Gabriel Orozco Black Skate Kite
Black Skate Kite
This collaboration between Gabriel Orozco and The Skateroom elaborates on an image of one of Orozco’s most iconic works “Black Kites (1997)” which was originally conceived for Documenta X shortly after one of his lungs collapsed in 1996. Over the next few months he covered an entire human skull in a checkerboard grid made of graphite. The work embodies ideas of the memento mori and brings to mind questions of our human fate and mortality.