Luis Camnitzer

 

A Museum is a School

 2009-Present
A Museum is a School (2009–present)
Site-specific installation (text); Dimensions variable
Installation view, El Museo del Barrio (2011)
A Museum is a School (2009–present)
Site-specific installation (text); Dimensions variable
Installation view, El Museo del Barrio (2011)
A Museum is a School (2009–present)
Site-specific installation (text); Dimensions variable
Installation view, Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (2011)
A Museum is a School (2009–present)
Site-specific installation (text); Dimensions variable
Installation view, Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (2011)
A Museum is a School (2009–present)
Site-specific installation (text); Dimensions variable
Installation view, The Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery (2011)
A Museum is a School (2009–present)
Site-specific installation (text); Dimensions variable
Installation view, The Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery (2011)
A Museum is a School (2009–present)
Site-specific installation (text); Dimensions variable
Installation view, Museo de Arte de Ponce (2012)
A Museum is a School (2009–present)
Site-specific installation (text); Dimensions variable
Installation view, Museo de Arte de Ponce (2012)

About this Series / Project

Concepts of pedagogy and art education form the crux of Camnitzer’s A Museum Is A School. This touring site-specific installation is displayed prominently on the exterior of an institution of fine art. The title of the work defines the museum as a space for education; the subtext, The artist learns to communicate, the public learns to make connections, assigns new roles to artists and their audience, establishing them as colleagues. By re-defining the museum, Camnitzer re-contextualizes the work housed inside. Art becomes as a dynamic process rather than a product, a means of acquiring and expanding knowledge; the museum becomes a forum for exchange.