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Análisis, an important weekly publication covering general information, publishes a chronicle of two “primary structures” exhibitions produced simultaneously in two galleries in Buenos Aires by a group of artists (many of them members of the Grupo de Arte de Vanguardia de Rosario). It particularly highlights such productions by Gabriel Messil, Graciela Carnevale, Lía Maissonave, and Noemí Escandell. Fernández-Bonina (also from Rosario) presents a series of paintings linked to Pop imagery.


The year 1967 brings a consolidation of the vanguard groups in Rosario, Argentina, and a greater visibility at a national level, since both the modernizing artistic institutions and the national press start to pay particular attention to their productions. In addition, a synchronicity between the North American and local experimental trends is observed, as seen in the so-called primary structures. A short time later, after the launch of the exhibition Primary Structures at the Jewish Museum in New York (1965), this trend reaches its zenith among the Argentineans, as evidenced by the two exhibits referenced in this article.

Ana Longoni
Fundación Espigas, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Archivo Graciela Carnevale, Rosario, Argentina.