IMAGE: Texas Roller Derby with music by Bat Lips for Abraham Cruzvillegas: Hi, how are you, Gonzo?, The Contemporary Austin – Jones Center, Austin, Texas, April 27, 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:
Daily Grind

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.

Come hear an architect, along with all types of skaters, discuss the diverse possibilities of the designed environment, then watch as they jump, grind, and ollie on the functional sculptures in Cruzvillegas’s exhibition with a skate demo session. Urban skaters and architects both scrutinize the built environment, though their approaches to design and space are often different. Architects see the potential for a designed environment to direct human interaction and manage flow, whereas skaters realize new possibilities for existing structures like drainage ditches and parking garages through creative misuse.

Look at Cruzvillegas’s sculptures with new eyes, then take that perspective out to downtown Austin’s streets.

Featuring skaters Reese Barton, Brian Gonterman, Max Taylor, sponsored by Roger Skateboards and No Comply Skate Shop, plus Ted Carey, Sandy Carson, Dave Culpepper, Cary Jackson, Phil Jackson, Rebecca Marino, Connor O'Leary, Josh Pankus, and Billy Schaefer.