Art Basel Miami Beach

 


Luis Camnitzer
Paul Ramirez Jonas

 December 2 - 5, 2010
Art Basel Miami Beach 2010
Luis Camnitzer (background), Paul Ramírez Jonas (foreground)
Installation view
Art Basel Miami Beach 2010
Luis Camnitzer (background), Paul Ramírez Jonas (foreground)
Installation view
Art Basel Miami Beach 2010
Luis Camnitzer (background), Paul Ramírez Jonas (foreground)
Installation view
Art Basel Miami Beach 2010
Luis Camnitzer (background), Paul Ramírez Jonas (foreground)
Installation view
Art Basel Miami Beach 2010
Luis Camnitzer, Paul Ramírez Jonas
Installation view
Art Basel Miami Beach 2010
Luis Camnitzer, Paul Ramírez Jonas
Installation view
Luis Camnitzer
Memorial (2009)
Detail
Luis Camnitzer
Memorial (2009)
Detail
Paul Ramírez Jonas
Publicar V (2010)
Volcanic rock, cork, pushpins
Paul Ramírez Jonas
Publicar V (2010)
Volcanic rock, cork, pushpins
Paul Ramírez Jonas
Publicar IV (2010)
Volcanic rock, cork, pushpins
Paul Ramírez Jonas
Publicar IV (2010)
Volcanic rock, cork, pushpins
Luis Camnitzer; The Book of Holes (1978)
Silver gelatin photograph 
14h x 11w in (35.56h x 27.94w cm)
Luis Camnitzer; The Book of Holes (1978)
Silver gelatin photograph
14h x 11w in (35.56h x 27.94w cm)
Luis Camnitzer
Project for a Library (1973); Graphite on paper
22.25h x 30w in (56.52h x 76.2w cm)
Luis Camnitzer
Project for a Library (1973); Graphite on paper
22.25h x 30w in (56.52h x 76.2w cm)
Paul Ramírez Jonas
Magellan's Itinerary, a Reproduction (1995); Pigment print
66h x 9.25w in (167.64h x 23.5w cm); Edition of 3 with 1 AP
Paul Ramírez Jonas
Magellan's Itinerary, a Reproduction (1995); Pigment print
66h x 9.25w in (167.64h x 23.5w cm); Edition of 3 with 1 AP
Luis Camnitzer
Transmutacion de Pintura en Aluminio (1973-1976); Mixed media
13.5h x 9.88w x 2d in (34.29h x 25.1w x 5.08d cm)
Luis Camnitzer
Transmutacion de Pintura en Aluminio (1973-1976); Mixed media
13.5h x 9.88w x 2d in (34.29h x 25.1w x 5.08d cm)
Luis Camnitzer
Piece of Glass or Plastic on a Sheet of Glass or Plastic (1973-1976); Mixed media
13.5h x 9.88w x 2d in (34.29h x 25.1w x 5.08d cm)
Luis Camnitzer
Piece of Glass or Plastic on a Sheet of Glass or Plastic (1973-1976); Mixed media
13.5h x 9.88w x 2d in (34.29h x 25.1w x 5.08d cm)
Luis Camnitzer; Fragment of a Mountain Projectile Object Resembling Stone; Pre-Columbian Leftover Found in N.Y., 1973; Construction Element; Stone (1973-1976)
Mixed media; 13.5h x 9.88w x 2d in (34.29h x 25.1w x 5.08d cm)
Luis Camnitzer; Fragment of a Mountain Projectile Object Resembling Stone; Pre-Columbian Leftover Found in N.Y., 1973; Construction Element; Stone (1973-1976)
Mixed media; 13.5h x 9.88w x 2d in (34.29h x 25.1w x 5.08d cm)
Luis Camnitzer
Casa; Hogar (1973-1976); Mixed media
13.5h x 9.88w x 2d in (34.29h x 25.1w x 5.08d cm)
Luis Camnitzer
Casa; Hogar (1973-1976); Mixed media
13.5h x 9.88w x 2d in (34.29h x 25.1w x 5.08d cm)
Luis Camnitzer
The Reason of Alchemy (1973-1976); Mixed media
13.5h x 9.88w x 2d in (34.29h x 25.1w x 5.08d cm)
Luis Camnitzer
The Reason of Alchemy (1973-1976); Mixed media
13.5h x 9.88w x 2d in (34.29h x 25.1w x 5.08d cm)
Paul Ramírez Jonas
The Missing Note (For What It's Worth, hatched) (2007)
Ink on paper; 11h x 8.5w in (27.94h x 21.59w cm)
Paul Ramírez Jonas
The Missing Note (For What It's Worth, hatched) (2007)
Ink on paper; 11h x 8.5w in (27.94h x 21.59w cm)
Paul Ramírez Jonas
The Missing Note (We Shall Overcome) (2007)
Ink on paper; 11h x 8.5w in (27.94h x 21.59w cm)
Paul Ramírez Jonas
The Missing Note (We Shall Overcome) (2007)
Ink on paper; 11h x 8.5w in (27.94h x 21.59w cm)

About the Presentation

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December 2 - 5, 2010

Art Basel Miami Beach 2010
Miami Beach, FL

Art Nova Sector, Booth N5

Alexander Gray Associates returned to Art Basel Miami Beach to present a two-person exhibition showcasing two generations of Latin American conceptualism by artists Luis Camnitzer and Paul Ramírez Jonas.

Luis Camnitzer, a major figure in Latin American conceptual art, began exhibiting in the early 1960s in the United States, Europe and Latin America. Camnitzer was the subject of a major retrospective organized by the Daros Collection, Zurich (and touring to El Museo del Barrio, New York, NY in February, 2011). He is an influential figure for artists and historians exploring the intersections of political and conceptual art. Paul Ramírez Jonas emerged in the early 1990s in New York and has exhibited throughout Europe and the Americas. His work was the subject of a mid-career survey exhibition at IKON Gallery in 2004, and he will have a solo exhibition at the Pinacoteca Do Estado, São Paulo in January, 2011. In New York City in Summer 2010, Creative Time presented a major city-wide public art project, Key to the City, by Ramírez Jonas.

In Luis Camnitzer’s 194-part artwork Memorial (2009), the artist replicates the Montevideo, Uruguay telephone directory, into which he has meticulously inserted the names of the “disappeared”. During the military dictatorship that ruled the country between 1973 and 1985, nearly 300 Uruguayans were victims of “forced disappearances”. Working with lists of names culled from public resources, Camnitzer added lines of type, using digital techniques to create space in the ready-made phonebook, resulting in the reappearance of hundreds of names that are now indistinguishable from the names in the original phonebook. Camnitzer renders the very action of list-making and counting–political or otherwise–useless. Additionally, the work evens the roles of target and perpetrator, victim and survivor, prisoner and liberated. Memorial was exhibited at the Museum-Wiesbaden in Fall 2010.

Also on exhibit was Paul Ramírez Jonas’ sculptural installation from the series Publicar (2010), originally shown in the 2009 Mercosul Biennial. In these works, public monuments usually memorialized with boulders and brass plaques are re-imagined for the public’s examination. The typical brass plaques are replaced with cork and push pins, changing the permanent nature of the original structure by allowing viewers to define what or whom the objects commemorate. Ramírez Jonas also plays with the format of the community bulletin board, a free and democratic space for exchanging information, commerce, and work, likely to be forgotten in a digital age.

Each of the artists’ works address issues with the exchange of public information, the historicizing of the collective memory, and the reinvention of artistic form (serial printmaking, monumental sculpture). In this presentation, two generations of artists use their individual methods and experience to demonstrate the complexity of seemingly simple cultural ideas.


About Art Basel Miami Beach 2010

Art Basel Miami Beach is one of the most important art shows in the United States, a cultural and social highlight for the Americas. As the sister event of Switzerland's Art Basel, the most prestigious art show worldwide for the past 40 years, Art Basel Miami Beach combines an international selection of top galleries with an exciting program of special exhibitions, parties and crossover events featuring music, film, architecture and design. Exhibition sites are located in the city's beautiful Art Deco District, within walking distance of the beach and many hotels.

An exclusive selection of more than 250 leading art galleries from North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia and Africa will exhibit 20th and 21st century artworks by over 2,000 artists. The exhibiting galleries are among the world's most respected art dealers, offering exceptional pieces by both renowned artists and cutting-edge newcomers. Special exhibition sections feature young galleries, performance art, public art projects and video art. The show will be a vital source for art lovers, allowing them to both discover new developments in contemporary art and experience rare museum-calibre artworks.

Top-quality exhibitions in the museums of South Florida and special programs for art collectors and curators also help make the event a special time for encountering art. And every year, a greater number of art collectors, artists, dealers, curators, critics and art enthusiasts from around the world participate in Art Basel Miami Beach—the favorite winter meeting place for the international art world.

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