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5 Reasons Kids Should See “Guillermo Kuitca: Everything”

When people look  at Guillermo Kuitca’s work, you tend to hear words like “poetic” and “philosophical,” but how about “kid-friendly”? If you are unsure about that, check out the 5 ways below to help your kid get into the work of this Argentine artist, who’s considered one of the most significant artists of his generation. 1) Kuitca […]

When people look  at Guillermo Kuitca’s work, you tend to hear words like “poetic” and “philosophical,” but how about “kid-friendly”? If you are unsure about that, check out the 5 ways below to help your kid get into the work of this Argentine artist, who’s considered one of the most significant artists of his generation.

1) Kuitca “painted” using a tennis ball! This idea sounded so fun we used  it to make art with the families at a recent Arty Pants session.

1) If you look closely at the small work the right was you can see where the artist bounced a tennis ball against the canvas.

2) Big Maps! Maps on Beds! Maps that have been Cut Up and Reconfigured! I admit that my atlas was my favorite book as a kid, but when I took a group of kids to check out Kuitca’s use of maps in this exhibition, the unanimous response was “AWESOME!”

2) Guillermo Kuitca made maps that included Minnesota and many years later they are here.

3) An endless game of chase! Get Zen on the kid and ask: “If you are chasing another kid at the exact same speed that they are running away from you, when do you catch them?”

3) Kutica used the luggage conveyor belt as a theater stage.

4) Inspiration to use that dusty laser-jet printer on your desk! Kuitca made a number of gorgeous pictures by printing seating charts for theaters and stadiums on photo paper, then spraying them with water, which caused them to distort.

4) The different brands of paper used here had different reactions to the water sprayed on them.

5) Audio tour for kids, in Spanish and English! You can walk around your youngsters and look at art while they listen to a tour designed especially for them. Come and enjoy!

5) This artwork is title Everything and its my favorite part of the audio tour.