- ART ROOM
OCTOBER, 30 / 14:30 – 16:00 hrs
IN CONVERSATION WITH LUIS CAMNITZER
Casa Hispánica, Columbia University
In the framework of the seminar Latin American Art as Global Art
Convener: Joaquín Barriendos
Is a German-born Uruguayan artist and writer who moved to New York during the 60s. He was at the vanguard of 1960s conceptualist practices, working primarily in printmaking, visual poetry, sculpture, and installations. Camnitzer’s artwork explores subjects such as social memory, torture, repression, and poetical activism. His humorous, biting, and often politically charged use of visual language as art has distinguished his practice for over four decades. From the 1964 to 1970 he co-founded The New York Graphic Workshop, along with fellow artists Argentine Liliana Porter and Venezuelan Guillermo Castillo. As his interest in language unfolded, so did his aim to identify socio-political problems through his art. Camnitzer responded in great part to the growing wave of Latin American military regimes taking root in the late '60s, but his work also points to the dynamic political landscape of his adopted country, the United States..