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This pamphlet critiques the Instituto Torcuato di Tellas’s “Experiencias 68” [1968 Practices] in an ironic tone. The text substitutes the name “Experiencias Visuales” [Visual Practices] for “Sexual Practices” and mocks all of the works [contained in the exhibition].

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The Premio Instituto Torcuato Di Tella [Torcuato Di Tella Institute Award] was established in 1960, a few months after the creation of the Centro de Arte del Instituto Torcuato Di Tella (ITDT) [art Center at the Torcuato di Tella Institute]. The latter organization was run by a board composed of Lionello Venturi, Ricardo Camino, Guido Di Tella and Jorge Romero Brest. The Centro was dedicated to the dissemination and promotion of the visual arts as well as to maintaining contact with other centers linked to national and foreign production. The Premio ITDT was created within this framework with the intention of awarding opportunities to young Argentinean artists to enrich their experiences abroad; nevertheless, the Premio ITDT not only awarded prizes/scholarships, but also favored the dissemination of international art within the local scene. This made it an important institution for the renovation of the visual arts at the time. The prize was awarded to both national and international artists until 1967, with a few variations according to the given year. In 1967 it became known as the “Experiencias Visuales.” Later, in 1968 and 1969 it became known solely as “Experiencias” [Practices.]

 

Researcher
Cristina Rossi.
Team
Fundación Espigas, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Credit
Courtesy of Archivo di Tella, Universidad Torcuato di Tella, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Location
Archivos Di Tella, Universidad Torcuato Di Tella Buenos Aires, Argentina.