Creator: Morais, Frederico, 1936-×
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  • (Áudio-visuais)
    Morais, Frederico, 1936-
    1973
    According to Frederico Morais, the emergence of audiovisual work in several exhibition halls was linked to the introduction of the “object” category that freed up other more traditional categories. In his opinion, “the object” implied a [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110792

  • 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 crise mundial e uma orden estetica = La crisis mundial y un nuevo orden estético
    Morais, Frederico, 1936-
    1984
    The Brazilian critic Frederico Morais suggests that the discovery of artistic production emerging from peripheral locales in nations on both sides of the Atlantic is leading to a process of cultural decentralization. This outward movement from the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 805736

  • A gravura brasileira : os anos 60/70
    Morais, Frederico, 1936-
    1974
    The art critic Frederico Morais maintains that the print is “one of the last refuges of the visual arts” from the emergence of the new avant-gardes throughout the 1960s, in particular, Pop art. In this text, the print turns out to be the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110706

  • A Opinião Brasileira de 66
    Morais, Frederico, 1936-
    1966
    Frederico Morais reviews Opinião 66, the exhibition presented at the Museu de Arte Moderna do Rio de Janeiro in 1966. He compares the exhibited works and the state of art in Brazil to the art being produced in France at the time, arguing that the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110550

  • A reconstrução do universo segundo Arthur Bispo do Rosário
    Morais, Frederico, 1936-
    1990
    In this text by Frederico Morais presenting an exhibition of works by Arthur Bispo do Rosário, the author attempts to demystify the marginalization of insanity and of artists in psychiatric institutions with an approach based on a contemporary [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111267

  • A vocação construtiva da arte latino-americana
    Morais, Frederico, 1936-
    1997
    In this essay, the art critic Frederico Morais takes a new approach to Latin American Constructive art, describing the influence it has had on European and North American art as well as its relationship to Latin American culture and society. The term [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 808244

  • Abraham Palatnik: um pioneiro da arte tecnológica
    Morais, Frederico, 1936-
    2000
    The art critic and historian Frederico Morais discusses the Brazilian artist Abraham Palatnik’s career, describing him as a pioneer—even at an international level—in the creative blending of art and technology that he used to create his kinetic [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110793

  • Apêndice : I Bienal Latino-Americana de São Paulo
    Morais, Frederico, 1936-
    1979
    This is a scathing critique of the 1st Latin American Biennial held in São Paulo in November and December 1978, which featured exhibitions and symposia on “myth and magic.” Frederico Morais reports, “All the negative predictions concerning [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 777145

  • Arte brasileira, anos 70 : o fim da vanguarda?
    Morais, Frederico, 1936-
    1979
    Critic Frederico Morais discusses the transformations that took place in the Brazilian art world in the seventies, assessing the art market, art institutions, as well as important episodes that occurred during that period. Regarding artistic [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110939

  • Arte reprimida em São Paulo
    Morais, Frederico, 1936-
    1968
    The art critic Frederico Morais begins this article by drawing the reader’s attention to the work of “avant-garde artists” in São Paulo (“active, agitated, and/or agitators”) in the late 1960s. Among other things, he mentions the “ [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110638

  • Beatriz Milhazes : decor não é crime
    Morais, Frederico, 1936-
    1991
    Brazilian critic Frederico Morais comments on the pictorial work of Beatriz Milhazes which—owing to the artist’s studies at the Escola do Parque Lage—combines creative freedom and intellectual rigor in intense formal research. Morais argues [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110499

  • Brasil/Cuiabá: pintura cabocla
    Morais, Frederico, 1936-
    1981
    The synopsis in English are coming soon [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1075687

  • Colombia : el país redondo o el inconsciente de la historia
    Morais, Frederico, 1936-
    1990
    The book Las artes plásticas en la América Latina: del trance a lo transitorio [The Visual Arts in Latin America: From Trance to Transitory], written by the Brazilian art critic Frederico Morais, is essentially divided into two parts: (i) “ [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1104537

  • Como julgar uma obra de arte: o porco do Leirner
    Morais, Frederico, 1936-
    1968
    The Brazilian art critic Frederico Morais comments on the works sent by the São Paulo artist Nelson Leirner to the Salão de Brasília, and discusses the latter’s reaction to the jury’s decisions. In his reply to Leirner, Morais suggests that [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110441

  • Como vai você, geração 80? (Sinto-me como uma star, no palco, investindo no prazer)
    Morais, Frederico, 1936-
    1984
    The well-known Brazilian art critic Frederico Morais comments on the atmosphere evident at the exhibition Como vai você, Geração 80?, which opened at the Escola de Artes Visuais do Parque Lage in Rio de Janeiro. The article was published one month [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111355

  • Contra a arte afluente : o corpo é o motor da "obra"
    Morais, Frederico, 1936-
    1970
    Having analyzed the art produced recently in Brazil, the critic Frederico Morais announces the demise of the concept of a “work of art,” which he believes will be replaced by something more akin to a “situation and/or proposal.” After [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110685

  • Contra a arte culta. A liderança dos ‘velhos’. O público de volta
    Morais, Frederico, 1936-
    1982
    In his review of exhibitions held in 1981, Frederico Morais mentions the role of the curator as an emergent figure in the art world of Rio de Janeiro. He goes on to discuss the challenge faced by young artists working with more traditional approaches [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110553

  • Da crítica como produtora de teorias à socialização da atividade crítica
    Morais, Frederico, 1936-
    1979
    In this document, the Brazilian critic Frederico Morais discusses one of the unflattering traits for which Latin America is becoming known. He refers to the major biennials where there is scant “acknowledgement” of the specifics of regional art [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 777169

  • Debate : as instituições culturais
    Costa, Marcus de Lontra; Morais, Frederico, 1936-; Aquino, Adriano de, 1946-; Herkenhoff, Paulo; Vieira, Valério, 1862-1941
    1985
    This document presents a debate promoted by the journal Módulo about the crisis in the cultural institutions of Rio de Janeiro. It took place just one decade after this city was replaced as the capital of Brazil. First, the debate addresses both the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110949

  • Debate: o artista e a crítica
    Mühlenberg, Liane; Augusto, Sergio, 1942-; Michalski, Yan; Santiago, Silviano, 1936-; Morais, Frederico, 1936-; Souza, Tárik de; Monteiro, José Carlos; Pedrosa, Mário
    1980
    This debate was organized by the journal Módulo, bringing together critics in different fields (visual arts, music, literature, film, etc.) from the major communications media in Brazil. As representative of the visual arts, critic Frederico Morais [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110951

  • 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-
    1967
    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

  • Escultura, objeto e participação
    Morais, Frederico, 1936-
    1967
    The art critic Frederico Morais states that one of the main aspects of art involves the participation of the viewer, and in his opinion, without that [element] the work does not exist. Under such conditions and determinants, the artist’s role ends [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111085

  • Gosto deste cheiro de pintura
    Morais, Frederico, 1936-
    1983
    This is a text with a pronounced personal tone that was written for the purpose of erasing the line that divides an object from an interpretative reading of it. Frederico Morais pointed out a set of factors underlying the resurgence of painting at [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110992

  • Gute Nacht Herr Baselitz ou Helio Oiticica onde está você?
    Morais, Frederico, 1936-
    1984
    This long text by the art critic Frederico Morais, divided into 12 sections, described the mood of the art being created in Brazil in the 1980s. The emotions and pleasure were the main drivers of this new work, along with a celebration of youth. [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110957

  • Introdução: resistir ou libertar?
    Morais, Frederico, 1936-
    1979
    In this text, Frederico de Morais emphasizes the importance—and to a certain extent the impotence—of a greater union among Latin American countries. In the beginning of the passage, he states that Brazil was no longer able to ignore the relevance [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1061858

  • Laender Lotus Weick Klara Nivea
    Morais, Frederico, 1936-
    1965
    The critic Frederico Morais introduces the exhibition of works by five young artists from Minas Gerais: Paulo Laender, Lotus Lobo, Lúcio Weick, Klara Kaiser, and Nívea Bracher. Morais discerns fresh inspiration in this art from his home state, [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110469

  • Leonilson : a Geração 80 ficou para trás
    Morais, Frederico, 1936-
    1985
    In this text, art critic Frederico Morais reviews the work of (José) Leonilson and his position, vis-à-vis what was known as Geração 80, making use of the artist’s personal testimony. After recalling a trip he made through Europe (including [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110961

  • Manifesto Do Corpo à Terra
    Morais, Frederico, 1936-
    1970
    Art critic Frederico Morais argues that art as a social necessity must form an integral part of national consciousness and be considered a facet of freedom. He supports attempts to create conditions conducive to enabling the masses to perceive the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110794

  • Maria do Carmo Secco: a mulher exposta
    Morais, Frederico, 1936-
    1966
    Frederico Morais reviews the exhibition of works by Maria do Carmo Secco at the Galeria Guignard in Belo Horizonte. Interestingly, Morais refers to male artists’ practice of painting female nudes, and notes that this woman artist uses the same [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110470

  • O desenho industrial e a realidade brasileira
    Morais, Frederico, 1936-
    1962
    Frederico Morais calls for the rapid development of industry and industrial products, and stresses the need for a type of industrial design that reflects Brazilian reality. In this article, the critic discusses some of the ideas expressed in his book [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110472

  • O público: o exercício da liberdade
    Morais, Frederico, 1936-
    1975
    Brazilian art critic Frederico Morais bases this text on two writings on the student uprising in Paris in May 1968: “L’artiste et la société” by French critic Michel Ragon and “L’image-action de la société ou la politisation culturelle [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110476

  • Porco e aposentadoria
    Morais, Frederico, 1936-
    1968
    The Brazilian critic Frederico Morais presents a copy of Nelson Leirner’s letter to the O Estado de S. Paulo newspaper in which the latter discusses the works he submitted to the IV Salão de Arte Moderna in Brasília (1967), one of which consisted [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110447

  • Reescrevendo a história da arte latino-americana
    Morais, Frederico, 1936-
    1997
    This essay by Frederico [de] Morais accepts as a given that the stigma of Latin American marginalization is due to its absence from the field of universal art or to its exclusion from metropolitan history and criticism of art. At the same time, some [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 808314

  • Revisão do método crítico
    Morais, Frederico, 1936-
    1962
    In this essay, the Brazilian art critic Frederico Morais calls for a critical review of the axiology involved in the specific value of painting. He believes that we have moved beyond the discussion concerning the specificity of each art, noting that [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110473

  • Rubens Gerchman
    Gerchman, Rubens, 1942-2008; Freitas Filho, Armando; Santeiro, Sergio; Morais, Frederico, 1936-
    1978
    Book from the ABC collection (Arte Brasiliera Contemporânea), edited by FUNARTE  (Fundação Nacional das Artes). The volume is dedicated to Rubens Gerchman, and it presents his work alongside a poem by Armando Freitas Filho, using passages that [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111072

  • Semana nacional de poesia de vanguarda: comunicado e conclusões
    Pontual, Roberto, 1939-; Morais, Frederico, 1936-; Xisto, Pedro; Leminski, Paulo; Sampaio, Márcio; Araújo, Olívio Tavares de; Santiago, Haroldo; Araújo, Henry Corrëa de; Lucas, Fábio; Parduani, Célio Cesar; Cunha, Ubirasçu Carneiro de; Pignatari, Décio; Pinheiro, Luiz Adolfo, 1940-; Neves, Libério; Campos, Augusto de; Nunes, Benedito, 1929-; Campos, Haroldo de; Avila, Affonso, 1928-; Lima, Luiz Costa, 1937-; Araujo, Laís Corrêa de; Sant'Anna, Affonso Romano de
    1963
    There are four subsections in the manifesto written by the Brazilian art critic Roberto Pontual: a) Awareness of the Form (that defines Brazilian poetry as a participating avant-garde whose function is to be creatively critical; b) Communication and [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110501

  • Shiró : dos muros de Paris à memória amazônica
    Morais, Frederico, 1936-
    1986
    In the context of a text addressing the work of Flávio Shiró, Frederico Morais describes how the artist’s family moved from Japan to the Amazon region of Brazil and then to São Paulo. Morais depicts the artistic and intellectual milieu that Shir [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111282

  • Sistema de arte em questão : o que fazer?
    Figueiredo, Aline; Magalhães, Fábio; Amaral, Aracy A., 1930-; Resende, José; Araújo, Olívio Tavares de; Pontual, Roberto, 1939-; Loio-Pérsio, 1927-2004; Geiger, Anna Bella; Abramo, Radha; Morais, Frederico, 1936-
    1978
    The magazine Arte Hoje published a dossier of brief texts by Brazilian critics Aline Figueiredo, Aracy Amaral, Radha Abramo, Frederico Morais, Olívio Tavares Araújo, and Roberto Pontual; and by artists José Resende, Loio Persio, [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111082

  • Teresinha Soares : caixas óleos
    Morais, Frederico, 1936-
    1967
    Brazilian critic Frederico Morais presents the first solo exhibition of Teresinha Soares, whom he considers a talented artist. He comments that her work emanates energy “as if it were possessed by the devil,” conveying aggressive feelings by [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110474

  • Utopía y forma en Ramírez Villamizar
    Morais, Frederico, 1936-
    1984
    In 1984, the Museo de Arte Moderno of Bogotá (MAM) in conjunction with the Flota Mercante Grancolombiana published a large-format book entitled Ramírez Villamizar with the most complete set of reproductions of work by this Colombian artist found in [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1093738

  • Vanguarda, o que é
    Morais, Frederico, 1936-
    1966
    In this article, Frederico Morais claims that the defining quality of the avant-garde is its permanent openness to research and novelty. He thinks that the Brazilian modern, anticlassical attitude is the expression of a truly Brazilian mood that also [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110377

  • Vídeo-arte: revolução cultural ou um título a mais no currículo dos artistas?
    Morais, Frederico, 1936-
    1986
    In this text, prestigious art critic Frederico Morais openly questions “video art.” He argues that it is not, in fact, a product of the art/technology pair, but rather of the idea of making culture portable thanks to low costs and ease of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111234