Name Descriptor: Balmes, José, 1927-2016×
  • Apuntes para una década (1980-1990)
    Galaz, Gaspar, 1941-
    1990
    In this brief essay Gaspar Galaz discusses a series of landmark events that took place in the 1980s and 1990s. In his opinion this period was characterized by an economic boom in Chile (fueled by neoliberal policies) and by conceptual approaches to [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 736102

  • Arte en Chile de veinte, treinta años
    Oyarzún Robles, Pablo, 1950-
    1999
    In this article Pablo Oyarzún provides a critical review of the art produced over the course of three decades. He notes the lack of a tradition that could bear witness to and interpret art production in Chile. From the early twentieth century& [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 745095

  • Artes visuales : una mirada crítica
    Ivelic, Milan, 1935-
    1987
    In this article Milan Ivelic discusses conditions in Chile for the benefit of Spanish visitors to the exhibition Chile Vive that was held at the Círculo de Bellas Artes in Madrid. One of the main things that stands out about Chile, as seen [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 754428

  • Balmes: dos tierras
    Galaz, Gaspar, 1941-
    1989
    In this article, Gaspar Galaz rates José Balmes as one of the most important painters in the Chilean art world. The writer notes the international influence Balmes brings to his local perspective and concentrates his attention on the paintings [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 735080

  • Chile
    Romera, Antonio R., 1908-1975
    1962
    In this essay Antonio Romera discusses the collection of works by Chilean artists that was sent to the Primera Bienal Americana de Arte in Argentina. He states that the roots of current Chilean painting in the 1960s can be traced back to three [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 750845

  • Confesión artística
    Balmes, José, 1927-
    1965
    In this essay José Balmes writes about his work and shares some thoughts on “contemporary painting.” He recalls how he started painting when he was a young man in Catalonia, then moved to Chile after the Spanish Civil War and [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 748623

  • Destrucción, reconstrucción y desconstrucciones
    Richard, Nelly, 1948-
    1987
    In “Destrucción, reconstrucción y desconstrucciones” (Destruction, Reconstruction, and Deconstructions), Nelly Richard critically reviews the cultural situation in Chile during the military dictatorship (1973–90). It was, in her [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 754460

  • El realismo crítico de José Balmes
    Mellado, Justo Pastor, 1949-
    1996
    Justo Pastor Mellado writes about the life and work of José Balmes, taking as his starting point an exhibition of two of the painter’s works that Mellado defines as paradigmatic: No (1972) and El luche (1994), both of which are [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 778658

  • Historias de mancha : marca, superficie y borde
    Nordenflycht Concha, José de, 1970-
    2000
    José de Nordenflycht discusses Justo Pastor Mellado’s curatorial vision for Chile 100 Años Artes Visuales. He mentions the area that included five painters who all studied at the Universidad de Chile: José Balmes, Samy [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 745760

  • Historias de transferencia y densidad en el campo plástico chileno (1973-2000)
    Mellado, Justo Pastor, 1949-
    2000
    The theorist Justo Pastor Mellado outlines his curatorial approach for the exhibition 1973–2000: Transferencia y densidad. He begins by defining concepts such as “curator,” discussing the term’s evolution in Chile and its [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 740449

  • La escritura sobre la fotografía : campo referencial fuera de campo
    Madrid, Alberto, 1955-
    1998
    This essay by Alberto Madrid is on the exhibition Fotografía: intervenciones, cruces y desvíos. His play of words “field of reference out of field” emerged in the essay questioning the bibliographic references with which [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 767268

  • La noción de filiación
    Mellado, Justo Pastor, 1949-
    1995
    In this essay, Justo Pastor Mellado discusses the works by the painters Pablo Burchard, Gracia Barrios, and José Balmes at the exhibition curated by Francisco González. Pastor Mellado notes that González’s curatorial plan [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 749819

  • La novela chilena del grabado
    Mellado, Justo Pastor, 1949-
    1995
    In this essay Justo Pastor Mellado presents an extension of his theory concerning the vital contribution made by printing to the emergence of “modernity” in Chilean art. The text, arranged in 21 sections, describes the evolution of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 736035

  • Presencia del Signo
    Pérez, Alberto, 1926-1999
    1995
    Alberto Pérez was a member of the Grupo Signo and writes about the group in this text. He discusses what originally led to a form of art whose exponents sought to explore the global sociopolitical situation. He classifies the group’s [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 751514

  • Realismo y crisis de la representación pictórica
    Machuca, Guillermo, 1961-2020
    2000
    In his essay “Realismo y crisis de la representación pictórica” (Realism and Crisis in Pictorial Representation), Guillermo Machuca addresses several critical points regarding the visual arts in Chile during the 1960s. They include, [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 757202

  • Sobre arte y política(s) : contraoficialidad, poder y lenguajes
    Richard, Nelly, 1948-
    1989
       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 patologías en el arte : discusión con Jorge Elliott
    Risco Neira, Ana María
    2004
    This essay is representative of the debate over art that divided Chile in the mid-twentieth century, pitting the figurative values of painting against modern painting and abstract art. That division was reflected in the art produced by two different [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 773343

  • Un arte específicamente americano
    Pérez, Alberto, 1926-1999
    1987
    The author offers a critical, manifesto-style review of the situation in the field of Latin American art and, especially, culture. Alberto Pérez describes himself as an “American,” “Hispanic American,” “Indian [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 754446

  • Un caso de producción de identidad artística
    Mellado, Justo Pastor, 1949-
    1995
    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