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A statement concerning the agreements arrived at by the participating artists at the II Encuentro de Plástica Latinoamericana [Second Gathering of Latin American Visual Artists], held in Havana in October 1973, immediately after the military coup d’état in Chile. Among other initiatives, the conference agreed to: organize group exhibitions, get involved in the defense of political prisoners, stimulate artistic activity in the bosom of the working class, create multiple works and keep lines of communication open as a methodology for the collective efforts of all concerned.
The Casa de las Américas organized the Second Gathering of Latin American Visual Artist in Havana (October 16 through 21, 1973). Ten countries sent a total of thirty-seven delegates. The representatives from Argentina were: Graciela Carnevale, Ricardo Carpani, Ignacio Colombres, León Ferrari, Julio Le Parc, Alejandro Marcos, and Luis Felipe Noé. The statement was signed by all the Argentine delegates mentioned above, as well as by the following artists: Netto (Brazil); Granada (Colombia); Ceniceros, Morán (Mexico); Porcell (Panama); Brancamonte, Palacios, Cristina (Peru); Rafael Rivera Sosa (Puerto Rico); Arnal, Claudio, Régulo (Venezuela); and by the Cuban group, Adelaida de Juan, Adagio, Azcuy, Beltrán, Blanco. Carmelo, Carol, Fayad Jamis, Fowler, Gallardo, L. Vent Dumois, López Olivia, Mariano, Martínez Luis Pedro, Nuez, Puig, Alfredo Rostgaard, and Sergio. This document explores the conclusions arrived at by the participating artists in regard to the struggle of the American people against imperialist domination.