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Cayetano Cordóva Iturburu gives a positive critique of the Destructive art exhibition due to its intelligent organization of the artworks, as well as for the expanded interpretation of art as either life blasted experience or a new poetics.
Cayetano Córdova Iturburu was a writer and art critic with a strong leftist political orientation, who acted—from the 1930s on—as one of the main defenders of modern art as well as Modernism. He opposed (Social) realism for being the dominant aesthetics of Communism. Córdova Iturburu was a key figure within the realm of art criticism until the late 1970s.
This document is part of collection that refers to the show of Destructive Art that was held at the Galería Lirolay, from November 20–30, 1961. Kenneth Kemble, Luis Alberto Wells (1931), Enrique Barilari (1937–2002), Silvia Torrás (1936–1973), Jorge López Anaya (1936), Jorge Roiger (1934), and Antonio Seguí (1934) participated. This exhibition was a crucial moment within the course of the 1960s Argentinean art.