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ICA (The Institute of Contemporary Art - Boston)

Exhibition Detail
Nobody needs to know the price of your Saab
100 Northern Avenue
Boston, MA 02210

February 2nd, 2011 - July 4th, 2011
February 2nd, 2011 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
, Gabriel KuriGabriel Kuri
© Courtesy of the artist & ICA (The Institute of Contemporary Art - Boston)
United States
Tuesday and Wednesday 10 am - 5 pm Thursday and Friday 10 am - 9 pm Saturday and Sunday 10 am - 5 pm
collage, sculpture

Using familiar materials such as receipts, newspaper, band soaps, and plastic bags, Gabriel Kuri focuses our attention on contemporary consumer culture and the circulation of money, information, and energy in both our global economy and in our day-to-day activities. Kuri has been described as a playful accountant who uses personal experience as a point of departure to explore the ways we quantify and chart the most basic events and transactions in our lives.

Kuri is among a loose collection of artists from Mexico to gain international attention in recent years. His first solo museum exhibition in the U.S.  includes approximately 30 sculptures and 15 collages, including Untitled (Superama), a series of three nine-foot-tall tapestries intricately hand-woven in Mexico to resemble Wal-mart receipts.

Gabriel Kuri: Nobody needs to know the price of your Saab is accompanied by a fully-illustrated catalogue.

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