ICAA Researcher: Alberto Madrid, Coordinador ×
  • Los ojos de los enterrados
    Valdés, Adriana, 1943-
    In her essay about an exhibition of paintings by Roser Bru, Adriana Valdés refers to Bru’s portraits of Franz Kafka, Milena Jesenská, and Anne Frank, commenting on the sitters’ eyes and how they gaze out from the canvas to [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 740321

  • Love o la cita infectada
    Richard, Nelly, 1948-
    In her review of Love, a 1988 painting by Juan Domingo Dávila, Nelly Richard refers to ideas she had previously explored in La cita amorosa, jointly published with the artist a few years earlier. Harking back to that publication allows the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 734844

  • Lucha cultural y política
    Brunner, José Joaquín, 1944-
    This text provides an analysis of what happens at a cultural level in a totalitarian society, which the author implies is a reference to Chile, and how political resistance is organized in such circumstances. One of the main features that José [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 731855

  • Madre patria
    Eltit, Diamela, 1949-
    Diamela Eltit escribe sobre la obra de Juan Downey, a propósito de su exposición en Chile Festival Downey. El texto se articula en dos puntos: “La patria: todas las patrias” y “Todas las patrias: la patria” cuya [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 735694

  • Metamorfosis de fachada
    Merino, Roberto, 1961-
    Roberto Merino writes about Unidos en la gloria y en la muerte, the installation by Gonzalo Díaz on display at the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes. The work takes its name from a sculpture by Rebeca Matte located outside the museum that was [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 753615

  • Noreshi Towai
    Downey, Juan, 1940-1993
    In this essay Juan Downey describes what he experienced while immersed, with his camera, in several indigenous tribes in Venezuela and Brazil. His goal was to make recordings that would facilitate connection with such environments, claiming that the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 735718

  • Ocupación de una página como soporte de arte
    Altamirano, Carlos, 1954-
    An art project by Carlos Altamirano is displayed on both sides of this page, which appeared in CAL, the magazine published by the eponymous gallery in Santiago. The work claims that “art needs your response” in an attempt to encourage [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 731451

  • Paideia de Juan Downey
    Oyarzún Robles, Pablo, 1950-
    In this essay Pablo Oyarzún discusses the emancipating quality of Juan Downey’s work via paidéia (teaching). The essayist notes Downey’s constant focus on the creation, circulation, and meaningful social transmission of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 739185

  • Parpadeo y piedad
    Oyarzún Robles, Pablo, 1950-
    The essay “Parpadeo y piedad,” which appeared in the catalogue for the exhibition Cirugía plástica (Plastic Surgery), held in Berlin, discusses art in Chile, specifically, the art produced in the wake of the 1973 fascist [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 736077

  • Paz Errázuriz y el tango
    Lihn, Enrique, 1929-1988
    In this essay, Enrique Lihn discusses the Tango series of photographs by Paz Errázuriz, based on a review of the works of authors who have written about the origins and lyrics of this particular style of music and dance. Lihn claims that & [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 773616

  • Pequeña novela del grabado chileno
    Mellado, Justo Pastor, 1949-
    Justo Pastor Mellado explains the reasons that motivated the Chilean submission to the X Mostra da Gravura, which was a desire to articulate a new artistic cartography. The hypothesis he lays out in this text points to formal movements in the field [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 736031

  • Postdata
    Valdés, Adriana, 1943-
    In 1998, Adriana Valdés discusses “Estudios sobre la felicidad” and the review she had written about this work by Alfredo Jaar. She refers to the concepts known as the “open work” (Umberto Eco, 1962) and “ [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 730239

  • Promoción 80
    Ivelic, Milan, 1935-
    In this essay, Milan Ivelic writes about the third group exhibition of the Promoción 80 [Class of ’80]. He explains why these artists are “a group,” noting their age, where they were educated, and how they approach art in [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 740347

  • Protocollage de lectura
    Oyarzún Robles, Pablo, 1950-
    The essayist Pablo Oyarzún discusses the work of Eugenio Dittborn, stitching together a patchwork quilt of quotes and references. He talks about what is “legible” and “illegible” in the Chilean experimental artist&rsquo [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 735197

  • Reivindicación de la sentimentalidad como discurso
    Richard, Nelly, 1948-
    Nelly Richard discusses Gonzalo Díaz’s painting, which she sees as an example of a revitalizing trend in Chilean visual arts that, in her opinion, had been waning in recent art exhibitions during that time. Richard claims that Dí [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 731548

  • Retroactivaciones de un proceso
    Richard, Nelly, 1948-
    In this essay Nelly Richard addresses the new approach to painting taken by some artists in response to what she referred to as the Escena de Avanzada. In her review of the BENMAYOR/DIAZ/DITTBORN/DUCLOS/LEPPE exhibition, Richard discusses the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 730159

  • Roturas, memoria y discontinuidades (homenaje a W. Benjamin)
    Richard, Nelly, 1948-
    In this text Nelly Richard identifies some of Walter Benjamin’s ideas that, in her opinion, are relevant to works produced in Chile during the military dictatorship (1973–90) and the start of what was known as the “democratic [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 736059

  • Situación Seminario Arte Actual 1979
    This anonymous essay, published in the magazine La Bicicleta in 1979, is a review of the Seminario Arte Actual, an event that was directed by Nelly Richard and organized for the purpose of stimulating an open discussion on the subject of contemporary [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 731418

  • Sobre arte y política (1)
    Muñoz, Gonzalo, 1956-
    ICAA Record ID: 731822

  • Sobre arte y política(s) : contraoficialidad, poder y lenguajes
    Richard, Nelly, 1948-
       In her essay “Sobre arte y política(s): contraoficialidad, poder y lenguajes,” written for the exhibition catalogue Cirugía plástica (Plastic Surgery), Nelly Richard reflects on the socio-political and [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 736073

  • Sobre Virginia Errázuriz : pequeña poética de sus instalaciones
    Oyarzún Robles, Pablo, 1950-
    Pablo Oyarzún’s short essay “Virginia Errázuriz. Pequeña poética de sus instalaciones” (Virginia Errázuriz. A Brief Poetics of her Installations) was inspired by the installation of Errá [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 744954

  • Texto de Justo Mellado sobre "Tránsito suspendido"
    Mellado, Justo Pastor, 1949-
    In this essay, Justo Pastor Mellado reviews Tránsito suspendido, an art action presented by Carlos Altamirano. The work consists of a number of moments that are referred to in a newspaper story that the author uses to explain the steps [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 731739

  • Texto de Nelly Richard sobre 'Tránsito suspendido'
    Richard, Nelly, 1948-
    In this essay, Nelly Richard discusses Carlos Altamirano’s exhibition, Tránsito suspendido. The text includes aphorisms that refer to the organizing structure of the review. It also takes an experimental approach by alternating words in [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 731751

  • Todo fuera de contexto : todo fuera de contexto es el efecto de una cita
    Oyarzún Robles, Pablo, 1950-
    Unable to refer specifically to the works that would be shown at the exhibition about which he was attempting to write, Pablo Oyarzún, the Chilean essayist and an authority on philosophy, discusses the idea involved in the term “context& [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 734699

  • Trama urbana y fugas utópicas
    Richard, Nelly, 1948-
    In her essay “Trama urbana y fugas utópicas” (Urban Fabric and Utopian Flights), Nelly Richard discusses CADA (Colectivo Acciones de Arte) two decades after the group launched its program of urban actions in Santiago. She describes the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 740281

  • Trazado de cruces sobre el pavimento
    Rosenfeld, Lotty, 1943-2000
    Lotty Rosenfeld describes the process for Una milla de cruces sobre el pavimento [A Thousand Crosses on the Pavement], an action she began in 1979. It consisted of adding a horizontal white line to the broken lines painted on paved roads, thus [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 731835

  • Tú, lector
    Richard, Nelly, 1948-
    In this essay Nelly Richard discusses the connection between writing and the reader, the implicit recipient of a text. In this review of the reader, she takes a sociological approach in describing and assessing the target of a text; counter to that [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 738161

  • Un caso de producción de identidad artística
    Mellado, Justo Pastor, 1949-
    Justo Pastor Mellado discusses the evolution of Chilean painting, from its roots to the 1980s. He divides his essay into six sections that explore the field’s history, from José Gil de Castro to the early twentieth century, remembering [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 736039

  • Un filme subterráneo
    Eltit, Diamela, 1949-; Rosenfeld, Lotty, 1943-2020
    Diamela Eltit and Lotty Rosenfeld wrote this essay after the Círculo de Estudios de la Mujer invited them to take part in a conference commemorating International Women’s Day. Eltit and Rosenfeld had intended to show a pornographic film [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 731801

  • Una cita limítrofe entre neovanguardia y postvanguardia
    Richard, Nelly, 1948-
    Nelly Richard   discusses C.A.D.A. (Colectivo  Acciones de Arte), taking a critical look at the art action group’s relationship to what she called the Escena de Avanzada, a name she coined based on the group’s strategies [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 736055

  • Una mirada sobre el arte en Chile
    Richard, Nelly, 1948-
    In a series of eight notes, Nelly Richard discusses Chilean artworks and the artists who produced them during the late 1970s. Her use of “notes” indicates that she does not intend to present a uniform view of cultural projects or an all- [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 730121

  • Una política
    Muñoz, Gonzalo, 1956-
    Gonzalo Muñoz discusses three of the processes that Eugenio Dittborn uses in his work, indicating the presence of an intent and a strategy. The first is “the relief” created by the combination of drawing and photography in [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 735205

  • Una resta de sentido
    Richard, Nelly, 1948-
    In this essay, Nelly Richard discusses some of the “art actions” that Lotty Rosenfeld—a member of the art action group known as CADA—created on public roads and highways in Chile. Rosenfeld altered traffic signage and lines on [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 734543

  • Una sola línea para siempre
    Muñoz, Gonzalo, 1956-
    This text is about Lotty Rosenfeld’s work, beginning with Una milla de cruces sobre el pavimento [A Mile of Crosses on the Pavement]. In his essay, Gonzalo Muñoz discusses the interest that Rosenfeld’s action stirred up as a [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 734557

  • Viaje hacia la totalidad
    Aldunate del Solar, Carlos, 1940-
    In this article, Carlos Aldunate casts an eye on Juan Downey’s production, referencing some of his works. He recalls his connections with the artist and Machu Picchu, calling Downey a “true artist.” Aldunate explains that some of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 739212

  • Viuda
    Colectivo Acciones de Arte
    In 1985 C.A.D.A. (Colectivo Acciones de Arte) and the Movimiento Unitario Mujeres por la Vida joined forces to publish an insert in Análisis magazine. The insert featured a photograph of a woman whose husband had been murdered by agents [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 732034