PROYECTOSMONCLOVA is a contemporary art gallery based in Mexico City that focuses on facilitating dialogues between Mexican and international artists from different generations such as: Eduardo Terrazas, Fred Sandback, Martin Soto Climent, Josephine Meckseper, Tercerunquinto, Helen Escobedo and Chantal Peñalosa among others.

Established in 2005, the gallery’s program has evolved into one of the most important forums for contemporary art in Mexico.

In addition to the exhibition program the gallery publishes books and exhibition catalogues. Recent titles include: Restoration of a Mural Painting. Tercerunquinto 2000-2015Robert C. Morgan. Works 1967-2017The Properties of Light. Luis Barragán-Fred Sandback (forthcoming). Exhibition highlights include: Caramel Huysmans. Martin Soto Climent (2015); TRUE STORY, collective show curated by Michel Blancsubé (2015); The Properties of Light. Fred Sandback (2016); dre omins. Andreas Slominski (2016); Doble fondo. Tercerunquinto (2017); Concept and Painting. Robert C. Morgan (2017); and the upcoming Josephine Meckseper (2017).

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Mexico City 06700
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Edgar Orlaineta

Edgar Orlaineta (1972, Mexico City) lives and works in Mexico City. In his practice, Orlaineta focuses on hybrid sculptural forms that draw inspiration from modernism, popular culture, and specific historic moments. Orlaineta primarily explores post-war design and architecture that generally depicted biomorphic shapes owing to strong surrealist influence. In his original works Orlaineta questions the symbolic and economic value of industrial design objects, which began as mass produced products and later evolved into coveted collectors items, by either incorporating craft elements or combing them into assemblages with every day objects that lack any historical relevance. In his interventions and assemblages, Orlaineta seeks to open these design objects to new perspectives through denial of their functionality, historical or cult value in order to reactivate the legacy of the historical avant-garde.

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Venus (Tura Satana), 2016, watercolor on paper, vintage slide viewer with 16mm positive frames, brass, walnut, shell, pearl created with the silver extracted from a vintage Tura Satana 16mm positive by inserting it into a living clam and recovering it after 6 months, dimensions: 33.9 x 29.7 x 3.5 cm / 31.1 x 49.1 x 31.4 cm
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My Arizona, Your Detroit, 2016, plywood, original Katsina, Monokote, brass, wood (walnut, cottonwood), vintage photo, acrylic paint, epoxy resin, dimensions: 123 x 49 x 27 cm
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Anachronic Lamp-Modern Sculpture (after Isamu Noguchi), 2016, wood (walnut, beech), mulberry paper, black ink, rice glue, wicker, brass wire, brass, wax, oil paint, Measured Time clock and kitchen timer (designed by Isamu Noguchi, USA, ca. 1932), dimensions: 187 x 65 x 82 cm
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Anachronic Coffee Table-Moon Dancer (after Isamu Noguchi), 2016, walnut, wax, magazine (Coronet, March 1953), vintage pin ("JAP HUNTING LICENSE. OPEN SEASON-NO LIMIT"), news clipping ("The moon dancer", story about a Japanese-American dancer called Yuriko), Measured Time clock and kitchen timer (designed by Isamu Noguchi, USA, ca. 1932), dimensions: 172 x 102 x 78.5 cm
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Anachronic Fish (after Isamu Noguchi), 2015-2016, wood (walnut and beech), brass, wax, sea pebbles, oil and acrylic paint, book (Fourteen Americans, exhibition catalogue, MOMA, New York, 1946) and "Measured Time" clock and kitchen timer (designed by Isamu Noguchi, USA, ca. 1932), dimensions: 108 x 121.5 x 64 cm
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Anachronic Objects (after Isamu Noguchi), 2015 - 2016, wood (walnut and beech), brass, copper, wax, oil paint, book (The Expanding Universe by Sir Arthur Eddington, Cambridge University Press, USA, 1933), dimensions: 50 x 104 x 31.5 cm
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The invisible beats the visible, 2014, photo, brass chain, square brass profile and birch plywood, dimensions: 119 x 59 x 0.8 cm
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You painted the shells, 2014, photo, brass chain, square brass profile and birch plywood, dimensions: 79 x 59 x 0.8 cm
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The Psychopathology of TIME & LIFE (Neurotica 5), 2015, wood, brass, brass plated steel, acrylic and magazine ("The Psychopathology of TIME & LIFE", Neurotica 5, Neurotica Publishing Co., Inc., Autumn 1949), dimensions: 33 x 39 x 32 cm
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The Rose Tattoo, 2014, brass plated steel, wood, oil and book (The Rose Tattoo by Tennessee Williams, edited by James Laughlin, New Directions Books, New York, 1951), dimensions: 34 x 34 x 22 cm
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Spearhead, 2014, brass, wood and book (Spearhead: 10 years' experimental writing in America, edited by James Laughlin, New Directions Books, New York, 1947, dimensions: 33 x 25 x 26 cm
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Orange Dove and Orange Shell (after Harry Bertoia), 2006, Bertoia chairs, steel, electromagnetic paint, turned wood or oranges or cactus, dimensions: 64 x 90 x 55 cm / 38 x 53 x 29 cm
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Criollo, 2005, Wassily chair, bicycle components and chromed tubular steel, dimensions: 86 x 88 x 130 cm
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American Visa-Sophie “Sara” Taeuber-Arp, 2014, powder coated steel and wire, dimensions: 152 cm (approximate height)
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American Visa-Sophie “Sara” Taeuber-Arp (detail), 2014, powder coated steel and wire, dimensions: 152 cm (approximate height)
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Narcissus, 2002, two LCW chairs (Charles and Ray Eames, 1946), steel cable and hardware, dimensions: 62 x 136 x 56 cm
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Cessna – Homage to James Graham Ballard, 2000, fiberglass, resin, rubber, wood and chromed steel, dimensions: 250 x 68 x 69 cm
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Invisible Knot, 2014, brass clad steel and plant, dimensions: 57 x 50 x 40 cm (diameter)
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Invisible Knot, 2014, copper clad steel, dimensions: 57 cm (diameter)
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Finite Columns, 2013, fiberglass, chromes steel and turned wood (cedar), variable dimensions
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On a Road to a New Neo-Plasticism Part II (after Gerrit Rietveld and Bas Jan Ader), 2008, steel, glass, lacquer paint, bicycle parts, book and tulip plant (when available), dimensions: 150 x 195 x 43 cm
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On a Road to a New Neo-Plasticism Part II (after Gerrit Rietveld and Bas Jan Ader) (detail), 2008, steel, glass, lacquer paint, bicycle parts, book and tulip plant (when available), dimensions: 150 x 195 x 43 cm
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Where the Light Travels the Eye Too, 2016, walnut, oak, beech, cedar, cottonwood, brass, dimensions: 56 x 44 x 3 cm (wall piece)
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Where the Light Travels the Eye Too (detail), 2016, walnut, oak, beech, cedar, cottonwood, brass, dimensions: 56 x 44 x 3 cm (wall piece)