In June 2013, Argentinean artist Guillermo Kuitca undertook a residency at Hauser & Wirth Somerset, where he created an immersive wall mural in the dining room of a residential house. This mural represents the first time Kuitca painted a space that envelops the viewer completely, and it consequently triggered a shift in his artistic practice. The new body of work that resulted forms the focus of this publication and offers fascinating insight into matters of domestic space and architecture.
The book features a text from Michael FitzGerald, Professor of Fine Arts at Trinity College, Hartford. He has written extensively on Picasso and his legacy in contemporary art, publishing several exhibition catalogues accompanying shows at the Museu Picasso, Barcelona; the Whitney Museum of American Art; and the Wadsworth Atheneum, among others.
This book is released at the occasion of ‘Guillermo Kuitca’, an exhibition of the artist’s work at Hauser & Wirth London from 27 May – 30 July 2016.