Luis Camnitzer

Assignment Series

2011

A sphere is shaped by its limits. With a radius of infinite length will remain a sphere. Comment on this. From the series "The Assignment Books", 2011

Brass plaque with mixed media

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Analyze this statement: "A long time ago the U.S. built the Great Wall to confine China." From the series "The Assignment Books", 2011

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The three states of matter are solid, liquid, and gas. Describe the effects of a liquid sky. From the series "The Assignment Books", 2011

Brass plaque with digital print on vinyl

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Suggest geographic corrections to improve national wellbeing and explain. From the series "The Assignment Books", 2011

Brass plaque with digital print on canvas

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Find an unnamed object and suggest a proper name for it. From the series "The Assignment Books", 2011

Brass plaque with mixed media

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Write the biography of an idea. From the series "The Assignment Books", 2011

Brass plaque and digital prints

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Presented with this evidence, prove or disprove the existence of god. From the series "The Assignment Books", 2011

Brass plaque with mixed media

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This is a poetic statement. Identify the elements that construct the poem. From the series "The Assignment Books", 2011

Brass plaque with mixed media

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Define the border that separates thinking from wishful thinking. From the series "The Assignment Books", 2011

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Super-computers are built in parallel arrays. Explain how brains could be connected to create a super-brain. From the series "The Assignment Books", 2011

Brass plaque with mixed media

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Identify and explain the rules of order that organize this system. From the series "The Assignment Books", 2011

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This box organizes the universe into two spaces discuss what could make the inside more appealing than the outside. From the series "The Assignment Books", 2011

Brass plaque with mixed media

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Description

Luis Camnitzer created the "The Assignment Books" series in 2011 as an ongoing project. The series consists of twelve artworks, each pairing two items: an engraved brass plaque and an accompanying object that stands as a physical representation of the engraved text. The title of each work speaks to the words engraved onto the plate, and function as assignments for the audience to complete as part of the experience of viewing and interpreting the artwork, for example, This is a poetic statement. Identify the elements that construct the poem. Viewers are encouraged to write down their interpretation of the title’s meaning and hang the new given title next to the object on display. With this project, Camnitzer intends to bridge the distance between artist and spectator by encouraging an active involvement to complete the work.