José Pedro Croft
Medida incerta / Uncertain Measure, 2017
Portuguese Official Representation 57th International Art Exhibition, La biennale di Venezia
Ed. João Pinharanda.
Text(s) by João Pinharanda, Isabel Matos Dias, Luiz Camillo Osorio and Aurora Garcia.
Graphic design by Pedro Falcão
Hatje Cantz, 2017. 208 pp., 100 ills.
23.30 x 29.70 cm
Made of iron, glass, and mirror, the monumental sculptures by José Pedro Croft establish a direct dialogue between the landscape and architecture of Venice, a city defined by the sky’s ever-changing color and light resulting from its water’s movements. Croft’s work establishes an intense, visual game with its environs and forces us to reconsider the occupied sites and their construction-conditions, all the while questioning ideas about private and public architectural spaces. José Pedro Croft is one of the most outstanding and internationally-known Portuguese sculptors working today. With this work, Croft, Portugal’s official representative of the 2017 Venice Biennale of Arts, also establishes a dialogue with Álvaro Siza, the Portuguese representative of the 2016 Venice Biennial for Architecture on Giudecca island.