Topic Descriptor: activists×
  • Los artistas Plásticos al Pueblo
    This document, the flier handed out by the visual artists who, in August 1963, occupied the city of Montevideo’s Subte exhibition space, contains ideological developments of a local and an international nature. It recognizes the importance of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1231192

  • Los desaparecidos no son líneas de omnibus
    Tomsich, Francisco, 1981-
    In this text, artist and essayist Francisco Tomsich interviews Clemente Padín about his artistic career and the performance he did at the Boxing Club de Barrio Sur in Montevideo in 1987 in which he condemned the forced disappearance of individuals [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1240643

  • Los dibujos de “El Machete” : lista de los que serán expuestos y vendidos a beneficio del periódico, el sábado 24, en la velada de Lenin
    This short article lists forty drawings that were published in El Machete in 1924 along with their titles, original dimensions, and prices, although the names of the draftsmen or the techniques used were not given. The drawings would be exhibited on [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 764140

  • Manifiesto del Sindicato de Obreros Técnicos Pintores y Escultores
    Siqueiros, David Alfaro
    The Manifesto of the Sindicato de Obreros Técnicos Pintores y Escultores (SOTPE) [Technical Workers, Painters, and Sculptors Union] was published in El Machete toward the end of June 1924. It was an attempt to warn the proletariat and the indigenous [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 751080

  • Meta-estéticas de disrupción
    Duque, Alejandro
    The text “Meta-estéticas de disrupción” proposes an approach to the development of new social and power structures based on the dynamics of the production and distribution of knowledge worldwide. Its starting point is the proposal and [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1130118

  • Mexican American Liberation Art Front
    This brief document outlines the history of the Mexican American Liberation Art Front (MALAF). Written collectively by the member artists, it details the mission and goals of the group, linking its development as a critical mouthpiece of the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 847561

  • Mi vida con Siqueiros : Graciela Amador narra su vida con el pintor en forma apasionante (Cuarta y última parte)
    Amador, Graciela
    In 1948, many years after their relationship ended, Graciela Amador relates events from her life with David Alfaro Siqueiros in four articles. This fourth and last article tells how the governor of Jalisco, José Guadalupe Zuno invited Siqueiros to [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 815288

  • Misiva autógrafa de León Trotsky a Diego Rivera
    While living in exile on the Turkish island of Büyükada, Leon Trotsky writes to Diego Rivera, “a close friend of the left wing opposition,” in Mexico. In his letter, the Russian revolutionary recalls his first exposure to reproductions of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 794670

  • Murals/ Public Art
    Baca, Judith Francisca
    In this document, muralist Judith Baca discusses the development of the Chicano mural movement, brought to light in conditions of unrest and injustice in Los Angeles. Baca underlines the unique physical characteristics of Los Angeles that facilitated [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 847448

  • Nationalism and art
    Rivera, Diego, 1886-1957
    In the words of Diego Rivera, certain artists made use of the concepts of jingoism and patriotism in a manner that led to the creation of a completely bourgeois art form. He sees, as an example, the ghost of Nazism and the persecution of the Jews in [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 786563

  • No hay mas ruta que la nuestra : Importancia nacional e internacional de la pintura mexicana moderna
    Siqueiros, David Alfaro
    This is a collection of articles by David Alfaro Siqueiros in which he restates the principles of an art about war, linking it to the great artistic traditions expressed in the work of artists such as Dr. Atl, José Clemente Orozco, and Diego Rivera [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 774358

  • Nuestra acción y su inercia : primera réplica del Centro de Arte Realista Moderno
    Siqueiros, David Alfaro
    Once the Centro de Arte Realista was founded, David Alfaro Siqueiros refers to the successes of the last 40 days. He awaits the response from the opposition to the proposals made about “La Pintura Mexicana Moderna”. The Centro’s first success [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 751153

  • Nuevas posturas de Diego Rivera : Provocó un motín entre los estudiantes de la Universidad de Columbia
    This article reports on events that took place in 1933 at Columbia University in New York, where students went on strike to protest the dismissal of “an economics professor who had expressed radical ideas.” A meeting was arranged at which the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 798400

  • Orozco, el precursor formal-profesional
    Siqueiros, David Alfaro
    In his essay written in the form of a letter, David Alfaro Siqueiros refers to four of José Clemente Orozco’s major areas of interest as he looks back on the life of the recently deceased painter, identifying him as an artist and a friend, and as [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 735414

  • Pintando, las minorias ganan la calle
    Solórzano Foppa, Julio
    In this text, the Mexican writer Julio Solórzano contextualizes a lecture that the Chicago mural painter and activist John Weber gave while in Mexico and includes a brief history of Latino murals in Chicago. Solarzano explains that the mural [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 840561

  • Pinturas en las escuelas
    The article refers to the “revolutionary painter brigades” commissioned by the Departamento de Bellas Artes to represent “the Mexican socialist struggle” and the “philosophy of the new teaching” in various murals within official schools [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 752997

  • Protesta del S. R. de P. y E. Por nuevas profanaciones de pinturas murales
    Siqueiros, David Alfaro
    In El Machete, number 13 (September 11-18, 1924), Siqueiros rails against the recent desecration of Orozco and Rivera’s murals. He accuses as false revolutionaries those who minimize the problem and complains that reactionaries have free rein at [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 751107

  • Puerto Rican artists in the U.S.A. : solidarity, resistance, identity
    Torruella Leval, Susana
    In this essay, curator and art historian Susana Torruella Leval provides an overview of the development of Puerto Rican art institutions and artist activism in New York, from the 1950s to the 1990s. She argues that Puerto Rican artists have played [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 850054

  • Rosendo Salazar artista y poeta
    This article describes the lyrical spirit—pervaded by a proletarian ideology—that characterizes the work of the poet, painter and Mexican worker Rosendo Salazar. The author considers his work part of the school that sees art as a powerful medium [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 736641

  • Si los trabajadores no ponen el remedio, seguirán despilfarrando los diputados seis millones de pesos al año, en automóviles, en gasolina, en coñac, en prostitutas y en tiros disparados al aire
    Siqueiros, David Alfaro
    The author appeals to workers and peasants so that they may learn to carefully elect their representatives to the Lower House, and eliminate the thieves and lawmakers bon vivants who squander for their own benefit six and a half million pesos of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 764057

  • Siqueiros rompe con el director de la Escuela Universitaria de Bellas Artes de San Miguel Allende : donde ejecuta un mural y le lanza gravísimas acusaciones que conmovieron al sector intelectual del país
    Siqueiros, David Alfaro
    The mural being painted by David Alfaro Siqueiros at the Escuela Universitaria de Bellas Artes in San Miguel Allende would be interrupted by disagreements with the school’s director, Alfredo Campanella. The director offers Siqueiros a change in his [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 786052

  • Taller Alma Boricua: reflecting on twenty years of the Puerto Rican workshop, 1969-1989
    Dimas, Marcos
    Marcos Dimas, an artist and cofounder of Taller Boricua [Puerto Rican Workshop], relates the early history and ideals of the Taller. The three main objectives of the artists who founded the collective were: 1) to create a forum for the artistic [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 796749

  • Testimonios : Giangrandi, Granada, Rodríguez : Taller 4 rojo
    Ruiz Gómez, Darío, 1936-
    This text by writer Darío Ruiz Gómez was written on the occasion of an exhibition of prints by artists Umberto Giangrandi, Carlos Granada, and Fabio Rodríguez. Ruiz Gómez contrasts Colombian art’s widespread lack of commitment with the vitality [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1130853

  • The artist and the community
    Ortiz, Rafael Montanez
    In this essay, Rafael Montañez Ortiz, an artist of Puerto Rican descent born in the United States, relates his early history as an artist and activist working in New York City during the 1950s, ’60s, and ’70s. He provides a firsthand account of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 798718

  • The Frescoes of Diego Rivera
    Evans, Ernestine
    Ernestine Evans reviews Diego Rivera’s murals, referring to their artistic and political values. In this introductory essay she discusses the murals at the Escuela Nacional Preparatoria, the SEP (Ministry of Public Education), and the School of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 752555

  • The heuristic power of art
    Escobar, Elizam, 1948-
    This text by Elizam Escobar, a noted Puerto Rican nationalist, artist, and writer, is a largely autobiographical account of his artistic and political evolution in the island and the United States. Written in prison, the essay reflects on his [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 840634

  • The melting pot concept : and the "am-e-Rican" dream
    Dimas, Marcos
    Marcos Dimas, artista y cofundador del Taller Boricua, ofrece en este prefacio una breve perspectiva general de la evolución del Taller desde la década de setenta al año 2000. En el texto, Dimas describe las dificultades que tuvo que superar el [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 796552

  • The need for change: The Young Lords Party
    Luciano, Felipe; Simone, Kristen; Moreno Vega, Marta
    In this issue of Caribe, dedicated to the New York-based activist group, the Young Lords Party, Dr. Marta Moreno Vega justifies their relevance to the mission of the Caribbean Cultural Center of improving the living conditions of Hispanics and people [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 842384

  • The position of the artist in Russia today
    Rivera, Diego, 1886-1957
    This article by Diego Rivera discusses the position of the artist in the Soviet Union. For Rivera, the most salient aspect of Soviet artistic production was the theater, which works for the masses and, in turn, the masses consume it. Western or [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 786545

  • The work of Diego Rivera
    Paine, Frances Flynn
    This essay by Frances Flynn Paine covers the life and career of Diego Rivera, emphasizing its romantic aspects as well as his early vocation, his extraordinary imagination, his great intelligence, and his passionate temperament. The narrative is [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 812268

  • Thoughts on la cultura, the media, con Safos and survival
    Montoya, José, 1932-
    In this essay, poet and artist José Montoya elaborates on the crucial role of the media—especially for Chicanos who historically have been negatively portrayed in the United States. Switching seamlessly between Spanish and English, Montoya relates [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 795563

  • Turning it around : chicana art critic Yvonne Yarbro-Bejarano discusses the insider/outsider visions of Ester Hernández and Yolanda López
    Yarbro-Bejarano, Yvonne
    In this document Chicana art critic Yvonne Yarbro-Bejarano analyzes important works by two prominent Chicana visual artists, Ester Hernández and Yolanda López in order to show how both women subvert popular imagery and iconography to reclaim it [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 847421

  • Un problema técnico sin precedente en la historia del Arte : El muralismo figurativo y realista en el exterior
    Siqueiros, David Alfaro
    During the construction of Mexico City’s UNAM campus, which was begun in 1950, architects and artists worked together to create buildings with murals on exterior walls. In this lengthy lecture, David Alfaro Siqueiros outlines the history of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 751205

  • Una carta de los intelectuales uruguayos al presidente Roosevelt
    Ortiz Saralegui, Juvenal, 1907-1959; Bazurro, Domingo, 1886-1962; Michelena, Bernabé 1888-1963; Del Cioppo, Atahualpa; Berdía, Norberto, 1900-; Lázaro, Enrique; Laborde, Guillermo
    This document is a letter from a group of Uruguayan intellectuals—among them eminent visual artists like Guillermo Laborde, Bernabé Michelena, Domingo Bazzurro, and Carlos Prevosti— to President Franklin D. Roosevelt joining in the international [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1201942

  • Yolanda López
    Crockford, Michael; Dolak, Kelly J.; Exposito, Alessandra V.; Fredman, Gina F.; Mormile, Linda M.; Polanco, Katiusca; Roman, Miguel A.
    In this essay, Michael Crockford discusses how the artistic practices of Yolanda Lopez combine feminism, activism, and community building. He observes that Lopez challenges indeed lowly depictions of Mexican-Americans in the United States by [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 841963