Abraham Cruzvillegas at The Breeder, Athens

Breeder

September 19, 2005

ABRAHAM CRUZVILLEGAS

08 – 09 / 08 – 10

THE BREEDER
WEDNESDAY / SATURDAY 1 –8 pm.

6 EVMORFOPOUPOU STR , 10553 ATHENS

T/f 30 210 3317527

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THE BREEDER presents for the first time in Athens the work of Mexican artist Abraham Cruzvillegas.

Artist and writer Abraham Cruzvillegas was born in Mexico in 1968 where he studied Philosophy and Fine Arts at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), next to Gabriel Orozco.

Abraham Cruzvillegas’ unorthodox marriage of materials and objects, produce a poetic universe, where sometimes matter has its own integral meaning leading to unexpected narratives.

Cruzvillegas’ subtle interventions unveil an incredible sensitivity towards the structure and nature of the materials he uses.

The exhibition consists of sculptures and installations. In a glance it appears as if they have nothing in common. Most of them however, are unstable in their display, not defiantly finished and their titles are songs of the late 19th composer Julian Carrillo. Thus they evoke a verbal sympathy that is not to be taken literally.

The dialogue that springs from juxtaposing handmade next to industrially manufactured objects, is at the epicentre of his research.

Abraham Cruzvillegas has exhibited extensively. In 2002 he represented Mexico at the Sao Paolo Biennale, and in 2003 he participated in the 49th Venice Biennale in the section curated by Gabriel Orozco. Museum solo shows include amongst others Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, and Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Oaxaca (MACO), Mexico. Furthermore he has participated in shows at the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago and The Hayward Gallery.

In October 2005 he will participate at the 1st Torino Triennale, under the artistic direction of Francesco Bonami.

THE BREEDER
WEDNESDAY / SATURDAY 1 –8 pm.

6 EVMORFOPOUPOU STR , 10553 ATHENS

T/f 30 210 3317527

[email protected]
HTTP://WWW.THEBREEDERSYSTEM.COM