Asterisms

While checking out the Kandinsky 1911-1913 show at the Guggenheim Museum in New York, I ran across a new exhibition by NYC-based Mexican artist Gabriel Orozoco titled “Asterisms”. The binary show features thousands of diverse objects Orozoco collected from the Isla Arena nature reserve in Baja Mexico and an equally heterogeneous mix of items found on the Pier 40 playing fields in Manahattan. The sizable swathe of human detrious is accompanied by a series of large photographs of discrete objects organized by color, size and substance.

According to the show curators the installation evokes “several of the artist’s recurring notions, including the traces of erosion and ever-present tension between nature and culture”.

By the way, if you were wondering, asterism is a typographical term for the infrequently used symbol consisting of three asterisks placed in a triangle. It can be used to indicate breaks in text or to separate book chapters.

images © Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

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2 Responses to Asterisms

  1. Wow. That’s a LOT of objects. But it’s visually compelling at the same time to see it all arranged and organized like that. I feel like I could stare at this exhibit for hours.

  2. Pingback: Who needs the Guggenheim? | Travel Between The Pages

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