Paris

Paris

Gabriel Orozco

Musée d'Art Moderne de Paris
11 avenue du Président Wilson
April 23–June 21, 1998

We all remember Gabriel Orozco’s redimensioning of the Citröen DS, its width shrunk in half, reflecting the irony and uneasiness of the functional object. Or the skull at Documenta; the computer-generated prints juxtaposing geometric patterns and images of cricket matches; or the entropic scenes shot in Mexico. All of his work seems to involve, as Angeline Sherf, co-curator (with Laurence Bossé) of this project, puts it, a “vibration of everyday things,” which the artist transforms into “plays of meanings in what he captures from a suggested but absent presence.” Orozco takes the notion of formal plurality as the very basis of his work, so it’s fitting that this show brings together photos, drawings, and installations from the past two years as well as a piece made just for this exhibition.