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  • ICAA Record ID
    762074
    TITLE
    Premio Nacional Instituto Torcuato Di Tella 1966
    IMPRINT
    Buenos Aires, Argentina : Instituto Torcuato Di Tella, Septiembre de 1966
    LANGUAGES
    Spanish
    TYPE AND GENRE
    Book/Pamphlet – Program
    BIBLIOGRAPHIC CITATION
    Premio Nacional Instituto Torcuato Di Tella 1966. Exh. cat., Buenos Aires: Instituto Torcuato Di Tella, 1966.
    TOPIC DESCRIPTORS
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Synopsis

This text announces the rules that would govern the consideration of works for the Premio Torcuato Di Tella [Torcuato Di Tella Prize]; it verifies that the Premio Nacional [National Competition] would exhibit the works from September 29 – October 30, 1966.

Annotations

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 [The Art Center at 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 within this framework with the intention of awarding opportunities to young Argentinean artists to enrich their experiences abroad. 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 renaissance 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 of the ITDT. In 1965, the Premio ITDT was both National and International in scope.

This article documents the details concerning the organization of the Premio Nacional Torcuato Di Tella 1966.

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