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  • ICAA Record ID
    823576
    TITLE
    Discurso pronunciado por el Señor Licenciado Don Miguel Alvarez Acosta : con motivo de la inauguración de la Primera Bienal Interamericana de pintura y grabado, en el Museo Nacional de Artes Plásticas, el 6 de junio de 1958...
    IN

    Primera Bienal Interamericana de pintura y grabado. -- México D.F. : Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes, Secretaría de Educación Pública, 1958.

    LANGUAGES
    Spanish
    TYPE AND GENRE
    Book/pamphlet article – Speech
    BIBLIOGRAPHIC CITATION
    Alvarez Acosta, Miguel. "Discurso pronunciado por el Señor Licenciado Don Miguel Alvarez Acosta : con motivo de la inauguración de la Primera Bienal Interamericana de pintura y grabado, en el Museo Nacional de Artes Plásticas, el 6 de junio de 1958..." In Primera Bienal Interamericana de pintura y grabado. México D.F.: Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes, Secretaría de Educación Pública, 1958.
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Synopsis

In this speech given by Manuel Álvarez Acosta at the opening of the Primera Bienal Interamericana de Pintura y Grabado [First Inter-American Painting and Print Biennial] in 1958, the Mexican dramatist and cinematographer explained that one of the main reasons for holding the Biennial was to strengthen the bonds of friendship, and encourage deeper levels of mutual understanding between our countries. At that time Mexico was very familiar with the concept of the Biennial since it was represented overseas at both the Venice Biennial and the Bordeaux Exhibition. Álvarez Acosta also mentioned that Mexico would soon have a museum of modern art. The Biennial showcased a wide selection of works by 300 artists in a variety of styles representing many different trends and techniques. 

Annotations

The countries represented at the Biennial were: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Chile, El Salvador, United States, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, Uruguay, and Venezuela.   Puerto Rico sent a delegation of artists and Carlos Raquel Rivera (Yauco, b. 1923) was awarded a prize for one of his prints. The article by art historian Shifra M. Goldman, “La pintura mexicana en el decenio de la confrontación: 1955–1965” [Mexican Painting in the Decade of Confrontation: 1955–1965] (Plural 6, no.85, Oct. 1978, pp. 42–43) reports on the Mexican Inter-American Biennials.

Researcher
Flavia Marichal Lugo
Team
Museo de Historia, Antropología y Arte, Universidad de Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico
Location
Museo de Historia, Antropología y Arte, Universidad de Puerto Rico, Recinto de Río Piedras