IMAGE: Readings with Yuri Herrera and Gabriela Jauregui for Abraham Cruzvillegas: Hi, how are you, Gonzo?, The Contemporary Austin – Jones Center, Austin, Texas, May 17, 2019. Artwork © Abraham Cruzvillegas. Courtesy the artist and kurimanzutto, Mexico City and New York. Image courtesy The Contemporary Austin. Photograph by Brian Fitzsimmons.

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Abraham Cruzvillegas:
Hi, how are you, Gonzo?

Exhibition Activation: Greetings from Your American/Mexican City: A Guidebook

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 this spirit, Cruzvillegas has invited journalist Daniel Hernandez to give a public reading, and also features Hernandez’s book, Down & Delirious in Mexico City (2011), in the artist-selected reading area of the exhibition.

Drawn from his extensive field experience as a food and drug war reporter in Mexico City, Los Angeles, and the US-Mexico border, Hernandez presents new writing that cross-examines the trope of a necessary "guide" to a major North American city. Join him for a taste of culture and tacos.

Daniel Hernandez is an award-winning journalist, editor, essayist, and documentary host who has worked across the spectrum of news media. He is currently editor of L.A. Taco. Hernandez is also the author of Down & Delirious in Mexico City (2011), a nonfiction exploration of urban youth subcultures. He has appeared in multiple documentaries (The Day I Met El Chapo, Netflix; The Munchies Guide to Oaxaca, VICE) and is a frequent guest on regional and national radio programs. In 2011 Hernandez edited Estrella Cercana, a temporary experimental newspaper at the kurimanzutto gallery in Mexico City, and his writing has also appeared in a range of art, fashion, culture, and food magazines, including Art in America, Swallow, and The Strangers Guide. Hernandez is a native of the San Diego/Tijuana border region.