Topic Descriptor: avant-garde×
  • Carácter y tendencias de la revolución vanguardista
    Ballón, Juan Francisco
    This article by Juan F. Ballón is about the avant-garde revolution that took place in the 1930s in Peru, which he believes was inspired “by childish and propitiatory feelings.” He claims that despite its apparent utilitarianism, this movement is [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1151280

  • Carlos Augusto Vergara
    Oiticica, Hélio, 1937-1980
    This is a poetic critique of Carlos Vergara’s work, written by Hélio Oiticica. The review posits questions concerning the history of Brazilian modern art in which Oiticica, referring to Vergara’s pieces, identifies what he calls a work of art’ [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110552

  • CAyC : El arte como conciencia en la Argentina : Luís Pazos y Juan Carlos Romero: Charla a propósito de la muestra Hacia un perfil del arte latinoamericano (GT-138)
    Centro de Arte y Comunicación (Buenos Aires, Argentina)
    This text characterizes the nature of the talk given by Luis Pazos and Juan Carlos Romero at the Centro De Arte y Comunicación [Center for Art and Communication] (CAyC) in connection with the show Hacia un perfil del arte latinoamericano [Towards a [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 761129

  • Ciclo de Arte Experimental : Rosario/1968
    Boglione, Osvaldo Mateo
    For their first presentation in the Ciclo de Arte Experimental [Experimental Practices of Art Series], this group of artists in Rosario, Argentina, printed a new flier that they all signed. The text outlined the premises and claims upon which the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 753838

  • Circular a todos los gremios
    Quagliaro, Héctor; Zubiri, Juan Carlos
    This circular, signed by the regional secretary and the secretary for Press and Propaganda of the CGT (Confederación General del Trabajo) [General Work Confederation] of Rosario is addressed to the union members in order to inform them on the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 761529

  • Clérigo-Stalinismo Versus Cultura y Verdad
    Rivera, Diego, 1886-1957
    Diego Rivera denounces the “sordid sabotage” that the French poet André Breton has been subjected to at the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de México: as an action driven by a network of intellectuals controlled by the Soviet [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 794683

  • Compromiso y arte
    Carreira, Ricardo, 1942-1993
    In this text, Ricardo Carreira distances himself from the idea that the artist or artwork must be committed “by moral requirement.” In his judgment, “The problem arises when we attempt to describe art’s degree of effectiveness.” The [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 760298

  • 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

  • Comunicados emitidos ante los sucesos del Premio G. Braque 68
    FATRAC (Frente Antimperialista de Trabajadores de la Cultura)
    The FATRAC (Frente Antiimperialista de Trabajadores de la Cultura [Culture Workers’ Anti-Imperialist Front]) was the cultural arm of the PRT (Partido Revolucionario de los Trabajadores [Revolutionary Workers Party]), which played an active role in [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 750938

  • Consideraciones sobre la expresión heroica
    Ortiz Saralegui, Juvenal, 1907-1959
    Juvenal Ortiz Saralegui discusses Vicente Basso Maglio’s ideas about what the literary critic describes as “heroic expression,” with oblique references to the painting of another Uruguayan, Rafael Barradas. Based on literary ideas in particular [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1225615

  • Cuatro azules : Feininger, Jawlensky, Kandinsky, Paul Klee : exposición : óleos, acuarelas, grabados, litografías : Biblioteca Nacional de Mexico, del 24 de noviembre al 1o. de diciembre de 1931
    Biblioteca Nacional de México
    The Art Salon of the SEP [Ministry of Public Education] (1931-1934), as coordinated by the painters Francisco Díaz de León and Gabriel Fernández Ledesma—who represented both the Departamento de Bellas Artes de la Secretaría de Educación Pú [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 733040

  • Cuenta y balance
    List Arzubide, Germán
    This is a summing up, by one key figure of the estridentista movement and of its impact, in spite of the small size of the group. Germán List Arzubide recounts, twenty years later, what Estridentismo consisted of, how the movement started as a [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 737609

  • Cultura : (Trabajo leído el 27/12/68 en el Primer Encuentro de Buenos Aires “Cultura 1968”)
    Ferrari, León, 1920-
    In this text León Ferrari (1920–2013) claims responsibility for three occurrences in 1968: the meeting between artists who had been linked to political art for some time with others who had just begun working in this trend; the breakup of the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 761370

  • De "Opinião-65" à 18ª Bienal
    Arantes, Otilia Beatriz Fiori
    Looking through the prism of her philosophical education, Otília Arantes explores the different approaches taken as a result of the Brazilian political situation⸺following the military coup d’etat that installed an iron-fisted [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110641

  • De cómo nuevamente se pretende dar oxígeno a una pintura que hace tiempo ha muerto
    Boglione, Osvaldo Mateo
    This manifesto implies a new rejection of the sanctioned art circuit in the city of Rosario, Argentina. The text repeats the same messages expressed in the group’s first manifesto (“Ante la cultura mermelada [Concerning the Marmalade Culture [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 753450

  • Declaração de princípios básicos da vanguarda
    Mattar, Sami; Barata, Frederico; Colares, Raymundo; ESCOSTÉGUY, Pedro; Escostéguy, Solange; Landin, Renato; Vergara, Carlos; Morais, Frederico, 1936-; Nogueira Lima, Maurício; Zílio, Carlos; Rodrigues, Glauco; Clark, Lygia; Oiticica, Hélio, 1937-1980; Pape, Lygia; Maiolino, Anna Maria; Gerchman, Rubens, 1942-2008; Dias, Antônio, 1944-
    This manifesto—whose proponents were headed by the visual artist Antonio Dias—is essentially a statement of the principles that were adopted by a group of Brazilian avant-garde artists; these principles were inspired by the spirit of the 1960s [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110371

  • Declaración del grupo de artistas plásticos participantes en la exposición “Homenaje a Latinoamérica”, redactada y leída como ponencia por Ricardo Carpani en “Encuentro Cultura 68”, Diciembre de 1968, Sociedad Argentina de Artistas Plásticos (SAAP) ...
    Carpani, Ricardo
    In his presentation Carpani distances himself from certain ideas proposed by the avant-garde of that era when he defends the individuality of conscience and creation. He denies “the medieval concept that proclaims the end of an artist’s [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 762492

  • Defensa de la juventud disconforme : Testimonio estimulante en una muestra
    This is a review of an exhibition of new art that was held at the Faculty of Medicine during a symposium on social psychopathology. The event was a means of acknowledging the positive role taken by “dissatisfied youth,” both in visual arts’ [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 753865

  • Definición del arte último
    Pérez Reinoso, Ramiro
    The author establishes a contrast between the bourgeois “sincerity of heart” and the “sincerity of the spirit” that characterizes the avant-garde. Ramiro Pérez Reinoso believes that this concept of the heart has been plagued by a “ [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1150787

  • Depois das vanguardas
    Arantes, Otilia Beatriz Fiori
    While this analysis of contemporary Brazilian art by Otília Arantes focuses on the period that spans from 1965 to 1969, it comments as well on the fifties, seventies, and eighties. For the sixties generation, Arantes argues, making art meant [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111295

  • Diálogo con Andre Breton
    Valle, Rafael Heliodoro, 1891-1959
    According to Rafael Heliodoro Valle, the distinguishing feature of the Surrealist movement is that it has “old roots” that set it apart from the rest of the avant-garde. And that, “Mexico, [which] is not a myth,” but has a mythical past has [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 774239

  • Diego Rivera pintor de cámara del gobierno de México
    Siqueiros, David Alfaro
    David Alfaro Siqueiros attacks the implacable enemy of the Liga de Escritores y Artistas Revolucionarios (LEAR) [League of Revolutionary Writers and Artists], the Trotskyite Diego Rivera, “leader and supporter of the Fourth International in Mexico [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 774385

  • Do catálogo Lasar Segall
    Schmidt, Paul Ferdinand, b. 1878
    This text was originally published in German in the catalogue for a 1926 exhibition on [the work of] Lasar Segall at the Staatliche Kunstsamlungen Dresden. Paul Ferdinand Schmidt, the director of this municipal museum in Dresden at the time, compares [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 783271

  • Documentos nadaístas
    Arango, Gonzalo, 1931-1976
    The poet and political thinker Gonzalo Arango discerns poetics in the artistic avant-garde that he invented and named ‘Nadaísmo’ [Nothing-ism] (1958–70), [which is] an art that “has no end, because it is infinite.” The Nadema artists [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1131711

  • Dossier Argentine : Les Fils de Marx et Mondrian
    This report includes an extensive unsigned article as well as a number of important documents and photos. It begins by presenting the placement and positions of “the boldest artists of their country…and one of the most brilliant teams of the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 761610

  • Eduardo Favario : 9 al 21 de septiembre
    Favario, Eduardo
    In the introduction to his proposal, Eduardo Favario stresses that the public should play an active role by means of intervention. He encourages those who had responded to his invitation to set off on an excursion (from the closed venue to another [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 753356

  • Eduardo Ruano expone en el Instituto Di Tella a la Institución Torcuato Di Tella
    Ruano, Eduardo
    Eduardo Ruano’s leaflet denounces the “cultural machine,” identifies a number of recent acts of censorship at different official art institutions (the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, the Museo de Arte Moderno de Buenos Aires), and denounces the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 751352

  • El americanismo de los años 40 y la nueva vanguardia colombiana
    Medina, Alvaro, 1942-
    “El americanismo de los años 40 y la nueva vanguardia colombiana” [The Americanism of the 1940s and the New Colombian Avant-Garde], an essay by the historian Álvaro Medina, published in 1978, discusses the artistic languages inspired by the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1094332

  • El arte al servicio del proletariado
    Siqueiros, David Alfaro
    Given the circumstances of the time, David Alfaro Siqueiros advocated that art should be transparent and dedicated to the struggle; it should be a tool for propaganda that was also open to technical innovation. In his opinion, pure art should wait [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 822471

  • El arte de los significados
    Ferrari, León, 1920-
    This text was presented by León Ferrari (1920–2013) for discussion at the Primer Encuentro Nacional del Arte de Vanguardia [First National Conference of Vanguard Art] (Rosario, Argentina, 1968); it proposed what he called an “arte de los [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 755986

  • El arte fotográfico femenino
    In this issue, Revista de Revistas presents photographic studies by Soledad Espinosa de los Monteros, a student of the teacher Agustín Jiménez at the Escuela de Artes Plásticas. The images that accompany the text have an aesthetic sense in keeping [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 764704

  • El arte peruano de vanguardia: la exposición de Goyburu
    Lora, Juan José, 1902-1961
    The author describes the painter Emilio Goyburu as a “born revolutionary” whose originality was immune to “any academic approach, old or new.” According to Juan José Lora, Goyburu’s work is a “cinematic spectacle of awareness,” in [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1146775

  • El cuestionamiento sobre las Artes Visuales
    Paksa, Margarita
     In this unpublished text, [Margarita] Paksa traces the art history of western culture for the preceding five centuries. Her thesis is that the configuration of a new society would allocate an entirely different function to art within the immediate [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 761382

  • El deber de la nueva generación colombiana : conferencia leída por Armando Solano en el Externado de Derecho el día 18 de junio de 1927
    Solano, Armando, 1887-
    In this text, Colombian journalist Armando Solano urges the new generation of artists to create a nationalism that is “intelligent, profound, and radical,” one that takes root in their place of birth and looks to it for nourishment. At the same [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1107128

  • El happening inoportuno
    This article reports on Eduardo Ruano’s budding artistic career, which was interrupted by his violent political actions at the museum. It also shows that the authorities were mistaken in believing that Ruano’s work was actually the panel that had [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 751325

  • El momento
    Marinello, Juan, 1898-1977
    In "El momento," Juan Marinello announces the existence of a new avant-garde movement in Cuban literature and the arts. Marinello prophesizes a coming “battle” between the new Cuban intellectual scene and the outmoded literary establishment who, [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1125671

  • El movimiento estridentista
    List Arzubide, Germán
    Five years after their first manifesto Actual [see doc. 737463 and doc. 754048], Germán List Arzubide recounted the early activity of the estridentista group. The author began with a description of the group’s leader, the poet Manuel Maples Arce. [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 737784

  • El movimiento estridentista en 1922
    Maples Arce, Manuel, 1900-
    In the same year that the Estridentista manifesto was written, Manuel Maples Arce recounts the progress of both the literary and artistic avant-gardes in Mexico observing that indeed: “the few intellectuals who joined the revolution were corrupt [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 774074

  • El pintor de hoy no sabe qué hacer
    Romero Brest, Jorge
    This unsigned interview with Argentinean critic Jorge Romero Brest published in the weekly Jaque is somewhat alarmist. The main topics addressed—the decline of easel painting in the world over, the avant-garde experience at the Instituto Di Tella [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1244958

  • El triunfo del pintor Manuel Rodríguez Lozano en la exposición de “Contemporáneos”
    When interviewed for his participation in the first exhibition of Los Contemporáneos group, Manuel Rodríguez Lozano replied: “We are not a group but rather four independent painters,” the common denominator among them being “work and honesty [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 800875

  • El vanguardismo en el Brasil
    Peregrino Júnior, João, 1898-
    This article was written by the Argentinean critic Peregrino Junior about the expansion of modern art in Brazil. The writer emphasizes the avant-garde (peripheral to Brazil’s main art world) developed in the small town of Cataguases (state of Minas [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 777342

  • Emilio Ghilioni, Rodolfo Elizalde : 23 al 28 de septiembre
    Ghilioni, Emilio; Elizalde, Rodolfo
    Emilio Ghilioni and Rodolfo Elizalde describe their happening as an endeavor in tandem, the result of endless rounds of critical reexamination of both avant-garde art and the deteriorating state of the traditional nexus between the artwork and the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 753377

  • Enrique Echeverría y su tiempo
    Conde, Teresa del
    In this essay, Teresa del Conde traces the artistic evolution of Enrique Echeverría during the 1950s-1960s; during the years that an artistic renovation was occurring in Mexico. Del Conde explains how from the beginning Echeverría’s career was [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 785772

  • Equipo de contrainformación
    This document by the Equipo de Contrainformación [Counter-information Team] (the only material written by the group) is divided into three sections. The first is a declaration of principles; the second is the script for the historical account ( [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 761451

  • Escándalo
    The incidents during the of the Premio Braque 1968 awards ceremony (brought about by the French embassy in Argentina) were a direct result of the boycott proposed by the artists in reaction to a censorship clause. In this newspaper article, with the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 756482

  • Escuche
    Pizarro Crespo, Emilio
    A poetic text by Emilio Crespo Pizarro that presents the avant-garde artists of Rosario [Argentina] as their era’s men of action, who re-create experience through their “character” and socially engaged “personality [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 734028

  • Esquema geral da nova objetividade
    Oiticica, Hélio, 1937-1980
    The exhibition Nova Objetividade Brasileira was installed at the MAM-Rio (Museu de Arte Moderna, in Rio de Janeiro) from April 6 through 30, 1967, and it came to be considered a landmark event that exposed the various forms of art being produced in [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110372

  • Estética e ideologia: o modernismo em 1930
    LAFETÁ, João Luiz
    This critical essay by João Luiz Lafetá examines Brazilian modernism by distinguishing the “aesthetic project” from the “ideological project” of the literary production during the 1920s and 1930s. The author creates a dialectical division [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110363

  • Exposición de pintores argentinos de vanguardia
    This critique emphasizes the search for Modern art undertaken by the artists at an exhibition mounted at the Asociación de los Amigos del Arte [Friends of Art Association] circa 1930); they were Antonio Berni, Lino Enea Spilimbergo,Horacio Butler [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 763557

  • Fernández Bonina : 1 al 13 de julio
    Fernández Bonina, Tito
    The statement written by Fernández Bonina concerning the happening he presented at the Series is a brief description of the procedure (bring the viewers into an empty room, where there are no objects or other distractions of any kind). He also [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 753852