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Abraham Cruzvillegas The Hyundai Commission

Abraham Cruzvillegas

The Hyundai Commission

Editor Mark Godfrey


Price: $27.95

  • Publication Date: March 22, 2016
  • Imprint: Tate Publishing
  • Trim Size: 6 34 x 9 14
  • ISBN: 9781849763424
  • Page Count: 176
  • Illustrations: 130 color illustrations
  • Rights: North America, Latin America, Caribbean

Empty Lot is a new work by Mexican artist Abraham Cruzvillegas (b. 1968), the first of the Hyundai Commissions for Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall. This book documents the conception and creation of this dramatic sculpture, looking at its monumental and microscopic scale. As a kind of “artist’s book” within the publication, Cruzvillegas contributes 60 pages filled with artwork, poems, album covers, drawings, and photographs of people and places that inspire him. Created in close collaboration with the artist, this unique publication features a fully illustrated survey of Cruzvillegas’s life and work, including installations at the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, and The New Museum, New York, and an in-depth interview with Tate curator Mark Godfrey.

About the author

Mark Godfrey is a curator at Tate Modern and has written widely on contemporary and conceptual art.