Gabriel Orozco Retrospective at Kunstmuseum Basel

Until August 2010, the Kunstmuseum Basel presents a major survey of the work of Gabriel Orozco. The retrospective shows installations, sculptures, photographs, paintings and drawings by the Mexican artist, created since the early 1990s.

Among the works on display is one of Gabriel Orozco’s most famous works, La D.S.. La D.S. is a silver Citroën DS that has been sliced into three pieces lengthwise. The middle section was removed and the two remaining pieces were reassembled as a one seater. The result is an arrow-like car / sculpture, with a width 63.5 cm less than the original.

Also among the exhibits is one of his Working Tables, 1991-2006, from the collection of the Kunstmuseum Basel, that gathers a wide variety of small sculptures and found pieces.

The exhibition has been curated by Dr. Bernhard Mendes Bürgi, Director of the Kunstmuseum Basel. The exhibition is organized by the Museum of Modern Art, New York, in collaboration with Kunstmuseum Basel, Musée national d’art moderne – Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris and Tate Modern, London.

Gabriel Orozco was in Jalapa, Veracruz, Mexico in 1962. He studied at the Escuela Nacional de Artes Plásticas in Mexico City, and at the Circulo de Bellas Artes in Madrid, Spain. Gabriel Orozco has participated in the Venice Biennale in 1993, 2003, and 2005, the Whitney Biennial in 1995 and 1997, as well as Documenta X (1997) and Documenta XI (2002).

Gabriel Orozco at Kunstmuseum Basel. Press Preview and Vernissage, April 16/17, 2010.

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