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Luis Camnitzer

Posted on November 17, 2011 by Julia Schiller

Luis Camnitzer

18.11.2011 — 28.01.2012
Opening Reception: Friday, Nov 18 2011, 6-9 pm
Aanant & Zoo
Bülowstraße 90, 10783 Berlin

‘With his most recent project, “The Assignment Book,” (2011) he confronts himself and the audience with yet another challenge. With his assemblage of partly absurd questions and riddles, Camnitzer wishes to engage visitors in a dialog that immediately breaks the microclimate between producer and consumer apart. Not unlike a blog, the miscellaneous proposals for a solution are to be displayed next to one another in equal standing. In doing so, the exhibition space becomes defined as a platform for exchange in the speculative domain. “The Assignment Book” provides no guidelines for the creation of art or the comprehension of an aesthetic experience as they have explicitly appeared since Duchamp made them prevalent. As Camnitzer traces various problems that are meant to be mutually evaluated, he calls into question the manner in which knowledge and learning processes are generally structured. For Camnitzer, art is less a discipline than a method that has the potential to be a resistance against learned perception schemas and, with that, to pave the way for unconventional questions that ultimately lead us to not only be interested in art, but in life itself.’
(Katrin Steffen for Aanant & Zoo, Nov 2011)

Project “The Assignment Book”:

via ACMV-Berlin/Berlin Photography @ Google+

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