Guillermo Kuitca, “Mozart—da Ponte” I, 1995, mixed media on canvas, 71 x 92". © Courtesy Sperone Westwater, New York.


Guillermo Kuitca: Everything, Paintings and Works on Paper, 1980–2008

Albright-Knox Art Gallery
1285 Elmwood Avenue
February 9–May 30, 2010

Miami Art Museum
101 West Flagler Street
October 9, 2009–January 17, 2010

Walker Art Center
725 Vineland Place
June 26–September 29, 2010

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
Independence Avenue at Seventh Street, SW
October 21, 2010–January 9, 2011

Curated by Douglas Dreishpoon

Employing motifs such as maps, architectural plans, and genealogical charts, Guillermo Kuitca makes borders and links—as well as their political and personal mediation—central to his practice. Miami is thus a fitting location to launch this touring midcareer survey, which traces the contours of the Argentinean artist’s oeuvre with some seventy drawings and paintings. One standout is Untitled, 1992 (on view for the first time in the United States), an arrangement of twenty child-size beds with road maps of Europe painted directly onto their mattresses—elegantly cleaving public and private.