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  • ICAA Record ID
    731641
    TITLE
    [La era artística de la ficción representativa toca a su fin] / Edgar Bayley... [et al.]
    IN
    1ª Exposición de la Asociación Arte Concreto Invención. -- Buenos Aires, Argentina : Salón Peuser, 18 de marzo al 3 de abril.
    LANGUAGES
    Spanish
    TYPE AND GENRE
    Book/pamphlet article – Manifestoes
    BIBLIOGRAPHIC CITATION
    Bayley, Edgar, Antonio Caraduje, Simón Contreras, Manuel Espinosa, Alfredo Hlito, Enio Iommi, Obdulio Landi, Raúl Lozza, Rembrandt Van Dyck Lozza, Tomás Maldonado et al. "[La era artística de la ficción representativa toca a su fin]." In 1ª Exposición de la Asociación Arte Concreto Invención. Exh. cat. Buenos Aires: Salón Peuser, 1946.
    GEOGRAPHIC DESCRIPTORS
Synopsis

The Inventionist manifesto—published in the catalogue for the first exhibition of the Asociación de Arte Concreto — Invención [Concrete Art and Invention Association] (1946)—discards the illusory image of representative art and extols life, the acute technique and inventive elation as vital characteristics to be considered. The group states its position by expressing that its production is not a rebuttal to action, but it is longing to place man in the world

Annotations

The manifesto was signed by the members of the Asociación de Arte Concreto —Invención [Concrete Art and Invention Association]: Edgar Bayley, Antonio Caraduje, Simón Contreras, Manuel Espinosa, Alfredo Hlito, Enio Iommi, Obdulio Landi, Raúl Lozza, Rembrandt Van Dyck Lozza, Tomás Maldonado, Alberto Molenberg, Primaldo Mónaco, Oscar Núñez, Lidy Prati, Jorge Souza, and Matilde Werbin, with Espinosa, Lozza, and Maldonado acting as its secretaries. Tomás Maldonado wrote the text.  

Tomás Maldonado is an intellectual, painter, and designer born in 1922 in Buenos Aires. In 1945, he was one of the founding fathers of the painters movement known as Asociación de Arte Concreto-Invención, and, in 1954, he settled in Germany, where he was a professor at the Hochschule für Gestaltung Ulm [School of Advanced Studies in Form], an institution that he later directed.  

This first manifesto of the Asociación de Arte Concreto — Invención has been selected insofar as it brings to the fore the programmatic formulation of the group. It should be noted that the concepts set forth in this text have already been anticipated in the answer sent in by Maldonado for the survey “¿Adónde va la pintura?” [What Is the Future of Painting?]. It was carried out by the journal Contrapunto [Counterpoint] (see document. no. 731031).

Researcher
Cristina Rossi.
Team
Fundación Espigas, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Credit
Courtesy of Susana Maldonado, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Location
Fundación Espigas.