Panel Discussion: Tuesday, September 27, 12:30-2 PM
Location: Pratt Institute, ARC Lower Level, Lecture Hall E-02
RSVP required. Masks required indoors.
This conversation will revolve around accounts of artists who participated in the Pratt Graphic Art Center (1956-1986), a hub that welcomed and engaged many artists from Latin America and fostered community and experimentation in printmaking. It will feature artist and writer Luis Camnitzer, Aimé Iglesias Lukin (Visual Arts Director and Chief Curator, Americas Society), and Analía Segal (artist, Sculpture + Interdisciplinary Practices BFA Area Coordinator, and Adjunct Professor – CCE in Fine Arts at Pratt). Based in part on comprehensive research, exhibitions at the Americas Society in New York, and the recent publication, This Must Be the Place: An Oral History of Latin American Artists in New York, 1965–1975, the conversation will address artistic practice and the vital complexity of Hispanic and Latinx identities. Among the artists involved in the Pratt Graphic Art Center were Luis Camnitzer and Pratt alumni Alicia Barney, Leandro Katz, Raphael Montañez Ortiz, Lydia Okumura, Liliana Porter, and Zilia Sanchez. Luis Camnitzer is a German-born Uruguayan artist and writer who moved to New York in 1964. He was at the vanguard of 1960s Conceptualism, working primarily in printmaking, sculpture, and installations. His artwork explores subjects such as repression under systems of power, pedagogical norms, and the deconstruction of familiar frameworks. His humorous, biting, and often politically charged use of language as an art medium has distinguished his practice for over four decades. The presentation is free and open to the public and will be recorded. Advance registration is required. Masks are required indoors.
Aimé Iglesias Lukin is an Argentinian art historian and curator who has lived in New York since 2011. Her PhD from Rutgers University titled, This Must Be the Place: Latin American Artists in New York, 1965–1975, seeks to map the international networks through which migrant artists from across the hemisphere created communities in the metropolis, analyzing topics of travel, exile, and identity in these artists’ artworks. She curated exhibitions independently in museums and cultural centers and previously worked in the Modern and Contemporary Art Department of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Institute for Studies on Latin American Art, and Fundación Proa.
Luis Camnitzer is a German-born Uruguayan artist and writer who moved to New York in 1964. He was at the vanguard of 1960s Conceptualism, working primarily in printmaking, sculpture, and installations. His artwork explores subjects such as repression under systems of power, pedagogical norms, and the deconstruction of familiar frameworks. His humorous, biting, and often politically charged use of language as an art medium has distinguished his practice for over four decades.
Analía Segal is an Argentinian interdisciplinary artist that lives and works in New York City since 1999. She graduated as a Graphic Designer from the University of Buenos Aires, received her Master Degree in Art from New York University and has been a professor at Pratt Institute since 2008. Her artistic practice encompasses conceptual, formal, physical, and spatial concerns to further address behavioral (physical, cultural, emotional, psychological) underpinnings through a variety of materials and processes, as well as the shifting codes that define the migrant and female experience.
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Each year, Pratt Institute celebrates Somos Pratt from September 15 to October 15, to celebrate the diversity, rich histories, cultures, and contributions of the Hispanic/Latinx community and their ancestors from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America.