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Carlos Zílio, Carlos Vergara, Rubens Gerchman, and Waltercio Caldas, cofounders of Malasartes magazine, co-wrote this article in which they discuss the magazine’s genesis and the goals it set out to accomplish as a monitor of Brazilian art in the mid-1970s. The article refers to specific subjects such as the art market, educating artists and the general public, and the exchange of ideas in the country’s cultural circles.   

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Carlos Zílio, Carlos Vergara, Rubens Gerchman e Waltercio Caldas, fundadores da revista "Malasartes", comentam o surgimento e os objetivos da publicação frente a produção artística brasileira em meados dos anos de 1970. O texto aborda temas como o mercado de arte, a formação do artista e do público e a circulação de idéias no ambiente cultural do país.

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Malasartes, the art magazine that was published in Brazil in the mid-1970s, appeared just three times during the period 1975 to 1976. It was a critical, irreverent journal that featured essays and reviews by critics and artists (most of them from Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo), and translations of international art articles that were considered relevant at the time. It also republished material that had already appeared in other Brazilian publications, and ran movie and experimental poetry reviews. The magazine’s goal was to contribute to the debate on Brazilian contemporary art from an independent perspective, siding with no particular movement, in order to analyze the function of art as part of Brazilian culture. 

 

Malasartes, the magazine published in Rio de Janeiro whose editorial board included art critics such as Ronaldo Brito, produced a “Manifesto” [see doc. no. 1111318] as an opening statement by the group of artists who wanted to have a say in the way their works were handled in the art circuit. This manifesto could also be viewed as one of the first challenges to the idea of the art critic as “curator”—who is portrayed in the document as a mere organizer of exhibitions that suit the market. On that subject, there was another article published in Malasartes, “A velha arte agora” [doc. no. 1110593], in which the participating artists protest, in particular, against the influence wielded by Roberto Pontual in his curatorial role.    

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"Malasartes", revista de referência da produção artística no Brasil dos anos 1970, teve três números publicados entre 1975 e 1976. Além de escritos e trabalhos autorais de artistas brasileiros, a publicação traduziu textos de arte internacional considerados emblemáticos, além de dedicar espaço, também, à crítica de cinema e à poesia experimental.

k- Crítica institucional e revisão do campo de atuação artística

k- Escritos e linguagem dos artistas conceituais. Poema objeto. Livros de Artista.

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Researcher
Equipe Brasil: Guilherme Bueno, Glória Ferreira (colab.)
Team
FAPESP, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Credit
Carlos Zilio, Rio de Janeiro, BR
Location
Fundação Biblioteca Nacional