Without these surpluses, Capital cannot be produced.
SIEMBRA is an ongoing exhibition that began in February 2020 with a group comprising of Haegue Yang, Gabriel Orozco, Minerva Cuevas, Eduardo Abaroa, Daniela Rosell and Galen Jackson, Dr. Lakra, and Wendy Cabrera Rubio.
Daniel Montero, El cubo de Rubik, arte mexicano en los años 90 (Júmex Contemporary Art Foundation: Mexico, 2013)
The distillation of raw oil into gasoline happens in refineries, in that moment it gains value and the ability to produce energy. But, according to the RAE, refinement also can be used to refer to high-class education and customs, or that which “lacks vulgarity.”
The installation was originally presented within the exhibition Prince·sse·s des villes at Palais de Tokyo, Paris, from June 21 to September 8, 2019.
Herbert Marcuse, One-Dimensional Man (London: Routledge, 2002)
Translator’s note: the term in Spanish is neobarroso, or neo-muddy. To honor the integrity and intention of the author, we have chosen to adapt this term as close to its original formulation.
Benjamin H.D. Buchloch. “La escultura entre el Estado-nación y la producción de mercancía global” in Gabriel Orozco (Consejo Nacional Para la Cultura y las Artes México/MOMA: Mexico City, 2009)