Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Gabriel Orozco at the Museum of Modern Art

Gabriel Orozco, Mobile Matrix, 2006. Photo: 16 Miles [more]

The Museum of Modern Art held an opening celebration for its Gabriel Orozco retrospective last night. Here is a summary of the action that took place near his Empty Shoe Box (1993):
Orozco has written about repeatedly having to replace the piece when it was first installed at the 1993 Venice Biennale, running around the flooded city hunting new boxes as each was errantly kicked or accidentally removed. But despite the steady flow of drink at the open bars on the museum’s first and second floors, there appeared to be no such problems last night. Joseph, a MoMA security guard stationed near the box, reported a few close calls, though not a single misstep. “People are being careful,” Joseph explained. “The artist said people threw money in it one time, but that hasn’t happened yet.”

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