture and nature, this highlighting of balances, that the artist has prepared his exhibition, by sketching out a reflection on the possible collaboration between man and nature, encouraging visitors to reconsider the role of each in order to find harmony. In recent years, this reflection has been translated into plastic form through work on trees (Still Tree, Articulations, Uprooted). Some of the works already produced have been added to his proposal for Chambord, the rest consisting of works specially designed to resonate with the spaces of the château and the estate (installations in the gardens, the fireplaces and the central staircase, drawings made during his periods of residence, etc.).
Publisher: In Fine éditions d'art, 2022. Domaine national de Chambord, 2022.
With texts by : Camille Bardin (art critic), Henri-François Debailleux (art critic), Yannick Mercoyrol (exhibition curator, Director of Heritage and Cultural Programming at the Domaine national de Chambord) and Mathilde Rouiller (art historian).
Under the patronage of the French National Commission for UNESCO
Photographs: Rodrigo Reinoso
Exhibition curator: Yannick Mercoyrol