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  • ICAA Record ID
    757509
    TITLE
    [El observador ha debido conformarse, a menudo, con una noción negativa del arte concreto...] / A.H.
    IN
    Pinturas de Alfredo Hlito. -- Buenos Aires, Argentina : Galería Van Riel, Agosto-septiembre de 1952.
    LANGUAGES
    Spanish
    TYPE AND GENRE
    Book/pamphlet article – Essays
    BIBLIOGRAPHIC CITATION

    “[El observador ha debido conformarse con una noción negativa del arte concreto...].” In Pinturas de Alfredo Hlito. Exh. cat., Buenos Aires: Galería Van Riel, 1952.

    GEOGRAPHIC DESCRIPTORS
Synopsis

In this essay, Alfredo Hlito reflects on the particular features of Concrete art. He discusses the viewer’s perception of the meaning of Concrete works of art, which involve neither a process of recognizing objects nor any form of association, but rather rely on a mode of perception that can grasp the “meaning” without ignoring the sensory level.

Annotations

Alfredo Hlito was an Argentine artist, born in 1923, who authored a number of theoretical essays. He was a member of the Asociación Arte Concreto - Invención [Concrete Art and Invention Association] and the Grupo de Artistas Modernos [Modern Artists Group] of Argentina. In later years, his work included forms and textures that were a departure from Concrete art. He lived in Mexico City from 1963 to 1973, and died in Buenos Aires in 1993.

This essay was written to introduce an exhibition that was presented in August and September 1952 in the Sala V at the Galería Van Riel in Buenos Aires.

This material documents Hlito’s words about his own work in a solo exhibition at a time when he was a member of the Grupo de Artistas Modernos de la Argentina.

Researcher
Cristina Rossi
Team
Fundación Espigas, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Credit
Courtesy of Sonia Henríquez Ureña de Hlito, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Location
Fundación Espigas.