Luis Camnitzer is active/lives in New York / Uruguay, Germany. Luis Camnitzer is known for political themed art-etching.
Biography Luis Camnitzer
Some years ago I began to think of art as a
political instrument. In the late 1960s, I started making political
art, declarative work. To me, that was not satisfying because any
possibility of mystery disappears as soon as the artist makes a clear
statement. That produced a big crises in me. Gradually I learned to
elicit creativity from the viewer instead of promoting my own
creativity. This art is not about me; it's about you. I just set the
stage. A little later, I faced the situation in Uruguay. I moved there,
from Germany where I was born, at age one. Then in 1964 I came to the
United States. A de facto dictatorship had begun in Uruguay in 1969 and
was made legal in 19
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