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ICAA Highlights from July 2016

Jul 25

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In July, we celebrate the 45th anniversary of Arte de Sistemas [Systems Art] an exhibition held at the Museo de Arte Moderno, Buenos Aires, Argentina, on July 19, 1971. Organized by Jorge Glusberg of the Centro de Arte y Comunicación (CAyC), the exhibition highlighted an emergent trend that included idea-based art, “environmental art, Arte Povera, cybernetic art, proposal art, and political art” [ICAA doc. no. 747665]. For documents related to this important current in Argentinean art, see our shared collection. This month, we also commemorate the:

38th anniversary of Aesthetics of Graffiti, one of the first exhibitions dedicated to this genre in the United States, held at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art between April 28 and July 2, 1978 [ICAA doc. no. 1082402]. Organized by Nicaraguan artist and curator Rolando Castellón (co-founder of Galería de la Raza, a historical Chicano/Latino art space in San Francisco), this exhibition explored the influences of street-practice graffiti on the work of contemporary artists working in the country. Robert Rauschenberg, Lita Albuquerque, Terry Allen, Norman Bluhm, and Ed Rusha, are among the artists featured in this exhibition.

61th anniversary of the founding of Museo de Arte Moderno [Museum of Modern Art], Bogotá, Colombia, on July 27, 1955 [ICAA doc. no. 1097917]. The inauguration event registered the presence of various politicians, artists, and professionals of the field, including art critics Marta Traba (who later became the museum’s director) and Casimiro Eiger—the Polish-born critic who emigrated to Colombia in 1943.  For more documents on the founding of MAM Bogotá, view the ICAA’s shared collection. 

95th anniversary of José Arnaldo Sabogal’s second solo exhibition, held at the Casino Español in Lima, Peru [ICAA doc. no. 1139912]. Considered a major artistic figure, Sabogal founded the Peruvian pictorial indigenista movement. Sabogal’s exhibition was organized to celebrate Peru’s Fiestas Patrias [Independence Day], which was proclaimed 195 years ago on July 28, 1821. For additional documents on Sabogal, view the ICAA’s shared collection.

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