Gabriel Orozco-Inner Cycles

Gabriel Orozco (1962, Mexico) has been an influential international figure in contemporary art since the early 1990s.

Orozco finds objects discarded on the street or discovers beautiful shapes in mundane contexts and, by slightly altering them, transforms them into artworks. His new readings of things--reminiscent of the Japanese garden's use of rocks and sand to evoke flowing water--offer viewers the enjoyment of pondering and deciphering his works. Orozco's universal sculptures, purified of regional or political character, and his photographs that appear like ordinary snapshots are indispensable to any discussion of '90s contemporary art. They are also artworks exerting a profound influence on young artists currently active in Japan.

In Orozco's view, all things in this world, natural or man-made, carry in them the time of their continual movement and transformation. Coming together, they separate again in endlessly reoccurring cycles. All things in the universe are in flux.

Gabriel Orozco's reputation is still growing, as evidenced by the large-scale solo exhibitions he held from 2009 to 2011 at New York MoMA, the Tate Modern, and other major international art museums. Still, he has rarely enjoyed opportunities for showing in Asia, and this will be his long-awaited first exhibition in Japan. As such, it will show the fascination of Orozco's art through works past and present, from his well-known La DS--a car sliced in half and perfectly reassembled--to his newest creations. Orozco works of many different periods and sites will come together here, in Tokyo, and a new cycle will begin.

Exhibition Highlights

Orozco finds objects discarded on the street or discovers beautiful shapes in mundane contexts and, by slightly altering them, transforms them into artworks. His new readings of things--reminiscent of the Japanese garden's use of rocks and sand to evoke flowing water--offer viewers the enjoyment of pondering and deciphering his works. Orozco's universal sculptures, purified of regional or political character, and his photographs that appear like ordinary snapshots are indispensable to any discussion of '90s contemporary art. They are also artworks exerting a profound influence on young artists currently active in Japan.

In Orozco's view, all things in this world, natural or man-made, carry in them the time of their continual movement and transformation. Coming together, they separate again in endlessly reoccurring cycles. All things in the universe are in flux.

Gabriel Orozco's reputation is still growing, as evidenced by the large-scale solo exhibitions he held from 2009 to 2011 at New York MoMA, the Tate Modern, and other major international art museums. Still, he has rarely enjoyed opportunities for showing in Asia, and this will be his long-awaited first exhibition in Japan. As such, it will show the fascination of Orozco's art through works past and present, from his well-known La DS--a car sliced in half and perfectly reassembled--to his newest creations. Orozco works of many different periods and sites will come together here, in Tokyo, and a new cycle will begin.



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Ping-Pond Table,1998 

deformed ping-pong tables, ping-pong rackets, ball,water tank, pump filter,

water lilies, H76.7 × W424.5 × D424.5cm 

collection: 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa

Photography Policies

Still photography is permitted in "Gabriel Orozco-Inner Cycles" exhibition under the following policies:

  • Please refrain from using flash or tripods.
  • Photography for commercial use is not permitted.
  • Videotaping is not permitted.
  • Please refrain from photographing other visitors, as it may infringe on their portrait rights.
  • The photographer will bear all responsibility concerning the use of photographs. Neither the museum nor artist will bear any responsibility whatsoever.
  • Concerning photography for news coverage, please apply to the museum for permission.

Organized by

Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture, Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo,

THE YOMIURI SHIMBUN, The Japan Association of Art Museums



Supported by

Lion Corporation, SHIMIZU CORPORATION, Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd., Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Insurance Inc., Nippon Television Network Corporation

In cooperation with

Embassy of the United Mexican Statesメキシコ大使館 ロゴ横並び.jpgのサムネイル画像, JAPAN AIRLINES, ASAHI-SHUZO SAKE BREWING CO.,LTD.

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From top to bottom

My Hands Are My Heart, 1991 Two silver dye breach prints
Common Dream, 1996 Silver dye breach prints
Cats and Watermelons, 1992 Chromogenic color print

Gabriel Orozco

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Gabriel Orozco, was born in Mexico in 1962 and lives in Paris, New York and Mexico City. Regardless of medium - might installation, painting, sculpture, or photography -, Orozco intervenes between daily objects. Then his works allows the audience's imagination to explore the creative associations between often ignored objects in today's world, and keep inspiring the new generations. Orozco's reputation has been growing steadily since the early 1990s, and he is one of the most widely recognized artists of his generation today. This exhibition will be the first in a Japanese museum to present a comprehensive view of Orozco's practices, from early works in 1990s to the recent project.

Portrait Photo:Eric Sander

Selected Solo Exhibition

2013-14 - Natural Motion, Kunsthaus Bregenz, Austria; Moderna Museet, Sweden.

2012 - Asterisms, Deutsche Guggenheim, Berlin; Guggenheim Museum, New York.

2009-2011 - Museum of Modern Art, New York; Kunstmuseum Basel, Switzerland;

Musée National d'art Moderne, Centre Pompidou, Paris; Tate Modern, London.

2005 - Palacio de Cristal, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain.

2004 - Serpentine Gallery, London.

2002 - kurimanzutto, Mexico city.

2000 - The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, California; Museo

Internacional Rufino Tamayo, Mexico City; Museo de Arte

Contemporaneo de Monterrey, Monterrey, Mexico.

1999 - Photogravity, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia.

1998 - The Free Market Is Anti-Democratic, Marian Goodman Gallery, New York.

- Clinton is Innocent, ARC/Musée Nationale d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris.

1993 -Galerie Chantal Crousel, Paris.

-Projects 41: Gabriel Orozco, Museum of Modern Art, New York.

Selected International Exhibition

2005 - The Experience of Art, 51st Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy.

2001 - Yokohama 2001: International Triennial of Contemporary Art, Yokohama, Japan.

1998 - Berlin Biennal, Berlin, Germany.

1997 - Documenta X, Kassel, Germany.

1996 - Kwangju Biennial, Seoul, Korea.

1993 - Aperto' 93:Emergenza/Emergency, 45th Venice Biennial, Venice, Italy.

Related Event

Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo 20th Anniversary Events Lecture by Gabriel Orozco
Date+Time|Saturday, January 24, 15:00-
vebue|Museum Contemporary Art Tokyo,Auditorium B2F
Fee|Free (*Gabriel Orozco exhibition ticket is needed to gain entry to this event)
Capacity|200people (numbered ticket system,first-come basis)
*Numbered tickets will be issued at the museum's information counter (situated in the main entrance hall) from 10:00 on Jan.24th from 10:00.



Information

Period

Jan 24 (sat)-May 10 (sun) 2015

Closed on

Mondays (except 5.4),5.7

Venue

Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo (MOT) Exhibition Gallery 3F

Opening Hours

10:00-18:00
*Last admission to the gallery floor & last ticket purchase is 30minutes before the closing hour.

Admission

Adults: 1,100yen/ University Students, Over 65: 800yen/ High School & Junior High Students: 600yen/ Elementary School & Under: Free
*Free entry to MOT collection ticket holders

More Info

Exhibition Catalogue

GABRIEL OROZCO INNERCYCLES
ISBN 978-4-8459-1443-2
Publisher: Film Art Inc.

Access

From Kiyosumi-Shirakawa Station on the Hanzomon Line: 9min. walk from the B2 exit.
From Kiyosumi-Shirakawa Station on the Toei Oedo Line: 13min. walk from the A3 exit.
More Info

Inquiry

+81-3-5245-4111(General Information)
+81-3-5405-8686(Hello Dial)

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