Centro de Arte y Comunicación (CAyC). "CAyC: a.g.a.l.a (GT37)," April 2, 1971. Typed statement. Biblioteca del Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Buenos Aires.
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The text poses the problem of the existence of a greater communication between Latin American cities and those of the first world. That is why it proposes the organization of an “Asociación de Gente de Arte de Latino America” [Association for Art People from Latin America], the A.G.A.L.A., through which simultaneously “Latin American exhibition circuits, and a circuit for courses and seminars” can be developed. To generate an exchange as such among those who posses similar concerns and limitations would allow for a cultural future that does not depend on “those who enjoy the benefits of being over-developed.”
O texto examina o problema da existência de uma maior comunicação entre as cidades latino-americanas e as cidades do primeiro mundo. Propõe, portanto, a organização de uma “Associação de Gente das Artes de Latino-América” (A.G.A.L.A), através da qual fosse possível a articulação de “circuitos latino-americanos de exposições e um circuito de cursos e seminários”. Ao ser gerada essa instância de intercâmbio entre aqueles que possuem iguais inquietudes e limitações, estaria se decidindo um futuro cultural, não mais dependente “daqueles que usufruem dos benefícios de serem superdesenvolvidos”.
In 1968, the Centro de Estudios de Arte y Comunicación [Center for Art and Communications Studies (CEAC)] was created, which, shortly after its first public event at the Galería Bonino (August–September 1969), changed its name to Centro de Arte y Comunicación [Art and Communications Center (CayC)]. Always led by Jorge Glusberg as director and theoretician, the CAyC sponsored several different artists throughout its time. In 1971, the Grupo de los Trece [Group of the Thirteen] was created, made up of Jacques Bedel, Luis Benedit, Gregorio Dujovny, Carlos Gizburg, Víctor Grippo, Jorge González Mir, Vicente Marotta, Luís Pazos, Alfredo Portillos, Juan Carlos Romero, Julio Teich, Horacio Zabala, Alberto Pellegrino, and Jorge Glusberg. Later on, some artists moved on while others were included; in 1975, the CayC Group included the participation of Bedel, Benedit, Grippo, Portillos, and Glusberg.
As part of the interdisciplinary action that the CayC intended since inception in 1969 (“Qué es el CEAC” [What is the CEAC], during the Primera muestra del Centro de Estudios de Arte y Comunicación de la Fundación de Investigación Interdisciplinaria presentada en la Galería Bonino de Buenos Aires, [First Exhibition of the Center of Art and Communication Studies of the Foundation for Interdisciplinary Research presented at the Bonino Gallery in Buenos Aires] August–September 1969), the organization of courses and seminars taught by acknowledged intellectuals gets started. Beginning in 1973, with the founding of the Escuela de Altos Estudios [School of Advanced Studies] of the CAyC, this type of activity fell under their scope.