Curator Philipp Kaiser and The Kitchen, one of New York City’s most historic non-profit spaces present a new version of “Autorreconstrucción: To Insist, to Insist, to Insist…” by Mexican artist Abraham Cruzvillegas.
Supported by MGM Resorts Art & Culture, the work is presented and performed in the newly designed Grand Ballroom at the Miami Beach Convention Center (MBCC) and is free and open to the public.
The idea of “Autorreconstrucción” was born from Cruzvillegas’ experience of his parents building their family home using found materials, which evolved over time according to immediate necessity and opportunity.
Originally presented in front of a small audience at Pista, an abandoned dance space in Colonia Roma, Mexico City, the installation and performance premiered in the United States at The Kitchen last April. In its basic parts, ‘Autorreconstrucción: To Insist, to Insist, to Insist…’ initially consists of an assemblage created in the vein of Cruzvillegas’ sculptures, constructed using materials found in the immediate vicinity of the venue during the weeks leading up to the project’s public presentation. The resulting sculptural object is suspended in an open space, and performances take place at select times, created by Cruzvillegas’ collaborator on the project, choreographer and co-author Bárbara Foulkes, with dancers and musicians in improvisation, echoing Andrés García Nestitla’s direction for this year’s earlier iteration at The Kitchen.
“Autorreconstrucción: To Insist, to Insist, to Insist…” performance times:
December 6 – 9, 2018, 3pm and 5pm
Private View (by invitation only) December 5, 2018, 5pm and 7pm
The project is free and open to the public, and the doors open 30 minutes prior to the performance.
- Performers: Bárbara Foulkes and Andrés García Nestitla (not pictured), April 5-7, 2018 Courtesy of The Kitchen, New York. © Paula Court.