Abraham Cruzvillegas Autorreconstrucción: Social Tissue

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Content16 February – 25 March 2018

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-filling installations, Cruzvillegas investigates architecture as the expression of social conditions. Cruzvillegas grew up in Ajusco, a volcanic landscape south of the Mexican capital. In the wake of a rural exodus in the 1960s, it became a centre of makeshift, self-built housing constructed from materials found nearby, without foundations or construction plans. The entire community of family members and neighbours was involved in building them.

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.Dr. Georg und Josi Guggenheim-StiftungartEDU Stiftung

Selection of further exhibitions in: Switzerland

14.06.2018 - 17.06.2018
Rhypark Basel / Tramstop:Novartis Campus
Muelhauserstrasse 17
Basel

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24.02.2018 - 03.06.2018
Museum Franz Gertsch
Platanenstrasse 3
Burgdorf

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24.01.2017 - 13.05.2018
Zentrum Paul Klee
Monument im Fruchtland 3
Bern

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09.03.2017 - 08.07.2018
01.08.2016 - 01.01.2030
Landesmuseum Zürich
Museumstrasse 2
Zürich

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24.01.2018 - 13.05.2018
Zentrum Paul Klee
Monument im Fruchtland 3
Bern

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24.03.2018 - 26.08.2018
Museum Franz Gertsch
Platanenstrasse 3
Burgdorf

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31.08.2017 - 18.11.2018
Kunsthaus Zürich
Heimplatz 1
Zürich

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20.04.2017 - 15.07.2018
14.12.2018 - 10.03.2019
Kunsthaus Zürich
Heimplatz 1
Zürich

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09.03.2017 - 08.07.2018
18.02.2018 - 27.05.2018
Musée de Beaux-arts du Locle
Marie-Anne-Calame 6
Le Locle

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24.02.2018 - 03.06.2018
Museum Franz Gertsch
Platanenstrasse 3
Burgdorf

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19.10.2018 - 28.07.2019
Zentrum Paul Klee
Monument im Fruchtland 3
Bern

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06.12.2017 - 03.06.2018
Zentrum Paul Klee
Monument im Fruchtland 3
Bern

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01.01.2016 - 01.01.2030
Landesmuseum Zürich
Museumstrasse 2
Zürich

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13.04.2018 - 13.05.2018
Basel Art Center
Riehentorstrasse 33
Basel

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21.03.2018 - 15.06.2018
Dichter- und Stadtmuseum Liestal
Rathausstr. 30
Liestal

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Abraham Cruzvillegas Autorreconstrucción: Social Tissue Kunsthaus Zürich Main address: Kunsthaus Zürich Heimplatz 1 8001 Zürich, Switzerland Kunsthaus Zürich Heimplatz 1 8001 Zürich, Switzerland Content16 February – 25 March 2018

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-filling installations, Cruzvillegas investigates architecture as the expression of social conditions. Cruzvillegas grew up in Ajusco, a volcanic landscape south of the Mexican capital. In the wake of a rural exodus in the 1960s, it became a centre of makeshift, self-built housing constructed from materials found nearby, without foundations or construction plans. The entire community of family members and neighbours was involved in building them.

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.Dr. Georg und Josi Guggenheim-StiftungartEDU Stiftung
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