Luis Camnitzer

A Luis Camnitzer survey, at Daros Exhibitions, Zurich this summer and coming to El Museo del Barrio next spring, has a catalog from Hatje Cantz that includes a conversation with Hans-Michael Herzog, and text from Sabeth Buchmann, Antonio Eligio Fernández (Tonel), Michael Glasmeier, Maren Welsch and Camnitzer (DAP).

A two-part essay, “ALPHABETIZATION,” was published in e-flux journal (2009): “Part One: Protocol and Efficiency,” and “Part Two: Hegemonic Language and Arbitrary Order.” Camnitzer is the author of On Art, Artists, Latin America, and Other Utopias (2009), Conceptualism in Latin American Art: Didactics of Liberation (2007), and New Art of Cuba (1994/2003; Google Books), from Texas.

A 2008 exhibition of Last Words at Alexander Gray was reviewed by Sarah Valdez, Caroline Busta, Daniel R. Quiles and Holland Cotter (PDFs online). A 2003 retrospective in Kiel was organized by Dirk Luckow (review by Jens Roennau, interview with Sabeth Buchmann). The catalog for a 1990 retrospective at the Lehman College Art Gallery is online, including text by curator Jane Farver, the artist, Mari Carmen Ramírez and Gerardo Mosquera (review by Vivien Raynor). Uruguayan Torture was an exhibition at the Alternative Museum, New York, in 1984.

MA theses include Heather van Horn, “Luis Camnitzer: Critical Reality” (New Mexico, 2000) and Amelia Anjenette Goerlitz, “Handling torture: Luis Camnitzer’s manipulation of information and medium in the Uruguayan torture series” (Austin, 2003). Also The Legacy Project.