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  • ICAA Record ID
    765970
    AUTHOR
    FADAR (Frente Antiimperialista de Artistas de Rosario)
    TITLE
    [Los artistas plásticos de la ciudad de Rosario, pintores, grabadores...], 1972 Ago., Rosario, [Argentina] / F.A.D.A.R. Frente Antiimperialista de Artistas de Rosario
    DESCRIPTION
    2 leaves
    LANGUAGES
    Spanish
    TYPE AND GENRE
    Typed sheet – Artists’ Statement
    BIBLIOGRAPHIC CITATION
    Frente Antiimperialista de Artistas de Rosario. "[Los artistas plásticos de la ciudad de Rosario, pintores, grabadores]," 1972. Personal archive of Ana Longoni, Buenos Aires.
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Synopsis

This statement by the Frente Antiimperialista de Artistas de Rosario [Artists of Rosario Anti-Imperialist Front] (F.A.D.A.R.) lists the following irregularities: during the detention and torture of political prisoners, the intervention in labor unions and censorship, the modus operandi of para-military groups, the intolerance of ideas such as in the application of the “anticommunist law,” as well as the massacre of guerrillas in Trelew, Argentina, among other issues. The F.A.D.A.R. thereby demands the rights of the people that have been confiscated by the military dictatorship, and decides to organize exhibitions and protest activities under the general theme , “Against repression and torture; for freedom for political prisoners.”

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The F.A.D.A.R. (Frente Antiimperialista de Artistas de Rosario) invited a group of artists from different disciplines and media — painters, printmakers, sculptors, photographers, humorists, designers, advertising people, theater people, music people, and movie people — who formed a united front against cultural interception and drew attention to the use of art as a screen to hide the repression and exploitation of people.
This document explores the resistance strategies used by artists and intellectuals in response to widespread dictatorial activities in Latin America in the 1970s.

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