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Abraham Cruzvillegas, Boogie Woogie (handmade & sensual), 2012, rebar, chain, fabric, meat, 12' 6“ x 11' 7” x 6' 8".

Abraham Cruzvillegas

Regen Projects

Abraham Cruzvillegas, Boogie Woogie (handmade & sensual), 2012, rebar, chain, fabric, meat, 12' 6“ x 11' 7” x 6' 8".

“How to generate a living sculpture nowadays?” Abraham Cruzvillegas asked in a notebook and online video that complemented his street-bound activities for Documenta 13. What about a sculpture without fixed form or shape? A definitely unfinished sculpture? A nonbudgetary sculpture? A sculpture made with nothing? A tale that is being written or told as a sculpture? These questions suggested a shift in the Mexican artist’s practice—a turn from autoconstrucción to autodestrucción. Outlining the largely invisible, unmarked, basically nonexistent works that Cruzvillegas placed throughout the city of Kassel for an indeterminate audience over an unspecified period of time during Documenta’s one-hundred-day run last summer, these notes also foreshadowed “Autodestrucción 1,” the first of a series of exhibitions by the artist that will favor the removal, absence, and indeterminacy of

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