Archives 2nd of 2013
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Born in 1962 in Xalapa in the Mexican state of Veracruz, and living today in New York, Paris, and Mexico City, Gabriel Orozco is one of the best-
Exhibition July 13 -
Gabriel Orozco is that rare artist who can switch between classical, quasi-
Orozco's pronounced sensibility for cultural and national or state attributions is seen in his incorporating antithetical elements into his practice of art. On the one hand, he selects motifs, techniques, and references, for instance, that are specifically Mexican or that are deeply rooted in Latin American cultural traditions; on the other, he employs artistic strategies that were developed by modernism. He insists on cultural distinctions, while at the same time developing works that call into question over-
In addition to the predominantly new works, the Kunsthaus Bregenz is also presenting one of the artist's most striking installations. At its first presentation in London nearly seven years ago, his almost fifteen-
By including a number of his earlier works in his Bregenz exhibition, Orozco anchors his new works in his own history, allowing viewers to engage more deeply with his characteristic practice of spanning all genres and media.
Following the show at the Kunsthaus Bregenz, Gabriel Orozco's exhibition will be on view at the Moderna Museet, Stockholm.