Guillermo Kuitca: Diarios will be the first U.S. museum exhibition of a selection of paintings made from 2005 to the present. Since 1994, Buenos Aires-based Kuitca has taken failed and discarded canvases, stretched them over an abandoned table from his parents’ garden, and then spent periods of time ranging from three to six months creating intentional and accidental doodles, drawings, and recordings on their surfaces. The Diarios, as the artist calls them, are the most transparently personal works in his oeuvre as they record information ranging from the banal – phone numbers, titles of paintings, email addresses – to the more personal. In addition to the Diarios, the exhibition will include a projection of the table in Kuitca’s studio documenting the next Diario as it is being made.
This exhibition originated at The Drawing Center in New York City and will travel to the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI before arriving at MCA Denver.
image: Guillermo Kuitca. Diario (16 October 2008 – 14 April 2009), 2008–2009. Mixed media on canvas, 47 1/4 inches diameter. Courtesy the artist.