The first Hyundai Commission, Cruzvillegas’ installation
takes the form of a decidedly high concept allotment. Comprising 240 raised
beds, filled with soil from different areas of London, it embraces uncertainty;
nothing is planted, and anything that grows is the result of pure chance. In
this way it becomes a reflection of the city in all its unpredictability.
Cruzvillegas has long been interested in what he terms autoconstrucción: a kind of
improvisational practice, inspired by the way in which his parents constructed
their home from the material to hand. Empty
Lot, which is itself assembled from found material and which is evidently concerned
with spontaneity, continues to explore this idea.
On February 1, Cruzvillegas is to talk at the Turbine
Hall: a fascinating opportunity to hear from this most exciting of artists.
|What||Abraham Cruzvillegas Artist's Talk, Tate Modern|
|Where||Tate Modern, Bankside, London, SE1 9TG | MAP|
|Nearest tube||Blackfriars (underground)|
On 01 Feb 16, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
|Website||Click here to book via the Tate website|