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Abraham Cruzvillegas' buoyant assemblages toy with cars, sex and the culture of waste

Abraham Cruzvillegas' buoyant assemblages toy with cars, sex and the culture of waste

It started with a backseat. The sensation of being driven places as a child in a backseat, the furtive amorous histories begun in a backseat — and the memory of Abraham Cruzvillegas’ first schoolboy crush for a woman who sold tortillas in his Mexico City neighborhood — these were the inspirations behind a song the artist wrote roughly six years ago. 

“It was about a Ford Galaxy wagon from 1969,” he says. Adding, with a mischievous smile: “It wasn’t a coincidence that it was a ‘69.”

The backseat serves as an important point of departure in

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