Topic Descriptor: Marxism×
  • [Letter] 1967 diciembre, Nueva York [to] Oscar Masotta
    Noé, Luis Felipe
    1967
    This document is a letter discussing the book Happenings, written by Oscar Masotta in 1967: his need to break with painting, that is not concerned with the specifics of a work, but with coming to an understanding with the natural environment through [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 740408

  • Arte Antiguo Mexicano
    Rivera, Diego, 1886-1957
    1956
    Rivera claims that societal conditions influence a society’s cultural expression, and insists that making art is an integral part of the social fabric. Speaking from an essentially Marxist platform, he explains that art will disappear in future [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 780488

  • Arte y revolución en América Latina
    Moog, Carlos
    1934
    Carlos Moog writes a theoretical essay on the relationship between aesthetics and politics in Latin America. The author believes that art is a political weapon. He studies the relation between Marxism and art, including the differences in social [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 767917

  • Comiendo y gritando con Berni en N. York
    Ferrari, Santiago
    1977
    Santiago A. Ferrari writes about meeting Antonio Berni in New York; he discusses the artist’s everyday life and the changes in his political views concerning Marxism [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 785353

  • Desbordar los límites
    Buntinx, Gustavo, 1957-
    1984
    This editorial was published in number 4/5 (1984) of U-tópicos. Entornoalovisual, the Peruvian magazine. In the text, Gustavo Buntinx states that, while the Marxist proposal has yet to be carried out, Marxism itself tends to be distorted and reduced [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1292558

  • El arte de liberación y la praxis de la muerte
    Escobar, Elizam, 1948-
    1988
    Puerto Rican artist Elizam Escobar applies semiotic and Marxist theories to analyze social value in art occurring in an historical era that proclaims itself both postmodern and postcolonial. He observes that such discourse renders people oppressed by [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 802830

  • Figuras y aspectos de la vida mundial : El balance del suprarrealismo. A propósito del último manifiesto de André Breton
    Mariátegui, José Carlos, 1894-1930
    1930
    In this text, José Carlos Mariátegui argues that no avant-garde artistic or literary movement has been “as significant historically or important as content as Surrealism.” He asserts that, while Futurism attempted to go beyond formal [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1293479

  • Hacia una crítica marxista del marxismo. Entre Marx y la Estética
    Lauer, Mirko, 1947-; Buntinx, Gustavo, 1957-; Fetscher, Iring, 1922-
    1984
    [This article is] a debate between the German Marxist intellectual Iring Fetscher and the writer Mirko Lauer for the Peruvian magazine U-tópicos Entornoalovisual, moderated by Gustavo Buntinx, the editor of the magazine. This issue of the magazine [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1292607

  • La verdad en el arte : simpatías y diferencias
    Cardoza y Aragón, Luis
    1947
    In this article, the writer Luis Cardoza y Aragón reviews the Tratado de Estética [Aesthetics Treatise] by Luis Vidales Jaramillo, a few months after it was published. The Guatemalan author contextualizes Vidales Jaramillo’s work, describing its [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1089477

  • Las ideas del Señor C. Presidente
    Reynoso, Leobardo
    2006
    Leobardo Reynoso, the representative for the Partido Revolucionario Mexicano (PRM) [Mexican Revolutionary Party], questions the president concerning any Communist influence in the government. President Lázaro Cárdenas replies that there is not and [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 816286

  • Las maneras de la crítica
    Agosti, Héctor Pablo
    1944
    In this essay, the Argentinean critic Héctor Agosti presented the conceptual origins of “artistic critique” from a Marxist ideological viewpoint. He reflects on the complexity of the artistic creativity, which responds, but not automatically, to [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1227475

  • Los artistas concretos, el “realismo” y la realidad
    Maldonado, Tomás, 1913-
    1946
    This is an analytical review of the differences between representative art and the “invention” proposed by the Asociación Arte Concreto — Invención [Concrete Art and Invention Association]. The text claims that representative art is not [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 731518

  • Part II : Andy Loves Marx
    Almaraz, Carlos, 1941-1989
    1973
    This handwritten journal excerpt from Carlos Almaraz has a compilation of notes on his thoughts about the potential Marxism of Andy Warhol’s artistic practice. He suggests that Warhol’s work displays Marxist tendencies in its seriality, which [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1083315

  • Populismo inframarxista
    Abril de Vivero, Francisco
    1977
    In an earlier article written in 1977, the artist Francisco Abril de Vivero challenged the official populist decision to send arts and crafts to the Bienal Internacional de São Paulo. In his opinion, the decision showed “the spirit of demagoguery [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 855232

  • Sobre humanismo
    Maldonado, Tomás, 1913-
    1946
    In this programmatic article, Tomás Maldonado affirms that the Asociación Arte Concreto — Invención [Concrete Art and Invention Association] adheres to humanism by means of a revolutionary path and faith in man’s capacity for pragmatism. At [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 730939

  • Sobre las artes aplicadas a la necesidad revolucionaria y el arte de la invención concreta
    Contreras, Simón
    1946
    This text is a programmatic source that reports the active participation of the Concrete Invention at the core of a socialist construction of the world that would be based on the creation of new natural elements, both mechanical and technical [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 731580

  • The art liberation and the praxis of death
    Escobar, Elizam, 1948-
    1988
    Puerto Rican artist Elizam Escobar applies semiotic and Marxist theories to analyze social value in art occurring in an historical era that proclaims itself both postmodern and postcolonial. He observes that such discourse renders people oppressed by [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 802815