Gabriel Kuri
Gobelino políptico franja magenta (aeropuerto) [Magenta stripe polyptych gobelin tapestry (airport)], 2008
Gabriel Kuri (1970)
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 each other and their surroundings, exploring the potential for transformation that arises from observing the world and its materials from an unconventional angle. The four laboriously hand woven gobelins that form part of Gobelino políptico franja magenta (aeropuerto) [Magenta stripe polyptych gobelin tapestry (airport)] highlight the residues of human interactions through their sheer scale and complicated method of construction. Completed in a traditional Guadalajara style by various weavers, Kuri’s tapestries question the established tenets of consumerism and temporality in contemporary life through the reimagining of mundane objects that become extraordinary.