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Luis Camnitzer Lecture: Wed March 2 at 10am

Department — faculty @ 3:10 pm, Monday, February 29th, 2016

Please join us for a lecture by artist and writer Luis Camnitzer. 

Wed, March 2, 10am Lazarus Center Auditorium,

Co-sponsored by Critical Studies MA, Printmaking BFA, Mixed Media Lecture Series


Luis Camnitzer (born 1937) is a German-born Uruguayan artist and writer who moved to New York in 1964. In 1964, he founded the New York Graphic Workshop with artists Liliana Porter and José Guillermo Castillo, and in 1971 helped establish New York’s Museo Latinoamericano, and a splinter group, Movimiento de Independencia Cultural de Latino América (MICLA). Camnitzer’s work investigates how art history is written by those in power, and tends to exclude certain accounts.

Camnitzer’s work is in the permanent collections of Museum of Modern Art, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX; Tate, London; Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires, Argentina; and Daros Latinamerica Collection, Zurich; among others. He was the recipient of the Guggenheim Fellowships on two occasions, 1961 and 1982. In 2012 he was awarded the United States Artists Fellow Award.

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