When the MoMA gave Gabriel Orozco, a Mexico-based emerging artist, his first solo show in the United States sixteen years ago, one of the most buzzed about pieces was “Home Run,” an arrangement of fresh oranges placed in the windows across the street. As he recently told the New York Times, “I don’t want to be a master. I want to be a kid. To keep making art, you have to put yourself in the position of a beginner. You have to be excited by a stone on the sidewalk or, like a child, the flight of a bird.”
A newly-opened 20-year survey of Orozco’s career at the MoMA features many of the site-specific, quirky pieces he is known for, many for the first time in New York, alongside selections from his vast body of smaller objects, paintings, and works on paper.
View more images of his work after the jump.
“Mobile Matrix” Photo: Biblioteca Vasconcelos, Mexico City
“La DS” Photo: Felix Tirry, Courtesy of David Zwirner, New York
“Kytes Tree,” 2005