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robertogreco : gabrielorozco   3

ARCHIVE AND CONQUER
"I worry about the echo chamber of tumblrs and their ilk and the meaningless repetition and amplification of digital objects. I’m obsessed with the way that people collect, hoard, and re-broadcast photos and music and words without also creating their own. I’m not saying every tumblr reblogging pictures of hot girls in kitten earmuffs or grainy photos of Parisian cafes is as intentional and special as Orozco’s working tables, but the impulse, I think, is similar. We are overwhelmed, and if we can pick and chose a few objects that we like, put them in a place where we can keep them, it helps us to exercise some kind of control over the flood, even if it leads to visual/aural/literary ADD and a tawdry kind of exhibitionism: look at all these things I found. But while I’d rather not bother with some peoples’ online collections, I think some are interesting as works in progress, and some seem like ready-made archives, perfect and complete."
gabrielorozco  art  tumblr  curation  add  reblogging  culture  information  content  contentcreation  creativity 
january 2010 by robertogreco
TRANSACTIONS
"In a "post-Latin American" age, Latin American art has taken a postmodern tack, mindful of borders and identity politics but not determined by them. Many of the 42 artists featured here, including Francis Alÿs, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Daniel J. Martinez, Alfredo Jaar, Vik Muniz, Damián Ortega and Gabriel Orozco, infuse their work with social commentary from local and global perspectives, exploring and parodying cultural locations and identities even as they uphold and transgress them. All of them share an interest--beyond those borders--in revitalizing existing artistic language and forms."
art  latinamerica  glvo  books  postmodernism  borders  mexico  alfredojaar  francisalÿs  felixgonzalez-torres  danieljmartinez  vikmuniz  damiánortega  gabrielorozco  mcasd  tcsnmy 
september 2009 by robertogreco
Art:21 . Gabriel Orozco [via: http://www.3quarksdaily.com/3quarksdaily/2009/06/perceptions-of-exquisite-detail.html see also: http://www.gabrielorozco.net/ AND http://www.columbia.edu/cu/museo/orozco/
"born in Jalapa, Veracruz, 1962, studied at Escuela Nacional de Arte Plasticas in Mexico City & at the Circulo de Bellas Artes in Madrid, Spain. An avid traveler, Gabriel Orozco uses the urban landscape and the everyday objects found within it to twist conventional notions of reality and engage the imagination of the viewer. Orozco’s interest in complex geometry & mapping find expression in works like the patterned human skull of “Black Kites,” the curvilinear logic of “Oval Billiard Table” & the extended playing field of the chessboard in “Horses Running Endlessly.” He considers philosophical problems, such as the concept of infinity & evokes them in humble moments, as in the photograph “Pinched Ball,” which depicts a deflated soccer ball filled with water. Matching his passion for political engagement with the poetry of chance encounters, Orozco’s photographs, sculptures & installations propose a distinctive model for the ways in which artists can affect the world with their work."
art  artists  mexico  gabrielorozco  photography  sculpture  installation  glvo  conceptual  philosophy  mapping  maps  urban 
june 2009 by robertogreco

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