A wide shot of a ceramics studio, featuring students working with pottery wheels and other tools.

Luis Camnitzer




“It Started Everywhere!” Panel

20 years of Global Conceptualism: Points of Origin, 1950s – 1980s.
with the participation of project directors, Luis Camnitzer and Rachel Weiss, and art historian Magdalena Moskalewicz. Moderated by faculty member Daniel Quiles.
April 2nd, 2019 | MacLean Ballroom, 4:30 – 6:00pm

For the 20th anniversary of the exhibition Global Conceptualism: Points of Origin, 1950s – 1980s, curators Rachel Weiss and Luis Camnitzer, were invited to be part of It Started Everywhere!. This was a panel conceived to review the major contributions of this exhibition and its larger impact on subsequent global-scale exhibition projects. On this subject, faculty member Magdalena Moskalewicz shared her experience while working from 2012 - 2015 as an Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in MoMA’s Global Research: C-MAP. The panel was moderated by Art History faculty member Daniel Quiles.

Conversation about Camnitzer’s recent retrospective Hospice of Failed Utopias
April 3rd, 2019 | MacLean 313, 12:00 – 1:00pm

Hospice of Failed Utopias was the name of Luis Camnitzer's recent retrospective at the Museo Reina Sofía in Madrid (October 17, 2018 - March 4, 2019). During this informal conversation, graduate students from different departments had the opportunity to learn more about Camnitzer's artistic and pedagogical trajectory, as well as the main challenges and ideas behind this exhibition.

Workshop Original Forgery / Falsificación Original
April 3rd, 2019 | Sharp 404, 4:30 – 6:00pm

Original Forgery was a discussion-based workshop in which graduate students were asked to create an artwork by using Camnitzer's signature. An essay, a 3D paper sculpture, and even a never-ending digital recreation of Camnitzer's signature were brought to the workshop. These objects-- now suddenly made by Luis Camnitzer-- were the starting point to discuss ethical and political implications of the artist's role, aspects of originality, copyright, and artists' exploitation in markets shaped by neoliberal models.

Studio Visits with MFA students
in collaboration with INTERLINK
April 4th, 2019

Luis Camnitzer did five studio visits with MFA grad students. Yu Wen Chen, Julie Boldt, Daniel Salamanca, Itzel Basualdo, and Xavier Robles Armas shared their most recent work with Luis.