Guillermo Kuitca: Diarios will be the first U.S. museum exhibition of a selection of paintings made from 2005 to the present. Since 1994, 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 gather residue like phone numbers, titles of paintings, email addresses, blank spots where books sat, lists, and collaged elements that record the ebb and flow of life inside and outside the studio. In addition to the Diarios, The Drawing Center will present a projection of the table in Kuitca’s studio that will document the next Diario as it is being made. This exhibition will travel to the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI from February 22 - May 26, 2013 and then to MCA Denver, where it will be on view from June 21 - September 15, 2013.
Curated by Brett Littman, Executive Director
Image: Guillermo Kuitca, Diario (25 May – 20 October 2005). Mixed media on paper, 47 1/4 inches diameter (1 5/8 inches deep). Collection of the Artist. Courtesy Sperone Westwater, New York.