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  • ICAA Record ID
    762833
    TITLE
    [Tal vez sea abusivo el empleo de la palabra "experiencia"...] / J. R. B.
    IN
    Experiencias visuales 1967. -- Buenos Aires : Centro de Artes Visuales. Instituto Torcuato Di Tella, septiembre de 1967
    LANGUAGES
    Spanish
    TYPE AND GENRE
    Book/pamphlet article – Essays
    BIBLIOGRAPHIC CITATION
    Romero Brest, Jorge. "[Tal vez sea abusivo el empleo de la palabra 'experiencia'...]." In Experiencias visuales 1967. Exh. cat., Buenos Aires: Centro de Artes Visuales. Instituto Torcuato Di Tella, 1967.
    TOPIC DESCRIPTORS
Synopsis

Jorge Romero Brest ponders the term “experiencia” [full-blasted experience] in regard to the 1960s vanguards. He considers that those experiences are based on attitudes, usually addressed toward a special kind of realities in order to generate meaning.

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Jorge Romero Brest (1904–89) was the director of the Ver y estimar [To See and Ponder] journal (1948–55). He was appointed inspector of the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes [National Museum of Fine Arts] in 1955, and served as its director from 1956 to 1963, the year he resigned to assume the direction of the Centro de Artes Visuales [Visual Arts Center] of Instituto Di Tella, for which he was a consultant. 

The event Experiencias visuales 1967 [The 1967 Visual Practices] replaced the Premio Nacional Di Tella [Di Tella National Prize], upon request of those artists who had the approval and financing of Centro de Artes Visuales [Visual Arts Center] to carry out their experiences. The artists included were: Alfredo Rodríguez Arias (1944), Oscar Bony (1941-2002), Pablo Suárez (1937-2006), Antonio Trotta (1937), Delia Cancela (1940), Pablo Mesejean (1937), Margarita Paksa (1933), Ricardo Carreira (1942-93), Edgardo Jiménez (1942), David Lamelas (1944), Juan Stoppani (1940) and Oscar Palacio (1934). Most of these artists experimented new media, primary structures, and conceptual art; in fact, a formal investigation that turned political in the 1968 Experiencias [The 1968 Visual Practices] the following year.  

 

This is an important document for understanding the impact produced by a 1960s seminal show. Additionally, it allows a closer look into the scope of the term “experiencia” [full-blasted experience, practice, happening and so on] in visual arts, in this case the one given by Romero Brest himself. 

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