Boston

Gabriel Kuri, Untitled (Jamais), 2006, ticket stubs on vintage magazine page, 10 1/4 x 10".

Gabriel Kuri, Untitled (Jamais), 2006, ticket stubs on vintage magazine page, 10 1/4 x 10".

Boston

Gabriel Kuri: Nobody Needs to Know the Price of Your Saab

Institute of Contemporary Art

February 3–July 4, 2011

Blaffer Art Museum, University of Houston
4173 Elgin Street
August 28–November 12, 2010

Curated by Claudia Schmuckli

With sculptures, tapestries, and collages made over the past twelve years, Gabriel Kuri’s first solo exhibition in the United States puts on view his explorations of the circulation of objects within global flows of information, labor, and capital. First gaining recognition in Mexico City around the turn of the millennium and currently working there and in Brussels, Kuri is best known for a series begun in 2003 for which he had supermarket receipts handwoven by artisans from Guadalajara, combining the incidental and throwaway with the meticulously handcrafted. Typifying the artist’s unexpected combinations of high and low, a sequence of more recent works features marble slabs topped with everyday items such as parking tickets, banknotes, aluminum cans, and courtesy soaps from hotels. Travels to the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, Feb. 3–July 4, 2011.