12/11/2015 3:07 PM
Dear readers, since our May 2015 announcement, the ICAA has published an additional 1,500 new documents! At this point we have reached the 7,000-document milestone and are working hard to add new sources in 2016.
Over the last six months we have focused our efforts on uploading documents researched by the Venezuela and Brazil teams. The wide network of Venezuelan and Brazilian researchers responsible for the documents succeeded in recovering primary texts by significant theorists, art historians, and artists of these two countries. Coordinators María Elena Huizi and Josefina Manrique, both distinguished Caracas-based researchers, and team administrator Tahía Rivero—Chief Curator at the Colección Mercantil de Caracas—were at the helm of our effort in Venezuela. In São Paulo, research was overseen by Ana Maria Belluzzo, curator and art history professor at Faculdade de Arquitetura e Urbanismo da Universidade de São Paulo, through a partnership with FAPESP (Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo), the state’s research foundation.
Readers interested in Venezuela are now able to access documents by Carlos Cruz-Diez, Gego, Claudio Perna, Régulo Perez, Héctor Poleo, Jesús Rafael Soto, and the collective El Techo de La Ballena, among many other Venezuelan and international authors. Adding to our group of holdings related to Brazilian Constructivist art and given to the ICAA by Brazilian art collector Adolpho Leirner, our digital archive now features documents by such authors as Mário Pedrosa, Anita Malfatti, Oswald de Andrade, Waldemar Cordeiro, Ferreira Gullar, Mário Pedrosa, Hélio Oiticica, Lygia Clark, Mário Schenberg, Frederico Morais, or Rodrigo Naves. We will finalize the publishing of our Brazilian materials by the first trimester of 2016, at which time the ICAA will shift its focus to publishing new materials from the Peruvian team at the Museo de Arte de Lima (MALI).