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  • ICAA Record ID
    1110494
    TITLE
    Mitos Vadios
    IMPRINT
    São Paulo, Brasil : [s.n.], 1969
    LANGUAGES
    Portuguese
    TYPE AND GENRE
    Book/Pamphlet – Manifestoes
    BIBLIOGRAPHIC CITATION
    Barrio, Artur; Guimaraens, Dinah; Cavalcanti, Lauro. Mitos Vadios. São Paulo: [s.n.], 14 abr. 1969.
    TOPIC DESCRIPTORS
    GEOGRAPHIC DESCRIPTORS
    ADDITIONAL AUTHORS
    Guimaraens, Dinah; Cavalcanti, Lauro
Synopsis

This announcement is a sort of manifesto presented by three artists: Artur Barrio, Dinah Guimaraens, and Lauro Cavalcanti. It is a critique of the creation and presentation of the I Bienal Latino-Americana, whose theme was “Mitos e Magia.” This event took place from November 3 to December 17, 1978 in São Paulo, and included works from 13 countries: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, El Salvador, Ecuador, Honduras, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru, the Dominican Republic, and Uruguay. As part of the Mitos Vadios [Vagabond Myths] group, the three artists were not totally opposed to the Biennial; they just refused to participate in it as though they were “the institutionalization of an avant-garde.” In their manifesto, the group questions the position taken by the Colombian-Argentinean critic Marta Traba, who had advocated a return to oil painting—as though she were catering to the art market—and takes issue with the Biennial’s theme, suggesting that “myths and magic can be found in the street and the countryside in their natural state, and are therefore far removed from the most prevalent aspects of Brazilian reality.” The group’s announcement ends with a discussion of the status of art criticism in Brazil and the rest of Latin America.

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Synopsis

O texto é uma espécie de manifesto dos três artistas, discutindo o estatuto da crítica de arte na América Latina e no Brasil.

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Annotations

Mitos Vadios was an artists’ group but it was also a group event organized by the artist Ivald Granato (b. 1949) in a vacant lot on the Rua Augusta (a major thoroughfare in São Paulo). There was an unquestionable connection between that happening and the I Bienal Latino-Americana. Signed by Artur Barrio (b. 1945), Dinah Guimaraens (b. 1953), and Lauro Cavalcanti (b. 1954), the manifesto addressed a subject of great importance for its time in terms of its scope and implications. The event took place on Sunday, November 5, 1978, and was attended by a number of so-called “alternative” Brazilian artists, such as: Ana Maria Maiolino (b. 1942), Hélio Oiticica (1937–80), José Roberto Aguilar (b. 1941), António Manuel (b. 1947), Julio Plaza (1938–2003), Regina Vater (b. 1943), and Ubirajara Ribeiro (1930–2002).

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Annotations

"Mitos Vadios" foi um evento coletivo organizado por Ivald Granato, em São Paulo, em reação à I Bienal Latino-Americana. O texto aborda temática abrangente e capital para a época, além de refletir o pensamento de alguns dos principais nomes ligado ao evento que, em 1969, reuniu diversos artistas brasileiros "alternativos".

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Researcher
Equipe Brasil: Guilherme Bueno
Team
FAPESP, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Credit
Cortesia de Lauro Cavalcanti, BR
Location
Centro de Memória do Museu de Arte Moderna do Rio de Janeiro