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  • ICAA Record ID
    750902
    AUTHOR
    Tucumán Arde
    TITLE
    Datos de Tucumán (datos de interés), [1968, c. Octubre, Rosario-Buenos Aires, Argentina] / [Tucuman Arde]
    DESCRIPTION
    [2] leaves
    LANGUAGES
    Spanish
    TYPE AND GENRE
    Typed sheet – Survey
    BIBLIOGRAPHIC CITATION
    "Datos de Tucumán (datos de interés)," [October 1968]. Typed manuscript. Personal archive of Graciela Carnevale, Rosario.
    GEOGRAPHIC DESCRIPTORS
Synopsis

One of the systems used by participating artists to gather information during their research project in Tucumán, Argentina, was this simple questionnaire. It covers six basic areas of interest: family, work, health, education, housing, and standard of living (diet, furniture, etc.)

Annotations

Tucumán Arde, the best-known group event ever produced by the avant-garde of both Buenos Aires and Rosario, took place in 1968, when radical political and artistic unrest came to a head in various parts of the world. The event involved a complex combination of research, counter-information, and a massive public awareness campaign. As part of the research process, a large number of artists (mainly from Rosario) traveled to the province of Tucumán where— with the help of union members, journalists, and other supporters—they worked secretly to document the social conditions at the sugar mills (that had been closed), schools, hospitals, etc. The objective was to expose the truth about the official government campaign concerning the so-called Operativo Tucumán [Tucumán Operation]. The artists involved resorted to a variety of tactics, such as making recordings, taking photographs, and shooting films. To avoid any chance of the documentation falling into the hands of the security forces in the region, it was sent every day to the city of Rosario, where it was processed by a group of supporters. 

Researcher
Ana Longoni
Team
Fundación Espigas, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Location
Archivo de Graciela Carnevale, Rosario, Argentina.