'Asterisms' is the eighteenth project in Deutsche Guggenheim’s series of artwork commissions. The exhibition is a two-part photographic and sculptural installation comprising thousands of items of detritus that the artist has gathered from two sites: a playing field near his home in New York and a protected coastal biosphere in Baja California Sur, Mexico, that is also the repository for industrial and commercial waste from across the Pacific Ocean.
The two related bodies of work play off each other in a provocative oscillation between the macro and the micro, invoking several of the artist’s recurring motifs including the traces of erosion, poetic encounters with mundane materials and the ever-present tension between man-made object and the natural environment. It also underscores and amplifies Orozco’s subtle practice of subjecting the world to personal, idiosyncratic systems.
Gabriel Orozco: Asterisms
Unter den Linden 13/15
Tel: +49 (0)30 20 20 93 0
Open daily: 10am - 6pm
6 July - 21 October 2012
Gabriel Orozco Sandstars 2012 Found objects
© the artist Courtesy Deutsche Guggenheim