Luis Camnitzer, from the Uruguayan Torture Series, 1983-84.

Buzz Spector on Luis Camnitzer

March 23, 2011
5 pm
Kemper Art Museum

Buzz Spector, curator of Luis Camnitzer: Forewords and Last Words and Dean of the College and Graduate School of Art and Jane Reuter Hitzeman and Herbert F. Hitzeman, Jr., Professor of Art, will lead a gallery talk examining Camnitzer and his use of the archive as an artistic strategy. The talk will examine the various manifestations of institutional terror and punishment in the artist’s work—including testimony, words, and names of the condemned—and situate Camnitzer’s approach within a larger tradition of using archives in artistic practice.