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  • ICAA Record ID
    765452
    TITLE
    [Presentar a Oscar Melano implica correr cierto riesgo...] / Jorge Romero Brest
    IN
    Pop? Op? Melano Pii pi pipipi.-- Buenos Aires, Argentina : Galería Rubbers, 1966
    LANGUAGES
    Spanish
    TYPE AND GENRE
    Book/pamphlet article – Essays
    BIBLIOGRAPHIC CITATION
    Romero Brest, Jorge. "[Presentar a Oscar Melano implica correr cierto riesgo]." In Pop? Op? Melano Pii pi pipipi. Exh. cat., Buenos Aires: Galería Rubbers, 1966.
    TOPIC DESCRIPTORS
    NAME DESCRIPTORS
    Melano, Oscar Pedro
Synopsis

Jorge Romero Brest introduces the exhibition of works by Carlos Melano and refers to Melano’s predilection for art in search of an audience that sees the world as he does. Romero Brest claims to have accepted the risk of presenting such a narcissistic artist because he believes he will not let him down, though he does not guarantee that the artist will remain in the field of visual arts.

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Carlos Melano (1940) is an artist born in the city of Varillas, in the Province of Córdoba, Argentina. He began his academic career by studying architecture, but then switched to art. During the 1960s, Melano worked as a designer for Gacetika, the magazine of the Industrias Kaiser Argentina, the carmaker company, which was published by its public relations arm in the city of Córdoba.

Jorge Romero Brest (1904-89) was a critic whose work appeared in many newspapers and magazines. In his role as cultural promoter he launched a magazine titled Ver y estimar [To See and Ponder], which was published from 1948 to 1955. Also he was the Director of the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes and, in the 1960s, became Director of the Center for the Visual Arts at the Torcuato Di Tella Institute.

Natalio Jorge Povarché opened the Galería Rubbers in Buenos Aires in 1957, and he has been overseeing it ever since.

During this period, Romero Brest had written the prologue for the Primer Festival de Formas Contemporáneas [First Festival of Contemporary Forms], which opened on October 15, 1966, as part of the Third American Biennial of Art in Córdoba, with an exhibition of works by Buenos Aires artists and the support of the local organizers (María Rosa Roca, Rodolfo Imas, Felipe Yofre, and Oscar Brandán).

Researcher
Cristina Rossi
Team
Fundación Espigas, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Location
Fundación Espigas, Buenos Aires, Argentina.