Gabriel Orozco: Natural Motion


Gabriel Orozco: La DS, 1993; modified Citroën DS; Fonds national d’art contemporain (CNAP), Ministère de la Culutre et de la Communication, Paris, Fnac 94003; photo: Florian Kleinefenn; © 2010 Gabriel Orozco.

Exhibitio, Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden, until 04 May.
Gabriel Orozco is one of the most widely recognised artists of his generation but has not been shown in the Nordic countries until now. Regardless of medium – be it sculpture, photography, painting, or installation – his works are based on the place where he dwells, sometimes in apparent improvisations, but often serially, over long periods of time. A ground-breaking work, La DS from 1993 (a radically compressed Citroën car) is shown in a new version here, and a 15-metre-long whale skeleton, meticulously drawn in black graphite, sails into the exhibition space as a reminder of the transience of life. The artist inimitably alternates between the momentary and the eternal, sometimes within the same group of works.