December 5, 2006 - Casa Daros - Guillermo Kuitca: Argentine Pavilion 2007
December 5, 2006

Guillermo Kuitca: Argentine Pavilion 2007

103.128 Kuitca, Guillermo, Untitled, 1994
48.2 x 60.9 cm, Watercolor on paper, Photo: Peter Schaelchli, Zurich

Guillermo Kuitca.
Das Lied von der Erde

Daros Exhibitions, Zurich
November 25, 2006-March 18, 2007

Guillermo Kuitca will be designing the Argentine Pavilion at the 2007 Venice Biennale

Guillermo Kuitca ranks among the most versatile contemporary artists in Latin America. At the upcoming Venice Biennale during the summer of 2007, the artist will be representing Argentina. This South American country will present itself at the Ateneo Veneto.

Guillermo Kuitca is currently shown in Zurich by Daros-Latinamerica one of the worlds largest private collections devoted to Latin American contemporary art.

One hundred of his works are featured at the retrospective exhibition, Guillermo Kuitca: Das Lied von der Erde, together with loans from the Tate Gallery, London, and the Milwaukee Art Museum.

Guillermo Kuitca derives his inspiration from other art forms, including literature, film, dance, music and theatre. He writes and directs experimental theatre pieces and has created set designs, such as for Richard Wagners Der fliegende Holländer at the Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires. He began painting at the age of six and says he felt he was an artist by the time he had reached ten. When he was thirteen, he had his first exhibition at a gallery in Buenos Aires.

The artists works reflect his very own perceptions of the world. In Mapas, for example, the artist surveys and designs the world anew: China is on the Rhine, Switzerland by the sea, other countries are totally missing. Likewise, he condenses his city maps and architectural ground plans to form imaginary poetic and territorial worlds in which reality and fiction intersect.

Kuitca does not make preliminary sketches. His first idea is the painting itself, which he then modifies in drawings. Sometimes I think my paintings are a step on the path to my drawings. The drawings are the goal, and the paintings the means.

Latest News:

Guillermo Kuitca in Miami: Aquarelle, a site-specific, public art project by Guillermo Kuitca, will be unveiled at AQUA in December during Art Basel, Miami Beach, 2006. AQUA, a Dacra Development project, is Miami Beachs first, New-Urbanist-inspired community. Kuitca considers this sculpture an enlarged, physically materialized watercolor painting, and so he has given it the title Aquarelle. The project was commissioned by Craig Robins.

AQUA, Allison Island (201 Aqua Avenue, Miami Beach)
Daros-Latinamerica at Art Basel in Miami:
Sebastian López, Artistic Director of Daros-Latinamerica Rio de Janeiro, at the Art Basel Conversations: The Future of the Museum: Focus Latin America, December 9, 10:00 A.M., Art Guest Lounge, Entrance Lobby D.
Press Contacts:
Goldmann PR, Birgit Söllner
Zimmerstrasse 11, D-10969 Berlin, Germany
Tel.: ( 49/30) 259 357 11, Fax ( 49/30) 259 357 29
birgit.soellner@goldmannpr.de

Daros-Latinamerica AG, Miriam Fritschi
Talstrasse 83, CH-8001 Zurich, Switzerland
Tel: ( 41/44) 225 65 65, Fax ( 41/44) 225 65 75
press@daros-latinamerica.net

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