Luis Camnitzer, The touch reclaimed spent tenderness, plate 23 from Uruguayan Torture Series, Four-color photo etching on chine collé, 1983
Blanton Museum of Art, The University of Texas at Austin, Archer M. Huntington Museum Fund, 1992
Photo credit: George Helms

Southwestern University’s Sarofim Fine Arts Gallery presents Luis Camnitzer: Unbound featuring The Uruguayan Torture Series and Last Words, which pose ethical dilemmas and challenge us to ask difficult questions about social injustices, political repression, and reevaluate the institutions that support them. 

Camnitzer’s work in printmaking, sculpture and installations is unbound by art traditions, his thinking unbound by the strictures of institutional norms, and the meaning of his work unbound from the moorings of time and place. An early proponent of conceptual art, Camnitzer is influential internationally, particularly in Latin America, exhibiting at the Guggenheim Museum, the Museum of Modern Art and several international biennials: the Bienal de la Habana, Cuba four times; 43 Biennale di Venezia, Italy;  Whitney Biennial; and Documenta 11. Camnitzer is a respected author and critic with many articles and books to his credit, including Conceptualism in Latin American Art: Didactics of Liberation (published in Spanish and English) and New Art of Cuba

This exhibition is part of Brown Symposium XXXVIII: Art and Revolution to be held on Southwestern University’s campus in Georgetown, Texas, from March 1 - 3, 2017.  It features speakers and public salon discussants, including Camnitzer, who explore how the arts have given voice to the issues and themes that have spurred revolutions fueled by contributions from visual artists, musicians, playwrights, and authors. More information is available at

All symposium and related events are free.  For more information about the exhibit call: (512) 863-1378 or visit