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Guillermo Kuitca at Hauser & Wirth, Los Angeles08:36

An exhibition walkthrough of Guillermo Kuitca’s recent exhibition at Hauser & Wirth Los Angeles with artist Analia Saban and SCI-Arc Director/CEO Hernan Diaz Alonso. Kuitca’s theatrical paintings include layered information from architectural plans and cartographic maps, exploring themes of dislocation. The exhibition debuted two new series that incorporate a combination of abstraction and figuration: ‘The Family Idiot’ draws from Jean-Paul Sartre’s three-volume study of Gustave Flaubert, while the 18-part wall piece ‘Missing Pages’ evokes the physical process of book printing, specifically the unexpected combinations of images that ensue during pagination. The exhibition also included new Theater pieces that build upon Kuitca’s long-standing involvement with the dramatic arts through an idiosyncratic integration of architectural features in two-dimensional space.

Born in 1961 in Buenos Aires, where he continues to live and work, Argentine artist Guillermo Kuitca’s distinctive cubistoid style masterfully reconciles abstraction with an illusionist form of figuration. Informed by the worlds of architecture, music, theater and cartography, Kuitca’s paintings seek to incite the potential for a theatrical experience. Shifting from gestural mark making to linear precision, and incorporating diverse motifs – spanning fragmented geographical maps and architectural plans – Kuitca’s work mines varied aesthetic styles and histories.

Crew Credits -

Creator and Executive Producer - Hernan Diaz Alonso
Producer - Marcelyn Gow
Director - Reza Monahan
Director of Photography - Sean Morris
B Camera - Robert Moreno
C Camera - Solomon Turner
Sound Engineer - Chris Trueman

Story Producer - Edgar Jorge
Editors - Edgar Jorge/Reza Monahan
Sound Mixer - Christina Nguyen

Soundtrack by: "Nosedive" by Muciojad Creative Commons — Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported— CC BY-SA 3.0

Special thanks to Hauser & Wirth

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