Citroën DS by Gabriel Orozco


Gabriel Orozco is a Mexican conceptual artist. He studied at the Academia de San Carlos in Mexico City and went afterwards for Madrid to continue his studies at the Circulo de Bellas Artes. Today he lives with his family in Paris, New York and Mexico City as an artist.

One of his works exhibited in the Kunsthaus Bregenz is the legendary Citroën DS, which helped him to get into the higher league as he was readopted as good old readymade in 1993. He disemboweled and bisected the still fully functional car and made it a single-seater. With this Gabriel Orozco fosters the change of techniques, the reinterpretation of the classic modernism, the series of contrasts, the entertaining tone – which he revives with a possibly nostalgic artistry.

All images © Gabriel Orozco und Kunsthaus Bregenz

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