June 23, 2014 - Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros - 8th title in Conversaciones/Conversations series
June 23, 2014

8th title in Conversaciones/Conversations series

Cover of Luis Camnitzer in conversation with/en conversación con Alexander Alberro.

Luis Camnitzer in conversation with/en conversación con Alexander Alberro
To be released July 2014 

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“Art for me is the area in which one can speculate about alternative orders.”
–Luis Camnitzer

The Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros (CPPC) is pleased to announce the publication of Luis Camnitzer in conversation with/en conversación con Alexander Alberro, the eighth title in the bilingual series (English-Spanish) Conversaciones/Conversations.

In this broad-ranging conversation the Uruguayan artist reveals his unique approach to his conceptual art practice and art as pedagogy, an interest that has led him to curatorial, critical, and educational work. Through these activities, Camnitzer has developed his signature strategy utilizing intellectual rigor and subversive wit to approach artworks as potential solutions to specific problems.

Luis Camnitzer (b. 1937) has been an influential force as an 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. In 1964 he co-founded The New York Graphic Workshop along with fellow artists Argentine Liliana Porter and Venezuelan José Guillermo Castillo. Camnitzer’s work challenges our perception of reality and the status quo and is often characterized by its humorous, often politically charged use of language to underscore issues of power and commodification. It has been shown in exhibitions and institutions worldwide since the 1960s and featured in several international biennials. Camnitzer was the pedagogical advisor for the CPPC’s arts-in-education program from 2009 to 2013. A highly regarded critic and curator, Luis Camnitzer is a frequent contributor to contemporary art magazines such as ArtNexus, Bomb, and Art in America, among others.

Alexander Alberro is the Virginia Bloedel Wright Professor of Art History at Barnard College and Columbia University in New York City. His areas of expertise are in contemporary and conceptual art and photography. He has published a broad array of journals and exhibition catalogues, and edited a number of books on contemporary art. Professor Alberro is a recipient of fellowships from the National Endowment of the Humanities, the George A. Eliza Howard Foundation, and the Whitney Museum of American Art. 

About the book series
Conversaciones/Conversations is a series of bilingual books published by the FC/CPPC featuring unique in-depth conversations between Latin American artists and leading critics, curators, and art historians. Each illustrated volume presents a comprehensive first-hand account of the artist’s development accompanied by critical reflections by the authors.

Available titles:
Carlos Cruz-Diez in conversation with/en conversación con Ariel Jiménez 
(September 2010)  ISBN: 9780982354421; E-book ISBN: 9780988205512
Tomás Maldonado in conversation with/en conversación con María Amalia García 
(January 2011) ISBN: 978-0982354438; E-book ISBN: 9780988205529
Jac Leirner in conversation with/en conversación con Adele Nelson
(July 2011) ISBN: 9780982354445; E-book ISBN: 9780988205536
Jesús Soto in conversation with/en conversación con Ariel Jiménez
(December 2011) ISBN: 978-0-9823544-6-9; E-book ISBN: 9780988205543
Ferreira Gullar in conversation with/en conversación con Ariel Jiménez
(June 2012) ISBN: 9780982354452; E-book ISBN: 9780988205550
Gyula Kosice in conversation with /en conversación con Gabriel Pérez-Barreiro
(November 2012) ISBN: 9780982354483; E-book ISBN: 9780988205567
Liliana Porter in conversation with /en conversación con Inés Katzenstein 
(June 2014) ISBN: 9780982354476; E-book ISBN: 9780988205574

The series is distributed by D.A.P. in the United States, and Editorial RM in Spain and Latin America.

Luis Camnitzer in conversation with /en conversación con Alexander Alberro 
Introductory essay by Gabriel Pérez-Barreiro
ISBN: 978-0-9823544-9-0 
Publisher: Fundación Cisneros/Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros
Available: July

About the Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros
Founded in the 1970s by Patricia Phelps de Cisneros and Gustavo A. Cisneros, the Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros (CPPC) is one of the core cultural and educational initiatives of the Fundación Cisneros. Based in New York City and Caracas, Venezuela, the CPPC’s mission is to enhance appreciation of the diversity, sophistication, and range of art from Latin America; advance scholarship of Latin American art; and promote excellence in visual arts education. The CPPC achieves these goals through the preservation, presentation, and study of the material culture of the Ibero-American world—ranging from the ethnographic to the contemporary. The CPPC activities include exhibitions, publications, grants for scholarly research and artistic production, as well as other innovative initiatives especially designed to create communities for discussion and reflection.


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