As part of its « Face to Face / Cara a Cara » programme, which since 2018 has presented Cuban art, this sixth edition brings together from 9 April to 7 May 2022, the Mexican artist Abraham Cruzvillegas (Mexico, 1968) and the Cuban artist Humberto Díaz (Cienfuegos, 1975). Two installations designed especially for the Brownstone Foundation space, dialogue around the themes of nature, environment and identity.
Abraham Cruzvillegas’ work is the very expression of human reality: unstable, raw, unpredictable but also powerful, evolving and energetic. A fundamental principle in Abraham Cruzvillegas’ work is the idea of « Autoconstrucción », inspired by his life experiences in the Ajusco neighbourhood of Mexico City where he grew up. Through the practices of recycling and adapting materials for unconventional purposes, he creates works that are also metaphorically about the processes by which we construct our identities.
Humberto Diaz is interested in the relationship between human and nature. The works he creates play with notions of balance, instability or limit points and resistance between objects, between elements. « I’ve at all times been fascinated by three-dimensional and object-oriented artwork practices. First with ceramics and afterward by way of efficiency items, movies, installations, and architectural interventions. In all these media, I assemble poetic photographs that draw upon the social and political facets of the environment. My work encourages a reconsideration by the viewer in regards to the incidences in human-nature relations and the methods by which the mass media influences our notion of latest life and tradition. »
Abraham Cruzvillegas is represented in Paris by galerie Chantal Crousel
Brownstone Foundation 26 rue Saint Gilles 75003 Paris
Opening Saturday 9 April from 2.30 pm to 9 pm
Exhibition from 9 April to 7 May 2022
Free Entrance from Thursday to Saturday from 2.30 pm to 7 pm