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In this text, critic Juan Calzadilla provides a concise analysis of art salons in Venezuela and how they evolved until 1991, the year when the I Bienal Nacional de Artes Plásticas de Mérida (state of Mérida) was held. Calzadilla describes the breadth and aims of art salons in Venezuela starting in the sixties.
This text by Juan Calzadilla (b. 1931) describes the importance of art salons in Venezuela, explaining how they proliferated throughout the country until 1991, when the I Bienal Nacional de Artes Plásticas de Mérida was held. Calzadilla explains that the question of whether art salons continued to perform a useful function in Venezuelan art or whether they should be suspended was a topic of debate. The author also compares the situation of the arts in Caracas and in the rest of the country; he explains that art salons were well received in both contexts.