Luis Camnitzer included in the 10th Mercosul Biennial Messages from a New America, Porto Alegre, Brazil.
The 10th Mercosul Biennial curatorial project is titled Messages From a New America and focuses only on the art of Latin America, reigniting the initial mission expressed by Frederico Moraes, curator of the 1st Biennial, to "re-write the history of Latin American art from a non-Eurocentric perspective." More than 20 years later, the Biennial has reevaluated its political perspective by reconsidering the role it plays in the context of hundreds of Biennials existing today around the world. In order to make a more significant contribution to the field of exhibitions, especially those concerning the art of Latin America and including, but not limited to, its reception and legibility, the 10th exhibition brings to the forefront an extensive group of works representing the immense artistic contribution of the entire region.
The 10th Biennial is conceived around four major conceptual fields over seven exhibitions dealing with several aspects of Latin American art. Those fields and exhibitions include: The Journey of Adversity (exhibitions on this section are: The Biography of Urban Life and Modernism in Parallax); The Insurgence of the Senses (exhibitions are: Neobaroque Anthropophagy, Olfactory: Smell in Art and Body Apparatuses); The Undeleting of the Tropics (exhibitions are: Dust and the World of Objects and Marginália of Form); and The Journey Continues (including the Experimental School of Curating and the Educational Project).
The Biennial is organized by Fundação Bienal do Mercosul, a private non-profit organization in Brazil. Its mission is to develop cultural and educational projects in the field of visual arts, encouraging dialogues between contemporary artists and communities.