GALERIA PARASITO/... LUIS CAMNITZER (11.4.-22.5. 2011)

GALERIA PARASITO/...  LUIS CAMNITZER  (11.4.-22.5. 2011)
GALERIA PARASITO/...  LUIS CAMNITZER  (11.4.-22.5. 2011)
GALERIA PARASITO/...  LUIS CAMNITZER  (11.4.-22.5. 2011)
GALERIA PARASITO/...  LUIS CAMNITZER  (11.4.-22.5. 2011)
GALERIA PARASITO/...  LUIS CAMNITZER  (11.4.-22.5. 2011)
GALERIA PARASITO/...  LUIS CAMNITZER  (11.4.-22.5. 2011)
GALERIA PARASITO/...  LUIS CAMNITZER  (11.4.-22.5. 2011)
GALERIA PARASITO/...  LUIS CAMNITZER  (11.4.-22.5. 2011)
GALERIA PARASITO/...  LUIS CAMNITZER  (11.4.-22.5. 2011)
GALERIA PARASITO/...  LUIS CAMNITZER  (11.4.-22.5. 2011)
Datum konání: 
Mon, 2011-04-11 - Sun, 2011-05-22

GALERIA PARASITO/... LUIS CAMNITZER

12.4. - 22.5. 2011

opening on Monday 11.4. 6 p.m.

curated by Silvina Arismendi / galeria parásito/...

 

galería parásito/…, in collaboration with tranzitdisplay, is pleased to present the first solo exhibition in Czech Republic of the Uruguayan Conceptual artist Luis Camnitzer. The exhibition features a wide range of works from Camnitzer's trajectory in recent decades.

 

It tries not to create a retrospective of his work, but intends to highlight certain aspects of his train of thought. The selection of works at tranzitdisplay spans from the 1960’s to the present, including two new projects for the Czech audience. The show includes what is considered his first Conceptual piece, This is a mirror. You are a written sentence (1966), which has been reformulated for the local public. The text-based artworks have all been translated into the Czech language in order to make their original meanings more accessible.
The use of printed language is the primary visual element in Camnitzer´s body of work. Words allow him to create works based on ideas as opposed to physical images. They evoke unpredictable interpretations, letting us be perplexed. Left alone in the fertile ground of uncertainty, we find ourselves forced to come to our own conclusions. The exhibition at tranzitdisplay combines some of his most recurrent themes: politics, identity, institutional critique, and the power of language to experience reality.
 

Luis Camnitzer. (1937, Lübeck/Germany). Emigrated to Uruguay in 1939. Citizen of Uruguay, lives in U.S.A. since 1964. Professor of Art at State University of New York, College at Old Westbury, since 1969 to present. He studied architecture and sculpture at the University of Uruguay in Montevideo, and later studied sculpture and printmaking at the Munich Academy.[1] In 1964 he moved to New York.

He is an internationally acclaimed artist and theoretician. Since the 1960s, he has written frequently for several art publications. In 1994, he published a book, New Art of Cuba. Regularly contributes articles to various publications. Since the early 1960's Camnitzer's works have been featured in numerous solo and group exhibitions throughout the United States, Latin American, and Europe.
 

 

galería parásito/… was founded in the Czech Republic in October 2007 by Uruguayan artist, Silvina Arismendi. Its mission is to create a platform for cultural exchange and networking between Latin America and Central and Eastern Europe.

With the ambition of overcoming all the difficulties -primarily financial- associated with having a physical gallery location, galería parásito/… prospers and grows from a close relationship with other galleries and institutions. The absence of a specific space provides galería parásito/… with mobility and the possibility of mutating according to the host venue.


www.galeriaparasito.com
info@galeriaparasito.com

 

Thanks to Alexander Gray Associates

Author of the work Text And Its Shadow is Luis Camnitzer