The show "The Autoconstrucción Suites" is a sprawling display of mostly sculptural installations made from found objects that depict the street-life and urban landscape of his hometown of Ajusco, an area in the south of Mexico City.
Autoconstrucción, meaning "self-construction," points to a sociopolitical context of Cruzvillegas’ Latin American homeland, where urban life involves a lot of improvisation. His work is peppered with allusions to Mexico’s politics and economy. From stage set pieces used in actual performances to video and film and individual sculptures, the exhibit spans a decade of Cruzvillegas’ work. Blouin ARTINFO spoke with the Walker's Senior Curator of Visual Arts Clara Kim about the exhibition.
Abraham Cruzvillegas: The Autoconstrucción Suites is on view at the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota through September 22.