ICAA Researcher: Equipe Brasil: Polyana Canhete×
  • A porta da cultura
    Klintowitz, Jacob, 1941-
    In this article, art critic Jacob Klintowitz discusses the international boycott of the São Paulo Biennial in the late sixties. He suggests that the Associação Brasileira dos Críticos de Arte and the AIAP—the two Brazilian institutions that [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110906

  • Antíarte artística
    Pignatari, Décio
    The controversial author Décio Pignatari visited the IX International Biennial of São Paulo in 1967, which inspired him to write a brief overview on the subject of “anti-art.” In one of his brazen statements he claims that “the Biennale is [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111106

  • Apresentação
    Machado, Lourival Gomes
    This text was the introduction to the Iª Bienal do Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo, written by the art director for the exhibition, Lourival Gomes Machado. The text explains the form in which this exhibition was proposed by the organizers, who [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110834

  • Arte contemporânea brasileira
    Pedrosa, Adriano
    Adriano Pedrosa, curator of the segment “Arte Contemporânea Brasileira” in the 24th International Biennial of São Paulo (1998), states that the name of the exhibition he is curating raises the following question: “What art is (not) [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111154

  • Bienal e participação... do povo
    Pedrosa, Mário
    This commentary by Mário Pedrosa centers on the large audiences that admired and interacted with the works exhibited at the IX São Paulo Biennial (1969). He states that: “art has ceased to be that distant and humorless thing, that terribly [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111108

  • Bienal quando nasce é para todos
    Lemos, Fernando
    Fernando Lemos disagrees with most of the critics of the day when he asserts that the growth of the São Paulo Biennial—and of its Brazilian section in particular—should not be curtailed. Due to the large number of participants, “the Brazilian [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110908

  • Bienal, passarela de gênios
    Vieira, José Geraldo, 1897-1977
    In this brief article, critic José Geraldo Vieira analyzes how Brazilian art has been influenced by constant contact with foreign tendencies at the São Paulo Biennial. In his view, everything shown “wholesale” at the biennial—especially in [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110907

  • Figura & abstração
    Ferraz, Geraldo, 1905-1979
    Geraldo Ferraz comments on the fact that art critics were impatient to know whether or not the seventh Bienal de São Paulo (1963) had brought figurative art “back.” According to the critic Jacô Klintowitz, the question of whether their art will [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111043

  • Imaginários singulares
    Mesquita, Ivo; Salzstein, Sônia
    The synopsis in English are coming soon [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110909

  • Introdução = Introduction
    Galvão, João Cândido
    In this essay, the chief curator of the twenty-first Bienal de São Paulo, João Cândido Galvão, explains the very ambiguous criteria he used for the selection of works: “man.” In his opinion, art does not exist without “man” at its center [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111098

  • Notas à margem = Notes on the margin
    Farias, Agnaldo
    Curator Agnaldo Farias makes use of the image suggested in the story “A terceira margem do rio,” by João Guimarães Rosa. He applies this image to a discussion of the issues that affected the selection of works to represent Brazil in the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111158

  • O contingente brasileiro na 3a Bienal de arte de São Paulo : preámbulo necessário
    Vieira, José Geraldo, 1897-1977
    The journal Habitat conducted a survey on the importance of the São Paulo Biennial. The critic Sérgio Milliet states that, as a show of good faith, no one should question the international scope of this São Paulo event. Moreover, in his opinion, [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110833

  • Por falar em restrição
    Klintowitz, Jacob, 1941-
    Jacob Klintowitz, the author of this text, mocks the boycott of the São Paulo Biennial since many of the countries participating in it have committed countless “international sins” in his view. He states that he does not support any form of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111046

  • Re-materialização = Re-materialization
    Ramírez, Mari Carmen, 1955-
    Undermining the guidelines of the exhibition Universalis: a desmaterialização da arte (XXIII São Paulo Biennial, 1996), Puerto Rican curator Mari Carmen Ramírez explains the contrarian concept of the “re-materialização” of art which, in her [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111101

  • Realismo socialista na Bienal
    Campofiorito, Quirino
    This newspaper article remarks on the performance of art critic Mário Pedrosa from the time he was named the director of the Museu de Arte Moderna (MAM) and of the VI São Paulo Biennial. Pedrosa had returned from a long trip to Europe and the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111109

  • Ruptura com o suporte
    Aguilar, Nelson
    Curator Nelson Aguilar asserts that the 22nd São Paulo Biennial (1994) would place emphasis on the question of the support. Since the fifties, he claims, Brazilian artists “increasingly showed reluctance to limit themselves to […] that [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111099

  • Universalis 96
    Aguilar, Nelson
    In this text, Nelson Aguilar, chief curator of the XXIII São Paulo Biennial (1996), justifies his choice of the theme Universalis: a desmaterialização da arte for the event. He argues that the perseverance of art at the end of the second [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111100