Topic Descriptor: Argentine×
  • Leandro Katz : una decada de obra=a decade of work
    Herzberg, Julia P.
    1995
    This exhibition essay by guest curator Julia P. Herzberg addresses two major long-term projects by Leandro Katz. The Catherwood Project (1985–1995, 2001) is a photographic reconstruction of the two mid-nineteenth century expeditions of John [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1469667

  • Leandro Erlich: Neighbors
    Herzberg, Julia P.
    2001
    This exhibition brochure, written by guest curator Julia P. Herzberg, explains the ideas behind Leandro Erlich’s installation Neighbors. The brochure contains her curatorial statement and a brief artist’s biography. It describes Neighbors [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1343991

  • Topatumba
    Girondo, Oliverio, 1891-1967
    The experimental poem by Olivero Girondo “Topatumba” is characterized by a strong rhythm that results from the frequent use of alliteration and proliferation of compound neologisms based on the same semantic roots, lack of punctuation, and the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1280219

  • Arte Argentino del pasado y del presente
    Asociación Estímulo de Bellas Artes (Buenos Aires, Argentina)
    1943
    In 1943, an exhibition of one hundred and seven Argentinean artists, consisting of late 19th- century and early 20th-century painters and sculptors, was held in Montevideo under the auspices of the National Commission of Fine Arts of Montevideo and [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1228201

  • Cae decorado de Berni bajo la piqueta del G.O.U
    1944
    This article reports on the destruction of a theater set made by Antonio Berni at the Teatro del Pueblo in Buenos Aires. The report mentions the situation that artists were facing under the repressive measures of the G.O.U. (a group of Argentinian [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1225213

  • Urruchúa
    Arzadun, Carmelo de, 1888-1968
    1939
    This article reveals the bonds that existed between the two AIAPE organizations in the Río de la Plata region (in Montevideo and Buenos Aires). This relationship helped to foster gatherings and exhibitions of works by artists with similar aesthetic [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1224405

  • Demetrio Urruchúa con Nosotros
    1939
    The (unknown) author of this article reports and comments on the exhibition of works by the Argentinian painter, printmaker, and muralist Demetrio Urruchúa at the Ateneo de Montevideo. The article specifically mentions certain iconographic aspects [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1223661

  • El mensaje de A. Berni
    Vitureira, Cipriano S. (Cipriano Santiago), 1907-
    1938
    This essay notes the bonds of friendship and ideological affinity that existed between the multifaceted Antonio Berni, whose paintings are steeped in realism and social awareness, and his fellow travelers in Uruguay. This friendship between the AIAPE [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1223596

  • [Letter] 1943 Julio 20, Buenos Aires [to] Presidenta de la Federación de Estudiantes Plásticos del Uruguay
    Oliva Navarro, Juan Carlos, 1888-; Mazza, Raul, 1888-
    1943
    This letter from the Asociación Estímulo de Bellas Artes (AEBA) in Argentina to the Federación de Estudiantes Plásticos del Uruguay (FEPU) invited the Uruguayan students to attend the opening of the exhibition Arte argentino del pasado y del [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1210802

  • ¿Fuera del centro?: arte argentino en las colecciones venezolanas
    Arestizábal, Irma
    1995
    The researcher Irma Arestizábal comments on the placement of Argentinean avant-garde art, (always at the margin) in relationship to the hegemonic art centers. She writes based on a selection of works of Argentinean artists that appear in [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1162631

  • Por un arte revolucionario
    Grupo Espartaco
    2003
    This document is a short manifesto written in 1959 by the Argentinean collective, Grupo Espartaco. The writers denote the importance of art as revolutionary and state that their mission is to integrate the visual arts with political action and social [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1126485

  • Del patrioterismo en el arte
    Malharro, Martín
    1903
    Despite the title “Del patrioterismo en el arte,” in this article the Argentinean painter Martín Malharro rejects the idea of a narrowly prescribed and defined national art school. He partially does so in opposition to the influence of the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1125318

  • Pintura y escultura : reflexiones sobre un arte nacional
    Malharro, Martín
    1903
    This article was written by Argentinean artist Martín Malharro in 1903 in the first issue of Ideas magazine. In the article, Malharro investigates the notion of an Argentinean national art, and insists that artists should pursue the creation of a [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1125302

  • [Chicago Latino]
    Sorell, V. A. (Victor A.)
    1992
    This exhibition catalog, Chicago Latino, was part of an intercultural dialogue initiated by two “socially-minded arts groups,” the 369 Gallery of Edinburgh, Scotland, and the Near Northwest Arts Council of Chicago, Illinois. The exhibition [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1056360

  • Antonio Sequí
    Pieyre de Mandiargues, André, 1909-1991
    1969
    This short essay was written for the 1969 exhibition catalog of lithographs by Argentine artist Antonio Seguí held at the Galería Colibrí in Puerto Rico. In it, French writer André Pieyre de Mandiargues (1909–1991) asserts that Seguí is an [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 860059

  • Nuevos valores en la pintura argentina : ¿abstracción o figuración?
    Squirru, Rafael, 1925-
    1958
    This article written by the Argentine critic, Rafael Squirru, takes a position on the antinomy between figurative and nonfigurative art as debated in the current era (1958). The writer states that, first and foremost, he allows matters that may be [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 824451

  • Víctor Chab
    Pellegrini, Aldo
    This text introduces the work of Víctor Chab, stating that the theme of his paintings has always been the world of marvels. Starting with the magic of geometry, Chab moved toward mythic animals until he achieved complete refinement of the image. The [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 821105

  • La tradición de lo nacional
    Traba, Marta
    1978
    Based on “the tradition of the national”—described as the assemblage of historical reflections regarding said subject on Latin American culture—the Argentina-born but Colombia-based critic, Marta Traba, performed a review of the documentary [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 815744

  • Marta Traba : una mujer que nos vio como nosotros no nos hemos podido ver
    Fernández Zavala, Margarita
    1985
    The Puerto Rican historian Margarita Fernández Zavala describes what Marta Traba accomplished during the year and a half she spent in Puerto Rico. She stresses how important Traba was to her students, and explains how she critically reviewed, [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 805333

  • Breve historia del arte argentino
    Bayón, Damián
    1987
    This brief but thorough review by the Argentine critic Damián Bayón explores the development of Argentine art from the eighteenth century to the present day. He mentions artists, architects, and sculptors who have helped to define the concept of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 805103

  • Lasansky and the Hayter circle: an ad hoc note
    Gilbert, Creighton
    1948
    After receiving a Guggenheim fellowship to travel to the United States in 1943, Buenos Aires-born Mauricio Lasansky spent eight months working at Stanley William Hayter’s Atelier 17 in New York City. In this essay, Creighton Gilbert examines how [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 802014

  • Suplemento explicativo de nuestro “Manifiesto” : a propósito de ciertas críticas
    1924
    This article defines the magazine Martín Fierro using criticism sent to Roberto Mariani in this publication; it was published by this same journal under the title “Martín Fierro y yo” [Martín Fierro and I]. His text emphasized four aspects [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 795293

  • [Muchos se preguntan: ¿cuál es la relación entre el arte concreto y lo que el pensamiento...?]
    Maldonado, Tomás, 1913-
    1950
    Prologue by Tomás Maldonado included in the catalogue for the Exposición Arte Concreto: Pinturas / Esculturas / Dibujos [Concrete Art Exhibition: Paintings/ Sculptures/Drawings], which took place at Instituto de Arte Moderno in 1950. The artists [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 794740

  • [Las obras expuestas dan una idea ajustada...]
    Berni, Antonio, 1905-1981
    1952
    Antonio Berni writes about Nuevo Realismo [New Realism], which he defines as an aesthetic identity that, in Latin America, vacillates between form and content [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 794426

  • Polémica : nuevo realismo
    Berni, Antonio, 1905-1981
    1941
    In order to provide a clear explanation of his great interest in New Realism, Antonio Berni speaks out against the War and fascism [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 793785

  • Quirós - Torres García
    Berni, Antonio, 1905-1981
    1945
    Antonio Berni writes about the Primer Salón de Arte Plástico [First Salon for the Visual Arts], the Uruguayan art exhibition organized by Latitud magazine in 1945. He also reviews paintings by Cesáreo Bernaldo de Quirós, comparing them to the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 793364

  • This abstract is by an architect who helped to design the new London Bank : Testa-master of all arts
    Kemble, Kenneth, 1923-
    1961
    Kenneth Kemble writes about the architect and painter Clorindo Testa, focusing on his ability to work with the essential. Kemble discusses Testa’s exhibition of abstract paintings at Galería Bonino (Buenos Aires) and is taken aback with the use of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 792705

  • Sobre el meridiano de una gaceta
    Borges, Jorge Luis, 1899-1986
    1927
    Jorge Luis Borges points out the cultural distance that separates the Americas from Madrid, which then makes evident the impossibility of Guillermo de Torre’s proposal. Borges states: “Madrid does not understand us”; he enumerates a list of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 790606

  • Sindicalismo a “outrance”
    Canale, Mario A., 1890-1951
    1933
    Mario Canale criticizes a campaign organized as much by institutions dedicated to arts education, such as the Mutualidad de Estudiantes de Bellas Artes [Society of Fine Arts Students], as by Communist activists under the influence of David Alfaro [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 789687

  • Rol de “Martín Fierro” en la renovación poética actual
    Méndez, Evar, 1888 -1955
    1927
    Evar Méndez’s text brings about a critical balance of the Martin Fierro journal’s actions and what they meant to the Argentinean literary renewal throughout its entire publication span. He points out that the journal gathered, from its founding [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 787863

  • Punto de partida
    Romero Brest, Jorge
    1948
    As its title suggests, this article is an introduction to Ver y estimar. Cuadernos de crítica artística. The text explains that these notebooks were created “so that a group of scholars might fill their pages . . . with the results of the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 787253

  • Discusión del cubismo
    Bayón, Damián
    1953
    Damián Bayón provides a far-reaching reading of Cubism on the basis of an exhibition held at the Musée d’Art Moderne de Paris that ran from February to April 1953. Before delving into specific concerns, he explains the overall perspective of his [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 787233

  • Un artículo sensacional de Richards sobre la arquitectura actual
    Bayón, Damián
    1950
     Damián Bayón reviews an article by J. M. Richards that appeared in the magazine Architectural Review in March 1950 that questioned some aspects of modern architecture. Bayón analyzes its development within the discipline and believes it is the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 786430

  • Ramón Gómez Cornet
    Bayón, Damián
    1950
    In this article, Damián Bayón analyzes the work of Argentine painter Ramón Gómez Cornet. He states that coming to a just “judgment” of the work will be difficult because he is one of “those [artists] who goes directly to the sensibility of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 786394

  • Los caminos de Gauguin y de Van Gogh
    Bayón, Damián
    1948
    Damián Bayón begins with a brief characterization of the conflicting personalities of Van Gogh and Gauguin, and then characterizes their respective pictorial qualities—drawing, composition, color, impasto, and light—always examining them from a [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 786356

  • Correspondencia : Reflexiones acerca de una exposición
    Bayón, Damián
    1951
    In this article Damián Bayón comments on an exhibition of work drawn from museums in Berlin, which was held at the Petit Palais in Paris. Based on his observations of the European public, Bayón states that the way “to recognize the superior [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 786154

  • Un llamamiento a las Plásticas Argentinas
    Siqueiros, David Alfaro
    1933
    David Alfaro Siqueiros explains that he is working with other painters and sculptors in Argentina and Uruguay to create a monumental visual arts movement for the masses. His goal is to remove works of art from museums, cemeteries, and private [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 786031

  • La pintura argentina contemporánea
    Bayón, Damián
    1960
    In this text, which is the foreword to the catalogue for the exhibition 22 Contemporary Argentine Painters, Damián Bayón establishes the exclusive relationship with Europe of the visual art culture in Argentina, since there was “no relationship [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 785910

  • Para crear en libertad
    Gilio, María Esther
    1980
    Antonio Berni is interviewed by María Esther Gilio, and talks about his training, art criticism, hyperrealism, and the essential Argentine nature of his work [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 785297

  • Visita de Massera al pintor Berni
    1978
    This is an account of the occasion when Admiral Emilio Eduardo Massera, a member of the ruling military junta, visited the Galerías Pacífico in Buenos Aires in 1978, to observe the mural restoration project in which Antonio Berni was engaged [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 785256

  • Los padres de 150 estudiantes detenidos reclaman su libertad
    1971
    The article reports on the public demonstration of the families and close friends of the students at the Escuelas Nacionales de Artes [Fine Arts Schools]—both the Prilidiano Pueyrredón and the Manuel Belgrano (Buenos Aires, Argentina)—who at [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 783688

  • [El Movimiento Estudiantil Docente de las escuelas de bellas artes "Prilidiano Pueyrredón y M. Belgrano"...]
    1971
    This text reports that the students at the Bellas Artes schools, both the Prilidiano Pueyrredón and the Manuel Belgrano (Buenos Aires, Argentina), were detained and accused of usurpation; they had been meeting to guarantee the continuance of the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 783676

  • Procedimiento en Bellas Artes : continúan presos 139 estudiantes : detenidos “por usurpación”
    1971
    The article reports on the continuing detention of the students from both the Escuela Nacional de Bellas Artes Prilidiano Pueyrredón and the Manuel Belgrano (Buenos Aires, Argentina); they had been arrested while attending an assembly within the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 783640

  • La postfiguración
    Glusberg, Jorge
    1982
    Jorge Glusberg authors this text about postfiguration, mentioningthe precedents of this aesthetic viewpoint, along with other historical movements. Moreover, the theoretical aspects of representation, reality, and appearances are analyzed [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 780130

  • La postfiguración
    Whitelow, Guillermo
    1982
    Guillermo Whitelow explains the origin of the La postfiguración exhibition at the Museo de Arte Moderno (Buenos Aires, 1982). He also aesthetically defines “postfiguration” by exploring the nexus between appearances and reality [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 780117

  • [Cuando un artista llega a tener cincuenta años, su estilo está generalmente marcado...]
    Romero Brest, Jorge
    1965
    Jorge Romero Brest, the art critic and director of the Centro de Artes Visuales [Center for the Visual Arts], writes about the style and attitude he sees in Antonio Berni’s work, discussing the changes that can be observed in the artist’s [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 779908

  • Una exposición en Amigos del Arte : 7 pintores
    Estarico, Leonardo
    1935
    Leonardo Estarico critiques the seven artists (Antonio Berni, Lino Enea Spilimbergo, Horacio Butler, Ramón Goméz Cornet, Héctor Basaldúa, Aquiles Badi, and Emilio Pettoruti) who exhibited at Amigos del Arte [Friends of Art [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 779621

  • Nos cerraron la Escuela : perdemos el año
    1971
    This flyer denounces the situation of the Escuela de Bellas Artes Manuel Belgrano (Buenos Aires, Argentina), which was then closed by military orders with no possibility of re-opening. It likewise repudiates the takeover of this institution, and [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 779190

  • El taller total en Bellas Artes : los alumnos de la escuela Pueyrredón intentan una experiencia pedagógica
    Monzón, Hugo
    1971
    This article reports on the student demands at the Escuela Nacional de Bellas Artes Prilidiano Pueyrredón [National School of Fine Arts] in Buenos Aires, Argentina. It also discusses the dismissal of twelve professors and the recognition of the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 779134

  • Resistido por profesores y alumnos : renunció el interventor en Bellas Artes, doce horas después de asumir
    Monzón, Hugo
    1971
    This article reports on the pressure exerted by the assembly of teachers and students whose goal was to ask for the resignation of the administrator appointed by Argentina’s Ministry of Education and Culture, after he had announced that he would [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 779121