Last Words Luis Camnitzer

Published by Information As Material, 2017, 14 pages, 10 × 13.5 cm, English

Price: €4

Since the late 1960s, Luis Camnitzer has created works in a variety of media – including installation, printmaking, drawing, and photography – that expose our collective indifference to the violence governments inflict on individuals.

A pioneer of conceptual art, Camnitzer critiques current political realities with a perspective informed by his first-hand experience of dictatorships in Latin America.

Last Words was originally composed in the wake of New Jersey’s historic decision to abolish the death penalty and as the US Supreme Court considered the constitutionality of lethal injections. The short, continuous text is a montage of select final statements by Death Row prisoners, collected from the Texas Department of Criminal Justice’s public records online and chosen because they include the word ‘love’.

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