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ICAA Highlights from June 2016

Jun 14

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On the 9th of June, the ICAA celebrates the 36th anniversary of the opening of Hispanic-American Art in Chicago/Arte Hispano-Americano en Chicago, a historical exhibition held at Chicago State University between June 9 and July 16, 1980 aimed at raising the profile of Hispanic American artists in the city’s art scene [ICAA doc. no. 1065177].

This month, we also commemorate:

45th anniversary of the publication of Ciudad Solar’s statements [ICAA doc. no. 858536], on June 25, 1971, in Cali, Colombia. This not-for-profit association was organized as a union, and its members consisted of 79 filmmakers, literati, and photographers aiming to promote artistic expression and establishing links between the country’s cultural groups and activities. You can read documents related to Ciudad Solar in the ICAA’s shared collection.

50th anniversary of the Segundo Festival de Arte de Vanguardia [Second Festival of Avant-Garde Art], also held in Cali, from June 16 through July 1, 1966 by members of the nadaísta [Nothing-ist] literary movement [ICAA doc. no. 1098526]. This event brought notoriety to the movement as a result of the provocative tactics used by its members, causing consternation in Cali’s cultural elite. Read more about this movement in the ICAA’s shared collection.

90th anniversary of the opening of Pintores Modernos, held at Amigos del Arte [Friends of Art], an art space in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on June 17, 1926. The event included a talk on avant-garde art by Italian artist Filippo Tommaso Marinetti (1876–1944)—the author of the influential Futurist manifesto of 1909 [available soon at ICAA doc no. 1307270]—and featured works by Emilio Pettoruti, Norah Borges,Xul Solar, and Piero Illari [ICAA doc. no. 732226 and 769779]

25th anniversary of Mexican painter Rufino Tamayo’s death, on June 24, 1991. 2016 also marks 60 years since the opening of Rufino Tamayo Exhibition, held at The Museum of Fine Arts Houston in 1956. The exhibition preceded the unveiling of Tamayo’s America (1955), a mural commissioned by the Bank of the Southwest, Houston, which is now belongs to a private collector.

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