TrAIN Open Lecture | Luis Camnitzer | Infography versus Geography

Open Lecture

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Narcissus - Luis Camnitzer

TrAIN Open Lecture | Luis Camnitzer |Infography versus Geography

Infography versus Geography explores the redrawing of the world in terms of informational communities instead of territorial groups and the impact on artistic thinking were the setting of informational problems takes priority over the territorial appearance of the manufactured object.

This event is free and open to all but places are limited so please RSVP to the TrAIN Administrator, Nick (n.tatchell@arts.ac.uk).

Luis Camnitzer is an Uruguayan artist born in Germany, 1937. He immigrated to Uruguay when one year old and lives in U.S.A. since 1964. He is a Professor Emeritus of Art, State University of New York, College at Old Westbury. He graduated in sculpture from the Escuela de Bellas Artes, Universidad de la República, Uruguay, and studied architecture at the same university. He received a Guggenheim fellowship for printmaking in 1961 and for visual arts in 1982. In 1965 he was declared Honorary Member of the Academy in Florence. In 1988 he represented Uruguay in the Biennial of Venice. In 1998 he received the “Latin American Art Critic of the Year” award from the Argentine Association of Art Critics and in 2002, the Konex Mercosur Award in the visual arts for Uruguay and in 2011 the Frank Jewitt Mather Award of the College Art Association and the Printer Emeritus Award of the SGCI. In 2012 he is awarded the Skowhegan Medal. He participated in the Liverpool Biennial in 1999 and in 2003, in the Whitney Biennial of 2000 and Documenta 11 in 2003. His work is in the collections of over thirty museums, among them Museum of Modern Art, New York; Metropolitan Museum, New York; Whitney Museum, New York; Museo de Bellas Artes, Caracas; Museo de Arte Contemporaneo, Sao Paulo; Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires and the Museo de Arte y Diseño Contemporáneo de Costa Rica. He is presently the Pedagogical Advisor for the Cisneros Foundation in New York.
He is the author of: New Art of Cuba, University of Texas Press, 1994/2004; Arte y Enseñanza: La ética del poder, Casa de América, Madrid, 2000, Didactics of Liberation: Conceptualist Art in Latin America, University of Texas Press, 2007, and On Art, Artists, Latin America and Other Utopias, University of Texas Press, 2010.