7/25/2016 3:05 PM
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.