KABINETT, Art Basel Miami Beach

December 5 – 8, 2013

Luis Camnitzer
Kabinett Art Basel Miami Beach 2013
Installation view

Pintura con titulos (1973)
Aluminum and acrylic on canvas
36h x 40w in (91.4h x 101.6w cm)

The Discovery of Perspective (1972)
Ink on graph paper
9.9h x 15w in (25.1h x 38.1w cm)

The Discovery of Volume (1972)
Ink on graph paper
9.9h x 15w in (25.1h x 38.1w cm)

The Discovery of Image (1972)
Ink on graph paper
9.9h x 15w in (25.1h x 38.1w cm)

Restoration (1972)
Pencil on graph paper
14.1h x 10.3w in (35.8h x 26.2w cm)

Press Release

Luis Camnitzer
Art Basel Miami Beach 2013
Miami Beach Convention Center
Miami Beach, Florida
Kabinett Sector, Booth K3

Alexander Gray Associates presented a focused selection of historical works by Luis Camnitzer executed between 1972–73. These works represent a key moment in Camnitzer’s New York-based career, one in which he shifts from printmaking to alternate artistic mediums.

Painting with Titles (1973), one of the few painterly works by the artist, explores Camnitzer’s use of parody and syntax to expand on the impulses and mythologies of Abstract Expressionism and Conceptualism. A complementary selection of early works on paper emphasizes accumulative process and material transformation, blurring the lines between method and medium. Together, these slices of Camnitzer’s early practice anticipate current modes of formal and linguistic abstraction.

Also works by: Heidi Bucher, Melvin Edwards, Jeremy Gilbert-Rolfe, Harmony Hammond, Joan Semmel, Hassan Sharif, Regina Silveira, Jack Whitten

About Kabinett
Kabinett sector participants are chosen from the Galleries sector to present curated exhibitions in a separately delineated space within their booths. The curatorial concepts for Kabinett are diverse, including thematic group exhibitions, art-historical showcases, and solo shows for rising stars.

About Art Basel Miami Beach
Leading galleries from North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia, and Africa show historical work from the masters of Modern and contemporary art, as well as newly created pieces by emerging stars. Paintings, sculptures, drawings, installations, photographs, films, and editioned works of the highest quality are on display at the main exhibition hall, while ambitious artworks and performances become part of the landscape at nearby beaches, Collins Park and SoundScape Park.