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  • "La importancia de nuestra generacíon es haber puesto al día al Perú artístico"
    1955
    This is an anonymous interview with Fernando de Szyszlo on his successful presentation at the III Salón Moncloa in Lima in 1955. The artist stated that it was the first artistic competition in which he had participated since 1951 due to his distrust [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1137778

  • "La poesía de Vallejo tiene origen Breton" dice Sabogal
    Orbegozo, Manuel Jesús, 1923-
    1954
    The first part of the interview covers the start of his career and his training in Europe. After living in Buenos Aires (where he returned to his art studies), he returned to Peru in 1919. Sabogal states that “the Cuzco area cast a powerful spell [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1141080

  • "Las paredes hablan al pueblo!"
    Nel Gómez, Pedro, 1899-1984
    1969
    Pedro Nel Gómez, creator of the controversial frescos of the old city palace in Medellín, which at the time of this writing (2009), houses the Museo de Antioquia—explains his reasons for undertaking that major pictorial series. He also provides [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1093449

  • "Leo" publicista singular
    Misle, Carlos Eduardo
    1983
    In this text, reporter Carlos Eduardo Misle, alias “Caremis,” remembers Venezuelan draftsman and humorist Leoncio Martínez, known as LEO, on the forty-second anniversary of his death. “Caremis” mainly discusses Leo’s work in advertising, [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1167978

  • "Me parece que no hay otra pintura que la europea"
    Moll, Eduardo, 1929-
    1952
    In this interview, Fernando de Szyszlo states that the only painting tradition that exists is the European tradition, under the standards that emanated from Paris in the late 19th century, to which all other schools have been assimilated. Even “ [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 864956

  • "Mis obras son un trabajo abstracto muy planificado..."
    Espinoza, Eugenio, 1950-
    1985
    In this essay, Eugenio Espinoza analyzes Dibujos sin papel [Drawings Without Paper], a series of works by Gego, a Venezuelan artist of German origin. Espinoza focuses on the works from that series created in 1985 as he explores the way Gego goes [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 854691

  • "Nada está flotando..."
    Gutiérrez, Natalia, 1954-
    2009
    In this essay, which is the introduction to the book Ciudad–Espejo [City–Mirror] (2009), the Colombian critic Natalia Gutiérrez bases her review of Colombian contemporary art on the works presented at the 39 Salón Nacional de Artistas [39th [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1099231

  • "No hay peor que el pintor que el no quiere ver": sobre el premio a López Antay
    Gargurevich, Juan, 1934-
    1976
    In this newspaper article Juan Gargurevich criticizes the negative opinions expressed by the painter Juan Manuel Ugarte Eléspuru, who opposed the decision to award the 1975 National Culture Prize for art to the Andean altarpiece artist Joaquín Ló [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1136027

  • "No tan furris como otras de a peloncha"
    González Mello, Renato
    2008
    José Clemente Orozco did not publish any more political caricatures after the 1913 Decena Trágica [Tragic Ten Days]. This paragraph discusses at length the late-nineteenth-century transition from the end of the traditional press to the efficiency [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 796146

  • "No todos nos quieren ni en Lima ni en Ayacucho": así comentó sobre cuestionamiento a premio
    1975
    This is an interview with Joaquín López Antay, the Andean altarpiece artist who was awarded the Peruvian National Culture Prize in 1975. He describes certain aspects of his life and work, and responds to the criticism prompted by the recognition of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1135930

  • "Omelette" a la Guillermo Marín : en la Galería Carlos Alberto González
    Pignalosa, Maria Cristina
    2001
    The synopsis and the annotations in English are coming soon.                                However, our bilingual readers can click on “Español” to access this information in Spanish [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1100804

  • "Ondina" : grupo teatro acto latino
    Monsalve, Juan
    1983
    Theater director Juan Monsalve wrote the monologue Ondina (1983) specifically for María Teresa Hincapié, who was an actor at the time. This text, which is influenced by the Japanese theater of fragmentation that emerged after World War II, is a [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1087824

  • "Performances" en la Galería de Arte Nacional
    Flores, Elsa
    1981
    In this article, Elsa Flores comments on the performances of a group of “action-language artists” gathered by the actor, Marco Antonio Ettedgui, who is also a performance artist. Together, they designed and presented their plans at the Galería [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1055962

  • "polémica Espacio"
    Pérez Barreto, Samuel (1921-2003)
    1951
    This text is Samuel Pérez Barreto’s response to the article by the Agrupación Espacio published as part of the debate that took shape around the polemic statements by Fernando de Szyszlo (“there are no painters in Peru”) published in La [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1137916

  • "Qué arte abstracto ni que nada, el arte es esencialmente uno...": lo que debe hacer el pintor es "pintar", manifestó Sérvulo Gutiérrez
    Gutiérrez, Sérvulo
    1951
    In this text, Sérvulo Gutiérrez asserts that any classification that entails “dividing art” is conventional and falls into pigeonholing. It is misguided since it implies taking “a part for the whole.” Sérvulo Gutiérrez questions whether [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1150851

  • "Quiero que me vean con los ojos, no con los codos" : Eugenio Espinoza en la orla del arte
    Wisotzki, Rubén
    1992
    In this interview, the journalist Rubén Wisotzki asks Eugenio Espinoza about Orla, the exhibition presented at the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo Sofía Imber in Caracas, in 1993. The Venezuelan artist believes that the exhibition was a moment for [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 866278

  • "Reticulárea" de Gego
    Guevara, Roberto, 1932-1998
    1969
    Roberto Guevara reviewed Gego’s Reticulárea (1969) when it was first installed at the Museo de Bellas Artes [Museum of Fine Arts] in Caracas. He mentions the artist’s use of space within the Reticulárea, which acquires a new environmental [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1149318

  • "reticularea" de Gego
    Briceño, Pedro
    1969
    Published in the magazine Imagen in 1969, this article by sculptor and teacher Pedro Briceño takes the reader into the universe of Gego’s Reticulárea. Briceño points out that Gego is an architect as well as an artist, and then describes the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1150083

  • "Signos" de la pintora Mercedes Pardo
    Batallán, Lorenzo
    1964
    The journalist Lorenzo Batallán writes about the impending opening of Signos, the exhibition of works by the painter Mercedes Pardo at the Sala Mendoza (Caracas). In his article, Batallán describes this Venezuelan artist’s experimentation with [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1155975

  • "Testimonios" de un nuevo arte colombiano
    Erminy, Perán
    1967
    The art critic Perán Erminy reviews and analyzes the exhibition Testimonios organized by El Techo de la Ballena in the context of an international meeting of this group. In this text, Erminy points out what he finds interesting in this exhibition: [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1168332

  • “¡Ay, si yo fuera pintor!” : crítica, texto y traducción
    Ospina, Lucas, 1971-
    2006
    Under the title “‘¡Ay, si yo fuera pintor!’: Crítica, texto y traducción”, the artist and critic Lucas Ospina wrote a timely essay. It was published in the second issue of the journal Cuadernos Grises, issued by the Arts Department at the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1130135

  • “Abismo” de Rosario López en La Bienal de Venecia
    Viviescas, Víctor, 1958-; Bello, Gilberto
    2007
    This is the record of the interview granted by the artist and researcher Rosario López Parra to UN medios (Centro de Medios de la Universidad Nacional de Colombia–Bogotá) [UN Media (Media Center at the Universidad Nacional de Colombia–Bogot [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1131598

  • “Campesino, el patrón ya no comerá más tu pobreza” : Finalizó así su patriótica invocación : mensaje del Presidente Velasco
    Velasco Alvarado, Juan, 1910-1977
    1969
    This document is the message to the nation given by General Juan Velasco Alvarado, president of the ruling military junta from 1968 to 1975, on the “Día del Indio, Día del Campesino” (June 25, 1969). The enactment of the historic Agrarian [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1052108

  • “El Machete” ante la polémica de Cardoza y Aragón y Cabada
    1936
    The dispute begun by Luis Cardoza y Aragón against the frente único [single front] policy of the Liga de Escritores y Artistas Revolucionarios (LEAR) [League of Revolutionary Writers and Artists] culminated with this declaration in El Machete. The [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 779297

  • “Estéticamente reaccionarios” son los pintores modernos : Dice el pintor David Alfaro Siqueiros
    Rodríguez, Antonio, 1909-
    1947
    Antonio Rodríguez portrayed painter David Alfaro Siqueiros as an avant-garde artist because of his approach to using new pictorial materials. In this interview, Siqueiros declared that contemporary painters remained “impassive before the progress [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 758048

  • “Grano” y otras obras de Miguel Ángel Rojas
    Serrano, Eduardo, 1939-
    1981
    In 1981, Eduardo Serrano, the director of the Museo de Arte Moderno of Bogotá at the time, wrote a profile introducing to the Colombian public the life and work of young artist Miguel Ángel Rojas, which in Serrano’s view are intrinsically bound [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 860486

  • “He aquí, pues, mis citaciones a la audiencia” : constelaciones y museo fuera de lugar. Jaime Iregui
    Gutiérrez, Natalia, 1954-
    2009
    The text “He aquí, pues, mis citaciones a la audiencia” by Natalia Gutiérrez is the eleventh chapter of ciudad-espejo (2006), a theoretical research project that focuses on artists whose work—mostly in the medium of photography—attempts to [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1132933

  • “La Piedad” : un fresco de Rodríguez Lozano en la penitenciaría del D. F.
    Bergamín, José, 1895-1983
    1942
    In this article the Spanish writer José Bergamín analyzes the mural, La Piedad [Mercy] that Manuel Rodríguez Lozano painted at the Lecumberri prison in Mexico City. He finds aspects of Lozano’s work within the Hispanic heritage adopted by [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 789210

  • “Los viajes del Barón de von Grau”
    Herazo, Álvaro, 1942-1988; Bernal, Delfina
    1978
    This 1978 interview with Enrique Grau by artists Álvaro Herazo and Delfina Bernal provides insight into how Grau viewed the art world. In it, Grau discusses his aesthetic concerns and beliefs as a painter, as well as his inclinations and points of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1132724

  • “Martín Fierro” y Marinetti
    1926
    The article points out the importance of the activity brought forth by Filippo Tommaso Marinetti in “our milieu” as a “very valuable collaboration to the renovation movement,” started—long ago—by the group involved in the publication Mart [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 731306

  • “Mi pintura intenta expresar la vida del indio” : nos declaró ayer a su llegada de Cajamarca el artista Mario Urteaga
    1955
    The synopsis and the annotations in English are coming soon. However, our bilingual readers can click on “Español” to access this information in Spanish [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1144025

  • “No se debe esperar a que llegue la inspiración” : Alicia Tafur prepara su exposición
    1963
    This is an article written by the editorial staff at the weekly Magazine Dominical about the life and work of Alicia Tafur, the Colombian artist. It was written on the occasion of the “first large exhibition for Bogotá” at the Banco de la Repú [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1133397

  • “Sobre la pintura de Urteaga” : disertó ayer el artista Fernando Szyszlo [sic], en el local del IAC
    1955
    The synopsis and the annotations in English are coming soon. However, our bilingual readers can click on “Español” to access this information in Spanish [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1146131

  • “Tucumán Arde” : obra de vanguardia en la Confederación General del Trabajo de los Argentinos, Regional Rosario
    Secretaría de Prensa de la CGT de los Argentinos, regional Rosario
    1968
    This short news item was prepared as sketchy materials for press release  shortly after the inauguration of the Tucumán Arde [Tucumán Is Burning] exhibition at the CGT (Confederación General del Trabajo) in Rosario. The circumstances of the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 760161

  • “Tucumán Arde” : una experiencia de la vanguardia plástica
    Bignami, Ariel
    1969
    The author reveals a certain openness when he suggests that the experience created by the avant-garde of Rosario, Argentina, that led to Tucumán Arde [Tucumán is Burning] could be a potential bridge to what he considers the only valid “ [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 750525

  • “Tucumán Arde”- Arg. Respuesta a un cuestionario : para Escuela de Letras, Universidad de La Habana
    Ferrari, León, 1920-
    1973
    León Ferrari writes a detailed evaluation of Tucumán Arde [Tucumán is Burning], framing it within the previous events (Itinerario del ’68) [Timetable for 1968]. In it he points out that “its purpose was to make art into a revolutionary tool, [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 761415

  • “Visibilia” en el punto neutro de la figuración
    Chacón, Alfredo, 1937-
    1982
    ‘Visibilia’ en el punto neutro de la figuración is Alfredo Chacón’s essay about Visibilia, the graphic designer Gerd Leufert’s exhibition at the Museo de Bellas Artes, Caracas, in 1966. Chacón approaches his review from a comfortable, [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1160567

  • (Hace dos años Bonome mostraba en la sala principal...)
    Berni, Antonio, 1905-1981
    1961
    Antonio Berni introduces Rodrigo Bonome’s exhibition of landscape paintings at the Galería Velázquez in Buenos Aires (1961) with a formal discussion on order in composition, and on color [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 775779

  • (Pablo Neruda, en su Arte poética publicada...)
    Porter, Julio
    1974
    Julio Marsagot—the nom de plume used by Julio Porter—describes and reviews the work presented by Liliana Porter at the Liliana Porter exhibition at the Galería Colibrí, in San Juan (January 12–31, 1974). The writer discusses how Porter plays [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 777290

  • [-1- no sé "de donde viene"...]
    Gego
    1981
    In response to the questions put to her by Venezuelan filmmaker José Antonio Pantin, Gego remarks on the origin of her art and the processes it involves, focusing specifically on her three-dimensional work. She states that her works have been [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 854787

  • [¿Arte abstracto o arte no figurativo? : En la sesión inaugural del primer congreso de la “Escuela de Altamira”]
    Gullón, Ricardo, 1908-
    1952
    This document relates the response of Spanish critic Ricardo Gullón to the survey regarding abstract art or non-figurative art, in which he points out that it might be time to revise the use of the term abstract with regard to non-figurative works [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 757489

  • [¿Cuán “abstracto” es el arte abstracto?]
    Cherson, Samuel B.
    1984
    In this essay, Samuel Cherson, a Cuban critic living in exile in Puerto Rico, discusses the abstract work produced by the Puerto Rican painter, Wilfred Chiesa. Cherson begins with a brief description of the abstract movement and its major exponents. [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 867211

  • [¿Quiénes levantaran el monumento a Posada?=Who will raise the monument to Posada?]
    Rivera, Diego, 1886-1957
    1930
    This issue contains more than 400 engravings by José Guadalupe Posada, with a preface by Diego Rivera, in which he redefines the engraver as a “worker,” “warrior of leaflets,” the “greatest artist” produced by the people, and the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 757821

  • [¿Tiene el arte un lugar?...]
    García Canclini, Néstor
    1982
    Néstor García Canclini, the anthropologist, professor, and cultural studies theoretician, interprets León Ferrari’s blue-printed and photocopied works, using the “aura” concept that was proposed by Walter Benjamin. He also underscores the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 744316

  • [A los señores jurados de escultura de los salones nacionales...]
    Badii, Líbero, 1916-
    1960
    In a short statement, written in 1960, Libero Badii renounces any form of salon exhibition, in keeping with his other disengagements from, for example, academic continuity, material progress, and official teaching [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 754059

  • [A pesar que no es un lugar común...]
    Brandt, Alberto, 1924-1970
    1957
    This text by artist Alberto Brandt describes the artistic aims of his exhibition Alberto Brandt. Exposición de pinturas held at the Centro Profesional del Este in Caracas in 1957. As opposed to the “pseudo-classicism,” rationality, and formalism [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1160234

  • [A principio de mes para el Di Tella...]
    Ferrari, León, 1920-
    1965
    León Ferrari sketches his idea for the Christ mounted on a fighter jet for the piece he submitted to the Torcuato Di Tella Institute’s 1965 National and International Prize. This work would be known as Civilización Occidental y Cristiana [Western [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 743800

  • [A principios del presente decenio, en la ciudad de La Plata, un grupo de pintores...]
    López Anaya, Jorge
    1966
    Jorge López Anaya writes about the rapid emergence of Grupo Sí [Yes Group] in the city of La Plata. He analyzes the use of chromatic saturation as a trait typical of the group’s artists. The critic states that the chromatic geometry represents, [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 763674

  • [Abstractos]
    Degand, León
    1949
    Léon Degand, the French art critic, delivers a lengthy review of figurative painting in order to explain that abstract art is not the one that is constantly subordinating input from external sources to the demands of plastic expression, but rather [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 743033

  • [Admiro con temor las grandes esculturas de Badii...]
    Romero Brest, Jorge
    1963
    By means o a poetic prose, art critic Jorge Romero Brest states that he fearfully admires the huge sculptures and lovingly cares about the drawings and small sculptures made by Líbero Badii. He analyzes the relationship between art and life, from [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 759435