The editorial categories are research topics that have guided researchers during the recovery phase and continue to be the impetus behind the Documents Project’s digital archive and the Critical Documents book series. Developed by the project’s Editorial Board, each of the teams analyzed this framework and adapted it to their local contexts in developing their research objectives and work plans during the Recovery Phase. Learn more on the Editorial Framework page.
This document analyzes the exhibition “Arte Abstracto, del arte figurativo al arte abstracto” [Abstract Art: from figurative art to abstract art], organized by the Belgian critic Léon Degand and presented at the Instituto de Arte Moderno of Buenos Aires in July 1949. The text by Samuel Oliver analyzes the works created by abstraction’s forerunners; it also points out a few of the changes that were then under way.
The magazine Ver y estimar [To See and Ponder] was a publishing project directed by Jorge Romero Brest (1905–1989) in collaboration with a few of his disciples. Thirty-four issues were published between April 1948 and December 1953. After an interruption of several months, an additional ten issues were published, constituting the magazine’s second period, which ended in October 1955. The editor-in-chief was Damián Carlos Bayón (1915–1995).