Brilliant Ideas: Abraham Cruzvillegas

Brilliant Ideas: Abraham Cruzvillegas

Brilliant Ideas: Abraham Cruzvillegas

Bloomberg’s Brilliant Ideas looks at the most exciting and acclaimed artists at work in the world today. We will feature top names and up-and-coming artists, the stars of tomorrow; painters, sculptors, digital, conceptual and performance artists, photographers, land and street artists. Bloomberg TV has covered the globe to talk with these artists in their studios and exhibition points. Through intimate conversations we reveal their Brilliant Ideas.

Born in 1968 in Mexico City, Abraham is a conceptual artist – best known for his work with found objects such as old furniture, wood, bottles, plastic, hair and feathers. He creates his work under the title autoconstrucción – or self-construction. It reflects how Mexicans of his parents’ generation built their houses, improvising with what they found. His parents’ home in Ajusco, a neighbourhood of Mexico City, was built in this way, on a plot of arid volcanic rock. Improvising – making it up, trial-and-error – is key to how Abraham’s practice and why his work is so surprising and thought-provoking. Abraham is the first artist to be chosen by Tate Modern to undertake the Hyundai backed Turbine Hall commission – one of the biggest challenges in the art world.

Genre: Art

Duration: 00:24:30

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