100 NOTES, 100 THOUGHTS Nº 57: ABRAHAM CRUZVILLEGASabraham cruzvillegas
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.
author: Abraham Cruzvillegas
series editors: Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev, Chus Martínez, Bettina Funcke
editors: Katrin Sauerländer, Cordelia Marten, Frauke Schnoor
publisher: Hatje Cantz, 2012