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Abraham Cruzvillegas - Turning Discarded Items into Art

Abraham talks to Jo Fahy about his latest exhibition, Autorreconstruccion: Social Tissue at the Kunsthaus in Zurich, Switzerland

The Mexican artist Abraham Cruzvillegas creates beautiful, thought-provoking sculptures using items that other people have thrown away - from old plastic crates and driftwood to childrens’ toys and birdcages. Anything can be transformed into his art. His inspiration comes from growing up on the outskirts of Mexico City, in a house built by his parents using any materials they could find.

He has exhibited across the world including at the prestigious Turbine Hall at the Tate in London. As Abraham constructs his latest exhibition, Autorreconstruccion: Social Tissue at the Kunsthaus in Zurich, Switzerland, he talks to Jo Fahy about his work, his ideas about inclusivity, the importance of beer to his creative process and the challenges when a sculpture collapses.

Producers: Andrea Kidd and Emma Kingsley

(Photo: Abraham Cruzvillegas)

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