Gabriel Orozco: Obituaries

Gabriel Orozco presents his work based on obituary headlines of individual notoriety and accidental fame taken from The New York Times. Extracting anecdotal aspects of the identity, cause and date of the deceased, he cuts and pastes the remains to reveal the poetics, wit and drama of the perception of public life in the press. Orozco, whose work has been known for the use of the symbolic as a recyclable material and for the fragmentation and removal of cultural entities as an ongoing artistic practice, gives us a reflection on the semiotics of the news as a potentially poetic object. An introductory text and an interview by Hans Ulrich Obrist with the artist completes the book.

Text: Obrist Hans Ulrich. cm 16×32; pp. 60; 27 COL; hardcover. Publisher: Buchhandlung Walther König, Köln, 2011.

ISBN: 9783865609748| 3865609740

ID: 13225

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Gabriel Orozco presents his work based on obituary headlines of individual notoriety and accidental fame taken from The New York Times. Extracting anecdotal aspects of the identity, cause and date of the deceased, he cuts and pastes the remains to reveal the poetics, wit and drama of the perception of public life in the press. Orozco, whose work has been known for the use of the symbolic as a recyclable material and for the fragmentation and removal of cultural entities as an ongoing artistic practice, gives us a reflection on the semiotics of the news as a potentially poetic object. An introductory text and an interview by Hans Ulrich Obrist with the artist completes the book.

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