London

Mixiotes, 2001.

Mixiotes, 2001.

London

Gabriel Orozco

Serpentine Galleries
Kensington Gardens
July 1–August 30, 2004

Curated by Rochelle Steiner

More than a regular on the international group-show circuit, Gabriel Orozco practically invented today’s genre of globe-trotting artist. But Orozco’s at-home-everywhere-and-nowhere persona is less a stylish pose than an extension of his artistic project: a fusion of post-Minimalism's concern for site-specificity and Conceptual art’s reliance on the portable photographic document. Orozco's most recent stops include Venice and Dublin, and summer finds the Mexican artist in London for his first major exhibition in Britain since 1996. The Serpentine Gallery, Orozco’s host of the moment, is creating a “complete environment” comprising roughly sixty new and existing sculptures, drawings, and photographs, chosen by chief curator Rochelle Steiner in close collaboration with the peripatetic artist.