Aldo Pellegrini (Rosario 1903–Buenos Aires 1973) was a distinguished poet, playwright, essayist, and art critic within Argentinean cultural circles. From the beginning, he was linked to the development of Surrealism, and he also directed various publishing projects. Pelligrini supported and publicized various aspects of abstract art, promoting some groups such as Artistas Modernos de la Argentina and the Asociación Arte Nuevo.
The group exhibition by the Agrupación Arte No Figurativo took place at Exposición de Artes Plásticas in the city of La Plata; it did not include all the members of the Exposición de arte no figurativo [Exhibition of Non-Figurative Art] that was held at the workshop of Raúl Lozza (1911–2008) in 1960. As such, it constitutes a less representative group. Nevertheless, as introduced by Aldo Pellegrini, its relationship to Surrealism permits a study of the complex roots of local non-figuration as well as the policy of including diverse artists within a common aesthetic sustained in creative freedom.
This document is of interest for an awareness of the diverse groups that operated under the “nonfigurative” designation; it also indicates the hegemony of nonfigurative art. This trend would later reach a crisis point in 1961 with the appearance of Otra Figuración [Another Figuration].