Luis Camnitzer
Museo Nacional de Artes Visuales, Montevideo, Uruguay

This traveling retrospective shone a light on three decades of work by the conceptual artist and writer Luis Camnitzer.

Born in Germany in 1937, Luis Camnitzer grew up in Montevideo, and has lived and worked in New York since 1964. He has made his mark internationally not only as an artist but as a critic, educator and art theorist. Formally allied with the American Conceptualists of the 1960s and 1970s, over the past 50 years Camnitzer has developed an essentially autonomous oeuvre that is unmistakably distinct from that of his US counterparts, thanks to its acutely observed detail, acerbic wit, ludic-lyrical qualities, ironically metaphorical polyvalence, and solid socio-political commitment.

The Daros Latinamerica Collection is home to the world’s largest institutional collection of Camnitzer's work, and it is from this store that this comprehensive exhibition was assembled.

Curators: Hans-Michael Herzog, Katrin Steffen

Artists of the Collection