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  • ICAA Record ID
    737463
    TITLE
    Actual No 1 : Hoja de Vanguardia. Comprimido Estridentista, México, D. F., diciembre de 1921 / de Manuel Maples Arce
    LANGUAGES
    Spanish
    TYPE AND GENRE
    Other – Manifestoes
    BIBLIOGRAPHIC CITATION
    Maples Arce, Manuel. "Actual No 1: Hoja de Vanguardia. Comprimido Estridentista," December 1921. Museo Nacional de Arte, Mexico City.
    TOPIC DESCRIPTORS
Synopsis

This is the manifesto poster that gave rise to the Estridentista movement in Mexico. The poet Manuel Maples Arce issued the leaflet Actual as an aggressive vexation against the consecrated personalities of the literary milieu; said proclamation was posted on the streets as the initial act of subversion.

Annotations

Even though he was the only real activist, Maples Arce (1898-1981) included in his manifesto that launched the Estridentista movement (1921) a roster of international avant-garde artists, many of them top-ranked artists: over two hundred followers! The ultraists from Barcelona, the futurists from Italy, and some representatives of the French avant-garde had sent some issues of their publications as well as manifestos that served as feedback to the poet. These were sources that encouraged the movement, even though its fundamental European influences turned out to be Spanish Ultraism and Italian Futurism.

See the directory of the manifesto [doc. 754048]

Researcher
Francisco Reyes Palma : CURARE A.C.
Team
CURARE, Espacio crítico para las artes, Mexico City, Mexico
Location
Donación Blanca Vermeersch de Maples Arce : Museo Nacional de Arte