Hyundai Commission 2015: Abraham Cruzvillegas at Tate Modern

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Head to Tate Modern for the chance to catch a glimpse of the inaugural Hyundai Commission installation by Abraham Cruzvillegas.

The new series gives major international artists the opportunity to create site-specific work for the famous Turbine Hall. Mexican artist Cruzvillegas, who is one of the key figures in the emerging conceptual art scene in his country, is the first to have been invited to reimagine the space.

Some of Cruzvillegas' previous works have included a range of pieces that fall under the umbrella of his “autoconstrucción”, or self-construction projects. This references the way Mexicans in the 1960s would arrive in cities from the countryside, and construct their houses in stages, using whatever materials they could find. Inspired by this inventiveness, Cruzvillegas has taken elements of the process and applied it to his conceptual works.

The Turbine Hall has previously hosted ground-breaking contemporary works that have resonated the world over. This looks set to continue with the 10-year Hyundai Commission until 2025.

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