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In this show of the Argentinean group Otra Figuración [Another Figuration] at Galería Bonino in Rio de Janeiro, the Brazilian writer and art critic Geraldo Ferraz points out the definition by Jorge Romero-Brest made at the exhibition of the New Figuration Group organized in 1962 at the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes [National Museum of Fine Arts] in Buenos Aires as a manifestation of actuality. To Ferraz—who considers it a renewal of Expressionism—the group’s proposal is the image of liberty itself while arising from the barricades.
Ernesto Deira, Rómulo Macció, Luis Felipe Noé, and Jorge de la Vega formed the group Otra Figuración [Another Figuration], also known as Nueva Figuración [New Figuration]. The first exhibition opened in 1961 including also Carolina Muchnick and Sameer Makarius. From the end of that year until 1962 they established themselves in France. The group continued to operate until 1965.