abraham cruzvillegas and bárbara foulkes - 'autorreconstrucción: to insist, to insist, to insist...'
kurimanzutto is pleased to announce that Art Basel and The Kitchen will present a
multidisciplinary installation by Mexican artist Abraham Cruzvillegas an the argentine
choreographer Bárbara Foulkes in Art Basel Miami Beach.
This December, Art Basel is partnering with curator Philipp Kaiser and The
Kitchen, one of New York City’s most historic non-profit spaces, to present a new
version of ‘Autorreconstrucción: To Insist, to Insist, to Insist...’ by Abraham
Cruzvillegas. The multidisciplinary installation has been adapted specifically for
Miami Beach and will combine elements of sculpture, performance, dance and
music. The work, which is supported by MGM Resorts Art & Culture, will be
presented in the newly designed Grand Ballroom at the Miami Beach Convention
Center (MBCC) and will be free and open to the public. Art Basel, whose Lead
Partner is UBS, takes place at the MBCC from December 6 to December 9, 2018.
‘Autorreconstrucción: To Insist, to Insist, to Insist...’ builds on Abraham Cruzvillegas’
working methodology of autoconstrucción (self-construction). Originally presented in front
of a small audience at Pista, an abandoned dance space in Colonia Roma, Mexico City,
the installation and performance premiered in the United States at The Kitchen last April
(organized by Tim Griffin and Rachel Valinsky). In its basic parts, ‘Autorreconstrucción:
To Insist, to Insist, to Insist...’ initially consists of an assemblage created in the vein of
Cruzvillegas’ sculptures, constructed using materials found in the immediate vicinity of
the venue during the weeks leading up to the project’s public presentation. The resulting
sculptural object is suspended in an open space, and performances take place at select
times, created by Cruzvillegas’ collaborator on the project, choreographer and co-author
Bárbara Foulkes, with dancers and musicians in improvisation, echoing Andrés García
Nestitla’s direction for this year’s earlier iteration at The Kitchen.
The project is free and open to the public, and the doors open 30 minutes prior to the