Porter-Camnitzer’s Studios: Print as Resistance (1964–1978)
Débora Alcaine, M.A.
Débora researches the field of printmaking in the 1960s and 1970s. Her project involves two studios - the New York Graphic Workshop in New-York and the Porter Camnitzer Studio in Valdottavo - founded by the Argentine artist Liliana Porter and the Uruguayan Luis Camnitzer. The two artists worked together there from 1964 to 1978. These studios are exemplary objects to underline the importance of engraving in the sixties and seventies. The artists use graphic art as a means of resistance against the development of the art market. In the framework of the "Paris x Rome" scholarship at the Bibliotheca Hertziana in Rome and at the German Forum for Art History in Paris (15 January 2020 – 15 July 2020), the research aim is to rebuild the Valdottavo Studio and the European art scene in which Porter and Camnitzer were involved.