Gabriel Orozco’s Asterisms, is a two-part sculptural and photographic installation comprising thousands of items of detritus the artist has gathered at two sites—a playing field near his home in New York and a protected coastal biosphere in Baja California Sur, Mexico, that is also the repository for flows of industrial and commercial waste from across the Pacific Ocean. The objects include plastic buoys, tennis balls, glass bottles, incandescent light bulbs, wooden oars, hardware such as screws and hinges, various pieces of styrofoam, construction-site hardhats which he has assembled in a taxonomic arrangement on the gallery floor. the three-dimensional work
is accompanied by twelve large-scale gridded photographs which depict the individual pieces he has accumulated, captured within the studio setting, organized typologically by color, material, size etc.
Asterisms, Deutsche Guggenheim, Berlin, 2012.