Hyundai Commission 2015: Abraham Cruzvillegas: Empty Lot, Tate Modern, London

Mexican artist Abraham Cruzvillegas has been selected for the inaugural Hyundai Commission for the Turbine Hall in 2015. On display until Spring 2016, Empty Lot is the first in a new series of annual site-specific commissions by renowned international artists. Cruzvillegas is best known for creating sculptural works from local found objects and materials. During the 1990s and 2000s, he was among the key figures of a new wave of emerging conceptual artists working in Mexico. Recently, Cruzvillegas has created a body of work under the title autoconstrucción or ‘self-construction’. For the Hyundai Commission, the artist has installed 240 triangular, soil-filled planters across the interior of Tate’s vast Turbine Hall.

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