Guillermo Kuitca was born in Buenos Aires, Argentinia, in 1961. He is one of Latin America’s leading contemporary artists. The major exhibition at Daros Exhibitions in Zurich unites over 100 works from the Daros-Latinamerica Collection with loans from the Tate Gallery, London, and the Milwaukee Art Museum. Guillermo Kuitca: Das Lied von der Erde (November 24, 2006 – March 18, 2007). Daros Exhibitions, Zurich / Switzerland. Impressions from the opening, November 24, 2006.
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“Kuitca uses a variety of means to explore places and spaces. From maps, town plans, and architectural drawings the artist creates imaginary poetic and territorial worlds in which reality and fiction merge. Redrawing the map of the world, he brings to light complex spatial relationships and intricate social processes…. Das Lied von der Erde is based on an arbitrarily selected area of Chinese topography. The title comes from Gustav Mahler’s eponymous cycle of songs based on ancient Chinese poems.” (PR Daros, PDF).