ICAA Researcher: Alberto Madrid×
  • América
    Mistral, Gabriela, 1889-1957
    In this brief essay, Gabriela Mistral makes a cultural reconstruction of the images of America, a “terrestrial Valkyrie,” that includes the social conflicts at the time, the responsibility of its inhabitants to see about the future of their [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 773672

  • Arte, mujer, imagen
    Valdés, Adriana, 1943-
    In this essay Adriana Valdés discusses the production of women artists, and takes a sweeping look at women artists in Latin America and Chile. She follows María Zambrano’s lead regarding the cultural and historical forces that [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 775510

  • Claudio Bravo
    Galaz, Gaspar, 1941-
    This article was written by Gaspar Galaz on the occasion of a retrospective exhibition of works by Claudio Bravo at the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes in Santiago, Chile. Galaz refers to a debate about art and how it should be defined that was [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 766994

  • Claves y constantes definidoras
    Romera, Antonio R., 1908-1975
    The art critic Antonio Romera identifies the uniquely Chilean aspects of Chilean painting in his study of four constants that, in his opinion, are repeated throughout its history: landscape, color, French influence, and character. Similarly, the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 754547

  • Crítica; historia. Sobre el libro Márgenes e Instituciones de Nelly Richard
    Oyarzún Robles, Pablo, 1950-
    This is Pablo Oyarzún’s critical review of Nelly Richard’s book Márgenes e Instituciones (Margins and Institutions). He acknowledges her role in the field of Chilean art and her contributions to a new approach to art [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 741255

  • De como empezó la enseñanza de Antúnez
    Bru, Roser, 1923-2021
    The artist Roser Bru provides a first-person account of the founding of Taller 99, specifically at the time when Nemesio Antúnez first started teaching. When he was unable to start a workshop at the Escuela de Artes Aplicadas in Santiago, [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 774610

  • Diálogo entre grabadores Pedro Millar-Nemesio Antúnez
    Millar, Pedro, 1930-2014; Antúnez, Nemesio, 1918-1993
    Pedro Millar interviews Nemesio Antúnez, and they discuss printmaking based on their personal and group experience. The conversation touches on what prompted Antúnez’s interest in printmaking, the years he spent in the United [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 761849

  • El 'Bodegón' en la obra de Luis Durand (una cuestión de estética fronteriza)
    Romera, Antonio R., 1908-1975
    This is Antonio Romera’s visual review of Luis Durand’s literary work. The first thing he notices is the sensual nature of Durand’s writing; his narrative style creates currents and movements that trace the outlines of objects and [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 773324

  • El gesto del otro : arte/política en Chile (1975-1985)
    Muñoz, Gonzalo, 1956-
    In this article, the writer Gonzalo Muñoz discusses the art produced in Santiago, Chile, between 1974 and 1985, which he describes as being highly political and, therefore, very focused on the military dictatorship that was in power at that [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 736081

  • El grabado en Chile 1950-1973 en la época de las planificaciones globales
    Soro, Mario, 1957-
    This essay by Mario Soro was one of the chapters in the catalogue for the exhibition Chile 100 años (Chile 100 Years) covering the second period, 1950–73, titled “Entre modernidad y utopía” (Between Modernity and [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 767226

  • El infinito de la obra
    Brugnoli, Francisco, 1935-
    “El infinito de la obra” by Francisco Brugnoli is the introductory essay in the catalogue for the exhibition Centenario Carlos Hermosilla, 1905–2005, which acknowledged the centenary of the birth of the famous printmaker from [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 773534

  • El quebrantahuesos
    Lihn, Enrique, 1929-1988; Parra, Nicanor, 1914-2018; Jodorowsky, Alejandro, 1929-
    This was an interdisciplinary poetry project produced by Nicanor Parra in 1952. Parra worked with Enrique Lihn and Alejandro Jodorowsky to create Quebrantahuesos, a sheet of paper measuring 55 x 40 centimeters which they covered with newspaper [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 752517

  • Enrique Lihn, en el trazo de Juan Emar
    Risco Neira, Ana María, 1968-
    This article by Ana María Risco was included in her book Crítica situada. It was originally written as an academic thesis in which she explored the network of authors with whom Enrique Lihn communicated in the field of the visual arts. [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 753808

  • Homenaje a Carlos Hermosilla
    Romera, Antonio R., 1908-1975
    This essay is a brief text written by the historian and art critic Antonio Romera on Carlos Hermosilla’s work in the context of his participation at the IV Bienal Americana del Grabado in Santiago, Chile in 1970, whose core topic was on Chilean [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 767084

  • Kay: rewriting
    Kay, Ronald, 1941-
    The text by Ronald Kay is presented as a written-visual statement in the quote from the edition of “El quebrantahuesos” that explored a form of experimental poetry, developed in 1952, which Kay here reclaims and editorializes. This essay outlines [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 730212

  • La escena: infierno grande
    Nordenflycht, José de
    This text is part of El gran solipsismo, Juan Luis Martínez. Obra visual (Santiago: Editorial Puntángeles, 2002), the collection of essays written by the researcher José de Nordenflycht. The author considers the work in question [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 751609

  • La faena de nuestra América
    Mistral, Gabriela, 1889-1957
    This is the text of the speech Gabriela Mistral gave at the special session of the board of directors of the Pan American Union in Washington, DC, in 1946, the year after she received the Nobel Prize in Literature in Stockholm. The Chilean poet [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 773675

  • La línea de la memoria
    Madrid, Alberto, 1955-
    This essay by Alberto Madrid is the research on the evolution of Chilean engraving at the Escuela de Bellas Artes de Viña del Mar. For this the author utilized references of national geographic elements associated with printmaking, which [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 773367

  • La Lira Popular y la tradición chilena del grabado en madera
    Millar, Pedro, 1930-2014
    In this essay, the printmaker Pedro Millar reflects on the lira popular [that is, printed poetic forms illustrated with singular woodcuts], a Chilean folk tradition, as the antecedents to wood engraving in Chile. Accompanying the article was an [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 766965

  • Lihn y Eugenio Téllez, en la tierra sin suelo
    Risco Neira, Ana María, 1968-
    This article by Ana María Risco was included in her book Crítica situada. The latter was originally written as an academic thesis in which she explored the network of authors with whom Enrique Lihn communicated in the field of the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 753830

  • Lihn y Pablo Burchard, borrando a Europa
    Risco Neira, Ana María, 1968-
    This article by Ana María Risco was included in her book Crítica situada. The latter was originally written as an academic thesis in which she explored the network of authors with whom Enrique Lihn communicated in the field of the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 753819

  • Los biografemas de Pablo Burchard : elucidación y demarcación pictórica
    González Vera, Francisco
    The theorist and visual artist Francisco González-Vera describes his text as a “model” that can be used to help position the work of Pablo Burchard within the framework of Chilean painting. To that end, he suggests taking an [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 773704

  • Los trabajos prácticos de Nicanor Parra
    Mellado, Justo Pastor, 1949-
    In this article, Justo Pastor Mellado explores the immediate connections that Nicanor Parra created for objectual (object-based) drawing in his Trabajos Prácticos series on the occasion of his exhibition in Madrid. The author raises [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 753780

  • Magia y laberinto
    Galaz, Gaspar, 1941-
    In this text Gaspar Galaz writes about the prints produced by Jaime Cruz. He discusses the ones from the 1960s, which are representative of Cruz’s early work in this medium. Galaz also refers to the dominant trends in art at that time, the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 767046

  • Mobiliario e indicialidad en la obra de Alicia Villarreal
    Mellado, Justo Pastor, 1949-
    In this essay Justo Pastor Mellado discusses four works produced by Alicia Villarreal in 1996–97 that were shown at various exhibitions. He sees similarities in them, in both thematic and material terms, based on their focus on books and [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 773527

  • Mónica Bengoa. Al son de un suave y blando movimiento
    Valdés, Adriana, 1943-
    Adriana Valdés wrote this essay for the catalogue for an exhibition of works by Mónica Bengoa. Organizing her text around six themes, Valdés writes about stories, pixels, the unspeakable, “To the sound of a smooth, soft [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 775512

  • News from nowhere
    Parra, Nicanor, 1914-
    Ronald Kay published this collection of works by Nicanor Parra in News from Nowhere, in the only issue of Manuscritos magazine (Santiago: Departamento de Estudios Humanísticos, Universidad de Chile, 1975). Kay underscores the value of these [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 752533

  • Nota sobre Couve
    Díaz, Gonzalo, 1947-
    In this essay Gonzalo Díaz discusses his association with Adolfo Couve, his drawing and painting teacher. The Chilean artist describes his mentor, recalling a series of vignettes from Couve’s life, such as: his studio (where Díaz trained in 1964 [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 748484

  • Pedro Millar
    Lihn, Enrique, 1929-1988
    This essay is a review by Enrique Lihn on Pedro Millar’s exhibition at the Instituto Cultural de Providencia, and it being part of the IV Bienal Americana del Grabado in Santiago, Chile in 1970. Lihn characterized Millar’s work as [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 767093

  • Pedro Millar, grabador
    Millar, Pedro, 1930-2014
    “Pedro Millar, grabador” is the transcript of a conversation between CAL magazine and Pedro Millar. The interviewer asked the printmaker for his views on subjects such as the relationship between his work and contemporary art, his [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 767128

  • Quadrivium: para la reforma del entendimiento
    Madrid, Alberto, 1955-
    In his review of Quadrivium, the installation by Gonzalo Díaz, Alberto Madrid claims that it consists of didactic sheets that can be interpreted as a display of different “lessons about things.” The project, which was dedicated to [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 750181

  • Santos Chávez
    Millar, Pedro, 1930-2014
    This essay is Pedro Millar’s brief biography on Santos Chavez’s integration into Taller 99, in which he also gives an account on his artistic trajectory through the interpretation of his iconography. He states that in an encounter [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 773633

  • Suspensión y disposición en el trabajo de Cecilia Vicuña
    Mellado, Justo Pastor, 1949-
    In this article, the critic and curator Justo Pastor Mellado reviews SEMI YA [a phonetic pun on the Spanish word for ‘seed’], the exhibition of works by the Chilean artist Cecilia Vicuña at the Galería Gabriela Mistral in [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 754571