Abraham Cruzvillegas, Rastrojo, 2021 (installation view, kurimanzutto, Mexico City); collection SFMOMA, Accessions Committee Fund purchase, by exchange, through a gift of Michael D. Abrams; © Abraham Cruzvillegas; courtesy the artist and kurimanzutto, New York / Mexico City; photo: Gerardo Landa / Eduardo López (GLR Estudio)

Abraham Cruzvillegas Activation

Related Exhibition What Matters: A Proposition in Eight Rooms

February 22, 2024 and
April 11, 2024
5:30 p.m.

Floor 4

Free with museum admission.

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Much of Cruzvillegas’s work is informed by autoconstrucción, a concept derived from the collaborative and resourceful methods of building homes from found objects implemented in his childhood neighborhood, Ajusco. These principles underpin Rastrojo, assembled from elements of the artist’s past projects. Hung from a trio of overlapping hoops, the sculptural components suggest a Venn diagram under which disparate objects and lives intersect to generate new meanings and contexts. Rastrojo, or “stubble” in English, calls to mind the beginnings of fresh growth, a generative space to cultivate new ways of relating to art and one another. This work will be activated by SFMOMA staff members Derek Gedalecia, Caleb Smit, Jarron Carlson, and Margaret Coad at the artist’s invitation.