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Founded in 1999 by Mónica Manzutto and José Kuri, kurimanzutto’s primary aim is to promote the careers of its represented artists and adapt the gallery to their projects. Conceived as a nomadic enterprise, kurimanzutto initially occupied disparate spaces across the urban landscape. In 2008, kurimanzutto opened a permanent gallery space in Mexico City, as an exhibition space and archive while still continuing to search for places outside the white cube to match its original vocation.
kurimanzutto opened a project space in New York City on May 2018. This marks an essential development for the gallery's artists as a meeting point for their ideas. kurimanzutto in New York represents an extension of the original gallery in Mexico City. It reaffirms its mission to create new spaces and situations that will transmit the gallery’s spirit, where the artist is central to its existence. The project space in New York will act as a catalyst for a broad international program across North America.
kurimanzutto currently represents 34 international artists and is devoted to the development of their careers in the international art scene, placing their works in important public and private collections.
Adrián Villar Rojas
Allora & Calzadilla
Mariana Castillo Deball
Roberto Gil de Montes
roberto gil de montes
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?
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.