Luis Camnitzer

10.03.2010 – 04.07.2010

Daros Museum, Zürich

Publication for the exhibition


Artists of the collection

  • Luis Camnitzer

Until very recently, Uruguay’s Luis Camnitzer was an insider’s tip in the field of conceptual art, yet he could be considered a key figure in art of the second half of the 20th century. This solo exhibition, with some 70 pieces created between 1966 and the present day, offered visitors a close look at his work.

Born in Germany in 1937, Luis Camnitzer grew up in Montevideo, and has lived and worked in New York since 1964. He has made his mark internationally not only as an artist but as a critic, educator and art theorist. Formally allied with the American Conceptualists of the 1960s and 1970s, over the past 50 years Camnitzer has developed an essentially autonomous oeuvre that is unmistakably distinct from that of his US counterparts, thanks to its acutely observed detail, acerbic wit, ludic-lyrical qualities, ironically metaphorical polyvalence, and solid socio-political commitment.

The Daros Latinamerica Collection is home to the world’s largest institutional collection of Camnitzer's work, and it is from this store that this comprehensive exhibition was assembled.