IMAGE: “Evolving Sculpture” with Diego Espinosa Cruz González and Nadia Lartigue for Abraham Cruzvillegas: Hi, how are you, Gonzo?, The Contemporary Austin – Jones Center on Congress Avenue, Austin, Texas, April 2, 2019. Artwork © Abraham Cruzvillegas. Courtesy the artist and kurimanzutto, Mexico City and New York. Image courtesy The Contemporary Austin. Photograph by Brian Fitzsimmons.

Abraham Cruzvillegas:
Hi, how are you, Gonzo?

Exhibition Activation: Choreographic I-Ching II (Among Objects)

Activations are included with museum admission.
Advance tickets recommended for timed events.

Abraham Cruzvillegas embraces the concept of autoconstrucción—loosely defined as “self-constructing”—in a vibrant artistic practice imbued with a sense of constant becoming, a curiosity to learn and share information.In this spirit, Cruzvillegas has invited Mexico City–based choreographer and dancer Juan Francisco Maldonado to activate the exhibition space. Hear from Maldonado about his practice, then participate in a performance score he developed in response to the exhibition, Choreographic I-Ching II (Among Objects).

Choreography, rather than a simple tool to organize dance steps, can be a lens through which to look at the world. If we think that it deals with the movement of objects through space and time, then the city is a huge choreography that organizes our day to day; the museum is another choreographic structure inside the city that designs our experience of the art it contains. Experience the ever-changing composition of Cruzvillegas’s exhibition through Maldonado’s participatory score, Choreographic I–Ching II (Among Objects), which playfully uses the choreographic lens of space, time, and movement to reveal the hidden possibilities and relationships among objects.

Starting with the artist’s introduction, participants will then follow the instructions of the score to guide individual looking and movement through the galleries, ending with writing and sharing a short reflection. It’s an invitation for us to contend with two of the strangest things of all: the present moment, and the space that surrounds us.