This monograph documents the solo exhibition at Bielefelder Kunstverein and Kunstverein Freiburg and also focuses on Kuris' marble works since 2006.
On the occasion of his first institutional exhibition in Germany, Gabriel Kuri has created four new groups of works, which provide an insight into different aspects of his practice. Accordingly, Kuri is showing sculptures and installation; all of them are made out of found materials or industrially manufactured products, including marble slabs, sand, paper, cigarette butts, or body care products. A precise and deliberate positioning and a surprising casualness always characterize the presentation of his objects in the exhibition. With their humor and lightness of touch, his works level criticism as well as political, economic, and social conditions. In the sense of an extended notion of sculpture, he shifts the boundaries of art and the everyday, as the viewers and the everyday become part of the aesthetic form.
Published on the occasion of Gabriel Kuri's solo exhibition at Bielefelder Kunstverein and Kunstverein Freiburg in 2010.
Gabriel Kuri (born 1970 in Mexico City, lives and works in Mexico City and Brussels) has contributed to numerous international group exhibitions, such as the 5th Berlin Biennale (2008), “Brave New Worlds” at the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis (2007), “Unmonumental” at the New Museum, New York (2007). Solo exhibitions where displayed at the Kunstverein Freiburg and Bielefelder Kunstverein, Museion – Museum of modern and contemporary art Bolzano, and at the Blaffer Art Museum, University of Houston.