La DS, 1993 © Centre national des arts plastiques-ministère de la Culture et de la communication, Paris Courtesy Chantal Crousel Gallery

Common Places

October 2010

Gabriel Orozco
With artist Gabriel Orozco’s current show temporarily at home in the French capital’s Centre Pompidou, it’s a chance engage with the ultimate stalemate – one of his works is a chessboard entirely pieced by knights. However, like his modification of a 1960s Citroën DS or collection of flies, Orozco’s creative diversity reaveals not only his fascination for displacing the ephemeral but also a deep engagement with the context.