Galleria Franco Noero

10154, TORINO

Gabriel Kuri
dato duro, dato blando, dato ciego

08 November 2006 — 16 January 2007

Galleria Franco Noero is pleased to present Gabriel Kuri’ second solo exhibition. One continuum of objects/signs placed on the floor or leaning gently against the walls is featured in the space of Via Giolitti, divided in three punctuated phrases that define the horizontal field of the gallery; the aggregation of objects, both found and fabricated, resonate for their semantic implications as well as for their material properties. The notions suggested by this continuum refer to space, negative space, latent and consumed energy, image, reflection and void. A work composed by bent metal rods stuck into the wall at decreasing heights and colour gradation holds a standing five meter bamboo cane, marking the verticality of the space. In the nearby space of Via Mazzini three sculptures are displayed, defined ‘speculations’ by the artist; they are essential geometrical interlocking structures that resemble large maquettes and function as platforms for hypotheses addressed through the display of objects/scenarios while suggesting a direction to be read. The term “speculation” refers to both their hypothetical quality as well as their visually echoing structure. Born in 1970 in Mexico City, Gabriel Kuri lives and works between Mexico City and Bruxelles. His work has appeared internationally in a number of solo and group shows, such as: ‘Calorie Counting’, Galleria Franco Noero, 2004; 'Statements’, Miami Art Basel, Miami, 2003; 'Por favor gracias de nada’, Gabriel Kuri and Liam Gillick, Kurimanzutto, Mexico City, 2003; ‘Start to stop stopping’, MUHKA, Bruxelles, 2003. The group exhibitions: ‘Al Cubo’, Galleria Franco Noero, Torino, 2006; Brighton Photo Biennial, Brighton, UK, 2006; ‘Material Time / Work Time / Life Time’, curated by Jessica Morgan, Reykjavik Arts Festival, Reykjavik Art Museum, Iceland, 2005; ‘Post Notes’, curated by Adam Carr, Midway Contemporary Art, Minneapolis, ICA Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, UK, 2005.
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