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Gabriel Kuri

20130820134434-02_gkuri_twonudestwopoints_2013_39x47x3in_gk1000_ The Conspicuousness of the Unusable   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Rey Akdogan, Olof Inger, Gabriel Kuri, Jean-Luc Moulène, Charlotte Posenenske, Dorothea Rockburne, Cameron Rowland at Miguel Abreu Gallery Orchard St June 28th, 2013 - August 17th, 2013
Posted 8/20/13

Doubling as a bookshop and event space for philosophy publisher Sequence Press, Miguel Abreu Gallery’s always had an ambitious engagement with philosophy. “Conspicuous Unusable,” Abreu’s latest show, takes the philosopher’s conception of the usability of material things as the starting point for a well-curated, minimalist-oriented group show. To Heidegger, material objects are made legible by our referring to both the "towards which" of their intended use and the "whe... [more]

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Gabriel Kuri at Sadie Coles HQ - Balfour Mews October 14th, 2008 - December 6th, 2008
Posted 11/18/08

For his first solo show in London and with Sadie Coles HQ, Mexican artist Gabriel Kuri presents Model for a Victory Parade. The title piece for the show comprises a simple conveyor belt with a squashed energy drink can stuck at one end, perpetually tumbling like an accidental metronome. This debris of an imagined ceremony, while holding multiple connotations, offers a material emphasis on the politics of energy consumption - a theme that runs current throughout the show. Whatever the impetus fo... [more]

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