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  • ICAA Record ID
    1166077
    TITLE
    [Una vez más se presenta la bienal...] / Perán Erminy
    IN
    III Bienal de Arte Popular Barbaro Rivas. -- Caracas, Venezuela : Museo de Arte Popular de Petare, 1992
    LANGUAGES
    Spanish
    TYPE AND GENRE
    Book/pamphlet article – Essays
    BIBLIOGRAPHIC CITATION
    Erminy, Perán. "[Una vez más se presenta la bienal...]." In III Bienal de Arte Popular Barbaro Rivas. Exh. cat., Caracas, Venezuela: Museo de Arte Popular de Petere, 1992.
    NAME DESCRIPTORS
    Bienal de Arte Popular Bárbaro Rivas (Caracas, Venezuela); Museo de Arte Popular de Petare Bárbaro Rivas
Synopsis

The art critic Perán Erminy sets forth the standards for organizing the Third Bárbaro Rivas Biennial of Popular Art (Museo de Arte Popular de Petare, Caracas, 1992), explaining the changes in the conditions of the competition stated in the related notice. On the one hand, it would now be open to three-dimensional work, and not just to painting (to which it was limited in prior rounds). On the other hand, the biennial would be limited to work based on a single theme imposed by the curators. Erminy goes on to provide related data about the acceptance of work and of the selection process. Moreover, the writer refers to and analyzes art salons status in Venezuela. 

Annotations

 

This text by the Venezuelan art critic Perán Erminy (1929–2018) is of interest in that it provides general information about the organization of popular art salons in Venezuela. Erminy compares the Bárbaro Rivas Biennial of Popular Art (held in Caracas) with the National Salvador Valero Biennial of Popular Art [held in the city of Trujillo (State of Trujillo, Venezuela)]. Similarly, Erminy compares popular art salons with fine art salons, showing the parallels between their objectives, and describing their range.

 

[For supplementary reading, see the text by the anthropologist Juan Ignacio Castillo about the Third National Salvador Valero Biennial of Popular Art, 1991, entitled “¿Y por qué no?”, in ICAA digital archive (doc. no. 1166350)].

 

Researcher
Monica Quintini
Team
Fundación Mercantil, Caracas, Venezuela
Credit
Courtesy of Peran Erminy, Caracas, Venezuela
Location
CINAP. Centro de Informacion Nacional de Artes Plásticas. Galería de Arte Nacional, Plaza Los Museos, Los Caobos, Caracas.