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Jerga

Date:

2005, printed 2006

Artist:

Gabriel Orozco
Mexican, born 1962

About this artwork

Gabriel Orozco’s images of banal or abject common objects demonstrate a methodical engagement with touch, volume, and gravity—sculptural concerns expressed in flat images. With Jerga, Orozco contemplated the aesthetic character of a crumpled fabric on the ground while simultaneously presenting a subtle account of class distinctions. In Spanish, the word jerga can mean either slang or a coarse cloth used to wash things. Here, an object of no particular meaning to the mainstream—in other words, those who do not have to mop floors for a living—takes on pointed significance for the subculture of those who use a rag mop daily at work and at home.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Photography and Media

Artist

Gabriel Orozco

Title

Jerga

Place

Mexico (Artist's nationality)

Date

Made 2005

Medium

Chromogenic print; edition 4/5

Dimensions

Image, sight: 30.8 × 46.7 cm (12 3/16 × 18 7/16 in.); Frame: 54.6 × 70.7 × 3.5 cm (21 1/2 × 27 7/8 × 1 7/16 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Igor M. DaCosta

Reference Number

2012.830

Extended information about this artwork

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