Time is relative and elastic within this exhibition where new connections can easily be drawn between work from different series shown together for the first time: works that span many years and have traveled in many different spaces, now finding themselves gathered in one place. As he has no studio, Gabriel Orozco has regularly stored work within his gallery's warehouses. Spacetime brings together a selection of this inventory from almost thirty years of exhibiting with Marian Goodman.
Space-time, a concept in physics in which three-dimensional space is woven in with the dimension of time resulting in a four-dimensional continuum, acknowledges that space without time does not make sense, that there must always be a where and a when, and nothing is at absolute rest or motion.
Time can also be thought of as cyclical, and circles and diagrams are common motifs that appear throughout Orozco’s work. Another recurrent theme is that of movement, not only of the artist himself, but of the viewers who experience the works—bodies, always in motion—as we each journey through space and time. Wings, boomerangs, fruit, elements of transportation, circularity and flight all abound in Orozco’s work.
This project was conceived as an "off-schedule" exhibition, largely inspired by the physical layout of room 305, that for nineteen years was a gallery which specialized in Dada and Surrealist art; a gallery which operated in the same building where Orozco’s work was previously shown on another floor, thus adding yet another varied element of space and time to the show.