About the exhibition
The Sistema Federal de Medios y Contenidos Públicos (Federal System of Public Media and Contents) of Argentina and the Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain are pleased to present their first collaboration together: Les Visitants. Guillermo Kuitca Reflects on the Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain Collection.
This large-scale exhibition, uniting the two institutions, is an exceptional project that has the support of the French Embassy in Argentina and the Institut français d’Argentine, and brings together works by 23 international artists, from David Lynch to Agnès Varda, Patti Smith, Wolfgang Tillmans or Nobuyoshi Araki, presented in Argentina for the very first time. To commemorate its thirtieth anniversary, in October 2014, the Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain asked Guillermo Kuitca to imagine a project, the likes of which had never been done before, building a network between his own work and the works of Tarsila do Amaral, Francis Bacon, Vija Celmins, David Lynch, Patti Smith, as well as the Armenian filmmaker Artavazd Pelechian, whose film Inhabitants (Les Habitants, in French) lent its name to the exhibition. By plunging visitors into a pictorial and sound environment, the exhibition presented a personal and original look back over the Fondation Cartier’s history, made up of unexpected dialogues and connections between ideas, artists, and artworks.
In 2017, at the invitation of the Sistema Federal de Medios y Contenidos Públicos, Guillermo Kuitca conceives Les Visitants, the second part of the project, through which he gives us his personal take on the Fondation Cartier Collection, offering a dialogue between artworks by 23 international artists. This major exhibition is to take place throughout the spaces on the 6th and 7th floors of the CCK, as well as in the two galleries in the “Gran Lámpara” (The Great Lamp), presenting series of photographs by Nobuyoshi Araki, William Eggleston, Alair Gomes, Seydou Keïta, J.D. ‘Okhai Ojeikere, Juergen Teller, Wolfgang Tillmans, Patti Smith, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Francesca Woodman, projections and video installations by Jean-Michel Alberola, James Coleman, Raymond Depardon and Claudine Nougaret, Nan Goldin, Douglas Gordon, Rinko Kawauchi, Daido Moriyama, Tony Oursler, Artavazd Pelechian, Agnès Varda, a monumental sculpture by Adriana Varejão, several hundred drawings and an inedite series of photographs by filmmaker David Lynch.