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This article’s purpose is to welcome Marinetti to Buenos Aires on behalf of the journal Martín Fierro. In this sense, it describes the undertaking that made him famous and, given the rumors associated with his arrival to “these lands in America” being for political aims, states that his appearance in “our page has nothing to do with Marinetti, the political man.”
Martín Fierro (1924–27) played a major role in the great proliferation of avant-garde journals published in Argentina, more specifically in the 1920s Buenos Aires. Evar Méndez led it, though throughout 1925, Oliverio Girondo, Eduardo J. Bullrich, Sergio Piñero, and Alberto Prebisch also took part in its administration. Among the participants were key Argentinian writers such as Girondo, Ricardo Molinari, Leopoldo Marechal and Jorge Luis Borges, among others; as well as the artists Emilio Pettoruti, Xul Solar, and Norah Borges. Martín Fierro ceased publication when, preceding the presidential candidacy of Hipólito Yrigoyen, the core group was divided between those who supported the magazine assuming a political stance and those who did not. This internal bickering continued until the publication’s end. It is important to recognize that Martín Fierro was seen in its time as a key fixture of the Avant-garde in Argentina. Filippo Tommaso Marinetti (1876–1944) arrived in Argentina in June 1926, after visiting Brazil (Río de Janeiro, São Paulo and Santos). Leader and founder of Futurism, Marinetti presented a series of lectures in the cities of Buenos Aires, Rosario, Córdoba and La Plata. In Buenos Aires, the Amigos del Arte Association organized and hel the lecture to accompany the Exposición de Pintores Modernos [Exhibition of Modern Painters], comprised of works by Norah Borges, Emilio Pettoruti, Xul Solar, and Pedro Figari, as well as architectural projects by Alberto Horacio Prebisch and Ernesto Vautier.