Abraham Cruzvillegas (b. 1968) had his works featured in a major project in the Turbine Hall of Tate Modern in 2015 –16 and in extensive solo shows in the US, France and Germany. The Kunsthaus Zürich now presents the first exhibition in Switzerland by the Mexican artist. In his sculptures and space-
International Archives 1st half of 2018
Exhibition February 16 -
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Abraham Cruzvillegas, Achvárikua: errores microuniversales para canon a cuarenta y nueve voces, 2017, filet papillon, mat en métal, approx. 350 x 220 cm — © Abraham Cruzvillegas. Photo: Florian Kleinefenn
Drawing on this experience, Cruzvillegas sees the sculptural form as a process of transformation, action and solidarity. His works are imbued with a sense of constant becoming. Improvisation, working with found materials and collaborating with others play a key role.
In Zurich, Cruzvillegas will also be working with people locally. He will be transforming the large exhibition gallery into a workshop, in which new works will take shape during the exhibition and a range of events will be held. At the end, the new creations will finally be assembled into a complete installation, transposing the concept of dynamic process that is key to Cruzvillegas’s work into the exhibition format itself.