Abraham Cruzvillegas

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Abraham Cruzvillegas

Text(s) by Abraham Cruzvillegas

Series: dOCUMENTA (13): 100 Notizen - 100 Gedanken

German, English

2012. 32 pp., 31 ills.


14.80 x 21.20 cm

ISBN 978-3-7757-2906-2

For his notebook, Mexican artist Abraham Cruzvillegas has compiled excerpts and notations from his personal sketchbook, as well as associative photographs. Cruzvillegas playfully picks up notions of sense, sensibility, reason, and fantasy—the four basic terms of the “human mind and soul” on which Johann Wolfgang von Goethe built his chromatic circle of 1809—and combines them with handwritten thoughts about the structural and creative aspects of artistic production. This notebook is a colorful collage of ideas opposing the appropriation of art by capitalism, against which Cruzvillegas reacts with collective, living, and “definitely unfinished” social sculptures—involving people, animals, and things—that come to life in the streets.

Abraham Cruzvillegas (*1968) is a member of the International Taoist Tai Chi Society; he lives and works Mexico City.

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