As part of the Paris Photo Platform 2013, a conversation between Luis Camnitzer and Chantal Pontbriand took place on Friday, November 15th at Grand Palais, Paris.
Pontbriand interviewed Luis Camnitzer, artist but also curator and writer of two major books 'New Art of Cuba" (1994-2003) and "Conceptualism of Latin American Arts" (2007) on his vision of the development of Latin-American art, as he's been involved in this development for so many decades. They also discussed about how this double culture affected his artwork, the relation of his work with languages but also his relationship with the spectator.
The Paris Photo Platform this year was co-directed by Nicolas Bourriaud, director of École nationale supérieure des beaux-arts de Paris and Chantal Pontbriand, curator and art critic, founder of Pontbriand W.O.R.K.S. [We_Myself and others_ Research_Knowledge_Systems].
It was organized around three lines corresponding to the state of thinking and practices that provoke debate in the world of art and photography today:
- Photography challenged by the world
- An encyclopedic fantasy
- Photography, Painting, limits?
More information about the Platform's topics and guests at parisphoto.com/paris/program/2013/the-paris-photo-platform.