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This text relates the arguments offered by the CAyC’s Escuela de Altos Estudios [School of Higher Studies] with regard to the problems of the Third World: “Las alternativas del tercer mundo” [The Alternatives of the Third World] by Augusto Salazar Bondy (Peruvian), “En torno a la filosofía de la liberación” [On Liberation Philosophy] by Leopoldo Zea (Mexican), and “Expresión, comunicación, y liberación” [Expression, Communication, and Liberation] by Félix Schwartzman (Chilean).
The Centro de Estudios de Arte y Comunicación (CEAC) was created in 1968. Shortly after its first public exhibition at the Galería Bonino Arte (August–September 1969), it changed its name to the Centro de Arte y Comunicación (CAyC). Led by director and theoretician Jorge Glusberg, the CAyC sponsored a number of different artists over time. The Grupo de los Trece [Group of Thirteen] was founded in 1971 and was comprised of Jacques Bedel, Luis [Fernando] Benedit (1933-2011), Gregorio Dujovny, Carlos Ginzburg, Víctor Grippo, Jorge González Mir, Vicente Marotta, Luis Pazos, Alfredo Portillos, Juan Carlos Romero, Julio Teich, Horacio Zabala, Alberto Pellegrino, and Jorge Glusberg. Later, some of the artists left [the group] and were replaced by new members. By 1975, the Grupo CAyC included Bedel, Benedit, Grippo, Portillos, and Glusberg.As part of the interdisciplinary activities undertaken by the CAyC from its beginnings in 1969 (“Qué es el CEAC”) [“What is the CEAC?”], in 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 Centro de Estudios de Arte y Comunicación of the Fundación de Investigación Interdisciplinaria presented at the Galería Bonino of Buenos Aires], August–September 1969), the CAyC began to organize courses and seminars offered by prominent intellectuals. Beginning in 1973 with the founding of the Escuela de Altos Estudios del CAyC, these types of offerings became part of the school activities.