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    Una ampliación de la exposición del Ingeniero Guido Di Tella, 24 de abril de 1970, Buenos Aires, Argentina
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    "Una ampliación de la exposición del Ingeniero Guido Di Tella," April 24 1970. Archivos Di Tella, Universidad Torcuato Di Tella, Buenos Aires.
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The extension of the Guido Di Tella exhibition was linked to the news of Enrique Oteiza’s departure. As it had been proposed that the directorship of the Instituto Torcuato di Tella [Torcuato Di Tella Institute] was to be held for a defined period of time, he felt it necessary to present his resignation. Di Tella took the opportunity to thank him, explaining that Oteiza would nevertheless remain a member of the Consejo de Administración [Advisory Committee].


The Premio Instituto Torcuato Di Tella [Torcuato Di Tella Institute Prize] was established in 1960, a few months after the creation of the Centro de Arte del Instituto Torcuato Di Tella [Center for Art of the Torcuato Di Tella Institute] (ITDT). 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 to award opportunities to young Argentinean artists to enrich their experiences abroad. The Premio TDT 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 revival?? 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 [Visual Practices]. Later, in 1968 and 1969 it became known solely as Experiencias [Practices]. In 1963 Romero Brest resigned as director of the Museo National de Bellas Artes [National Museum of Fine Arts] and accepted the position of director of the Centro de Artes Visuales [Center for Visual Arts] of the ITDT. The Experiencias 1969 [1969 Practices], series I and II, were held in 1969.

This article documents the publicity surrounding the closing of the ITDT’s Centro de Artes Visuales. At the beginning of 1970 the directors of the ITDT decided to pursue a reduced program at the Centro de Artes Visuales as well as at the Centro de Experimentación Audiovisual [Audiovisual Experimentation Center] for financial and political reasons. At the same time they continued to support the Centro Latinoamericano de Altos Estudios Musicales (CLAEM) [Latin American Center for Higher Learning in Music]. Nevertheless, Romero Brest could not accept this and consequently resigned his position. The CLAEM maintained itself until 1971; afterward it became dependent to the Municipal Authority of Buenos Aires.

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