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  • ICAA Record ID
    730743
    TITLE
    Situación del arte concreto / Alfredo Hlito
    IN
    nueva visión : revista de cultura visual. Arte, arquitectura, diseño industrial, tipografía (Buenos Aires, Argentina) .-- No. 6 (1955)
    DESCRIPTION
    p. 25-29 : ill.
    LANGUAGES
    Spanish
    TYPE AND GENRE
    Journal article – Artists’ Statement
    BIBLIOGRAPHIC CITATION
    Hlito, Alfredo. "Situación del arte concreto." nueva visión: revista de cultura visual. Arte, arquitectura, diseño industrial, tipografía (Buenos Aires), no. 6 (1955): 25–29.
Synopsis

In this article, Alfredo Hlito reviews the journey from the very early movements to the current state of Concrete art. He acknowledges the advantage of being familiar with new forms, but also reminds us that these forms have been steadily drained of all meaning by the particular manner in which they were widespread.

Annotations

The nine issues of nueva visión. revista de cultura visual. Artes, arquitectura, diseño industrial, tipografía [New Vision: A magazine devoted to visual culture. Art, architecture, industrial design, typography] were published between December 1951 and 1957, and were intended as a place in which to redefine and disseminate concrete art. Tomás Maldonado (1922) was in the Editor’s chair and the Editorial Board consisted, at different times over the years, of Carlos Méndez Mosquera (1930), Juan M. Borthagaray, Francisco Bullrich, Jorge Goldemberg, Jorge Grisetti, Rafael E. J. Iglesia, Mauricio Kagel, Guido Kasper, Alfredo Hlito, the architect Horacio Baliero, and Edgar Bayley (1919-90). A note in the first issue attributes the typographical composition to Alfredo Hlito. . The issue number 2/3 states that “nv magazine, new vision, is the property of new vision editorial s.r.l. (in formation).” Although [the magazine] was directed by Tomás Maldonado, in the ninth issue he is listed as the Founder. Alfredo Hlito was an Argentine artist, born in 1923. He was involved in the Arte Concreto — Invención Association and in the Artistas Modernos de la Argentina Group. He spent a decade in Mexico City, from 1963 to 1973, and died in Buenos Aires in 1993. This particular document has been included because it examines the contributions made by works of Concrete art, and contemplates how they were accessible to the public.

Researcher
Cristina Rossi
Team
Fundación Espigas, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Credit
Courtesy of Sonia Henríquez Ureña de Hlito, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Location
Sociedad Central de Arquitectos de Buenos Aires, Argentina.