Mexico City’s Kurimanzutto was a clear highlight of the week even before the fair opened, thanks to their blockbuster group show on Tuesday night celebrating the founding seedlings of the gallery. (It’s the brainchild of Mónica Manzutto, José Kuri, and
—and historically, many of the artists got their start at Orozco’s famous “Friday Workshops.”) The gallery’s fair booth, too, stands a cut above the rest. Fittingly, among the strongest works are the new “Roto Shakus”
by Orozco. The four vertical, colorful wooden sculptures are, according to the gallery’s Bree Zucker, based on “shakus,” the standard measurement in the artist’s current home base of Japan. “They are investigating his ‘Samurai Trees’ series but using Japanese culture,” says Zucker. “He is always expanding his idea of the circle, but I love when he does something where you can feel the Orozco presence but in a totally new form.” In addition to two sculptures by
, who currently has a show at Mexico City’s Museo Tamayo
, Zucker points to works on paper by Mexico City-based
who she calls “the punk of the gallery” and who is one of the gallery’s founding artists.