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.
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!”
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?”
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.
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!