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Luis Camnitzer

Museo de Arte de Zapopan

June 27–September 4, 2011

Fragment of a Cloud (1967)

Fragment of a Cloud (1967)
Black spray paint on cotton wool and acrylic glass
13.78h x 19.8w x 0.39d in (35h x 50.29w x 0.99d cm)

Press Release

Luis Camnitzer Retrospective
Organized by Daros Museum, Zurich
Curated by Hans-Michael Herzog and Katrin Steffen
Museo de Arte de Zapopan
Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico

This traveling retrospective highlights three decades of work by Uruguayan conceptual artist and writer Luis Camnitzer.

Born in 1937 in Germany, raised in Uruguay, and working in New York for the past three decades, Camnitzer creates works in a variety of media - including installation, printmaking, drawing, and photography—that breaks down limitations and questions that define the center versus the periphery. Select works of Camnitzer deal with explicitly political content; however, he states that all his works are deeply political, "in the sense of wanting to change society." His approach to Conceptualism often utilizes language to underscore issues of power and commodification, exploring the relationship between images, objects, and texts.

Terse, metaphysical, and often wry, his simple yet powerful art elicits unexpected associations through its poetic lyricism.