International Archives 1st half of 2014
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Exhibition 25 January -
A rural exodus led to the creation of self-
Between 2005 and 2012, Cruzvillegas lived in different places in Europe, Asia, and the United States and incorporated the various environmental conditions into his work. "Bougie du Isthmus" (2005), for example, was inspired by an improvised device, which the anglers in Istanbul attach to tires so they can fish without using their hands. Even in Scotland, where Cruzvillegas lived in 2008, he worked with materials from his immediate surroundings: Wool, sheep manure, chicken wire, discarded furniture, cardboard, stones, and grass – a "local economy", as he calls it."Abraham Cruzvillegas: The Autoconstrucción Suites" is organized by the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN, USA, and presented by Haus der Kunst.
Major support for the exhibition is provided by the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. Additional support is generously provided by Nelly and Moisés Cosío Espinosa, the Rose Francis Foundation, Gabriela and Ramiro Garza, Eugenio Lopez, Leni and David Moore, Jr., Donna and Jim Pohlad, Mike and Elizabeth Sweeney, and Marge and Irv Weiser.
The exhibition at Haus der Kunst in Munich has been generously supported by Thomas Dane Gallery, London / Regen Projects, Los Angeles / Galerie Chantal Crousel, Paris / kurimanzutto, Mexico City.