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520 West 20th Street
New York, NY 10011
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kurimanzutto announces the gallery’s new location at 520 West 20th Street, New York, NY, opening November 11, 2022. This expansive ground-floor space will allow artists and their collaborators to develop and realize unique projects in New York City.


Mónica Manzutto comments, “This new home is an organic step since we opened our office and project space in New York in 2017 and confirms our commitment to the city and the constellation of institutions and individuals who support our artists around the country. This space is the result of many conversations with our artists to create a vision together. Wandering around the city and visiting spaces with artist Adrián Villar Rojas, who was then living in New York, made this process a very enjoyable one.”


The 6,700 square-foot ground-floor space is being reimagined by the award-winning architecture firm SO-IL, led by the Chinese/Dutch architects Jing Liu and Florian Idenburg. Liu established a close dialogue with Gabriel Orozco and together conceived the gallery’s layout and exhibition spaces. Conversations with Rirkrit Tiravanija and several of kurimanzutto’s artists contributed to the creation of a distinct gallery space, incorporating materials by Dr. Lakra and front desk and office furniture designed by Gabriel Sierra. Elements of artists’ practices have also been incorporated, including Nanna Ditzell textiles used by Danh Vo and lamps by Janette Laverrière featured in Nairy Baghramian's exhibitions. Under SO-IL’s leadership, the New York gallery both reinforces and extends kurimanzutto’s ethos. 


José Kuri adds, “The final space builds on the gallery’s history to present a dynamic forum for future projects, bigger thinking, and fertile creativity. The possibility of weaving what we do into the future memory of the city is of deep inspiration to us.”


For more than 20 years, the gallery has endeavored to collaborate with artists working in multiple disciplines from diverse backgrounds such as Abraham Cruzvillegas, Minerva Cuevas, Carlos Amorales, Damián Ortega, Daniel Guzmán, Dr. Lakra, Gabriel Kuri, Gabriel Orozco, Jimmie Durham, Mariana Castillo Deball, Monika Sosnowska and Rirkrit Tiravanija. The gallery has formed strong relationships throughout the years with international artists including Nairy Baghramian, Adrián Villar Rojas, Danh Vo, Alexandra Bachzetsis, Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Gabriel Sierra, Haegue Yang, Leonor Antunes, Roman Ondak and Tarek Atoui. Most recently, the gallery expanded its artist roster to include Bárbara Sánchez-Kane, Roberto Gil de Montes, Oscar Murillo and Petrit Halilaj.

Artists Represented:
Abraham Cruzvillegas
Adrián Villar Rojas 
Akram Zaatari 
Alexandra Bachzetsis 
Allora & Calzadilla 
Anri Sala 
Apichatpong Weerasethakul 
Bárbara Sánchez-Kane
Carlos Amorales
Damián Ortega
Danh Vo
Daniel Guzmán 
Dr. Lakra
Eduardo Abaroa
Fernando Ortega 
Gabriel Kuri
Gabriel Orozco 
Gabriel Sierra 
Haegue Yang
Iñaki Bonillas 
Jimmie Durham
Leonor Antunes
Marieta Chirulescu 
Mariana Castillo Deball 
Miguel Calderón
Minerva Cuevas
Monika Sosnowska
Nairy Baghramian 
Oscar Murillo
Petrit Halilaj
Rirkrit Tiravanija
Roberto Gil de Montes 
Roman Ondak 
Sarah Lucas
Sofía Táboas 
Tarek Atoui
Wilfredo Prieto 
Works Available By:
David Medalla
Patti Smith

 

 
TODOS JUNTOS opening exhibition


 
Current Exhibition

39 artists

TODOS JUNTOS



November 11, 2022 - January 25, 2023
The inaugural exhibition includes work by 39 artists. Like so many important decisions in the gallery’s history, the exhibition, and the space itself, emerged from a series of conversations with its artists. kurimanzutto’s origins lie in such exchanges; it was Gabriel Orozco who first conceived the gallery with Mónica Manzutto and José Kuri in the late 1990s. It was input from the artists that led to the decision to open in Chelsea and many details of the new location’s layout and exhibition spaces are the direct result of input from Orozco and Rikrit Tiravinija. Design elements by the artists can be found throughout the space: tiles by Dr. Lakra, lamps by Janette Laverrière, which Nairy Baghramian has installed in dialogue with her work in past exhibitions, textiles found in the work of Danh Vo, and a reception area designed by Gabriel Sierra.  Damián Ortega greatly contributed to the inception of TODOS JUNTOS (All Together). Ortega, along with Leonor Antunes, Tarek Atoui, Nairy Baghramian, and Haegue Yang, to name only a few, imagined an exhibition that could tell a visual story of kurimanzutto and its community. The title is borrowed from a 2014 work by Tiravanija of the same name that was first shown at the gallery in Mexico City. Creating a new iteration for the show, Tiravanija presents a painted newspaper from July 12, 2022, when the most detailed photographs of the universe, taken by the James Webb telescope, were released. For Tiravanija, the scale and expanse of these images are ultimately profoundly inclusive.

 
Past Exhibitions

roberto gil de montes

the water



August 11, 2021 - August 22, 2021
Roberto Gil de Montes tests and challenges perceptions of background and foreground, an enveloping blue and green landscape that invites us to see the successive layers of narrative overlaid on a single, idiosyncratic setting. The sea engulfs but also delivers and surrenders its fish and its stories for the extraction of the figures that populate this landscape in a visual idiom of color, receptivity and interaction. With the translucent layering of elements across surfaces and across figures – the veil, the moving shoreline, the water itself – the artist reinstates an equivocation to the oneiric lucidity of some of the scenes, adhering with characteristic fidelity to a reverence for that which remains indeterminate, spontaneous, partial or unspoken. Is a rescue just another form of capture? And in embracing visible forms of ambiguity - wearing a mask, standing in water, hanging upside down or posing behind a veil - do we, in fact, offer up the most explicit renditions of ourselves?

gabriel orozco



July 15, 2021 - July 25, 2021
kurimanzutto presents works by Gabriel Orozco anchored in the artist’s experimentations with planar boundaries, material interactions, and color, the series continue his ongoing analysis of the circle within nature. Orozco began the works “Folding Stamps” and “Folding Flags”, defining the outward spiraling of linear creases in paper, as expansions within an exploration of geometry. Orozco accents these paper creases with gouache, which he then presses between folds, transferring pigments from one side to another. Through the layering and erosion of transparent and opaque materials, Orozco plays with assemblage, texture, line, and depth, creating richly tactile works that are imbued with a sculptural quality. The artist is committed to a "dual commitment to symmetry and concentricity," as Briony Fer reminds us. The series are extended meditations from Orozco that represents the first of a two part show of Orozco’s work at kurimanzutto.

carlos amorales & dr. lakra



May 1, 2021 - June 20, 2021