By continuing, you accept the use of cookies, including third party cookies. More information

Accept

Until Sun 05 January

Gabriel Kuri - 'sorted, resorted'

Category
Sculpture
Place
Wiels - Contemporary art centre
Show/hide the menu
Gabriel Kuri - 'sorted, resorted'

Description

Gabriel Kuri creates sculptures that embody questions of value, arresting usually intangible flows of information in witty and engaging forms

His practice is strikingly material and his exhibition at WIELS adopts material as its organizing principle, sorting his works into four categories: paper, plastic, metal, and construction materials. This is an absurdly simplistic approach to complex, conceptually driven works that are rarely made of just one element.

Kuri gathers his resources from a variety of sites before combining them in a manner that draws upon tradition of assemblage with a nod to Surrealist montage, fusing references from his native Mexico with his adopted home, Belgium. His exhibition at WIELS – his first institutional solo show in Brussels, where he has lived for the past 16 years – highlights the hybrid nature of his playful work. It will comprise over 60 works, including new pieces produced for the occasion, revealing both the diversity of Kuri’s formal approach and the consistency of his underlying themes: notions of commercial and cultural value, consumerism, as well as material and its poetic (mis)use.

Photos and videos

Practical information

Dates

Friday, September 6, 2019 — Sunday, January 5, 2020

Place

Wiels - Contemporary art centre

Avenue Van Volxem, 354
1190 Forest

T. +32 2 340 00 50 

M. welcome@wiels.org

http://www.wiels.org

More information

Date and time

Monday Closed
Tuesday from 11:00 to 18:00
Wednesday from 11:00 to 18:00
Thursday from 11:00 to 18:00
Friday from 11:00 to 18:00
Saturday from 11:00 to 18:00
Sunday from 11:00 to 18:00

Organiser

Wiels - Contemporary art centre

Your opinion