I was dressed for success
But success it never comes
Lost & Found
kurimanzutto is pleased to present Lost & Found, an exhibition of Daniel Guzmán’s recent artwork created around a text by Robert Walser, The Díaz woods, and an image by Narcisse Virgile Díaz de la Peña, Barbizon woods.
A text and an image in the newspaper gave meaning and direction to the series of works and ideas that Daniel Guzmán presents in this exhibition, spanning almost five years of labor.
In the middle of “provisional woods”, Lost & Found is a crossroads, a personal recapitulation of new and old ventures into the field of sculpture. Based on a variety of simple materials, like plastic, paint, stones, plasticine, ironwork, and false jewelry, Guzmán uses the detritus of the urban landscape to create pieces that give shape to a personal and intimate territory in which it is absolutely natural for one to get lost and to find oneself.
The exhibition is accompanied by a bilingual book, (Spanish-English), the first foreign publication ever on Daniel Guzmán’s work. The book was designed by the artist himself, together with Deborah Littlejohn and Santiago Piedrahit. This edition of 1500 books was published by Editorial KM and Eungie Joo and was printed in the United States.
Daniel Guzmán (Mexico city, 1964).
Solo exhibitions: Daniel Guzmán. The Bakery, Annet Gelink Gallery, Amsterdam (2004); Thieves like us. Lombard-Freid Fine Arts, New York (2004); New York Groove. Trans, New York (2004); Sleeping on the roof, kurimanzutto @ Carlos B. Zetina tenement, México (2002); Daniel Guzmán. Hijo de tu puta madre (ya sé quien eres, te he estado observando), kurimanzutto, Mexico city (2001). Group exhibitions: 35th International Film Festival Rotterdam. Netherlands (2006); Local Stories. Modern Art Oxford, United Kingdom (2006); After the act. MUMOK. Museum Moderner Kunst. Vienna, Austria (2005); September back up: Come Closer. Isola Art Center, Milan, Italy (2005); Permanencia voluntaria, kurimanzutto and Cinemanía Plaza Loreto, Mexico city (2000); Economía de mercado, kurimanzutto –Mercado Medellín, Mexico city (1999). In 2000 he got a residence grant at New York at the International Studio Program. Mexican consulate in New York, FONCA, Mexican-American Program. His artworks are in collections like: La Colección Jumex (Mexico), Centre Georges Pompidou (Paris), UNAM (Mexico), Walker Art Center Minneapolis (USA).