Published by Kunsthaus Zürich / Zürcher Kunstgesellschaft on the occasion of the exhibition 'Autorreconstrucción: Social Tissue' at Kunsthaus Zürich
Edited by Mirjam Varadinis with writings by Luigi Amara, Yuri Herrera, Gabriela Jáuregui, Virginia Negro, Guadalupe Nettel, Martín Núñez, Jazael Olguín Zapata, Valeria Luiselli, Emiliano Monage, Elisa Ramírez Castañeda, Pablo Soler Frost, and Juan Villoro
Art as expression and mirror of society: that’s the theme of ‘Autorreconstrucción: Social Tissue,’ the first solo exhibition in Switzerland by Mexican artist Abraham Cruzvillegas. The artist will be transforming the space into a workshop, in which new art will be created and a range of events will take place – from film screenings, workshops and round-table discussions to skateboarding afternoons and a kids’ club. At the end, the new creations will finally be assembled into a complete installation.
Cruzvillegas addresses fundamental issues of our time, such as migration, social cohesion and the consequences of climate change. His artistic practice is informed by a sense of constant change. Improvisation, working with found materials and interacting with local people play a key role. In Zurich he will be transposing the concept of dynamic process into the exhibition format itself, in what promises to be an unforgettable experiment: a unique opportunity to witness an artist in the midst of his productive process and access art in a whole new way.