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Summer 2013 Exhibitions
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The Museum of Contemporary Art Denver presents new exhibitions by artists Guillermo Kuitca, Tatiana Blass, John McEnroe and Gaspar Libedinsky in conjunction with the 2013 Biennial of the Americas, an international festival of art, culture and ideas.

JUNE 21–SEPTEMBER 15, 2013
Members Preview | Friday, June 21 from 6–8PM
Public Celebration | Saturday, June 22 from 10AM–5PM

JULY 16–SEPTEMBER 29, 2013
Members Reception | Wednesday, July 17 from NOON–5PM
Public Opening | Wednesday, July 17 from 5–2 AM

JULY 16–SEPTEMBER 29, 2013
Members Reception | Wednesday, July 17 from NOON–5PM
Public Opening | Wednesday, July 17 from 5–2 AM

JULY 16–SEPTEMBER 15, 2013
Members Reception | Wednesday, July 17 from NOON–5PM
Public Opening | Wednesday, July 17 from 5–2 AM

DENVER (Wednesday, May 8, 2013)—The Museum of Contemporary Art Denver (MCA Denver) presents the remarkable work of four artists from throughout the Americas with four solo exhibitions opening this summer. With these exhibitions, MCA Denver will serve as the lead cultural partner in the 2013 Biennial of the Americas, an international festival of art, culture and ideas, which kicks off with an inaugural forum on July 16, 2013 and runs through Labor Day. The Biennial will bring together leaders from politics, business, education and the arts in a cross-cultural experience of forums and exhibitions, celebrating the artistic, intellectual and political spheres of the Americas.

MCA Denver presents a new solo exhibition by Argentinian artist Guillermo Kuitca. Guillermo Kuitca: Diarios features a series of drawings in which the artist stretched discarded canvases over a table from his parents’ garden. He then spent periods of time marking their surface with intentional and accidental doodles, drawings and notations. The Diarios, a name given to the works by the artist, are overtly personal, combining together phone numbers, titles of paintings, email addresses, blank spots where books sat, lists and collaged elements that record the ebb and flow of life. The canvases record all of the artist’s normal studio activity, resulting in a final work that is a hybrid of intentionality and chance. To complement the exhibition, a video of the most current Diario being made in Kuitca’s Buenos Aires-studio will be projected as part of the show.

Guillermo Kuitca: Diarios opens to the public on Saturday, June 22 with an all-day celebration. There will be activities relating to the exhibition throughout the museum and admission will be just 10¢. Diarios will be on view at MCA Denver in the David & Laura Merage Foundation Photography Gallery and the Chris & Lu Law Gallery from June 21 through September 15, 2013.

Guillermo Kuitca: Diarios is curated by Brett Littman and organized by The Drawing Center, New York. The exhibition and its accompanying publication are made possible in part by Bettina and Donald Bryant, Jr., Charles Van Campenhout and Risteard Keating, Marlene Hess and James D. Zirin, Solita and Steven Mishaan, Daniel M. Neidich and Brooke Garber Foundation, Cindy and Howard Rachofsky and an anonymous donor. Guillermo Kuitca was born in 1961 in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where he continues to live and work.

Brazilian artist Tatiana Blass will present new work opening during the inaugural week of the 2013 Biennial of the Americas. For her first solo exhibition in the United States, Blass will create a new, site-specific installation for MCA Denver. Titled Electrical Room, the installation will occupy both the Congdon Family Gallery and the Vicki & Kent Logan Promenade. Hundreds of cords and plugs will wind through the Congdon Family Gallery, creating a tangled web of material. The cords will all come together at a fixed point on one wall, penetrating the wall and seeming to provide power to a dense installation of audio-visual equipment in the adjacent gallery. Piled in a seemingly haphazard manner, the screens and monitors nonetheless feature video and sound in such a way that, collectively, all the elements compose a single narrative.

Curated by Nora Burnett Abrams, Tatiana Blass: Electrical Room will be presented in the Vicki & Kent Logan Promenade and the Congdon Family Gallery from July 16 through September 29, 2013. The exhibition is sponsored in part by MCA Denver Director's Vision Society members Nina & Min Sohn. Tatiana Blass was born in 1979 in São Paulo, Brazil, where she continues to live and work.

Denver-based artist John McEnroe presents a new, site-specific work for the Fries Family Atrium as well as an exhibition of sculpture and other works to be presented in the Mary Caulkins & Karl Kister Gallery and the Joseph Crescenti Family Gallery.

To create the sculpture, which will fill the Fries Family Atrium, McEnroe manipulates a polymer to resemble monumental drips of paint. Sheer and light, this large-scale installation will include stalactite forms that course through the open spaces of the museum. The installation will be complemented by other sculptural works in the Mary Caulkins and Karl Kister Gallery and the Joseph Crescenti Family Gallery.

Curated by Nora Burnett Abrams, John McEnroe will be presented in the Fries Family Atrium, the Joseph Crescenti Family Gallery and the Mary Caulkins & Karl Kister Gallery from July 16 through September 29, 2013. John McEnroe was born in 1968 in Independence, Missouri. He lives in Golden, Colorado and works in Denver.

Also in connection with the Biennial of the Americas, MCA Denver welcomes the first United States solo show of Argentinian artist and architect Gaspar Libedinsky.

Curated by Nora Burnett Abrams, Gaspar Libedinsky: Productos Caseros will be presented in the Whole Room from July 16 through September 15, 2013. Gaspar Libedinsky is also a curator for Draft Urbanism, the Biennial of the Americas’ 2013 exhibition. Gaspar Libedinsky was born in 1976 in Buenos Aires. He lives and works in Buenos Aires, London and New York.

MCA Denver will celebrate the openings of Tatiana Blass, Gaspar Libedinsky and John McEnroe on Wednesday, July 17, 2013 with a Members' Artist Luncheon from 11:30AM–1:30PM and Members Preview from NOON–5PM. The public opening and celebration will take place from 5PM–2PM, with 10¢ admission.

Eduardo Sarabia: Tainted, on view through June 9, 2013
Critical Focus: Maya Gurantz, on view through June 23, 2013
Dance Rehearsal: Karen Kilimnik’s World of Ballet and Theatre, on view through June 23, 2013
Ladies Fancywork Society & MCA Denver Teen Council: Yarniverse!, on view through June 30, 2013

The Museum of Contemporary Art Denver (MCA Denver) is a non-collecting institution acting as an incubator for art and ideas, artistic exchange, and dialogue. In 2007, eleven years after its founding, the museum opened a new David Adjaye-designed building in Lower Downtown Denver. MCA Denver presents exhibitions featuring local, national and international artists, as well as offering ongoing public programs that explore the relationship between art and contemporary life. MCA Denver has a robust youth program, with a focus on teens. In 2009, The Lab at Belmar merged with MCA Denver.

MCA Denver is located at 1485 Delgany on the corner of 15th Street and Delgany, in Denver, CO. The telephone number is 303 298 7554. Museum new summer hours are Tuesday through Friday NOON–9PM, and Saturday & Sunday 10AM–5PM. The museum is closed on Monday. General admission to the museum is for adults, and after 5PM. College (with student ID), senior (65+) and military are . MCA Denver offers admission to teens (13– 18), admission to children ages 7–12, and FREE admission to children 6 and under. Members always FREE.

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Media Contact: For more information, interviews and images, please contact sarahb@mcadenver.org or 303 298 7554 (x202).

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1485 Delgany Street
Denver, United States

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