Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Gabriel Orozco's MOBILE MATRIX at the MOMA Atrium

Part of Mexican artist GABRIEL OROZCO's retrospective exhibit at the Museum of Modern Art is an installation called MOBILE MATRIX at the expansive six-story atrium. It is a whale skeleton excavated from the sands of Baja California, fitted onto a metal armature and intricately inscribed with graphite rings and circles by a team of 20 members who exhausted 6,000 mechanical pencil leads. Orozco  was considered the "leading conceptual and installation artist of his generation by The New Yorker Magazine in 2001. The exhibit runs through March 1, 2010.

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