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Noticias was the newsletter of the Latin American Art Biennial. The first issue reported on Industrias Kaiser Argentina’s role in organizing the 1st Latin American Art Biennial, which would exhibit the works of artists from Argentina, Chile, Uruguay, and Brazil.
In 1958, Industrias Kaiser Argentina, [an automaker] whose headquarters were in the province of Córdoba, launched the I Salón IKA [1st IKA Salon], aimed at giving greater exposure to local artists and their work. The Salon was originally limited to artists from Córdoba, but in the four subsequent editions the scope was widened to include artists from other provinces as well. In 1961, IKA decided to expand the parameters of the event to include the whole country, and organized an international, biennial contest. These Biennials were not only promotional vehicles for IKA, they were also an expression of the company’s Pan-American policy, endorsed and promoted by the Organization of American States (OAS.) Noticias was the company newsletter, designed to report on the 1st Latin American Art Biennial that was scheduled for the following year in the city of Córdoba. The original issue of the newsletter reported on IKA’s project and explained that the Biennials would be a vehicle for the promotion of culture. The first Biennial exhibited the works of artists from Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay, and Chile.