ICAA Researcher: Roberto Amigo×
  • ¿Qué es el arte?
    Peralta Ramos, Federico Manuel, 1939-1992
    1983
    Federico Peralta-Ramos, in eight quite simple verses, defines what art is; primarily from the art-life nexus which is implicit [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 759566

  • (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

  • [¿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 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

  • [Cada vez más las artes denominadas visuales quieren sugerir lo invisible...]
    Rodríguez, Ernesto B.
    1957
    Ernesto B. Rodríguez analyzes Líbero Badii’s portrait sculptures. He claims that the visual arts strive to suggest the invisible by searching for its hidden laws, inventing new forms, and attempting to reveal a variety of sensitive spaces. [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 760613

  • [Cuando un artista llega a tener cincuenta años, su estilo está generalmente marcado...]
    Romero Brest, Jorge
    1965
    Jorge Romero Brest, the art critic and director of the Centro de Artes Visuales [Center for the Visual Arts], writes about the style and attitude he sees in Antonio Berni’s work, discussing the changes that can be observed in the artist’s [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 779908

  • [Decía en noviembre de 1969 con motivo de mi segunda exposición surrealista..]
    Berni, Antonio, 1905-1981
    1974
    In his essay in the catalogue for the exhibition titled Antonio Berni: oleos y collages [Antonio Berni: Oil Paintings and Collages] (Buenos Aires, Imagen Galería de Arte, 1974), Berni writes about the Surrealist influence in his work, and about his [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 775249

  • [El Movimiento Espartaco ha hecho público...]
    Grupo Espartaco
    1960
    Operating from Argentina, the Movimiento Espartaco [Spartacus Movement] argued that there was a need for national and revolutionary Latin American art. According to this argument, it would be necessary to eliminate from the social order the economic [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 763732

  • [El propósito de seguir adelante, de continuar cumpliendo con los objetivos fundamentales...]
    Grupo Espartaco
    1968
    In this document, signed in 1968, the Grupo Espartaco [Spartacus Group] announces the end of the joint activities they had begun in 1959. The group’s original goal was to create an art of forms and content that was truly Argentine and that was also [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 763745

  • [Empiezo a trabajar para el Di Tella...]
    Ferrari, León, 1920-
    1965
    León Ferrari prepares a sketch to send to theTorcuato Di Tella Institute’s 1965 National and International Prize [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 743799

  • [En 1962 organicé una gran exposicion con obras de Libero Badii]
    Romero Brest, Jorge
    1962
    Jorge Romero Brest published the letter written in Oslo (Norway), in 1962, for Libero Badii's exhibition at Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes [National Museum of Fine Arts], in which he excused himself for not having been able to write the corresponding [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 759422

  • [En un mundo sin limites externos...]
    Paparella, Aldo
    1969
    Aldo Paparella discusses his ideas concerning creative freedom, truth, and the legacy of the past, as well as his view of idealism as a form of heroic asceticism in the face of the consumer society. He defines his new works as new receptive entities [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 754912

  • [Escribir sobre Kenneth Kemble...]
    Squirru, Rafael, 1925-
    1963
    Rafael Squirru wrote that Kenneth Kemble’s oeuvre exemplifies the artist’s struggle to develop within a hostile milieu, given that Argentina was not sufficiently contemporary to understand the work produced by this Informalist artist. Squirru [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 741669

  • [Estos jovenes expositores que hoy presentamos...]
    Grela, Juan
    1966
    The artist wrote on the history of his studio, noting that his teaching objective was the concept of freedom of expression and setting aside the local attitude in favor of a Universalist idea. In this way, Grela demonstrated each of the exhibitor’s [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 763602

  • [La intención de construir la Forma exclusivamente con los atributos...]
    Oliver, Samuel
    1967
    In his presentation, Samuel Oliver discusses the new order involved in building form with its own defining formal attributes. He supports his proposal with simple volumes and takes advantage of pure, highly visible colors. The forms are built into [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 769033

  • [La pregunta a esta nueva expresión comunicativa es ¿por qué has cambiado la pintura por la escultura?...]
    Badii, Líbero, 1916-
    1980
    Libero Badii explains that his transition from sculpting to painting demonstrated that he was an artist in his prime. According to him, painting could express the communicative meaning of his work. He mentions the "sinister" sense of his artistic [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 754073

  • [La società attuale...]
    Paparella, Aldo
    1972
    Aldo Paparella discusses the role of the artist in the consumer society, based on his essentialist ideas about art. He defines his concept of the true artist as an aware, responsible interpreter, fully independent of the reality that he or she [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 759411

  • [Leopoldo Torres Agüero merece más, mucho más...]
    Romero Brest, Jorge
    1963
    Jorge Romero Brest describes Leopoldo Torres Agüero’s work by saying that it is clearly by someone who understands that contemporary creative output does not represent individual expression as much as a manifestation of reality. The critic also [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 768904

  • [Letter, [19-?] París [to] Libero Badii
    Macchi, Aurelio
    In the context of his stay in Europe, the Argentinean sculptor Aurelio Macchi writes to Libero Badii about his visit to the Musée de l'homme in Paris, underscoring a key aspect of "primitivist" art. He mentions the Argentinean sculptors Luis [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 759712

  • [Letter, 1964 Diciembre [ca. 20], [Roma] [to] León [Ferrari]
    Alberti, Rafael, 1902-1999
    1964
    Rafael Alberti informs León Ferrari about a parcel mailed containing copies of their joint book Escrito en el aire [Written in the Air]and his book of poetry Abierto a todas horas [Open At All Time].Alberti comments that, passing through Rome, he [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 749314

  • [Letter, 1968 marzo] Londres [to] León [Ferrari]
    Maler, Leopoldo
    1968
    Leopoldo Maler writes about the London stage production of León Ferrari’s book Palabras ajenas [Other People’s Words]. Maler mentions the direction by Jim Haynes, and quotes Haynes on his opinions about the book and its perspective on the news [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 758788

  • [Letter, 1975 Enero 16, Minturno a] Libero [Badii]
    Paparella, Aldo
    1975
    Aldo Paparella writes to Libero Badii about a range of matters, including his concept of the comsumerist society, referencing Renaissance art. He makes a note of health matters [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 754765

  • [Letter] 1967 Julio 2, Saignon [a] León Ferrari
    Cortázar, Julio
    1967
    Julio Cortázar wrote to León Ferrari about his partial reading, only thirty pages of Palabras ajenas [Other People’s Words] which he defined in generic terms as a “tremendo oratorio” [tremendous oratory], despite it sounding ironic. Cortázar [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 749600

  • [Letter] 1968 Enero 11, Buenos Aires [to] [Luis Felipe] Noé
    Noé, Luis Felipe
    1968
    Oscar Masotta wrote to Luis Felipe Noé a letter of apology for his mala fe [bad faith] and pedantería [piece of pretentiousness], and made a promise to respond, by carefully reflecting on the letter sent by Noé at the end of 1967 from New York, [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 740425

  • [Letter] [1965 abril?, Roma to] León Ferrari
    Alberti, Rafael, 1902-1999
    1965
    Rafael Alberti, the poet, mentions León Ferrari’s Vietnam War pieces, and savors the irony of a possible exhibition of those political works at the Torcuato Di Tella Institute. He tells Ferrari how an artist should react, at a political level, vis [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 743697

  • [Letter] [1974 Agosto 17, Minturno to] Libero Badii
    Paparella, Aldo
    1974
    In this text Aldo Paparella writes to Líbero Badii regarding the sculptor as an entity and also makes general comments about Italy and Argentina [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 754706

  • [Letter] [1974 Noviembre 23, Minturno] [to] Libero [Badii]
    Paparella, Aldo
    1974
    Aldo Paparella writes to Libero Badii about the negative situation provoked by the social climate in Argentina. Art is a refuge for him, and he is in full agreement with Badii about reaching an absolute expression with a pencil and cardboard. He [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 754753

  • [Letter] 1928 Noviembre 19, Paris [to] [ Xul Solar]
    Spilimbergo, Lino Eneas, 1896-1964
    1928
    Lino Enea Spilimbergo wrote a letter to Argentinean artist Xul Solar inviting him to participate in the independent annual exhibition initiative, with a mission to disseminate Argentinean modern art to the Buenos Aires audiences. Spilimbergo held [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 733833

  • [Letter] 1946 Abril 3, [Quito, Ecuador] [to] Libero Badii
    Chale, Gertrudis, 1898-
    1946
    Gertrudis Chale writes to Libero Badii about her stay in the Peruvian city of Arequipa. She mentions the Indianist Peruvian artists José Sabogal and Julia Codesido, commenting sensitively on the native and popular art, seminal concerns of her work [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 759659

  • [Letter] 1946 Mayo 20, Quito [to] Libero Badii
    Chale, Gertrudis, 1898-
    1946
    Gertrudis Chale writes to Libero Badii about her stay in Quito, Ecuador, and the impact of Quito's landscapes, architecture, and painting on her. She mentions the Peruvian artist Julia Codesido [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 759676

  • [Letter] 1954 Diciembre 25, Cuesta Blanca, Icho Cruz, Córdoba [to] Líbero Badii
    Sibellino, Antonio
    1954
    The Argentinean sculptor Antonio Sibellino writes to Libero Badii about his understanding of sculpture, regarding both formal and universal questions, in addition to sculpture’s problems within the realm of contemporary art [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 759730

  • [Letter] 1960 July, Buenos Aires [to] Member
    Royal Society of British Artists (Buenos Aires, Argentina)
    1960
    Invitation for members of The Society of British Artists to attend the Kenneth Kemble lecture on his artwork. He is introduced as a nonfigurative artist [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 741321

  • [Letter] 1961 octubre 12, Buenos Aires [to] Alberto Greco
    Pirovano, Ignacio
    1961
    Ignacio Pirovano wrote a brief letter to Alberto Greco on the impact his exhibition Las Monjas [The Nuns] had had on him; he considered the works to be an eerie testimony of the current era. Furthermore, Pirovano considered that with this exhibition [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 766486

  • [Letter] 1961 Octubre 6, [Buenos Aires to Alberto Greco]
    Pérez Celis, 1939-
    1961
    Pérez Celis wrote a letter to the author that the Alberto Greco exhibition was a direct hit that injured the sensibility of effeminate painters. Lastly, with the use of word play, he stresses that it was a "serious" exhibition contrary to the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 766499

  • [Letter] 1962 Noviembre 13, París [to Libero] Badii
    Dagá, Ricardo
    1962
    Ricardo Dagá writes Libero Badii about the artworks he saw in Paris and the Argentinean artists whom he met there. Dagá mentions a lecture by Luis Centurión talking about "sinister-ism." He also comments on other Argentinean artists in Paris, [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 759691

  • [Letter] 1963 agosto 16, Bucarest, [Rumania] [to] León [Ferrari]
    Alberti, Rafael, 1902-1999
    1963
    Rafael Alberti asked about the changing political climate in Argentina, providing commentary on León Ferrari’s blank vote in the presidential election of 1963. Alberti mentioned a trip to Paris, showing great interest in understanding what was [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 749168

  • [Letter] 1963 Junio 13, Zurich [to] León [Ferrari]
    Alberti, Rafael, 1902-1999
    1963
    Rafael Alberti wrote to León Ferrari general comments about his trips through Europe: in Italy, Perugia, Florence, Assisi, Arezzo, Milan, and in Romania, Bucharest. He mentioned his meeting with the art dealers Schwarz and Passoni, who knew Ferrari [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 749318

  • [Letter] 1964 Abril 9, Roma [to] León [Ferrari]
    Alberti, Rafael, 1902-1999
    1964
    Rafael Alberti discusses the proofs of the drawings for Escrito en el aire [Written in the Air] as well as other matters concerning the publication of the book. He mentions Ferrari’s exhibition at the Lirolay Gallery (April 1 – 15, 1964), and his [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 743767

  • [Letter] 1964 Abril, Roma [to] León [Ferrari]
    Alberti, Rafael, 1902-1999
    1964
    Rafael Alberti wrote about having mailed the calligraphy proofs for “our” Escrito en el aire [Our Writing in the Air]; the drawings had not been sent yet, because, in his opinion, an adjustment to achieve the exact tone was needed: an informal [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 757079

  • [Letter] 1964 Agosto 4, Roma [to] León Ferrari
    Alberti, Rafael, 1902-1999
    1964
    Rafael Alberti mentions the drawings he has received in a letter from León Ferrari. He reports on publishing issues concerning Escrito en el aire [Written in the Air], makes a few remarks, and includes an amusing drawing. In closing, he describes [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 749310

  • [Letter] 1964 Enero 2, Roma [to] León Ferrari
    Alberti, Rafael, 1902-1999
    1964
    Rafael Alberti mentions the exhibition organized by Argentine artists in Paris, referring in particular to his meeting with the artist Antonio Seguí, from Argentina. He reminisces about the times he has spent with the Ferrari family. He describes [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 749316

  • [Letter] 1964 Febrero 8, Roma [to] León [Ferrari]
    Alberti, Rafael, 1902-1999
    1964
    Rafael Alberti proposes Escrito en el aire [Written in the Air] as the title of the book, and tells Ferrari about the publishing arrangements being made in Italy. He mentions the friends in Milan who will deliver the special edition [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 749308

  • [Letter] 1964 Noviembre 22, Roma [to] León [Ferrari]
    Alberti, Rafael, 1902-1999
    1964
    Rafael Alberti, the Spaniard poet, discusses his literary works and their publication, particularly Sonetos romanos [Roman Sonnets] and Escrito en el aire [Written in the Air]. He muses about León Ferrari’s work, and talks about his situation in [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 749306

  • [Letter] 1965 Agosto 17, Anticoli Corrado, [Italia] [to] León Ferrari
    Alberti, Rafael, 1902-1999
    1965
    Rafael Alberti comments on León Ferrari’s work, on photographs he sent him regarding the Vietnam War. He transcribes his poem “Vietnam.” Ironic comments about León Ferrari’s political work’s possible exhibition at Instituto Torcuato Di [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 749312

  • [Letter] 1965 Noviembre 2, Saignon [to] León [Ferrari]
    Cortázar, Julio
    1965
    Julio Cortázar, the Argentine writer living in Paris, writes to León Ferrari, coming to his defense in the wake of the controversy reported in the Buenos Aires press over the work that Ferrari presented at the Torcuato Di Tella Institute in 1965 [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 749599

  • [Letter] 1965 Octubre 30, Anticoli Corrado, [Italia to] León [Ferrari]
    Alberti, Rafael, 1902-1999
    1965
    Rafael Alberti discusses the controversy that erupted over León Ferrari’s exhibition at theTorcuato Di Tella Institute in response to critical reviews regarding the political nature of the works involved. The poet goes on to talk about Anticolo [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 743711

  • [Letter] 1967 diciembre 10, Moscú, República Sovietica [to] León Ferrari
    León, María Teresa; Alberti, Rafael, 1902-1999
    1967
    Rafael Alberti and his wife, María Teresa León, congratulated León Ferrari on the publication of his book Palabras ajenas [Other People’s Words] (Buenos Aires: Falbo Editor, 1967), reprinted in facsimile edition (Buenos Aires: El Aleph, 2003 [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 743752

  • [Letter] 1967 Diciembre 14, Castelar, Buenos Aires [to] Leopoldo Maler
    Ferrari, León, 1920-
    1967
    León Ferrari writes to Leopoldo Maler about sending a copy of his book, Palabras ajenas [Other People’s Words] and about a possible stage version to be produced in England. He refers to the increasing politicization of Argentine artists, and [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 749164

  • [Letter] 1967 diciembre 26, Castelar [to] Raúl Escari
    Ferrari, León, 1920-
    1967
    León Ferrari discusses certain aspects of the press coverage of his book, Palabras ajenas [Other People’s Words]. He writes about the artistic milieu and the controversy stirred up by artists in response to the Torcuato Di Tella Institute’s [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 748812

  • [Letter] 1967 diciembre, Nueva York [to] Oscar Masotta
    Noé, Luis Felipe
    1967
    This document is a letter discussing the book Happenings, written by Oscar Masotta in 1967: his need to break with painting, that is not concerned with the specifics of a work, but with coming to an understanding with the natural environment through [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 740408