12/3/2013 12:20 PM
Dear readers, since our August 23, 2012 announcement, the ICAA has published more than 1,000 new documents! At this point we have surpassed the 4,000-document milestone and are working hard to add more than 1,000 new sources in 2014. The ICAA is also pleased to announce that among the new documents published in the last year, more than 140 documents related to the Reticulárea art piece by German-born Venezuelan artist Gego (born Gertrud Goldschmidt, 1912–1994) have been uploaded to the website. Of these, more than 60 documents have been translated to English for the groundbreaking book Untangling the Web: Gego's Reticulárea, an Anthology of Critical Response. The recovery of these documents was made possible thanks to the tireless work of María Elena Huizi and the staff at Fundación Gego.
Over the last six months we have focused our efforts on uploading the almost 1,000 documents researched by the Colombian team. The wide network of Colombian researchers responsible for the documents, headed by Carmen María Jaramillo (curator and art history professor at the Universidad de Bogotá Jorge Tadeo Lozano), did a remarkable job of recovering primary texts by some of the most prolific Colombian theorists, art historians, and artists. Documents by Beatriz González, Oscar Muñoz, Eduardo Serrano, Germán Arciniegas, María Iovino, Marta Traba, José Roca, and Walter Engels, among many others, presently grace our digital pages. The rich trove of primary and secondary sources on the different topics researched by this incredible team still awaits analysis by today’s young scholars.
Lastly, we recently published a small but constantly-growing group of holdings related to Brazilian Constructivist art and given to the ICAA by Brazilian art collector Adolpho Leirner. A unique feature about this set of documents is that visitors to The Adolpho Leirner Collection of Brazilian Constructive Art on the MFAH website will be able to see the art objects in this collection and click on the linked documents for easy access to the ICAA Digital Archive.