Name Descriptor: Ferrari, León, 1920-×
  • [¿Tiene el arte un lugar?...]
    García Canclini, Néstor
    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

  • [La presente muestra de grabados...]
    Ruiz de la Mata, Ernesto
    In this text written on the occasion of the exhibition L’Avant-Garde held at the Galería Colibrí (1965), Puerto Rican critic Ernesto Ruiz de la Mata discusses what he considers an interesting show of avant-garde prints by artists from different [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 863328

  • [Letter, 1964 Diciembre [ca. 20], [Roma] [to] León [Ferrari]
    Alberti, Rafael, 1902-1999
    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
    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] 1967 Julio 2, Saignon [a] León Ferrari
    Cortázar, Julio
    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] [1965 abril?, Roma to] León Ferrari
    Alberti, Rafael, 1902-1999
    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] 1962 Marzo 31, Buenos Aires [to] Jorge Romero Brest
    Córdova Iturburu, C. (Cayetano), 1902-
    The Argentinean art critic Cayetano Córdova Iturburu responds to the survey sent by Jorge Romero Brest in regards to both to the means for and the actual selection of the artists for the 1962 Torcuato Di Tella Institute Prize. The critic proposes to [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 755816

  • [Letter] 1963 agosto 16, Bucarest, [Rumania] [to] León [Ferrari]
    Alberti, Rafael, 1902-1999
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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 Marzo 4, Roma [to] León [Ferrari]
    Alberti, Rafael, 1902-1999
    Rafael Alberti, the Spaniard poet, remarks on how long it has been since they last wrote to each other. He refers affectionately to the Ferrari’s house in Castelar, in the outskirts of Buenos Aires, and mentions his latest poems [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 749320

  • [Letter] 1968 Mayo 15, Londres [to] León [Ferrari]
    Maler, Leopoldo
    Leopoldo Maler writes about the translation of Palabras ajenas [Other People’s Words]. Maler talks about what he is working on, and reports on the writer Tomás Eloy Martínez’s opinion on the situation in Argentina. He also mentions the student [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 744374

  • [Letter] 1968 [Octubre], Londres [to] León [Ferrari]
    Maler, Leopoldo
    Leopoldo Maler writes in detail about the first performance of the London stage production of Listen Here Now. A New Concert for Four Voices and a Soft Drum. He discusses the difficulties concerning the various BBC announcers involved in the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 758807

  • [Letter] 1968 Enero 16, Londres [to León] Ferrari
    Maler, Leopoldo
    Leopoldo Maler wrote to León Ferrari to acknowledge receipt of the work Palabras ajenas [Other People’s Words] (Buenos Aires: Falbo Editor, 1967) written by the latter. Maler, employed by the BBC in London, mentioned, in a general way, films on [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 749158

  • [Letter] 1968 Febrero 5, Londres [to] León [Ferrari]
    Maler, Leopoldo
    Leopoldo Maler writes to Ferrari. He is excited about the book, Palabras ajenas [Other People’s Words], and proposes a stage version to be produced in London, where he lives. Maler mentions certain people who might be interested, suggesting that [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 749166

  • [Letter] 1968 Octubre 2, Londres [to] León [Ferrari]
    Maler, Leopoldo
    Leopoldo Maler, the artist, writes about the London stage production of Palabras ajenas [Other People’s Words], which will use BBC radio announcers; Maler was working at the BBC at the time, and mentions that the stage version will be presented at [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 744047

  • [Letter] 1977 Enero 22, París [to] León [Ferrari]
    Jonquieres, Eduardo
    Eduardo Jonquieres writes from France about the political situation in Argentina and how it affects his friends. He discusses the projects and exhibitions that he’s working on, and gives Ferrari the names of some personal contacts in Europe. There [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 748816

  • [Letter] 1986 Marzo 23, Buenos Aires [to] León [Ferrari]
    Gramuglio, María Teresa
    The document refers to the drawings that León Ferrari contributed to Punto de Vista magazine. It critiques Ferrari’s ideas concerning the relationship between art and repression, while endorsing the variety of functions that are possible in an [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 749322

  • [Lo llamábamos Ho Chi Min...]
    Monzón, Hugo
    Hugo Monzón welcomes León Ferrari to Buenos Aires on his return from exile. Monzón mentions the 1960s political art and Ferrari’s various forms of creative art making, describing his work by means of a concept: “module for repetition [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 744359

  • [Postcard] 1964 diciembre 10, Taormina, Sicilia [to] León Ferrari
    Alberti, Rafael, 1902-1999; León, María Teresa
    In this text the Spanish poet Rafael Alberti and his wife María Teresa León send greetings to the Argentine artist León Ferrari and his wife Alicia, and also comment on their location—Taormina, Sicily. The message concludes by sending their best [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 743737

  • 17 artistas detrás de la dialéctica de lo simple : Tucumán: planta piloto para un nuevo concepto
    Glusberg, Jorge
    Glusberg’s article describes (with a few inaccuracies) Tucumán Arde [Tucumán Is Burning] (1968), the landmark artwork/event produced by the avant-garde of Rosario, Argentina, during the period spanning 1966–68. In terms of the work involved, [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 750378

  • A invenção e a máquina
    Amaral, Aracy A., 1930-
    Aracy Amaral, the Brazilian art critic, discusses the formal qualities of León Ferrari’s work, referring to his inventive use of a machine as a means of reproduction. She can see how Ferrari’s production was affected by the urban environment of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 744392

  • A nova dimensão do objeto
    Amaral, Aracy A., 1930-
    This document presents the show A Nova Dimensão do Objeto curated by Aracy Amaral for the Museu de Arte Contemporânea da Universidade de São Paulo in 1986. Without attempting to collapse the difference between sculptural works and [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111200

  • A trajetória de León Ferrari
    Magalhães, Fábio
    Brazilian critic Fábio Magalhães writes about the works of León Ferrari based on the nexus between artistic internationalization and the artwork’s efficiency in accounting for specific local realities. He also weighs the problem regarding the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 743960

  • Apresentação : desenhos esculturas prismas e retângulos
    Ferrari, León, 1920-
    León Ferrari writes a poetic text in which he describes his working method, beginning from making a line on paper through its conceptual development in space [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 744240

  • Arte en América Latina
    Rojas-Mix, Miguel, 1934-
    Chilean art critic Miguel Rojas Mix provides an overview of the exhibition Art in Latin America held at the Hayward Gallery in London in mid-1989. Rojas Mix’s account attempts to explain the curatorial criteria underlying the show, its organization [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1091066

  • Arte en las calles
    Padín, Clemente, 1939-
    In this essay, the artist and performer Clemente Padín explains the concept of “street art and urban art” following the alternative art exhibition, Tomarte, held in the city of Rosario, Argentina, in April 1990, with the pretense of injecting [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1243093

  • Bom público para as perfomances no Sesc
    The (anonymous) critic mentions the public’s reception of León Ferrari’s performances. The writer of this text discusses both the instrument sculpture — the inverted pendulum — and the music, which the artist himself describes as non- [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 743870

  • Carta a León sobre el caso “Ferrari”
    Noé, Luis Felipe
    Luis Felipe Noé, the artist and art critic, portrays León Ferrari as someone who questions reality, particularly the justice as well as aesthetics and existence itself. He places Ferrari in the hierarchy of generations, pointing out that the artist [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 744385

  • Comunicación a nivel social
    Glusberg, Jorge
    This article—a summary of Tucumán Arde [Tucumán is Burning] when it was still in the process of being realized—is of interest because it identifies the work as belonging to “Arte y comunicación de masas” [Art and mass communications], [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 761492

  • El arte se hace en fotocopias
    García Canclini, Néstor
    Néstor García-Canclini interprets the Blueprints and Xerox copies series by León Ferrari, bringing to the fore Walter Benjamin’s concept of aura. García-Canclini is pointing out the obsessive and asphyxiating nature of Ferrari’s work and also [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 760891

  • El arte tiene un peso político muy fuerte, que puede servir al poder o a las fuerzas que lo combaten : Ferrari
    Malvido Arriaga, Adriana
    Adriana Malvido interviews León Ferrari. They discuss the public’s reception of his work, the popularization of art, art and political systems, the political effectiveness of art and, finally, the Falkland Islands War [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 743805

  • El artista argentino radicado en San Pablo nos trajo todo su “arte nuevo” : León Ferrari entrecruzadas varillas de acero para sus esculturas “musicales”
    Feinsilber, Jorge
    The critic mentions Ferrari’s return to Argentina and the art milieu of Buenos Aires. He also talks about the works in this exhibition as well as the ones that Ferrari created in São Paulo [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 744032

  • Expone León Ferrari
    Alonso, Alejandro G.
    The critic refers to the defining features of Leon Ferrari’s work, mentioning both its extensive use of signs and its references to the alienation of modern life. The article, which has a distinctly political edge, mentions certain formal aspects [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 743882

  • Exposición de Ferrari en la Casa de las Américas
    López Oliva, Manuel
    Manuel López Oliva writes about the exhibition by León Ferrari in Casa de las Américas in Havana. The Cuban critic portrays Ferrari in political terms, as an anti-imperialist artist, barely referencing his artistic production (plans, photocopies, [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 743896

  • Ferrari e os segredos da metrópole
    Almeida, Miguel de
    The (anonymous) critic who reviews this exhibition suggests that León Ferrari is an innovator artist whose visual writing pieces became the skeleton key to his work. The writer also mentions the humorous and ironic qualities of Ferrari’s floor [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 743910

  • Ferrari e sua arte cheia de variantes
    The (anonymous) critic offers a formal assessment of León Ferrari’s work, pointing out the artist’s interest in the public’s reception and in creative freedom. The writer also refers to the search for an unfinished object and to the artist’s [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 743845

  • Flashartes de León Ferrari
    Ferrari, León, 1920-
    This is a written testimony in poetic prose by the Argentinean artist León Ferrari, in which he describes the first of a series of calligraphic works that may be seen either as texts or drawings. He mentions the countless number of copies, tying [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111207

  • Fresco sobre la agresión neocolonialista : intenso y poético experimento de comunicación política y estética
    Jacoby, Roberto
    Roberto Jacoby, the artist and art critic, discusses the stage version of León Ferrari’s Palabras Ajenas [Other People’s Words] in his review of a performance, and mentions the role of the audience. Jacoby discusses the declining aesthetic [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 743946

  • García Lorca espera en la Cámara de Diputados
    Hernández Rosselot
    The (anonymous) critic offers a formal assessment of León Ferrari’s work, mentioning the fact that Ferrari is an engineer. The writer also mentions that the Spanish Republicans living in Buenos Aires had commissioned a sculpture for Federico Garc [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 743832

  • Integration and resistance in the global era : personal reflections on the 10th Havana Biennial = Integración y resistencia en la era global : reflexiones personales sobre la X Bienal de La Habana
    Herzberg, Julia P.
    This art magazine article reviews the 10th Bienal de La Habana organized around the theme “Integration and Resistance in the Global Era.” It exhibits works in all media that explore the effects of globalization on economies, natural [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1344023