Empty Lot is a new work by Abraham Cruzvillegas, the first of the Hyundai Commissions for Tate Modern's Turbine Hall. It comprises two triangular platforms, raised on scaffolding, holding trays of earth gathered from parks and gardens across London. Nothing has been planted but many things may grow: as the artists says, the piece expresses his hope that things will change for the better.
This book documents the conception and creation of this dramatic sculpture looking at its monumental and microscopic scale. It features an extensive and richly illustrated interview with the project's curator, Mark Godfrey, and an essay by Gabriela Rangel. 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. It is a unique publication, made very much in collaboration with the artist, that surveys his career and explores his thought.
edited by mark godfrey
texts by abraham cruzvillegas, mark godfrey and gabriela rangel
london, united kingdom
17.3 x 24 cm