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Luis Camnitzer

 (born 1937)
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   ...  Displaying 750 of 2700 characters.

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"This is a Mirror, You are a Written Sentence," 1967
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