Topic Descriptor: art criticism×
  • ¡Pare de sufrir! decálogo de autoayuda para espectadores intimidados por las exposiciones de arte
    Ospina, Lucas, 1971-
    2008
    The text “¡Pare de sufrir!: Decálogo de autoayuda para espectadores intimidados por las exposiciones de arte,” written by artist and critic Lucas Ospina was initially published on the website http://esferapublica.org on July 15, 2007. It was [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1129782

  • ¿Arte abstracto o arte no figurativo? : [la expresión “arte abstracto” utilizada para referirse a las tendencias]
    Córdova Iturburu, C. (Cayetano), 1902-
    1952
    This document relates the response of critic Córdova Iturburu to the survey regarding abstract art or non-figurative art, in which he leans toward the expression “non-figurative art” because it permits the inclusion of not only the geometric [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 742825

  • ¿Arte abstracto o arte no objetivo? : carta abierta a Guillermo de Torre
    Payró, Julio E., 1899-1971
    1951
    This document is an open letter in which Julio E. Payró declares his difference of opinion with Guillermo de Torre regarding the application of the term “abstract.” This letter responds to the concepts discussed by Torre in the catalog for the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 742838

  • ¿Por qué preferir una mujer a otra?
    1966
    This article is a review of the Premio Torcuato Di Tella 1966 [The Torcuato Di Tella Prize of 1966]; it describes the panorama and points out that on this occasion the Pop artists have rediscovered the attitude of creation; within it the personal is [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 759838

  • ¿Qué ha cambiado en la cultura?
    Lauer, Mirko, 1947-
    1975
    In this editorial article, the Czech–Peruvian poet and critic Mirko Lauer reviews Peruvian culture on the seventh anniversary of the military coup led by General Juan Velasco Alvarado, who installed the self-styled Gobierno Revolucionario de las [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1141459

  • "7 pintores argentinos"
    Rinaldini, Julio
    1935
    Julio Rinaldini criticizes the leaflet with the manifesto of the Seven Artists (Antonio Berni, Lino Enea Spilimbergo, Horacio Butler, Ramón Goméz Cornet, Héctor Basaldúa, Aquiles Badi, and Emilio Pettoruti) who participated in the exhibition at [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 733926

  • “¡Ay, si yo fuera pintor!” : crítica, texto y traducción
    Ospina, Lucas, 1971-
    2006
    Under the title “‘¡Ay, si yo fuera pintor!’: Crítica, texto y traducción”, the artist and critic Lucas Ospina wrote a timely essay. It was published in the second issue of the journal Cuadernos Grises, issued by the Arts Department at the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1130135

  • [¿Tiene el arte un lugar?...]
    García Canclini, Néstor
    1982
    Néstor García Canclini, the anthropologist, professor, and cultural studies theoretician, interprets León Ferrari’s blue-printed and photocopied works, using the “aura” concept that was proposed by Walter Benjamin. He also underscores the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 744316

  • [a supressão da fase material dentro de artístico...]
    Castro, Willys de
    1960
    This essay was published in the leaflet produced for the 1960 solo exhibition of Brazilian painter Willys de Castro at the Galeria Aremar in the city of Campinas. The artist himself defines the most distinctive quality of his visual art, which he [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1090101

  • [Afirmada su vocacion influida por las enseñanzas teóricas y prácticas...]
    Pirovano, Ignacio
    1969
    Ignacio Pirovano presents Enio Iommi’s exhibition (Galería Bonino, September-October, 1969) with a thorough analysis of the different periods involved: his background, the Concrete Art period, the phase begun in 1950 since the dissolution of the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 764773

  • [Al presentar la 6º exposición anual de ARTE NUEVO...]
    Pellegrini, Aldo
    1960
    This foreword by Aldo Pellegrini indicates the changes of direction produced in the period of five years separating the first Arte Nuevo [New Art] exhibition and this sixth show, which he characterizes as a passage from the intellectual to the vital [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 743085

  • [Al tratar de ubicar la presente obra de Ferruccio...]
    Caride, Vicente P.
    1965
    Vicente Caride presents Ferruccio Polacco’s exhibition (Galería Rubbers, Buenos Aires, May 1965), emphasizing his preferences for working with the geometric embodiment of images taken from archaic civilizations. Likewise, he points out the austere [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 765374

  • [Arte Madí]
    Squirru, Rafael, 1925-
    1961
    Rafael Squirru presents the exhibition that conmemorates the first 15 years of Madí Art (Museo de Arte Moderno, Buenos Aires, 1961), highlighting the overt opposition that these dedicated artists must have faced in their research of experimental [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 765426

  • [As mudanças políticas e economicas e as conseqüentes...]
    Mesquita, Ivo
    1995
    According to Ivo Mesquita, it is due to political-economic changes and social crises in Brazil—the results of a colonial project—that the country is influenced by the non-optimistic perspectives that have taken hold in the rest of the world with [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111266

  • [As obras expostas representam...]
    Castro, Willys de
    1959
    The visual artist Willys de Castro reviews the exhibition of drawings by his lifelong friend Hércules Barsotti at the Galeria de Arte das Folhas, in São Paulo. De Castro discusses Barsotti’s technique in great detail, including the clarity of his [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1090866

  • [Cuando un artista pertenece a un grupo]
    Romero Brest, Jorge
    1967
    Jorge Romero-Brest presents Horacio García-Rossi’s exhibition (Galería Rubbers, Buenos Aires, May, 1967), highlighting the fact that he belongs to GRAV (the Paris-based Group of Research on Experimental Visual Arts), though emphasizing the fact [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 763325

  • [Discutir el arte es discutir el hombre...]
    Squirru, Rafael, 1925-
    1960
    Rafael Squirru wrote that the Argentinean artist, Kenneth Kemble was a restless artist, who worked ceaselessly in any of his aesthetic searches. Squirru considers that to talk about aa artwork is tantamount to discussing the man; therefore, he [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 741836

  • [Does present day Latin American art...]
    Amaral, Aracy A., 1930-
    1975
    Aracy A. Amaral asserts that there is no such thing as a unified expression of Latin American art, but instead a desire for cultural integration that has not yet been resolved. She understands that the countries of the Americas share common problems [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 776786

  • [El "Grupo Buenos Aires" que se presenta con esta muestra...]
    Noé, Luis Felipe
    1958
    Luis Felipe Noé begins with the notion that the artistic milieu in which he operates is still in formation, just as the artists of the Grupo Buenos Aires come together through their relation with the societal background. In his judgment, art is just [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 740608

  • [El arte de nuestros dias pone en crisis el concepto de vigencia de las formas expresivas...]
    Paz, Samuel
    1961
    Samuel Paz wrote about the artist’s current situation, brought about by a crisis around the concept of style and a state of hypersensibility, in addition to a demand for inventiveness. The critic emphasized how Luis Gowland Moreno made use of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 766428

  • [El equilibrio, el misterio y el refinamiento presiden la pintura]
    Córdova Iturburu, C. (Cayetano), 1902-
    1966
    Cayetano Córdova-Iturburu presents Carlos Cañás’s exhibition (Galería Rubbers, Buenos Aires, October, 1966), emphasizing that both the will for balance and the order set by his painting stresses this artist’s classic position, despite the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 763310

  • [El Grupo de artistas modernos de la Argentina, recientemente constituído...]
    1953
    This article reviews the first exhibition of the Grupo de Artistas Modernos [Modern Artists Group] of Argentina, presented at Galería Viau and featuring works by independent artists Sarah Grilo, Hans Aebi, Miguel Ocampo, and Fernández Muro, as well [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 742369

  • [El hecho de presentarnos en un grupo limitado...]
    Badi, Aquiles, 1894-1976
    1935
    In this brief text, the subscribing artists (participants in the exhibition 7 pintores argentinos [Seven Argentinean Painters] in August 1935) maintain that they do not support any specific pictorial trend; they have however conflicting ideologies. [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 733845

  • [El hombre desde su aparición comenzó a usar el instrumento de la razón...]
    Oliver, Samuel
    1964
    Samuel Oliver presented the La Inestabilidad [Instability] exhibition at the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes in Buenos Aires, in 1964. He indicated that the Paris-based Groupe de Recherche d’Art Visuel [Experimental Visual Arts Research Group] (GRAV [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 764464

  • [El observador ha debido conformarse, a menudo, con una noción negativa del arte concreto...]
    Hlito, Alfredo
    1952
    In this essay, Alfredo Hlito reflects on the particular features of Concrete art. He discusses the viewer’s perception of the meaning of Concrete works of art, which involve neither a process of recognizing objects nor any form of association, but [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 757509

  • [El prólogo de Mac Entyre y Vidal requiere una explicación...]
    Squirru, Rafael, 1925-
    1960
    Rafael Squirru presents the exhibition by artists Eduardo Mac Entyre and Miguel Angel Vidal, identifying it as a sample of “generative art,” as it has been called by Ignacio Pirovano, in tandem with the writings of Georges Vantongerloo. In this [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 763131

  • [El único rasgo singular del Premio Di Tella 1966...]
    Alloway, Lawrence
    196-
    Lawrence Oliver expresses his opinion here on Jorge Romero Brest’s methods at the Premio Torcuato Di Tella [Torcuato Di Tella Prize], specifically in terms of the support provided to the most talented artists that enabled them to present works they [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 757760

  • [En la obra de Luis Centurión...]
    García Martínez, José A.
    1960
    José Alberto García-Martínez presents Luis Centurion’s exhibition, highlighting the importance of his portraits. He also points out the synthesis of the form brought about through his drawing. Huge chromatic planes with which he expresses the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 763163

  • [Enio Iommi]
    Pellegrini, Aldo
    1972
    In this introductory text for works by Enio Iommi, Pellegrini highlights how the artist’s sculpture broke with the traditional criteria of volume, weight and quiescence by juxtaposing spatial structure against volume. His analysis dates three [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 744611

  • [Esta nueva exposición del grupo de artistas no figurativos...]
    Pellegrini, Aldo
    1960
    The text by Pellegrini considers the broad diversity of expressions of this group of non-figurative artists and underscores that the advancement of this trend seems to have ousted all other artistic modalities to become the natural means of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 743526

  • [Este 1959 ha tenido sin duda muy especial significación...]
    Noé, Luis Felipe
    1959
    Luis Felipe Noé states that the work of Fernando Maza is connected to the rise of a vital artistic trens, and that it implies a maturing of expression in the visual arts of Argentina. In his opinion, Maza[both connects himself to and differentiates [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 740649

  • [Estes artistas de um "neofigurativismo"...]
    Ferraz, Geraldo, 1905-1979
    1963
    In this show of the Argentinean group Otra Figuración [Another Figuration] at Galería Bonino in Rio de Janeiro, the Brazilian writer and art critic Geraldo Ferraz points out the definition by Jorge Romero-Brest made at the exhibition of the New [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 741551

  • [Geraldo vê]
    Bardi, P. M. (Pietro Maria), 1900-1999
    In this essay, Pietro Maria Bardi discusses the Fotoformas series by Geraldo de Barros, drawing the reader’s attention to the abstract nature of the photographs, and going as far as to associate them with works by Wassily Kandinsky, Piet Mondrian, [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1083049

  • [Iommi es el tipo de escultor preocupado en los problemas que la época moderna somete]
    Pellegrini, Aldo
    1966
    In his introduction to Enio Iommi’s exhibition (at the Galería Bonino, Buenos Aires, 1966), Aldo Pellegrini notes the artist’s awareness of space; that is, his approach to the object created in terms of its relationship to the surrounding void. [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 764507

  • [La difusión actual del surrealismo...]
    Pellegrini, Aldo
    1967
    The critic considers that the relevance of Surrealism lies in the fact that it is not an artistic but an ideological movement; it is in art where it finds itself justified. Pellegrini analyzes, among others, several aspects such as humor, desire, [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 745141

  • [La figura humana o mejor el carácter de la estructura]
    Córdova Iturburu, C. (Cayetano), 1902-
    1963
    Cayetano Córdova-Iturburu presents Ferruccio Polacco’s exhibition, highlighting connections between his works and the visual structure of human reality. Likewise, the critic also points out  the process by which Polacco penetrated the human [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 763214

  • [La presentación de estos artistas la considero un...]
    Pellegrini, Aldo
    1952
    This article is an introduction to the exhibition, Grupo de Artistas Modernos de la Argentina. Pinturas, esculturas, dibujos [Modern Art Group of Argentina. Paintings, Sculptures, Drawings]. The Concrete artists included in the exhibition were [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 743086

  • [La primera exposición tiene una significación trascendental...]
    Paz, Samuel
    1960
    Samuel Paz presents Juan Carlos Badaracco, mentioning that because this is his first show, this exhibition (Galería Rubbers, Buenos Aires, April–May, 1960) points out a phase in which the artist put aside his monologue  in order to offer himself [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 763201

  • [La primera muestra individual de un artista...]
    Squirru, Rafael, 1925-
    Rafael Squirru introduces Narcisa Hirsch’s exhibition (Galería Lirolay, August–September, n/d), and he acknowledges the dramatic quality of an artist’s first solo show. Squirru stresses that Hirsch’s education and professional attitude are [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 764950

  • [La repetitión de formes disposeés selon un mécanisme...]
    Pellegrini, Aldo
    1962
    In this text, Aldo Pellegrini introduces the Luis R. Tomasello exhibition held at Galería Denise René in Paris (November 1962). He emphasizes that the works presented make use of spatial volumes that are subordinated to the plane in which they move [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 744595

  • [Las esculturas de Paparella...]
    Pellegrini, Aldo
    1968
    In the introductory text for Aldo Paparella, the critic points out that Paparella’s works manage to synthesize the rational aspect with the vital. Pellegrini likewise emphasizes that the use of quite different materials, such as torn wood and metal [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 744548

  • [Letter] 1965 septiembre 21, Buenos Aires [to] Director de La Prensa
    Ferrari, León, 1920-
    1965
    This letter by León Ferrari responds to the concepts raised by Ernesto Ramallo in the article “Los artistas argentinos en el Premio Di Tella 1965” [The Argentinean Artists in the Premio Di Tella 1965] published in the newspaper La Prensa [The [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 761879

  • [Letter] 1968 December 23, San Juan, Puerto Rico [to] Lorenzo Homar
    Márquez, Juan Luis
    1968
    The president of the Puerto Rican company United Promoters and Advertisers, Juan Luis Márquez, sends Lorenzo Homar the article he wrote for El Mundo newspaper, “Entre Mayas y Cundeamores” [Between Mayas and Bitter Melons], in which Márquez [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 863766

  • [Marta Traba comenzó a escribir crítica de arte en Colombia...]
    Rubiano Caballero, Germán, 1938-
    1984
    In this article, art historian Germán Rubiano provides a retrospective vision of the contributions that Argentine art critic Marta Traba—who died tragically in the outskirts of Madrid in 1983—made to the Colombian art scene. In his text, Rubiano [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1079706

  • [Ninguna de las artes...]
    Pellegrini, Aldo
    1969
    The critic highlights the fact that—in Roberto Aizenberg’s work—a process of purification was set into motion by three essential elements: space, light, and architecture. Pellegrini points out that technical perfection and impeccable detailing [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 744959

  • [No hace mucho que Nelia Licenziato se ha incorporado....]
    Córdova Iturburu, C. (Cayetano), 1902-
    1963
    Cayetano Córdova Iturburu introduces the exhibition of prints by Nelia Licenziato at Galería Lirolay (Buenos Aires, June, 1963) and expresses great enthusiasm for those who conquer interplanetary spaces. The critic also mentions the vitality of the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 764972

  • [No puedo dejar de destacar la importancia de este encuentro...]
    Berni, Antonio, 1905-1981
    1978
    This is Antonio Berni’s critical review of Latin American art during the last ten years, in which he identifies other problems that, in his opinion, “are still ignored by the critics.” The Argentinean visual artist refers to categories and [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 815659

  • [No quiero, ni pretendo, que estas líneas expliquen los cuadros de Squirru...]
    Paz, Samuel
    1963
    Art critic Samuel Paz analyzes the work of Carlos Squirru from the concept of advertising, distant from the way in which it is used for carrying out propaganda. Different from the American artists—who handle advertising embedded in a popular trait [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 768920

  • [O pintor Gontran Netto tem uma visão simples da sociedade]
    Abramo, Radha
    1982
    In this text, art critic Radha Abramo takes stock of realism and metaphor in relation to wretchedness in the work of Brazilian visual artist Gontran Guanaes Netto. She underscores the link between Guanaes Netto’s production and a national type, a [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111164

  • [O trabalho de Amilcar de Castro reúne...]
    Brito, Ronaldo
    In this text, Ronaldo Brito analyzes Amilcar de Castro’s work in the media of sculpture and drawing. He discusses the connections between de Castro’s production and modern sculpture. Brito asserts that de Castro’s art formulates a rejection of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111306