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By Taylor Martyn
Duke ’10


The most recent episode of the Nasher Museum’s “See It for Yourself” video series features 8-year-old Emma describing “Rond Point,” a sculptural work by Abraham Cruzvillegas that is on view in the museum’s Great Hall as part of the exhibition, “Escultura Social: A New Generation of Art from Mexico City.”

In 2003, “The New York Times” printed a very complimentary review of Cruzvillegas’s first solo show.  Cruzvillegas uses materials that are “simple and odd,” and he “joins [them] together in uncomplicated ways.” Cruzvillegas has become well known for his work in which “little is stated but much is said.”

Don’t miss “Rond Point” by Abraham Cruzvillegas. When Emma looks at this “really cool” piece of art, she sees “beer bottles holding up balloons.” What do you see?

Escultura Social: A New Generation of Art from Mexico City” will be on view at the Nasher Museum through June 7, 2009.

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