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  • Gabriel Orozco, Horses Running Endlessly, 1995, wood, 3 3/8 x 34 3/8 x 34 3/8".

    Gabriel Orozco, Horses Running Endlessly, 1995, wood, 3 3/8 x 34 3/8 x 34 3/8".

    Gabriel Orozco

    Kunstmuseum Basel | Gegenwart
    St. Alban-Rheinweg 60
    April 10–August 10, 2010

    MoMA - The Museum of Modern Art
    11 West 53rd Street
    December 13, 2009–March 1, 2010

    Centre Pompidou
    Place Georges-Pompidou
    September 10, 2010–January 11, 2011

    Curated by Ann Temkin

    A cultural scavenger who shifts fluidly from feats of industrial fabrication to meditations on the handmade, the organic, and the abject, Gabriel Orozco is a master of the comic and wistful gesture. He is also a defining figure in that strain of semirecent art that frames aesthetic practice as nomadic, globalized: ethereal in meaning and value, yet material and indexical in form. This show, organized by Ann Temkin, unpacks these layered dualities with two decades’ worth of the New York–, Mexico City–, and Paris-based artist’s works–roughly one hundred sculptures, photographs, paintings, and installations. The catalogue promises a definitive chronology and essays by Temkin, Briony Fer, and Benjamin H. D. Buchloh, Orozco’s most impassioned and theoretically minded advocate.