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Luis Camnitzer

Installation view: Luis Camnitzer: El aula, Gund Gallery at Kenyon College, 2020

Luis Camnitzer included in a panel discussion Voces: Exploring Latin American/Latinx Artists Tuesday, September 27 from 12:30pm–2:00pm at the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY.

The institution's press release follows: 

This conversation will revolve around accounts of artists who participated in the Pratt Graphic Art Center (1956-1986), a hub that welcomed and engaged many artists from Latin America and fostered community and experimentation in printmaking. It will feature artist and writer Luis Camnitzer, Aimé Iglesias Lukin (Visual Arts Director and Chief Curator, Americas Society), and Analía Segal (artist, Sculpture + Interdisciplinary Practices BFA Area Coordinator, and Adjunct Professor - CCE in Fine Arts at Pratt). Based in part on comprehensive research, exhibitions at the Americas Society in New York, and the recent publication, This Must Be the Place: An Oral History of Latin American Artists in New York, 1965–1975, the conversation will address artistic practice and the vital complexity of Hispanic and Latinx identities. Among the artists involved in the Pratt Graphic Art Center were Luis Camnitzer and Pratt alumni Alicia Barney, Leandro Katz, Raphael Montañez Ortiz, Lydia Okumura, Liliana Porter, and Zilia Sanchez. Luis Camnitzer is a German-born Uruguayan artist and writer who moved to New York in 1964. He was at the vanguard of 1960s Conceptualism, working primarily in printmaking, sculpture, and installations. His artwork explores subjects such as repression under systems of power, pedagogical norms, and the deconstruction of familiar frameworks. His humorous, biting, and often politically charged use of language as an art medium has distinguished his practice for over four decades. The presentation is free and open to the public and will be recorded. Advance registration is required. Masks are required indoors.