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  • ICAA Record ID
    778888
    TITLE
    En esta primavera florece la coima
    IMPRINT
    Buenos Aires, Argentina : [s.n.], [septiembre 1962]
    DESCRIPTION
    [1] leaf
    LANGUAGES
    Spanish
    TYPE AND GENRE
    Loose leaf – notes
    BIBLIOGRAPHIC CITATION
    "En esta primavera florece la coima," [September 1962]. Flyer. Albino Fernández archive, Buenos Aires.
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Synopsis

The flyer states that Alberto Prebisch, an architect and mayor of the City of Buenos Aires, seeks to evict the Sociedad Estímulo de Bellas Artes [Association to Promote the Fine Arts] from its headquarters on the corner of Avenida Córdoba and Maipú. It also points out that in the course of ratifying the eviction, City Hall refuses to accept the payment offered by the institution. Thus City Hall is evidently taking action against a cultural institution with international prestige.

Annotations

Starting in 1876, the Sociedad Estímulo de Bellas Artes provided arts education and events for the people of Buenos Aires. In 1905, a municipal decree transferred the official responsibility for arts education to the Academia Nacional de Bellas Artes [National Academy of Fine Arts]. From then on, the Academy continued that work, though in 1927, its name was changed to the Escuela de Artes Decorativas de la Nación [National School of Decorative Arts]. Still later, it came to be known as the Escuela Nacional de Bellas Artes Prilidiano Pueyrredón. At different times in Argentine history, students have called for reform of the curricula. But under the de facto government of Lieutenant General Alejandro Agustín Lanusse (1971-73), student protests took a radical turn, leading to actions that were fiercely put down by the authorities. 

Alberto Prebisch was born in the city of Tucumán, Argentina, in 1899. He graduated with a degree in architecture and held several government positions including mayor of the City of Buenos Aires and member of the Academia Nacional de Bellas Artes. He was both mayor and an Academy member when the City of Buenos Aires filed suit, claiming the land occupied by the Sociedad Estímulo de Bellas Artes on Avenida Córdoba. 

This document was chosen as evidence of artists’ reaction to the eviction of the Sociedad Estímulo de Bellas Artes from its headquarters. It also conveys the importance attached to this Salón Nacional [National Salon] as a place for resistance against the official institution, since space in the Salón was in fact made available at the time of its inauguration.

Researcher
Cristina Rossi.
Team
Fundación Espigas, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Credit
Courtesy of Albino Fernández, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Location
Archivo Albino Fernández.