About the Artwork
Wrapping is installed near the plaza on the Honda-dori Street side of the lawn and garden surrounding the Museum. An assembly of curved pipes covered with stainless steel mesh, the work has been conceived to resonantly respond to the Museum’s design and its surroundings. Although employing metal materials producing an appearance of volume, Wrapping obtains transparency and lightness by means of its mesh covering. Its three entrances are designed to enable children to climb inside the work and pass through its interior.
About the Artist
LCM (Currently: LAR) / Fernando ROMERO
Born in Mexico City in 1971. Lives and works in Mexico City.
After employment in the architectural office of Rem Koolhaas, Fernando Romero founded his own professional office, LCM (Laboratorio de la Ciudad de Mexico), and later the architecture firm LAR (Laboratory of Architecture) in Los Angeles. In his practice of architecture, Romero undertakes a wide range of cultural, commercial, and residential projects, endeavoring always to open new directions in spatial design by rethinking established theories, researching and creating forms and spaces, developing new utilities for materials, and applying architectural means.
Production year: 2005
Media and technique: stainless steel
Size: 677 x 754 x 397 cm