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  • ICAA Record ID
    741204
    TITLE
    A true wandering bohemian: talented english artist with a roaming instinct is now in Buenos Aires / K. Kemble Smith
    IN
    Buenos Aires Herald (Buenos Aires, Argentina). -- may. 8, 1961
    LANGUAGES
    English
    TYPE AND GENRE
    Newspaper article – Reviews
    BIBLIOGRAPHIC CITATION
    Smith, K. Kemble. "A True Wandering Bohemian: Talented English Artist with a Roaming Instinct Is Now in Buenos Aires." Buenos Aires Herald (Buenos Aires), May 8, 1961.


     
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Synopsis

Kenneth Kemble reviews the work of Martin Bradley, an artist shown at Galería Rubbers in Buenos Aires. Kemble mentions his trips, critical comments, and artistic influences, showing Bradley’s work as an example of contemporary British art.

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Kenneth Kemble (Buenos Aires, 1923–1998) was one of the main artists of the Informalist movement in Argentina. Beginning in 1956, he experimented with collages, assemblages, reliefs, and informal and sign painting. Kemble participated in the exhibitions of the Asociación Arte Nuevo [New Art Association], a bastion of abstract trends. In 1959, he was part of the exhibition Movimiento Informal [Informalist Movement] at the Van Riel Gallery. In 1961, Kemble was the driving force behind the exhibition that presented arte destructivo [destructive art]. He practiced art criticism, mainly at the Buenos Aires Herald (a newspaper founded in 1876 for the English community in the capital) between 1960 and 1963. In the following decades, he continued his written reflections with an emphasis on the theory of the creative process.

This document takes part of his series of art critiques published in the Buenos Aires Herald, presenting a solid, interpretive view of Argentinean art of the early 1960s. In his news articles, Kemble was attentive to both the emergence of a new generation of artists as well as vanguardist expressions, Insofar as the informalist trend followers were being consolidated among others. the Instituto Di Tella first shows took place, the Otra Figuración [Another Figuration] and Pop Art appeared, in addition to the emergence of a new type of collector.

Researcher
Roberto Amigo.
Team
Fundación Espigas, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Credit
Courtesy of the personal archives of Julieta Kemble, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Location
Archivo Kenneth Kemble, Argentina.