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Guillermo Kuitca, Nocturnes (Confessional Booths), 2002, oil and colored pencil on linen, 77 x 76 1/2".

Buenos Aires

Guillermo Kuitca

Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires (Malba)
Avenida Figueroa Alcorta 3415
June 7–August 18

Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía
Calle de Santa Isabel, 52
February 6–April 28

Mattresses, maps, theater layouts: Whatever Guillermo Kuitca paints, he paints exhaustively, producing through focused repetition and nuanced variation conceptually dense explorations of intimacy, order, and memory. The artist is only forty-one, but he has been making distinctive work for over twenty years and, astonishingly, had his first solo show at age thirteen. Curated by Paulo Herkenhoff and Sonia Becces, the exhibition surveys one hundred paintings and drawings and includes selections from Kuitca’s most recent suite of works, on Wagner’s Ring cycle. The Buenos Aires leg of the tour will be Kuitca’s first exhibition in his native Argentina in over fifteen years.