Sensory Spaces 12 - Abraham Cruzvillegas

00:07:45 Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen
Sensory Spaces is a series of commissioned solo projects presented in the Willem van der Vorm Gallery, located in the freely accessible exhibition space in the museum’s entrance hall. Artists are invited to respond to the architectural qualities of the space, emphasizing notions of transformation and surprise.



Cruzvillegas in Sensory Spaces

For the twelfth edition of the Sensory Spaces series, the Mexican artist Abraham Cruzvillegas will present a site-specific installation. Cruzvillegas – best known for his installation in the Turbine Hall at Tate Modern in 2015 – builds his sculptures from found materials, a principle he calls ‘autoconstrucción’. His work is an expression of human reality: unpredictable, raw and unstable but also powerful and energetic. 

About Sensory Spaces

These qualities also characterise his water trilogy, the first two parts of which were shown in Paris and Tokyo. The trilogy is a reflection on universal environmental problems and local issues. He has created the concluding part of the trilogy specially for Sensory Spaces 12.

Sensory Spaces is on show in Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen from October 14th 2017 until January 28th 2018.

Video credits

Interviews and direction: Kuba Szutkowski
Camera and edit: Lucy Azatyan, Kuba Szutkowski
Production: Deborah Riupassa
Chief editor: Catrien Schreuder
Subtitles: Einion

Thanks to: Paul Steutel, Bob van Lieshout, Rianne Schoonderbeek en al employees of Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen
With the generous support of: Ammodo

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  • Sensory Spaces

    Artists are invited in Sensory Spaces to respond to the architectural qualities of the space, emphasizing notions of transformation and surprise.