sorted, resorted

Gabriel Kuri
September 6, 2019 – January 5, 2020

Donation Box, 2010
Sand, cigarette butts, coins
Dimensions variable

 

Photo © Andrea Rossetti

Exhibition view: sorted, resorted, WIELS, Contemporary Art Centre, Brussels, 2019

 

Photo © Andrea Rossetti

Tongues and Holes, 2019

stainless steel, paper, shells

100 x 255 x 45 cm

 

Photo © Andrea Rossetti

Exhibition view: sorted, resorted, WIELS, Contemporary Art Centre, Brussels, 2019

 

Photo © Andrea Rossetti

Exhibition view: sorted, resorted, WIELS, Contemporary Art Centre, Brussels, 2019

 

Photo © Andrea Rossetti

Exhibition view: sorted, resorted, WIELS, Contemporary Art Centre, Brussels, 2019

 

Photo © Andrea Rossetti

Exhibition view: sorted, resorted, WIELS, Contemporary Art Centre, Brussels, 2019

 

Photo © Andrea Rossetti

Thank You Clouds, 2004

12 360° pivoting fans, shopping bags

Dimensions variable

 

Photo © Andrea Rossetti

Exhibition view: sorted, resorted, WIELS, Contemporary Art Centre, Brussels, 2019

 

Photo © Andrea Rossetti

Exhibition view: sorted, resorted, WIELS, Contemporary Art Centre, Brussels, 2019

 

Photo © Andrea Rossetti

Element A.1, A.2; Element B.1, B.2; Element C.1, C.2; Element D.1, D.2, 2012
Powder coated metal pipe structure with wheels, pigeon spikes, receipts, veneered plywood structure with wheels, lined plastic waste bins, Plexiglas and steel structure with
wheels, potted plant, newspapers, rock
120 x 60 x 110 cm each (A.1, A.2), 190 x 75 x 100 cm each (B.1, B.2) 180 x 61 x 55 cm each (C.1, C.2), 165 x 50 x 100 cm each (D.1, D.2)

 

Photo © Andrea Rossetti

I Collate, I Convey, I Comply (01), 2015 (left)
Green Anröchter stone, chipboard plinth, assorted objects
61,5 x 60,2 x 60,2 cm (sculpture), 63 x 55 x 55 cm (plinth)

 

I Collate, I Convey, I Comply (02), 2015 (right)
Green Anröchter stone, chipboard plinth, assorted objects
69 x 55 x 53 cm (sculpture), 63 x 55 x 55 cm (plinth)

 

Photo © Andrea Rossetti

Exhibition view: sorted, resorted, WIELS, Contemporary Art Centre, Brussels, 2019

 

Photo © Andrea Rossetti

Exhibition view: sorted, resorted, WIELS, Contemporary Art Centre, Brussels, 2019

 

Photo © Andrea Rossetti

sorted, resorted

Gabriel Kuri
WIELS – Contemporary Art Centre, Brussels
September 6, 2019 – January 5, 2020
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Gabriel Kuri creates sculptures that embody questions of value, arresting usually intangible flows of information in witty and engaging forms. His practice is strikingly material and his exhibition at WIELS adopts material as its organizing principle, sorting his works into four categories: paper, plastic, metal, and construction materials. This is an absurdly simplistic approach to complex, conceptually driven works that are rarely made of just one element.

 

Kuri gathers his resources from a variety of sites before combining them in a manner that draws upon tradition of assemblage with a nod to Surrealist montage, fusing references from his native Mexico with his adopted home, Belgium. His exhibition at WIELS – his first institutional solo show in Brussels, where he has lived for the past 16 years – highlights the hybrid nature of his playful work. It will comprise over 60 works, including new pieces produced for the occasion, revealing both the diversity of Kuri’s formal approach and the consistency of his underlying themes: notions of commercial and cultural value, consumerism, as well as material and its poetic (mis)use.

 

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