Topic Descriptor: Contemporary×
  • ¿De qué puntos cardinales hablan?: Anotaciones sobre la última década en las artes visuales peruanas / Rodrigo Quijano
    Quijano, Rodrigo, 1965-
    2002
    In this essay Rodrigo Quijano describes the period as having “contributed to the consolidation of a specific direction in Peruvian contemporary art” that, in his opinion, was characterized by “a virtual fragmentation of subjectivities” and by [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1146549

  • (?)? Pergunta dentro de pergunta
    Basbaum, Ricardo
    2000
    In this text, artist Ricardo Basbaum reflects on specific aspects of his production in order to investigate the broader issues underlying his Novas Bases para a Personalidade (NBP) project. By means of the oral style of the text, the artist engages [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110995

  • [Domenico Casasanta adhiere, a nuestro juicio...]
    Da Antonio, Francisco, 1930-
    1973
    In this document, the critic Francisco Da Antonio develops a chronological essay on the life and work of Domenico Casasanta, starting in 1958, when the artist arrived in Venezuela. After almost a decade in which he produced no work, in 1968, the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1163653

  • [El caso de Germán Cueto en la escultura contemporánea...]
    Mérida, Carlos, 1891-1984
    1948
    In this essay, the painter Carlos Mérida emphasizes Germán Cueto’s capacity to work with different materials such as iron, tin, and plastics, by connecting them to a new aesthetic modality called “design.” For Mérida, design is the vital [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 736834

  • [El Museo Nacional de Artes Plasticas]
    Gamboa, Fernando
    1947
    This text, attributed to Fernando Gamboa, defines how Mexican Art is to be classified in the coming decades: Pre-Hispanic, colonial, nineteenth-century, popular, and contemporary art. His department’s fundamental goal was to create a Museo Diná [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 732919

  • [Em minha rápida passagem por diversas regiöes do Brasil]
    Devon, Marjorie
    1995
    In this article Marjorie Devon, the director of the Tamarind Institute in the United States, lists the Institute’s various exchange programs with Brazilian artists who work in the field of lithography. Cláudio Mubarac, Iran do Espírito Santo, and [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110709

  • [Fisuras en el arte moderno: Nuevas propuestas]
    Jaramillo, Carmen María, 1958-
    2003
    This text by Carmen María Jaramillo discusses the exhibition, Colombia, años 70: Revista al arte colombiano (2002), curated by artist John Castles. Jaramillo presents the idea that some of the pioneering works of contemporary art in Colombia must [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 864528

  • [Hace tres años, la Alianza Colombo Francesa de Bogotá...]
    Norden, Isadora de
    2003
    Isadora de Norden—who was president of the Colombian-French Alliance’s Cultural Committee in Bogotá—wrote this introduction to the first publication of “Nuevas propuestas: arte colombiano 1999-2002” [New Works: Colombian Art 1999-2002]. [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1098451

  • [Letter] Alberto Beltrán [to] Lorenzo Homar, México, 30 de diciembre 1986
    1986
    Alberto Beltrán, a Mexican printmaker, writes to Puerto Rican artist Lorenzo Homar to discuss recent art events and news in Mexico. Beltrán tells Homar that he has heard that art critic Raquel Tibol is in Puerto Rico, and mentions the recent [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 856287

  • [Los siete Salones Atenas realizados hasta la fecha dan una idea bastante clarade los intereses y objetivos de arte colombiano... ]
    Serrano, Eduardo, 1939-
    1981
    This curatorial essay for the VII Salón Atenas [7th Atenas Salon] is, to some extent an evaluation of the program created by Eduardo Serrano. The curator and art critic claims that an examination of the various editions of the Salon provides an [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1098691

  • [O Núcleo de Arte Contemporânea da UFPb]
    Lucena, Ivaldo
    1980
    Iveraldo Lucerna clarifies that this text is a simple account of the activities carried out at the Núcleo de Arte Contemporânea (NAC) of the Universidade Federal da Paraíba. That institution was founded to bridge the distance between the realms of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111208

  • [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

  • [Querido Luis, cada vez que vuelvo a las alturas de Rosalito...]
    Pérez Oramas, Luis, 1960-
    1996
    By way of an open letter, Luis Enrique Pérez-Oramas (b. 1960) introduces the exhibition Pinturas, work by Luis Lizardo, organized by the Centro de Arte Euroamericano (Caracas, 1996). The letter is a meditation (of a poetic nature) on the ideas and [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1165134

  • [São vastos e misteriosos os espaços descontínuos entre representação, percepção e tradução] = [The gaps between representation, perception and translation are vast and mysterious]
    Pedrosa, Adriano
    1997
    Guided by certain poetic and fictional considerations, the art critic and curator Adriano Pedrosa discusses Daniel Senise’s paintings. Using short phrases that address various parts of the catalogue in a frank dialogue with the images, the author [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110987

  • [Uma tela de Daniel Senise nos diz que é impossível ter certeza]
    Pedrosa, Adriano
    1994
    The art critic Adriano Pedrosa wrote this essay as an introduction to Daniel Senise’s 1994 exhibition  at the Thomas Cohn Arte Contemporânea gallery in Rio de Janeiro. In Pedrosa’s opinion, the narratives in Senise’s work are as seductive [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110988

  • A arte abrange tudo. É uma experiência vital
    Bittencourt, Francisco; Manuel, Antonio
    1975
    In this interview with artist Antonio Manuel by critic Francisco Bittencourt, Manuel speaks of his early career, mentioning specifically the Salão da Bússola [Compass Salon]; the Corpobra [Body-Work] action in which he appeared naked at the Salão [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111094

  • A arte brasileira na Itália
    Canongia, Ligia
    1980
    In this review, Ligia Canongia discusses the various exhibitions of work by Brazilian artists that were being shown in Italy at that time, in the early 1980s. The art critic notes the increasing use of mass media in international art since the 1970s [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110930

  • A arte e a vida urbana no Brasil
    Motta, Flávio L. (Flávio Lichtenfels), 1923-
    1971
    In this text, Flávio Motta examines everyday urban life as well as certain qualities of life in the country. Motta asserts that life in the city—an environment fraught with contradiction—is not natural or without costs; the phenomenon of the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110443

  • A bienal de 85 e seu grande tema
    Gomes, Alair, 1921-1992
    1986
    In this article, the photographer and critic Alair Gomes writes about the controversial eighteenth Bienal de São Paulo (1985), commonly known as the “Grande Tela” [Large Canvas]. According to Gomes, the underlying idea of the biennial is “ [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110932

  • A bill of wrongs
    Brett, Guy
    1989
    This text by British contemporary art critic Guy Brett was published on the occasion of an exhibition of work by Jac Leirner, A Bill of Wrongs, held at Galeria Millan in São Paulo in 1989. In it, Brett asserts that Leirner’s work mocks structural [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111205

  • A casa do fazer de Marcos Benjamim
    Morais, Frederico, 1936-
    1983
    In this critical text, Frederico Morais asserts that Marcos Benjamim’s work looks to childhood experiences in the province of Minas Gerais, where Morais himself grew up, turning them into a way of life. As a child, the artist was surrounded by [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111281

  • A condição do lugar no site
    Mano, Rubens, 1960-
    2006
    Rubens Mano analyzes the relation between artists and urban spaces during the 1960s and 1970s, both of which introduced into the visual arts a key discussion of the implications of their entry into the core of urban life. The making of art becomes an [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111326

  • A contemporaneidade e o consumo
    Louzada Filho, O. C.
    1966
    This essay by Oswaldo Louzada Filho speculates on the experience of a pedestrian who is converted into an observer by visiting a contemporary art gallery, describing the movement of that individual through the exhibition space, as well as the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111177

  • A defasagem africana ou crônica do I Festival Mundial de Artes Negras
    Valladares, Clarivaldo Prado
    1968
    This text by historian and critic Clarival do Prado Valladares discusses the First World Festival of Black Arts held in Dakar, Senegal, in 1966. He places emphasis on the range of perspectives in the lectures by African intellectuals working outside [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110461

  • A efervescência dos anos 80
    Amaral, Aracy A., 1930-
    1991
    The art historian and critic Aracy Amaral wrote this analysis of the painting produced in the 1980s, with a focus on the art scene in São Paulo. In addition to naming the predecessors of the artists who made up that generation, the critic gives a [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111349

  • A experiência estética da invenção como radicalidade estética da vida
    Doctors, Marcio
    1987
    Brazilian art critic Márcio Doctors discusses the actions carried out by the Rio de Janeiro-based group, A Moreninha, which was active in the eighties. The group members included the artists Ricardo Basbaum, Alexandre Dacosta, and Enéas Valle. [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110933

  • A festa acabou? A festa continua?
    Costa, Marcus de Lontra
    1988
    Critic Marcus Lontra Costa takes stock of the eighties on the basis of the exhibition Como vai você, Geração 80? held at the Escola de Artes Visuais do Parque Lage in Rio de Janeiro in 1984. Lontra Costa and his colleagues are particularly [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110934

  • A mulher é o corpo
    Amaral, Aracy A., 1930-
    1997
    In this presentation of an exhibition of work by Rosana Paulino held in 1997, art critic Aracy Amaral places emphasis on innovative features of Paulino’s work that mark a break with the Brazilian art scene of the time. She specifically mentions [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111061

  • A nova dimensão do objeto
    Amaral, Aracy A., 1930-
    1986
    This document presents the show A Nova Dimensão do Objeto curated by Aracy Amaral for the Museu de Arte Contemporânea da Universidade de São Paulo in 1986. Without attempting to collapse the difference between sculptural works and [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111200

  • A pintura contra a parede
    Guinle, Jorge, 1947-1987
    1983
    This document is a conversation between the painter Jorge Guinle and the critic Ronaldo Brito; the artists Carlos Vergara and Tunga are also part of the conversation. Focusing on the area he addresses in his ideas, Guinle discusses general aspects of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110935

  • A propósito de la exposición de pintura francesa contemporánea
    Rios, Juan, 1914-1991
    1950
    In this essay Juan Ríos discusses De Manet a nuestros días, the exhibition of French painting organized by the Municipalidad de Lima in the early 1950s. His review summarizes the origins of modern French art, taking Manet’s work as its focal [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1138917

  • A verdade mente
    Pedrosa, Adriano
    1999
    Adriano Pedrosa wrote this text on Iran do Espírito Santo’s work for the 1999 edition of the Biennale di Venezia. Pedrosa asserts that any perception of “the real” depends on the language used to express it. That is evident in do Espírito [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111269

  • Acusa Chávez Morado : Tamayo se ha quitado el disfraz de esteta apolítico
    Suárez, Luis
    1954
    José Chávez Morado thought Mexican painting was in a crisis brought on by abstract art, which was becoming a fad though it was not brand-new to Mexico. It had once interested Diego Rivera when he was exploring geometrical ideas in search of formal [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 759033

  • Adriana Varejão : da China Brasileira à unificação com o mundo
    Herkenhoff, Paulo
    1992
    Art critic Paulo Herkenhoff argues that Adriana Varejão’s painting references historical frameworks that contain indelible traits of Brazilian colonial culture and art. Her work is bound to the baroque of Minas Gerais, and to the rococo, not by [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111261

  • Advertencia
    Goeritz, Mathias, 1915-1990
    1959
    With this essay, Mathias Goeritz introduces the Art Section of the magazine Arquitectura México. In this first “Warning,” the author affirms that once visual education and abstract design are officially accepted, no “avant-garde” will exist [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 741745

  • Al sur del paralelo 8 : Arte y confrontación : Argumentos para un debate.
    Carreño, Freddy
    2003
    The critic and curator Freddy Carreño seeks to present the structural underpinnings of the V Bienal de Guayana (Ciudad Bolívar, 1997), whose central theme focused on the Venezuelan region of Guayana, a vast region endowed with significant [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1162247

  • Antonio Manuel, the cock of the golden eggs
    Pignatari, Décio
    1974
    This essay on the work of Antonio Manuel was written by the concrete poet Décio Pignatari, who referred to the artist as “the cock of the golden eggs.” On the subject of contemporary art issues, the author describes the friction between the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111097

  • Apresentação
    Magalhães, Angela; Peregrino, Nadja, 1949-; Máttar, Paulo
    1993
    This text was the introduction to the exhibition Fotografia Contemporânea do Pará - Novas Visões, held in Rio de Janeiro (Fundação Nacional de Artes - Funarte) as well as at Niterói (Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro), both in 1998. The [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111167

  • Armadilha para Narciso
    Chiarelli, Tadeu, 1956-
    1993
    This text was written by the Brazilian art critic and professor Tadeu Chiarelli about the exhibition Lusco Fusco (1993), by the São Paulo artist Caetano de Almeida, at the Luisa Strina gallery in that city. The writer observes that Caetano de [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111253

  • Arte contemporânea brasileira
    Pedrosa, Adriano
    1998
    Adriano Pedrosa, curator of the segment “Arte Contemporânea Brasileira” in the 24th International Biennial of São Paulo (1998), states that the name of the exhibition he is curating raises the following question: “What art is (not) [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111154

  • Arte e identidad : métodos institucionales en el desarrollo cultural venezolano
    Montero Castro, Roberto
    1978
    In an attempt at historical reconstruction, and due to the intense political situation in Venezuela (between 1974 and 1978), art critic Roberto Montero Castro attempts to detect the presence of “the Venezuelan identity” in certain artistic [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 815631

  • Arte e subversão
    Leirner, Sheila, 1948-
    1982
    In this article, the art critic Sheila Leirner avoids mentioning any particular case while discussing the “discouragement” caused by the news of the imprisonment of an artist accused of the crime of “free expression.” She muses on the role of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110510

  • Arte y revolución
    Tablada, José Juan, 1871-1945
    1929
    Poet and critic José Juan Tablada points out that for the first time contemporary art from Mexico had been fully recognized in the United States through the œuvre of José Clemente Orozco, an artist “whose psychological power and highly tragic [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 771685

  • Artista/filósofo
    Doctors, Marcio
    1994
    In this text, art critic Márcio Doctors presents the work of artist José Damasceno in the context of an exhibition held at the Galeria do Instituto Brasil-Estados Unidos (IBEU) in 1994. In Doctors’s opinion, Damasceno’s specific identity is not [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110983

  • Artistas Cali entes: entrevista a Juan F. Mejía y Wilson Díaz
    1998
    In the interview conducted by the Colombian journal Vice Versa, Juan Fernando Mejía and Wilson Díaz have the opportunity to talk about their artistic beginnings, joint projects, and themes that interest them. They also discuss the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1130967

  • As palavras e as coisas
    Salzstein, Sônia
    1989
    In the opinion of the writer, Sônia Salzstein, Leonilson’s artwork allows us to identify conceptual parameters against which we can look at certain examples of contemporary art. She notes that the use of titles and texts (written on the paintings [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110769

  • As tramas da globalização: necessidade de um novo olhar
    Borsa Cattani, Icleia
    2003
    Icleia Borsa Cattani discusses in this document the possibility of egalitarian, respectful cultural exchanges in Latin America, especially in the current context of social inequality aggravated by globalization. In her opinion, events that take place [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111310

  • Ativamente o vazio
    Brett, Guy; Schendel, Mira
    1996
    In this text, Guy Brett discusses work by Mira Schendel. Brett focuses on her drawings from the sixties, including the 1966 series entitled Droguinhas—a word made up by the artist’s daughter, Ada, to refer to “little nothings” or worthless [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111214

  • Atrás da tradição
    Naves, Rodrigo, 1955-
    2000
    The author of this article, Rodrigo Naves, explains that Ronaldo Brito’s essay presents an overview of a movement that was representative of contemporary Brazilian art. Naves also suggests that Brito’s critique attempts to understand works that [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111308

  • Aziz-Cucher
    Auerbach, Ruth
    1997
    In her review of works by two contemporary artists—Anthony Aziz and Sammy Cucher—Ruth Auerbach writes about their output in general based on three collections: Fe, Honor y Belleza, Dystopia, and Discontinued… Now! (1992–96). Auerbach traces [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1164422