Gabriel Orozco: Rotating Objects

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 - Sunday, August 11, 2019

Gabriel Orozco: Rotating Objects is a focused selection from two bodies of work—Roto Shaku and Obi Scrolls—that the artist made after establishing a residence in Tokyo in 2015. It has been organized as a complement to Changing and Unchanging Things: Noguchi and Hasegawa in Postwar Japan, a major traveling exhibition that explores Isamu Noguchi’s and Saburo Hasegawa’s ideas about how to make modern art in Japan through the “true development” of its old traditions (e.g. sumi-e, calligraphy, block printing, ceramics, cast iron, paper lanterns, rock arranging, garden making) in the atomic age. Orozco’s rotating objects are an information age reappraisal—now that the fragmentation of culture that Noguchi and Hasegawa sought to redress has come to dominate our experience—of their efforts to redirect Japan’s craft cultures towards a cosmopolitan future.

Gabriel Orozco (b. 1962), Roto Shaku 14, 2015. Paper tape and graphite on wood. Photo: Cathy Carver. Courtesy of the artist and Marian Goodman Gallery.