Topic Descriptor: Conceptual×
  • "La esperanza del loro verde" en el trópico tabasqueño
    Soto, Leandro, 1956-
    1992
    Leandro Soto Ortiz interprets the sculptural works of fellow artist Raoul Deal that were featured in the exhibition La Esperanza del Loro Verde. Soto Ortiz positions Deal’s work within a Postmodernist current, contextualizing it at the core of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 840722

  • “Tucumán Arde” : obra de vanguardia en la Confederación General del Trabajo de los Argentinos, Regional Rosario
    Secretaría de Prensa de la CGT de los Argentinos, regional Rosario
    1968
    This short news item was prepared as sketchy materials for press release  shortly after the inauguration of the Tucumán Arde [Tucumán Is Burning] exhibition at the CGT (Confederación General del Trabajo) in Rosario. The circumstances of the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 760161

  • “Tucumán Arde”- Arg. Respuesta a un cuestionario : para Escuela de Letras, Universidad de La Habana
    Ferrari, León, 1920-
    1973
    León Ferrari writes a detailed evaluation of Tucumán Arde [Tucumán is Burning], framing it within the previous events (Itinerario del ’68) [Timetable for 1968]. In it he points out that “its purpose was to make art into a revolutionary tool, [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 761415

  • [A principio de mes para el Di Tella...]
    Ferrari, León, 1920-
    1965
    León Ferrari sketches his idea for the Christ mounted on a fighter jet for the piece he submitted to the Torcuato Di Tella Institute’s 1965 National and International Prize. This work would be known as Civilización Occidental y Cristiana [Western [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 743800

  • [Angelical Carnevale]
    1968
    This article, published in the young newsmagazine Boom (Rosario, Argentina, November 1968), narrates what happened during the “lock-up” action carried out by Graciela Carnevale at the “Ciclo de Arte Experimental” [Experimental Practices of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 755947

  • [Ciudadano: el uso de esta máscara de la felicidad es obligatorio...]
    Pazos, Luis; Puppo, Héctor; Luján Gutiérrez, Jorge de
    1971
    The image of a mask was used as a prop in the happening called La Cultura de la Felicidad [The Culture of Happiness], which was staged as part of the Arte de Sistemas [Systems Art] exhibition (Buenos Aires: Museo de Arte Moderno, July 1971). The [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 748100

  • [Ciudadano: el uso de esta máscara...]
    Pazos, Luis; Puppo, Héctor; Luján Gutiérrez, Jorge de
    1971
    A collection of images from the happening called “Cementerio” [Cemetery], which was staged as part of the Arte de Sistemas [Systems Art] exhibition (Buenos Aires: Museo de Arte Moderno, July 1971). The work consisted of a cluster of crosses, each [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 745784

  • [Cronología del itinerario de 1968]
    1968
    This chronology begins in January and February of 1968, the starting point of the vanguard artists’ radicalization of that year, with a series of informal discussions about “the possibility of creating a cultural phenomenon” that would be “ [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 759873

  • [El Grupo de Plásticos Argentinos de Vanguardia...]
    Escandell, Noemí
    1968
    This early declaration—most likely written when Tucumán Arde [Tucumán Is Burning] was taking shape (early October 1968)—presents some of the basic ideas behind the group’s collective work. First, it denounces General Juan Carlos Onganía’s [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 760062

  • [El New York Graphic Workshop comenzó a funcionar en 1964...]
    Castillo, José Guillermo; Porter, Liliana, 1941-; Camnitzer, Luis
    1970
    This text provides a brief description of the aims of the New York Graphic Workshop (NYGW) from the time of its founding in 1964. It states that the works exhibited in the show, The New Graphic Workshop (Caracas: Instituto Nacional de Cultura y [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 777412

  • [Empiezo a trabajar para el Di Tella...]
    Ferrari, León, 1920-
    1965
    León Ferrari prepares a sketch to send to theTorcuato Di Tella Institute’s 1965 National and International Prize [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 743799

  • [Estos jovenes expositores que hoy presentamos...]
    Grela, Juan
    1966
    The artist wrote on the history of his studio, noting that his teaching objective was the concept of freedom of expression and setting aside the local attitude in favor of a Universalist idea. In this way, Grela demonstrated each of the exhibitor’s [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 763602

  • [Febrero 6, 1969. El New York Graphic Workshop se reúne para analizar y discutir la experiencia de la exposición...]
    Camnitzer, Luis
    1969
    Luis Camnitzer discusses the New York Graphic Workshop (NYGW) exhibition at the Museo de Bellas Artes [Museum of Fine Arts] in Caracas in January 1969, musing on the idea of the “museum as device” and, therefore, on the role of the “art object [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 773726

  • [Ficha de obra de los artistas de la exhibición Arte de Sistemas II del Centro de Arte y Comunicación (CAyC)]
    Centro de Arte y Comunicación (Buenos Aires, Argentina)
    1972
    The text contains records of the artists connected to the Centro de Arte y Comunicación (CAyC) [Center of Art and Communication] who participated in the exhibition, Arte de Sistemas II [Systems Art] (Buenos Aires, September 1972). Each record [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 761701

  • [Ficha de obra de los artistas vinculados al Centro de Arte y Comunicación (CAyC)]
    Centro de Arte y Comunicación (Buenos Aires, Argentina)
    1971
    [This document is a record] of the works by the artists linked to the Centro de Arte y Comunicación [Center for Art and Communication] (CAyC) who participated in the exhibition Arte de Sistemas [Systems Art] (Buenos Aires: Museo de Arte Moderno, [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 761657

  • [Frente a los acontecimientos políticos y culturales que tienen...]
    1968
    This declaration presents a series of definitions upon which the Tucumán Arde [Tucumán Is Burning] exhibition was founded. It defines it as “a collective work that, as it employs new channels of communication and expression, empowers the creation [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 760080

  • [Habitantes del planeta, yo Federico Manuel Peralta Ramos, me dirijo a ustedes para comunicarles los mandamientos...]
    Peralta Ramos, Federico Manuel, 1939-1992
    1968
    Conceptual artist Federico Peralta-Ramos concocts a new religion encompassing twenty-three commandments. All of them are ancillary to the main one: “ser gánico” [to act according to how you feel]; in other words, “hacer siempre lo que uno [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 759579

  • [Hacer algo de tres dimensiones...]
    Ferrari, León, 1920-
    1963
    León Ferrari records his thoughts on the visual aspects of projects he will soon be working on, specifically the writings and the boxes. He defines concepts regarding what is visible and what is ambiguous [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 743802

  • [Hacer un prisma cerrado...]
    Ferrari, León, 1920-
    1964
    León Ferrari discusses one of the works he produced in 1964, as he prepares his collection for the exhibition at Galería Lirolay in Buenos Aires [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 743803

  • [Hay artistas que originan movimientos y hay movimientos que engendran artistas...]
    Parpagnoli, Hugo
    1967
    The foreword to this catalogue was written by Hugo Parpagnoli—the director of the Museo de Arte Moderno in Buenos Aires, at that time—highlights the important role played by Dr. Isidoro Slullitel, the private art collector. He was a rare [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 753467

  • [La distancia mental que hay entre la representación gráfica...]
    Porter, Liliana, 1941-
    1969
    In this essay, Liliana Porter discusses the work she presented at the Museo de Bellas Artes [Museum of Fine Arts] in Caracas in January 1969, at the exhibition The New York Graphic Workshop. She includes some biographical information and a list of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 772695

  • [La violencia del régimen es cruda y clara cuando se dirige contra la clase obrera...]
    Plásticos de Vanguardia
    1968
    In the declaration they issued as a companion statement to the Tucumán Arde [Tucumán Is Burning] exhibition in Buenos Aires, the artists condemn the regime’s violent excesses that, though subtle when applied to the arts, are nonetheless intent on [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 759917

  • [Letter] 1961 octubre 12, Buenos Aires [to] Alberto Greco
    Pirovano, Ignacio
    1961
    Ignacio Pirovano wrote a brief letter to Alberto Greco on the impact his exhibition Las Monjas [The Nuns] had had on him; he considered the works to be an eerie testimony of the current era. Furthermore, Pirovano considered that with this exhibition [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 766486

  • [Letter] 1967 diciembre 26, Castelar [to] Raúl Escari
    Ferrari, León, 1920-
    1967
    León Ferrari discusses certain aspects of the press coverage of his book, Palabras ajenas [Other People’s Words]. He writes about the artistic milieu and the controversy stirred up by artists in response to the Torcuato Di Tella Institute’s [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 748812

  • [Letter] 1968 marzo 15, Castelar [to] Leopoldo [Maler]
    Ferrari, León, 1920-
    1968
    León Ferrari writes to Leopoldo Maler about the London stage production of Palabras ajenas [Other People’s Words]. He discusses the polyphonic work involving the various texts in the book, and talks about the staging, the visual elements, the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 749148

  • [Letter] 1968 Mayo 13, Buenos Aires [to] Jorge Romero Brest
    Suárez, Pablo, 1937-
    1968
    Pablo Suarez’s letter is defined as a work of art. It is, at the same time, a quit of his participation in the exhibition, which he handed out to the attending public at the Experiencias 1968 [The 1968 Visual Practices]. The author starts by [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 756351

  • [Letter] 1968 Mayo 25, Castelar [to] Leopoldo Maler
    Ferrari, León, 1920-
    1968
    León Ferrari writes to Leopoldo Maler about the London stage production of Palabras ajenas [Other People’s Words]. He discusses the polyphonic work involving the various texts in the book, and talks about the economic situation and the student [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 749150

  • [Letter] 1968 Noviembre 18, Castelar [to] Leopoldo [Maler]
    Ferrari, León, 1920-
    1968
    León Ferrari writes to Leopoldo Maler about Palabras ajenas [Other People’s Words], to discuss the staging of the London production and to critique European culture. He talks about the presentation of Tucumán Arde at the Rosario and Buenos Aires [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 749152

  • [Letter] 1968 Octubre 7, Castelar, Argentina [to] Leopoldo [Maler]
    Ferrari, León, 1920-
    1968
    León Ferrari writes to Leopoldo Maler about the London stage production of his book, Palabras ajenas [Other People’s Words].  He agrees to the new title of the English version, Listen Here Now, while proposing that it include the word “Vietnam [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 749162

  • [Participé en el premio Braque de dibujo...]
    Ferrari, León, 1920-
    1965
    León Ferrari outlines his involvement in the Braque Drawing Prize and develops several sketches to be sent to the Torcuato Di Tella Institute’s 1965 National and International Prize [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 743798

  • [Presentar a Oscar Melano implica correr cierto riesgo...]
    Romero Brest, Jorge
    1966
    Jorge Romero Brest introduces the exhibition of works by Carlos Melano and refers to Melano’s predilection for art in search of an audience that sees the world as he does. Romero Brest claims to have accepted the risk of presenting such a [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 765452

  • [Señora Ursulina...]
    Mujica Láinez, Manuel, 1910-
    1961
    Manuel Mujica Láinez wrote a brief letter addressed to a so-called Tía Ursulina [Aunt Ursulina] in which he held that Alberto Greco was a wizard; in other words, a producer of many paintings, of mysterious richness in every painting [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 766472

  • 17 artistas detrás de la dialéctica de lo simple : Tucumán: planta piloto para un nuevo concepto
    Glusberg, Jorge
    1969
    Glusberg’s article describes (with a few inaccuracies) Tucumán Arde [Tucumán Is Burning] (1968), the landmark artwork/event produced by the avant-garde of Rosario, Argentina, during the period spanning 1966–68. In terms of the work involved, [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 750378

  • A invenção e a máquina
    Amaral, Aracy A., 1930-
    1980
    Aracy Amaral, the Brazilian art critic, discusses the formal qualities of León Ferrari’s work, referring to his inventive use of a machine as a means of reproduction. She can see how Ferrari’s production was affected by the urban environment of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 744392

  • A trajetória de León Ferrari
    Magalhães, Fábio
    1978
    Brazilian critic Fábio Magalhães writes about the works of León Ferrari based on the nexus between artistic internationalization and the artwork’s efficiency in accounting for specific local realities. He also weighs the problem regarding the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 743960

  • Agitación y propaganda : artistas plásticos en el conflicto de Fabril
    1969
    This unsigned report, published in Sobre Nº 1 [Envelope no. 1], documents the experiences of a group of artists who joined the strike committee of Fabril Financiera in February 1969. It discusses the difference between producing a work of art or an [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 761435

  • Alberto Greco, ¿pintor espectáculo?
    Torre, Dora de la
    1961
    Dora de la Torre wrote about the exhibition Las Monjas [The Nuns] by Alberto Greco at the Galería Pizarro, pointing to the artist’s success; moreover, signaling him as head of Informalism, someone whose jeers were taken seriously by the critics. [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 766456

  • Arde Tucumán
    1968
    This article includes the most significant sections of the report prepared by Miguel Murmis, Silvia Sigal, and Carlos Waisman, the sociologists and members of the CICSO (Centro de Investigación en Ciencias Sociales [Social Sciences Research Center [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 751376

  • Argentina Inter-medios = Argentina intermedia
    Glusberg, Jorge
    1969
    The text outlines the goals and the nature of the exhibition and describes the various proposals involved. Glusberg emphasizes that it is “the first in a series of incipient events and does not pretend to be about finished products.” He refers to [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 747146

  • Argentine subversive art : the vanguard of the Avant-Garde
    Comité Coordinador de la Imaginación Revolucionaria
    1970
    This United States academic journal disseminates the translation of the Cronología [Chronology] prepared by the artists reporting on the events that occurred throughout 1968, as well as other documents of their timetable, although with modified [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 761589

  • Armando Reverón : el creador
    Berni, Antonio, 1905-1981
    1977
    In this document Antonio Berni writes about a trip to the Museo Reverón in Macuto (Venezuela), and describes the coastal environment and the objects within the house museum. He critiques the commentaries concerning both the painting and madness of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 775221

  • Art in Editions: New Approaches
    Camnitzer, Luis
    1968
    In his text for the Art in Editions: New Approaches (New York, Loeb Student Center: January 8–31, 1968) exhibition catalog, Luis Camnitzer explains the objective of the exhibition and describes the nature of the work of each of the participating [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 777430

  • Arte de Sistemas
    Pellegrino, Alberto; Portillos, Alfredo; Grippo, Víctor, 1936-
    1971
    This book was published as part of the Arte de Sistemas [Systems Art] exhibition (Buenos Aires: Museo de Arte Moderno, July 1971). It presents “propositions” (or conceptual works) by three artists, Víctor Grippo, Alberto Pellegrino, and Alfredo [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 746904

  • Arte de vanguardia : Tucumán Arde en la CGT
    1968
    This brief note, which appeared in Rosario’s most important daily newspaper, reports on the inauguration of the Tucumán Arde [Tucumán Is Burning] show at the CGT (Confederación General del Trabajo) headquarters in Rosario on November 3, 1968. It [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 758479

  • Arte e Ideología en CAyC al Aire Libre
    Glusberg, Jorge
    1972
    This text suggests that although there is no “Latin American art” as such — that is, art produced by Latin American nations — these countries certainly share a number of “common problems” in terms of the social and political reality of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 747360

  • Arte e ideología en CAyC al aire libre
    Glusberg, Jorge; Grupo de los Trece (Buenos Aires, Argentina)
    1972
    The text presents the objective of the exhibition CAyC al Aire Libre o Arte e Ideología, CAyC al Aire Libre [CAyC in the Open Air or Art and Ideology, CAyC in the Open Air] (Buenos Aires, Plaza Roberto Arlt). It meant to generate an encounter, that [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 761671

  • Arte y cibernética
    Glusberg, Jorge
    1969
    This text describes the goals of the first exhibition held by the Centro de Estudios de Arte y Comunicación [Center for Art and Communication Studies] (CEAC), which were to raise awareness of the avenues of opportunity that new technology was [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 747989

  • Arte y comunicación de masas : Artistas plásticos del litoral dieron en una conferencia de prensa las características de un plan de información
    1968
    This extensive article first appeared in La Gaceta [The Gazette], Tucuman’s most important newspaper, reporting on the first press conference given by the artists upon arriving at Tucumán for their second research trip in October 1968. Accompanied [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 758524

  • Arte y Política : El Levantamiento de una Muestra Plástica no Tuvo Fundamento Legal
    1972
    This article reports on the closure of the CAyC al Aire Libre [CAyC in the Outside] exhibition by order of the municipal authorities of the city of Buenos Aires. It explains that the arguments presented to justify the closure were based on a view [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 747956

  • Artistas Argentinos de Vanguardia : “Tucumán Arde”
    Confederación General del Trabajo de los Argentinos; Grupo de Arte de Vanguardia (Argentina)
    1968
    In this text, the work is presented as a joint production of the Grupo de Artistas Argentinos de Vanguardia (this is the only document in which they use that exact name) and the labor union. The basis of their denunciation of the government policy is [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 760046