Sculpture Square 155 Middle Road 10 September - 11 October 2008
For his first-ever solo show in Asia, painter Guillermo Kuitca (* 1961, Argentina) is featured at Singapore's Sculpture Square in one of the satellite projects surrounding the Singapore Biennale and Asia's newest art fair, Showcase Singapore.
Presented by Fortune Cookie Projects, in association with Sperone Westwater.
Kuitca has long emphasized his interest in the capacity of maps and architectural diagrams to change our perception of the social spaces we inhabit. In the four paintings on view at Sculpture Square, Kuitca uses architectural and topographical renderings to explore the ways in which one individual's private experience can be situated in relation to an ordered whole. The navigational format of the map in Untitled (1990) and Everything (2003) becomes Kuitca's vehicle for the exploration of ideas of place and non-place; memory and loss; and migration and displacement. In the two Nocturne paintings on view, the artist utilizes architectural blueprints of spaces filled with signs and symbols of corporate workstations and peepshow booths. Through this imagery, Kuitca investigates moments of connection or separation in human existence by focusing on the spaces in which the individual as well as the collective interact.
Since his participation at the Documenta IX in Kassel (Germany) 1992, Kuitca is considered as one of the stars of the international art scene. Born in 1961 in Buenos Aires (Argentina), and still living there, he was represented outright twice at the 52th Venice Biennial 2007: with a solo exibition at the Argentine Pavilion and in the international exhibition.