ICAA Research Team: Fundación Espigas, Buenos Aires×
  • [En lo que va del siglo, la pintura argentina...]
    Padeletti, Hugo, 1928-
    With the local context in mind, Padeletti writes about the criteria of originality and the problem of aesthetic contemplation. In addition, the critic points out the development of Argentinean collections, in particular those of the city of Rosario: [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 762895

  • [En los últimos meses, dos hechos negativos...]
    Paparella, Aldo
    Aldo Paparella refers to two negative events, describing the closing of Instituto Di Tella as the end of thought and freedom of creation, and explaining that Eugenio Daneri had been excluded from an exhibition. It is all part of the crisis that was [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 759379

  • [En memoria de quien fuera esforzado coleccionista...]
    Romero Brest, Jorge
    In his double function as director of the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes [National Museum of Fine Arts] and art consultant of the Fundación Torcuato Di Tella in Buenos Aires, Jorge Romero-Brest wrote the prologue for the Argentinean Painters Prize [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 755039

  • [En tiempos veloces las apuestas se deben medir en períodos breves]
    Lebenglik, Fabián
    The text describes the Galería del Centro Cultural Ricardo Rojas as a “a mental place that presents the art that tunes in exactly with the current times,” mentioning that, “in spite of having a joke of a budget, the Rojas space became a [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 769262

  • [En un mundo sin limites externos...]
    Paparella, Aldo
    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

  • [Enio Iommi]
    Pellegrini, Aldo
    In this introductory text for works by Enio Iommi, Pellegrini highlights how the artist’s sculpture broke with the traditional criteria of volume, weight and quiescence by juxtaposing spatial structure against volume. His analysis dates three [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 744611

  • [Entrada de cineclub Grupo 65 “Tucumán Arde”]
    The first phase of the Tucumán Arde [Tucumán Is Burning] campaign began with the appearance of advertising posters bearing the word “Tucumán” pasted on walls in Rosario, especially in the industrial workers’ neighborhoods. The posters [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 760117

  • [Entre la tradición y la libertad se ubican los artistas argentinos...]
    Brughetti, Romualdo; Llinás, Julio
    This text presents each of the artists who represented Argentina in the VII Biennial of São Paulo (1963). It briefly describes the characteristics of their work and identifies the variety of visual arts languages and the subtlety that “califica a [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 758678

  • [Escribir sobre Kenneth Kemble...]
    Squirru, Rafael, 1925-
    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

  • [Esta muestra tiene características de exposición retrospectiva...]
    Kemble, Kenneth, 1923-
    Kenneth Kemble presents the works he created since 1956. He explains the collage from his point of view. arguing that the search for experimentation with application of new materials is fundamental in the new visual arts. Unlike the surrealist [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 741334

  • [Esta nueva exposición del grupo de artistas no figurativos...]
    Pellegrini, Aldo
    The text by Pellegrini considers the broad diversity of expressions of this group of non-figurative artists and underscores that the advancement of this trend seems to have ousted all other artistic modalities to become the natural means of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 743526

  • [Esta nueva exposición del grupo de artistas no figurativos]
    Pellegrini, Aldo
    The presentation affirms that nonfiguration dominates the visual arts based on the sole convention of absolute creative freedom; thus the only limit for the artist is his medium. In Pellegrini’s judgment, the artist works within a perimeter of pure [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 762908

  • [Estaba pensando en la convivencia de que alguien destacara acerca de la pintura de Macció...]
    Romero Brest, Jorge
    Jorge Romero Brest writes that the jury he was a member of awarded Rómulo Macció the International Prize from the Instituto Torcuato Di Tella (1964), in which he distinguished himself from among the works of foreign artists. By the way and in overt [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 768860

  • [Este 1959 ha tenido sin duda muy especial significación...]
    Noé, Luis Felipe
    Luis Felipe Noé states that the work of Fernando Maza is connected to the rise of a vital artistic trens, and that it implies a maturing of expression in the visual arts of Argentina. In his opinion, Maza[both connects himself to and differentiates [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 740649

  • [Este prólogo para “Barbazul” tiene muy poco que explicar...]
    Parpagnoli, Hugo
    Hugo Parpagnoli declares that he does not have much to explain about Barbazul [Bluebeard]. Because it is only a story; the public should just go in and have fun. The exhibition evolves over time, like a theatrical play in which the spectator walks [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 766531

  • [Estes artistas de um "neofigurativismo"...]
    Ferraz, Geraldo, 1905-1979
    In this show of the Argentinean group Otra Figuración [Another Figuration] at Galería Bonino in Rio de Janeiro, the Brazilian writer and art critic Geraldo Ferraz points out the definition by Jorge Romero-Brest made at the exhibition of the New [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 741551

  • [Estos jovenes expositores que hoy presentamos...]
    Grela, Juan
    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

  • [Febrero 6, 1969. El New York Graphic Workshop se reúne para analizar y discutir la experiencia de la exposición...]
    Camnitzer, Luis
    Luis Camnitzer discusses the New York Graphic Workshop (NYGW) exhibition at the Museo de Bellas Artes [Museum of Fine Arts] in Caracas in January 1969, musing on the idea of the “museum as device” and, therefore, on the role of the “art object [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 773726

  • [Ficha de obra de los artistas de la exhibición Arte de Sistemas II del Centro de Arte y Comunicación (CAyC)]
    Centro de Arte y Comunicación (Buenos Aires, Argentina)
    The text contains records of the artists connected to the Centro de Arte y Comunicación (CAyC) [Center of Art and Communication] who participated in the exhibition, Arte de Sistemas II [Systems Art] (Buenos Aires, September 1972). Each record [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 761701

  • [Ficha de obra de los artistas vinculados al Centro de Arte y Comunicación (CAyC)]
    Centro de Arte y Comunicación (Buenos Aires, Argentina)
    [This document is a record] of the works by the artists linked to the Centro de Arte y Comunicación [Center for Art and Communication] (CAyC) who participated in the exhibition Arte de Sistemas [Systems Art] (Buenos Aires: Museo de Arte Moderno, [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 761657

  • [Frente a los acontecimientos políticos y culturales que tienen...]
    This declaration presents a series of definitions upon which the Tucumán Arde [Tucumán Is Burning] exhibition was founded. It defines it as “a collective work that, as it employs new channels of communication and expression, empowers the creation [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 760080

  • [Habitantes del planeta, yo Federico Manuel Peralta Ramos, me dirijo a ustedes para comunicarles los mandamientos...]
    Peralta Ramos, Federico Manuel, 1939-1992
    Conceptual artist Federico Peralta-Ramos concocts a new religion encompassing twenty-three commandments. All of them are ancillary to the main one: “ser gánico” [to act according to how you feel]; in other words, “hacer siempre lo que uno [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 759579

  • [Hacer algo de tres dimensiones...]
    Ferrari, León, 1920-
    León Ferrari records his thoughts on the visual aspects of projects he will soon be working on, specifically the writings and the boxes. He defines concepts regarding what is visible and what is ambiguous [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 743802

  • [Hacer un prisma cerrado...]
    Ferrari, León, 1920-
    León Ferrari discusses one of the works he produced in 1964, as he prepares his collection for the exhibition at Galería Lirolay in Buenos Aires [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 743803

  • [Hará un año, vi por la tele un corto publicitario que me gustó mucho...]
    Pombo, Marcelo, 1959-
    The document includes an image that is part of Marcelo Pombo's installation in the collective exhibition La Conquista (Buenos Aires, Centro Cultural Recoleta, March 1992). Organized for the Fifth Centennial of the Discovery of America, it includes a [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 769467

  • [Hay artistas que originan movimientos y hay movimientos que engendran artistas...]
    Parpagnoli, Hugo
    The foreword to this catalogue was written by Hugo Parpagnoli—the director of the Museo de Arte Moderno in Buenos Aires, at that time—highlights the important role played by Dr. Isidoro Slullitel, the private art collector. He was a rare [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 753467

  • [Hemos recibido de Martin Blaszko la siguiente carta...]
    Blaszko, Martín, 1920-
    Martín Blaszko’s letter refers to the importance of rhythm in the visual arts at that time, in contrast to Raúl Lozza’s opinions in support of the plane. The Perceptist artist responds that his ideas could be more clearly understood by reading [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 742651

  • [Hubiera querido escribir sobre Paternosto y Puente...]
    Romero Brest, Jorge
    In this document, the art critic Jorge Romero Brest writes about the work of César Paternosto and Alejandro Puente, discussing the concepts of color and image. Romero Brest emphasizes the treatment of the irregular frames that simultaneously suggest [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 762947

  • [I have been asked to speak about...]
    Kemble, Kenneth, 1923-
    Kemble develops a historical and formalist view of art, both from a Western and Eastern perspective, to arrive at the stylistic evolution present in both the 20th century and in his own work, which he analyzes from inception and through his personal [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 741307

  • [I have often been questioned why the concern over which...]
    McCloud, James F.
    This is the introduction to the 1st Latin American Art Biennial delivered by James F. McCloud, the President of the Biennial, at the opening of the event on June 26, 1962, at the Museo Provincial de Bellas Artes “Emilio A. Caraffa” in Córdoba, [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 777774

  • [Iommi es el tipo de escultor preocupado en los problemas que la época moderna somete]
    Pellegrini, Aldo
    In his introduction to Enio Iommi’s exhibition (at the Galería Bonino, Buenos Aires, 1966), Aldo Pellegrini notes the artist’s awareness of space; that is, his approach to the object created in terms of its relationship to the surrounding void. [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 764507

  • [La aclimatación gratuita a las llamadas escuelas]
    Kosice, Gyula, 1924-
    In this article, Gyula Kosice speaks out against surrealism and reaffirms his belief in abstract art inspired by the image itself. In the author’s opinion, the latter view guarantees multidimensional harmony with no need for psychic adaptations [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 729940

  • [La actividad artística desarrollada dentro de los límites...]
    Kasper, Guido
    Guido Kasper analyzes Paparella’s work, describing him as an avant-garde artist who is entering a “great period” in his career, as defined by the materials he used, in this case referring to iron sculptures [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 760571

  • [La América Latina es un continente de penetración política, económica y militar...]
    Le Parc, Julio
    This text, written by Julio Le Parc, states that cultural penetration is used in Latin America as a weapon of domination by the United States imperialism, which also seeks to control the means to value artwork at the international level. He also [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 774110

  • [La ascesis que Hlito ha practicado...]
    Derbecq, Germaine
    French artist and critic Germaine Derbecq wrote, in a literary text, about the work of Alfredo Hlito underscoring its differences from Concrete art, especially regarding the modulation of color. She conceives Hlito's painting as a block without [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 762882

  • [La aventura de Berni]
    Gassiot-Talabot, Gérald
    Gérald Gassiot-Talabot writes about discovering Antonio Berni’s work at the Venice Biennial, and describes the Ramona Montiel series. He speaks poetically about the artist’s Monsters, discussing the allegorical aspect of Berni’s production, [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 779935

  • [La conquista de la invención concreta...]
    Melé, Juan N., 1923-
    Juan Melé suggests that the goal of Concrete art is to be a comprehensive mode of expression. He also thinks that Concrete art is a humanist pursuit since it uses mankind’s knowledge. In his opinion, this art will continue to develop as it [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 742729

  • [La difusión actual del surrealismo...]
    Pellegrini, Aldo
    The critic considers that the relevance of Surrealism lies in the fact that it is not an artistic but an ideological movement; it is in art where it finds itself justified. Pellegrini analyzes, among others, several aspects such as humor, desire, [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 745141

  • [La Dirección General de Cultura de la Provincia y la Bienal Americana de Arte invitan a usted…]
    This is the invitation to the exhibition honoring Xul Solar, which took place on October 15, 1966, at the Museo Provincial Emilio A. Caraffa in Córdoba, Argentina, as part of the 3rd Latin American Art Biennial [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 770903

  • [La distancia mental que hay entre la representación gráfica...]
    Porter, Liliana, 1941-
    In this essay, Liliana Porter discusses the work she presented at the Museo de Bellas Artes [Museum of Fine Arts] in Caracas in January 1969, at the exhibition The New York Graphic Workshop. She includes some biographical information and a list of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 772695

  • [La era artística de la ficción representativa toca a su fin]
    Bayley, Edgar
    The Inventionist manifesto—published in the catalogue for the first exhibition of the Asociación de Arte Concreto — Invención [Concrete Art and Invention Association] (1946)—discards the illusory image of representative art and extols life, [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 731641

  • [La escuela de Artes de la Universidad Nacional de Córdoba y la Bienal Americana de Arte invitan a Ud. …]
    This is the invitation to the First Experimental Music Workshops, held at the Cine Centro República on October 12, 15, 16, and 19, 1966, as part of the 3rd Latin American Art Biennial in city of Córdoba, Argentina [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 771870

  • [La exposición denominada "Experiencias 1968"]]
    This report details developments since May 14, the opening day of the Experiencias 1968 [1968 Practices]. It reports on the presence of the police and the municipal authorities due to a complaint regarding a happening presented at the Instituto [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 762008

  • [La figura humana o mejor el carácter de la estructura]
    Córdova Iturburu, C. (Cayetano), 1902-
    Cayetano Córdova-Iturburu presents Ferruccio Polacco’s exhibition, highlighting connections between his works and the visual structure of human reality. Likewise, the critic also points out  the process by which Polacco penetrated the human [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 763214

  • [La Galería del Centro Cultural Rojas]
    Gumier Maier, Jorge, 1953-; Jitrik, Magdalena
    Jorge Gumier-Maier and Magdalena Jitrik point out that the objective the Galería del Centro Cultural Ricardo Rojas aimed for since its inception was “to create space for a large group of young artists whose works were not part of the accepted and [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 769396

  • [La gran difusión de la pintura contemporánea...]
    Paz, Samuel
    The art critic Samuel Paz wrote that art produced around 1959 was a pursuit rich with collective experiences, yet poor in individual outcome. In his opinion, rebellion today is mastering the path to “extroverted creation.” Although, contrary to [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 763648

  • [La industria ya no es una simple productora de bienes...]
    McCloud, James F.
    The introduction to the catalogue for the 3rd Latin American Art Biennial, which opened on October 14, 1966, in Córdoba, Argentina, signed by J. F. McCloud, the president of the Biennial and of Industrias Kaiser Argentina (IKA), the [automotive] [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 772743

  • [La intención de construir la Forma exclusivamente con los atributos...]
    Oliver, Samuel
    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 luz encierra el secreto de la belleza visual de la realidad...]
    Pellegrini, Aldo
    This introductory text for the exhibition Forum: grupo de fotógrafos contemporáneos [Forum: a contemporary photographers’ group] places emphasis on the artist-photographer who, through the developing process, manipulates lights in its subtle [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 745060

  • [La pregunta a esta nueva expresión comunicativa es ¿por qué has cambiado la pintura por la escultura?...]
    Badii, Líbero, 1916-
    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