CASE STUDY: Abraham Cruzvillegas: Autorreconstrucción: To Insist, to Insist, to Insist…

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A fresh iteration of Abraham Cruzvillegas’ acrobatic performance and installation piece Autorreconstrucción: To Insist, to Insist, to Insist… will take over the Miami Beach Convention Center’s newly built 60,000 sq ft Grand Ballroom as part of Art Basel Miami Beach this year. The fair is working with the curator Philipp Kaiser and the independent New York art space The Kitchen—where Cruzvillegas’ work was shown earlier this year—to organise the project, which is built from found materials and is activated by musicians and dancers, led by the choreographer Bárbara Foulkes, swinging from suspended sculpture. The work will be open to the public for free, with performances scheduled everyday at 3 and 5pm throughout the fair’s run (6-9 December).

Cruzvillegas’ large-scale work is the only free art project the ticketed fair will organise this year, with both its popular programmes for the Public sector (normally held in Collins Park by the Bass Museum and organised in 2018 by Kaiser) and Film (in Soundscape Park by the New World Symphony Hall), not taking place this year. MGM Resorts Art & Culture, which has sponsored the Public sector since 2016, is supporting Autorreconstrucción instead.

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