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This is a critical text on the works exhibited by Tomás Maldonado, Alfredo Hlito, and Enio Iommi at the Instituto de Arte Moderno in October 1950. In this analysis of some of the works in the exhibition, Blanca Stábile highlights the work of these three concrete artists, who energize the space with lines and planes.


The magazine Ver y estimar [See and Ponder] was a publishing project directed by Jorge Romero Brest (1905–89), who was joined on this project by his followers. Thirty-four issues were published between April 1948 and December 1953. After an interruption that lasted a few months, ten more issues were published in a second period, which ended in October 1955. The editor-in-chief was Damián Carlos Bayón (1915–95).

As one of Romero Brest’s followers, Blanca Stábile (1911–91) wrote art criticism for Ver y estimar, as well as served on its editorial board. In 1958, Stábile became director of the National Office for the Protection and Security of Women at the Ministry of Labor and Social Security, under the democratic administration of Arturo Frondizi (1958–62). She was later appointed Argentine ambassador to the United Nations (UN).

Cristina Rossi.
Fundación Espigas, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Fundación Espigas, Buenos Aires.