IMAGE: Installation view, Abraham Cruzvillegas, Autorreconstrucción: Social Tissue, Kunsthaus Zürich, Switzerland, February 16 – March 25, 2018. Artwork © Abraham Cruzvillegas. Image courtesy Kunsthaus Zürich. Photograph by Nelly Rodriguez.

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Abraham Cruzvillegas:
Hi, how are you, Gonzo?

Exhibition Activation with Front Steps

Activations are included with museum admission.
Admission is free of charge every Tuesday; complimentary advance tickets for Tuesday activations are encouraged.

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 response to the recycled materials of Abraham Cruzvillegas’s art, Front Steps, who manage Austin’s downtown shelter for the homeless, will bring discarded and found materials from the sidewalks around the shelter to the museum. Through the lens of these objects, caseworkers will focus on homelessness within our community. The cardboard that is raw material for an artist, litter to a sanitation worker, or packaging for a business is temporary housing for many of our neighbors.

An important component of Austin’s downtown scene, Front Steps will share stories of their work with the public. Join the organization for an hour-long discussion and discover the unexpected insights to be gained from socks, single-use hygiene products, shopping carts, blankets, and other things that accumulate at the intersections of homelessness, humanity, and philanthropy.