Work from the Collection

Self Constructed Upside Down Shelter

Date: 2017
Medium: Sculpture
Materials: Plaster, Copper
Collection: Lafayette anticipations - Fonds de dotation Famille Moulin
Domain: Divers

In his work, Abraham Cruzvillegas explores the economic dynamics of the temporary, the artisanal and the recycled. The artist uses production strategies that range from collecting to assembling, but also reinterpreting, materials. Questioning necessity, opportunity and survival, his works take shape within defined perimeters, for example the El Ajusco neighbourhood in Mexico, or the Petite Ceinture, an abandoned railroad track in Paris. Self Constructed Upside Down Shelter proposes a geographic representation born of the unlikely combination of copper and plaster: the work is a map of the world turned upside down, erasing all borders. In this surprising spatiality, where South becomes North, a new balance emerges, enabling the redefinition of flows and exchanges.


Mappa mundi - Cartographies contemporaines
Fondation Boghossian – Villa Empain, Bruxelles (Belgique)
from 05 Mar to 22 Aug 2020
Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris (France)
from 11 Oct 2019 to 16 Feb 2020