Gobelino políptico franja magenta (aeropuerto) [Magenta stripe polyptych gobelin tapestry (airport)], 2008
Set of four hand woven wool gobelins
240 x 115 cm (Airport)
315 x 150 cm (Mikasa)
170 x 150 cm (Sport City)
215 x 115 cm (Cremerie)
Gabriel Kuri creates reflections on objects that mediate human relationships to one another, their surroundings and the markets of exchange within which they move. The four laboriously hand-woven tapestries that make up Gabriel Kuri’s Gobelino políptico franja magenta (aeropuerto) [Magenta stripe polyptych Gobelin tapestry (airport)] magnify the residue of human interactions through the time-consuming reproduction of a disposable, everyday receipt. Completed in a traditional Guadalajara style by various weavers, Kuri’s tapestries question consumerism, immediacy and temporality through the reimagining of mundane objects that become large than life symbols for the interactions that define consumer culture.