Northwestern University

Oct
25
Wed 6:00 PM

Chicago Architecture Biennial: Abraham Cruzvillegas

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When: Wednesday, October 25, 2017
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM  

Where: Block Museum of Art, Mary and Leigh, 40 Arts Circle Drive, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Cost: Free and Open to All

Contact: Lindsay Bosch   847.467.4602

Group: Block Museum of Art

Co-Sponsor(s):
Art Theory & Practice

Category: Fine Arts

Description:

Abraham Cruzvillegas (b. 1968) is one of the most important conceptual artists of his generation to come out of the vibrant art and architecture scene in Mexico. Over the past 15 years, Cruzvillegas has developed a riveting body of architectural constructions that investigates what he calls autoconstrucción, or “self-construction,” a platform for architectural work informed by the sociopolitical contexts of Latin America and inspired by improvised building materials and techniques.

In conjunction with the 2017 Chicago Architecture Biennial Cruzvillegas will speak about a new series of work, The Water Trilogy, which comprises a set of exhibitions in Paris, Tokyo and Rotterdam. The constructions within The Water Trilogy focuses on water in urban contexts, including specific issues of pollution and water shortage.


Presented in partnership with the Northwestern McCormick School of Engineering and the Northwestern Department of Art Theory and Practice

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