Untitled (Cibanco)

Gabriel Kuri

Location: B2N3 Entrance
86

2012
Hand woven wool gobelin
434 x 153 cm

How many receipts have you collected after each shopping spree? In this artwork, Gabriel Kuri reimagines a receipt in the form of a hand-woven wool tapestry. He draws inspiration from the by-products of disposable commodities in daily life, which are stripped of their original functions and contexts to become a work of art that upholds an alternative aesthetic under which art and daily life converge. The artist also explores the relationship between consumers and citizens through textiles and industrial products while addressing issues in politics, economy and society from a humorous approach.

2012
Hand woven wool gobelin
434 x 153 cm

How many receipts have you collected after shoppingl? This huge ‘receipt’ is a wool tapestry handwoven by Gabriel Kuri, who finds inspiration from disposable goods in daily life. Stripped of their original functions, these objects are made into an artwork in which art meets daily life. The artist also looks into the relationship between consumers and citizens through textiles and industrial products and discusses current issues in a light-hearted manner.

Gabriel Kuri

Gabriel Kuri (b. 1970, Mexico City) is a Mexican artist whose sculptures and installations critique the world of commerce. By combining site-specific content with the banality of mass-produced consumer objects and financial documents, he explores both formal and conceptual concerns. His massive textile, industrial, and natural works address the relationship between consumer and citizen, often rearranging the fiscal, public, and private spheres of culture through re-contextualizing the intended use of his materials.

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Location: B2N3 Entrance