Luis Camnitzer in conversation with / en conversación con Alexander Alberro
Luis Camnitzer in conversation with/en conversación con Alexander Alberro is the eighth book in the Conversaciones/Conversations series. In this volume Camnitzer explores his unique approach to Conceptualism and art as pedagogy with Latin American art scholar Alexander Alberro. The book also includes an introductory essay by Gabriel Pérez-Barreiro.
German-born Uruguayan, Luis Camnitzer (b. 1937) has been an influential artist, theorist, teacher, and curator for nearly five decades. He was at the vanguard of 1960s Conceptualism, working in printmaking, sculpture installation, and other media. Camnitzer’s work challenges our perception of reality and the status quo, and is characterized by its humorous, often politically charged use of language to underscore issues of power and commodification.
About the authors
Alexander Alberro is the Virginia Bloedel Wright Professor of Art History at Barnard College and Columbia University in New York City. He is author of Conceptual Art and the Politics of Publicity (Cambridge and London: MIT Press, 2004). He is published in a broad array of journals and exhibition catalogues, and edited a number of books on contemporary art, including What is Contemporary Art Today? (University of Navarra, 2012), The Ruin of Exchange (JRP/Ringier, 2012), and Institutional Critique: An Anthology of Artists Writings; Art After Conceptual Art (MIT, 2009). Professor Alberro is recipient of fellowships from organizations including the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Whitney Museum of Art.
Gabriel Pérez-Barreiro is the Director and Chief Curator of the Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros. He was Curator of Latin American Art at the Blanton Museum of Art, the University of Texas at Austin, and has published extensively on modern and contemporary art from Latin America.
Gregory Volk is a New York-based art critic and freelance curator and is also Associate Professor in both the Department of Sculpture + Extended Media and the Department of Painting + Printmaking at Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond.