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2017, Sat, May 06

Art and the Unknown

With Luis Camnitzer & Franciska Zólyom

“Before learning how to read words, one should learn how to read the world.” The artist Luis Camnitzer radically implemented this dictum by the Brazilian liberation educator Paulo Freire in his practice as an art mediator. With his concept of “Art Thinking,” he broadens the field of action: for him, art is a system for knowledge acquisition and production. In conversation with the art historian Francisca Zólyom , Camnitzer discusses why aesthetic education is imperative for critical knowledge production in times of growing complexity.