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Visiting Artist’s Talk – Luis Camnitzer

Luis Camnitzer, A Museum is a School (2009). Guggenheim Museum Collection, New York.

Luis Camnitzer is a Uruguayan artist who has lived in the USA since 1964. He is Professor Emeritus of Art at State University of New York. He received a Guggenheim Fellowship for printmaking in 1961 and for visual arts in 1982. In 2011 he was awarded the Frank Jewitt Mather Award of the College Art Association. In 2012 he received the Skowhegan Medal and the USA Ford Fellow award. He represented Uruguay in the Venice Biennial 1988 and has featured in numerous other events, including Documenta (Kassel).

He was the Pedagogical Curator of the 6th Bienal de Mercosur in 2007. His work is in the collections of over forty museums. He is the author of: New Art of Cuba, (1994/2004), Didactics of Liberation: Conceptualist Art in Latin America (2007) and On Art, Artists, Latin America and Other Utopias (2010), all published by the University of Texas Press. He co-organised the landmark exhibition, ‘Global Conceptualisms: Points of Origin, 1950s to 1980s’ at Queens Museum (New York) in 1999.

Joining us live from his studio in New York, Luis Camnitzer will discuss his life and work with documentation and stories running from the 1960s to present day, then take questions from the floor.

The venue for this talk is Lecture Theatre 21, Roger Stevens Building, University of Leeds. Directions to the venue can be found online here.

The VAT series hosts talks by an exciting range of arts practitioners from around the world every Monday afternoon 14:00 to 15:30 during teaching weeks.

All of our talks are compulsory for all Fine Art students but open to anyone else who would like to join us.

For more information, email Nick Thurston.

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Image: Luis Camnitzer, A Museum is a School (2009). Guggenheim Museum Collection, New York.

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