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Nobody needs to know the price of your Saab

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© Courtesy of the artist & ICA (The Institute of Contemporary Art - Boston)
Nobody needs to know the price of your Saab

100 Northern Avenue
Boston, MA 02210
February 2nd, 2011 - July 4th, 2011
Opening: February 2nd, 2011 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://www.icaboston.org/
COUNTRY:  
United States
EMAIL:  
crandall@icaboston.org
PHONE:  
617-478-3100
OPEN HOURS:  
Tuesday and Wednesday 10 am - 5 pm Thursday and Friday 10 am - 9 pm Saturday and Sunday 10 am - 5 pm
TAGS:  
collage, sculpture

DESCRIPTION

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.