Gabriel Orozco, was born in Mexico in 1962 and lives in Paris, New York and Mexico City. Although one of the most widely recognised artists of his generation, he has not been shown in the Nordic countries until now.
Orozco’s reputation has grown steadily since the late-1980s, and his oeuvre opens up for a new form of conceptualism that encompasses both deep contemplation and precise craftsmanship. In Moderna Museet’s quest to feature art from beyond the Western mainstream, Gabriel Orozco is a key figure to understanding the world today. Regardless of medium – be it sculpture, photography, painting or installation – his works are based in the place where he happens to be, sometimes in apparent improvisations, but often serially over long periods of time. A groundbreaking work, La DS from 1993 (a radically compressed Citroën car) features in a new version here, and a 15 metre long whale skeleton, meticulously drawn in black graphite, sails into the exhibition space as a reminder of the transience of life. He is inimitable in his alternations between the momentary and the eternal, sometimes within the same group of works. It took Gabriel Orozco a long time to get to our latitude, but he is here at last.
Curator: Ann-Sofi Noring
Assistant curator: Matilda Olof-Ors
Gabriel Orozco - Natural Motion is organized by Kunsthaus Bregenz in collaboration with Moderna Museet.
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