5–6 pm ET
Luis Camnitzer, 2018. (Image: Ross Collab.)
In the Studio: This Must Be the Place – Luis Camnitzer
Luis Camnitzer in conversation with Carla Stellweg, art historian.
Join us live on Instagram from your phone, or watch on YouTube after, for a series of conversations with some of the artists of This Must Be The Place: Latin American Artists in New York, 1965–1975 to bring Americas Society's Visual Arts public programs to your home. Every other Wednesday this month, artists will dialogue with our guest host Carla Stellweg, to talk about their work and practice.
About the artist
Luis Camnitzer is an Uruguayan artist who has lived in the United States since 1964. He is a Professor Emeritus of Art, State University of New York, College at Old Westbury. He received a Guggenheim fellowship for printmaking in 1961 and one for visual arts in 1982. In 2011, he was awarded the Frank Jewitt Mather Award of the College Art Association. In 2012, he received the Skowhegan Medal and the USA Ford Fellow award. He represented Uruguay in the Venice Biennial 1988 and participated in the Whitney 2000 and the Documenta XI. In 2018-19, he had a retrospective exhibition in the Museo Reina Sofía in Madrid. He was curator for the Viewing Program of the Drawing Center in New York from 1999 to 2006 and the Pedagogical Curator of the 6th Bienal de Mercosur in 2007. His work is in the collections of over forty museums. Among his books are 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; De la Coca-Cola al Arte Boludo, Metales Pesados, Santiago de Chile, 2009; On Art, Artists, Latin America and Other Utopias, University of Texas Press, 2010; and One Number Is Worth One Word, E-flux Journal/ Sternberg Press, 2020. His work is represented by Alexander Gray Gallery in New York, and Galería Parra & Romero in Madrid.
About the guest speaker
Carla Stellweg is an independent consultant specializing in Latin American and Latinx art and artists. Throughout her career, she has worked as a museum and non-profit director, writer, editor, curator, and professor. Carla is considered a pioneer promoter and facilitator in Latin American international contemporary art. She was and continues to be instrumental in introducing many young and mid-career artists from Latin America, Latinx-U.S., Cuba and the Caribbean producing conceptual, socially-engaged art in both new and traditional media, either working in New York or from around the world.Along with the collectives Museo Latinoamericano and MICLA, many of which are exhibited in This Must Be the Place she created the artist book Contrabienal in 1971 in response to an international call to boycott the XI São Paulo Biennial in protest of the censorship and torture in dictatorial Brazil.
More digital content from Visual Arts at Americas Society:
- Check out the current exhibition This Must Be the Place: Latin American Artists in New York, 1965–1975 and read the exhibition catalogue.
- Check out the current iteration of our Flag Series: Felipe Mujica — Estrella Distante.
- Read about the previous exhibition Terence Gower: The Good Neighbour.
- Read the exhibition catalogue for Joaquín Orellana: The Spine of Music.
- Watch videos of recent events: