Media Poetries: Luis Camnitzer and Tan Lin

Luis Camnitzer and Tan Lin discuss the binds between form, content and context that shape the impact of public language.

Luis Camnitzer is an artist and writer. His work ranges from gallery installations to cultural criticism. His work explores systems of power, ideologies of education, and the public value of art through an overtly political model of Conceptualism.

Tan Lin is a poet and artist. His work ranges from fiction writing to video. His work explores the hybridity of cultural experiences through personal, material and technical processes of recall.

This in the final event in a four-part series that brings together two acclaimed practitioners from different backgrounds for artistic ‘blind dates’, where they discuss how their work combines a care for materiality with a desire to stretch language.

Chaired by Nick Thurston (Associate Professor in Fine Art, University of Leeds), the four events establish a series of new conversations.

Our guests come from across four generations and five continents. They work with many languages and almost as many disciplines, including installation art, dance, performance poetry, ceramics, textiles and digital literature. All events will feature solo presentations and live conversations held online.

Extra reference resources for each guest and an evolving package of engagement activities for schools and families will be available to access on the project microsite.

Booking information

This live discussion will take place on Zoom.

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About Sculpture & Poetry

This event is part of the Sculpture & Poetry research season, six months of public and academic events featuring world-leading voices exploring the intersection of two of the world's oldest art forms.

It is hosted by the Henry Moore Institute, in partnership with the School of Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies at the University of Leeds and Corridor8.

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Left: Luis Camnitzer in 2018. Photo: Ross Collab. Right: Tan Lin in 2014. Photo: Cybelle Knowles. Images courtesy of the artists.