Making Mexican History at MOMA

For the first time since the late, famed painter and muralist Diego Rivera, a Mexican artist has a career retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art: the widely praised and enthralling Gabriel Orozco. Orozco’s mid-career retrospective examines two decades of Orozco’s work in an exhibition of some 80 pieces, revealing how the artist jumps among drawing, photography, sculpture, installation, and painting and focuses on everyday, little-noticed objects. Since the early 1990s, Orozco has become one of the leading artists of his generation because of innovative works like La D.S. and Ping Pond Table.

Despite the abundance of acclaimed contemporary Mexican art, the most popular art auction sellers at Sotheby’s and Christie’s remain Rivera, Frida Kahlo and other deceased muralists, as I say in this story for Newsweek. But Orozco’s show will be on view through March 1, 2010.

Photo via Hemispheres Magazine


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