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  • El capitalismo y la inteligencia
    Casanovas, Martí, 1894-1966
    This article, published in Revista de avance in 1927, was written by the young essayist and journalist born in Catalonia, Martí Casanovas. Here, he sets forth a fierce criticism of the way the capitalist production system affects and determines the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1299384

  • Ubicación intelectual de Figari
    Methol Ferré, Alberto, 1929-2009
    This brief article by Alberto Methol Ferré, published in 1960, provides the first indications of a specific change in the painter Pedro Figari’s philosophy. For decades his fame as a painter had largely obscured his philosophical thinking. In this [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1258141

  • Arte simple : por Cipriano Santiago Vitureira, Editorial Nueva América
    Del Cioppo, Atahualpa
    The author discusses Arte simple, the recently published book by Cipriano Santiago Vitureira. The Uruguayan columnist notes Vitureira’s poetic sensitivity, and expresses his conviction that art can drive social change. Atahualpa del Cioppo does not [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1223119

  • Declaración de los intelectuales frente al paro nacional
    Sanín Cano, Baldomero, 1861- 1957
    “Declaración de los intelectuales colombianosdurante el paro general” is an open letter dated May 8, 1957 published in issue No. 13 of the magazine Mito. It is signed by twenty-five people, among them politicians, writers, poets, and artists. [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1185102

  • Boletín de TESEO
    Agrupación de Artistas y Escritores Uruguayos
    The Boletín de TESEO is the newsletter published by the AAEU (Agrupación de Artistas y Escritores Uruguayos), the association of Uruguayan artists and writers whose memorandum of association appears in this Boletín Nº 1, Year 1, August 25, 1923. [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1182637

  • Testimonio : El intelectual de izquierda y cierta estética revolucionaria
    “Testimonio: El intelectual de izquierda y cierta estética revolucionaria” the editorial published in issue Nº 7 (April–May, 1960) of Revista Sardio (Caracas, 1958–61) analyzes and compares the validity and authenticity of commitment in the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1172252

  • Ugarte Eléspuru : el pincel y el ideal
    Ormeño, Guadalupe
    The subject of this interview is the Peruvian artist, writer, and critic Juan Manuel Ugarte Eléspuru, who was at that time the director of the ENBA (Escuela Nacional de Bellas Artes) in Peru. The conversation refers to the institution’s trajectory [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1141681

  • La misión docente del escritor y el artista
    Salazar Bondy, Sebastián
    This text is a transcription of the speech given by writer Sebastián Salazar Bondy at the first convention organized by the Asociación Nacional de Escritores y Artistas (ANEA); the event was held in Lima in September 1955. In Salazar Bondy’s view [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1138790

  • Manifiestos : non Serviam
    Huidobro, Vicente, 1893-1948
    “Non Serviam,” a manifesto written by Chilean poet Vicente Huidobro, records his rejection of naturalism in poetry. He declares that poets should no longer imitate or reproduce nature; instead, they should create distinct new worlds [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1126176

  • RAYAS update
    Armas, José
    This document, composed in 1978 by writer José Armas, is a report on the state of the organization, Revolución Artística y Acción Social (RAYAS), and is also an appeal for action on outstanding issues. RAYAS, a group founded by Armas and other [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1082329

  • A Union of Chicanos Writers
    Armas, José
    This brief document by writer José Armas summarizes the ideas of a group of Chicano writers and artists from the states of Washington, California, Texas, and New Mexico who met in Lubbock, Texas, with the intention of forming an artistic and [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1082215

  • Union de Artistas y Escritores Chicanos
    Armas, José
    This report by José Armas is of a meeting between multiple Chicano artists and writers, held for the purpose of establishing a union in support of the promotion of Chicano cultural production. The document provides detailed background information on [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1081640

  • Sobre el exilio exterior y el exilio interior
    Torres Martinó, José Antonio, 1916-2011
    With a nod to the ideas of the Mexican writer, Octavio Paz, Puerto Rican artist José Antonio Torres Martinó observes that some writers suffer from two kinds of exile. In addition to the exterior exile, or physical separation from their country, [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 854233

  • [Letter] 1935 December 4th, México D.F [to] League of American Writers
    Cabada, Juan de la
    Juan de la Cabada reports on progress in organizing a Congreso Continental de Científicos [Scientists’ Continental Congress] in Mexico City under the direction of Víctor Manuel Villaseñor in accordance with the resolutions of the American [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 801625

  • Juan Marinello : lo que pensamos de él
    Abreu Gómez, Ermilo, 1894-1971
    Ermilo Abreu Gómez interviews Cuban Juan Marinello for Frente a Frente [Face to Face], the journal of the Liga de Escritores y Artistas Revolucionarios (LEAR) [League of Revolutionary Writers and Artists]. In the interview, the key issue of artistic [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 779388

  • Francis Toor
    Rivera, Diego, 1886-1957
    On the occasion of Frances Toor’s death, Diego Rivera, who was a friend and collaborator of Toor’s, dedicated an article in remembrance of the fundamental role that the American writer and editor played in the dissemination of Mexican art, in [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 760390

  • Arte y nacionalismo
    After criticizing the painters of the Escuela Nacional Preparatoria (ENP), the newspaper El Demócrata speaks of the triumphs Mexico achieved abroad, through singers, writers, and the architects during the Río de Janeiro Expo. These are our [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 758022

  • La pintura en México
    Cosío Villegas, Daniel, 1898-1976
    Daniel Cosío Villegas wonders why the natural order of having better writers than artists—painters, to be more precise—has been inverted in Mexico. He concludes that there are many reasons: an intense nationalism in politics as well as in [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 755305

  • El quebrantahuesos
    Lihn, Enrique, 1929-1988; Parra, Nicanor, 1914-2018; Jodorowsky, Alejandro, 1929-
    This was an interdisciplinary poetry project produced by Nicanor Parra in 1952. Parra worked with Enrique Lihn and Alejandro Jodorowsky to create Quebrantahuesos, a sheet of paper measuring 55 x 40 centimeters which they covered with newspaper [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 752517

  • La narrativa de Diamela Eltit : un nuevo paradigma socio-literario de lectura
    Brito, Eugenia, 1950-
    In her essay “La narrativa de Diamela Eltit: un nuevo paradigma socio-literario de lectura” (Diamela Eltit’s Narrative: A New Socio-Literary Paradigm for Reading), Eugenia Brito discusses Eltit’s “writing” (l&rsquo [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 751690

  • La redefinición del contrato simbólico entre escritor y lector : La Nueva Novela, de Juan Luis Martínez
    Brito, Eugenia, 1950-
    After the 1973 coup d’état in Chile, the country’s literature underwent a process of transformation that prompted a redefinition of concepts such as, among other things, the roles of writers and readers as well as their limits and [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 751667

  • Prólogo
    Ferrari, León, 1920-
    León Ferrari explains the method he used to develop the text based on reports from the news media. He discusses his ideas for staging the work [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 744409

  • Juan Luis Martínez : La nueva novela la memoria secreta
    Merino, Roberto, 1961-
    Roberto Merino discusses La nueva novela [The New Novel] by Juan Luis Martínez, concentrating on specific pages in the book and questioning its operations. He addresses the photograph that Lewis Carroll took of Alice Lidell, which Martí [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 738166

  • Figuras inquietas : Marinetti
    Gómez de la Serna, Ramón, 1888-1963
    From Madrid, the Spanish avant-garde poet Ramón Gómez de la Serna wrote a concise profile of Filippo Tomasso Marinetti that was taken up by the Mexican cultural press. De la Serna refers to a certain appeasement of spirit in his friend the Futurist [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 737453