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  • ICAA Record ID
    773105
    AUTHOR
    Demarco, Hugo
    TITLE
    Centre de recherche d'art visuel : acte de fondation / Demarco... [et al.]
    IMPRINT
    París, Francia : [s.n.], Julio de 1960
    LANGUAGES
    French
    TYPE AND GENRE
    Loose leaf – Proceedings
    BIBLIOGRAPHIC CITATION
    Demarco, Hugo et al. “Centre de Recherche d'Art Visuel: Acte de fondation”, 1960. Julio Le Parc Archive, Paris.
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Synopsis

This document is the Foundation Act for the Centro de Recherche d’Art Visuel [Visual Arts Research Center] (1960). It establishes the group’s intention of deepening personal investigations within the group work, directing the members’ personal capacities toward joint results, and trying to modify the artist’s traditional loner attitude. It also proposes that the center will become a place free of aesthetic, social, or economic pressure.

Annotations

This act was signed by Hugo Demarco, Francisco García-Miranda, Horacio García-Rossi, Julio Le Parc, François Molnar, François Morellet, Sergio Moyano, Servanes, Francisco Sobrino, Joël Stein, and Jean-Pierre Yvaral. Afterwards, the group that worked in the center was known as the Paris-based Groupe de recherche d’art visuel (GRAV) [Experimental Visual Arts Research Group] and participated in the Nouvelle Tendence [New Tendency] international movement. In 1968, it disbanded and its members continued their visual research and productions independently.

This source documents the founding of the Centre de Recherche d’Art Visuel and explains its objectives, bearing witness to an interest in implementing a teamwork methodology in order to compare results and intensify the break with the traditional artist-genius attitude and the concept of the unique work. It has been selected because it highlights the starting point of the group’s efforts in these areas.

Researcher
Cristina Rossi
Team
Fundación Espigas, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Location
Archivo Julio Le Parc, París, Francia.