Munich; preview opening at Haus der Kunst: Abraham Cruzvillegas “The Autoconstrucción Suites”
by Venetia Kapernekas
preview with the Freunde tonight of this exciting exhibition and dinner to follow
photo credit@walker art center (published photo)
“Autocontrucción” (auto-construction) is the term Abraham Cruzvillegas (born 1968) uses to describe his art, the roots of which lie in the improvised construction methods and techniques of his native Mexico City. In this exhibition, the first major survey of his artistic career to be presented in Europe, Cruzvillegas combines his dynamic sculptural language with natural materials and found objects. He thus blurs the boundaries between art and craft and between industrial and manual production. For the Mexican artist, the sculptural form is a process of change, action, solidarity, and transformation. Over the past decade, Cruzvillegas has created an impressive body of work that reflects his interest in the forms and matter surrounding Ajusco, a volcanic area south of the Mexican capital…”
The Autoconstrucción Suites” is organized by the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN, USA, and presented by Haus der Kunst.