Daily Dose Pick: Guillermo Kuitca

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Known for his transformations of maps, architectural blueprints, and seating plans, Argentinean artist Guillermo Kuitca makes enigmatic pieces based on a continuous study of communal spaces.

Inspired by stage sets for dance and theater, Kuitca built a body of work that explores the architecture of public settings, and later included diagrammatic maps painted on mattresses, and depictions of baggage carousels on canvas. His poetic portrayal of systems of control and deconstructions of the everyday place Kuitca at the forefront of an avant-garde movement still awaiting an ism.

View Guillermo Kuitca’s gallery page, read an interview with the artist, check out his current show at the Hirschhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, and buy the catalogue.

Guillermo Kuitca, Mozart-Da Ponte I, 1995. Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Smithsonian Collections Acquisition Program, 1995

Guillermo Kuitca, Planta con juego de pelotas, 2000. Collection Cetie Nippert Ame

Guillermo Kuitca, The Tablada Suite VI, 1992. Collection Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY. Edmund Hayes Fund, 1994

Guillermo Kuitca, El mar dulce, 1986. Ambassador Paul & Trudy Cejas – Cejas Art Ltd

Guillermo Kuitca, Poema pedagógico II, 1996. Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros

Guillermo Kuitca, Heaven, 1992. Collection Donna and Howard Stone, Chicago, IL

Guillermo Kuitca, Untitled, 1995. Private Collection, New York

Guillermo Kuitca, Teatro Rojo, 2004. Collection of Diane and Bruce Halle

Guillermo Kuitca, 32 Seating Plans, 2007. Collection Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY. George B. and Jenny R. Mathews Fund, by exchange, 2008

Guillermo Kuitca, St. John’s Head, 1993. Collection C. Van Campenhout, Brussels

Guillermo Kuitca, Untitled, 1996. Collection of Nancy and Dr. Robert Magoon

Guillermo Kuitca, Terminal A, 2001, Courtesy of the artist and Sperone Westwater, New York.

Guillermo Kuitca, Untitled, 2008. Courtesy Sperone Westwater, New York and Hauser & Wirth, Zurich and London