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  • ICAA Record ID
    785817
    TITLE
    ¿Artistas provocadores y delatores? : Los efectos de la intromisión corruptora del departamento de Estado Yanqui en la vida artística de nuestro país
    IN
    Arte Público : Tribuna de pintores, escultores, grabadores, arquitectos, dibujantes, fotógrafos, críticos de arte (México, D. F., México). -- No. 2 (Nov. 1954-Feb. 1955)
    DESCRIPTION
    p. 23 : ill.
    LANGUAGES
    English; Spanish
    TYPE AND GENRE
    Journal article – Interviews
    BIBLIOGRAPHIC CITATION
    "¿Artistas provocadores y delatores?: Los efectos de la intromisión corruptora del departamento de Estado Yanqui en la vida artística de nuestro país." Arte público: Tribuna de pintores, escultores, grabadores, arquitectos, dibujantes, fotógrafos, críticos de arte (Mexico City) 2, no.2 (November 1954-February 1955): 23.
Synopsis

The exhibition at Perls Gallery in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, presented Rufino Tamayo as one of the four great Mexican artists. His works were part of the great modernism and, unlike those of his colleagues, no Communist symbols could be found in them. Tamayo made his fights with Siqueiros known. He stated that the Communist Party in Mexico was quite small, but that it nevertheless had influenced the painting there. Siqueiros was a member of Mexico’s Communist Party and its greatest representative; Rivera had asked to be readmitted to the PCM despite his expulsion since the 1930s.

Annotations

Rufino Tamayo (1899–1991) declares himself to be anti-Communist in this article. The leftist magazine Arte Público portrayed the painter as an informer and agitator; it also denounced the Yankee nation for interfering in the artistic life in Mexico. The controversy between the artists of those years was not only aesthetic, but also political. Within the context of the Cold War, David Alfaro Siqueiros was perceived as an arts spy, given his close links with the government of the Soviet Union. At that time, Siqueiros dedicated himself to discrediting the artistic trends linked to abstractionism.

Researcher
Ana María Torres : CEPE, U.N.A.M. / CURARE A. C.
Team
CURARE, Espacio crítico para las artes, Mexico City, Mexico
Location
Sala de Arte Público Siqueiros