Creator: Acha, Juan, 1916-1995×
  • ¿Está aún vigente la pintura figurativa?
    Acha, Juan, 1916-1995
    1961
    Juan Acha examines the rationale advanced by those who, in line with the “new pictorial awareness” of the middle of the century, see greater relevance in abstract painting than in the outdated values of the figurative ideal. The main idea [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1097217

  • ¿Existe una pintura peruana?
    Acha, Juan, 1916-1995
    1958
    In this article signed “J. Nahuaca”—the anagram he used as an alias—Peruvian critic Juan Acha reflects on whether or not there is a painting tradition in Peru. He discusses the current state of painting on the occasion of the Premio [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1138182

  • Actitud legítimamente artística : Gloria Gómez Sánchez en "Solisol"
    Acha, Juan, 1916-1995
    1965
    In this essay the author, Juan Acha describes the setting and diversity of the elements in the exhibition room where Gloria Gómez Sánchez mounted her installation Yllomomo. These include card boards, rubbish, unusable objects, objects that were [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1142867

  • Arte Pop : procedimientos y finalidades
    Acha, Juan, 1916-1995
    1969
    This text by Juan Acha is an important contribution to the debate that arose when Luis Zevallos Hetzel’s work, Motociclista No. 3, won the grand prize at the painting competition organized by the Festivales de Ancón. Acha questions the accusation [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1107517

  • Conscripción peruana de la pintura
    Acha, Juan, 1916-1995
    1958
    In this article signed “J. Nahuaca”—the anagram he used as an alias—critic Juan Acha addresses the relationship between nationalism and painting in Peru. He points out “the pressure” that nationalist concerns, which he considers “ [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1138109

  • Consideraciones estéticas : Szyszlo en el I. A. C.
    Acha, Juan, 1916-1995
    1963
    Juan Acha discusses the exhibition of Fernando de Szyszlo’s series of paintings inspired by the indigenous poem “Apu Inca Atawallpaman,” an event that was organized by the Instituto de Arte Contemporáneo (IAC) in Lima. Acha finds the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1292805

  • El video
    Acha, Juan, 1916-1995
    1981
    This article, which was published in the Revista Arte en Colombia [Art in Colombia Magazine] in 1981, discusses the Peruvian critic Juan Acha’s interest in the potential of video as an artistic medium. After reviewing video’s technical aspects, [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1097190

  • En busca de un autor para Túpac Amaru : una candente polémica
    Acha, Juan, 1916-1995
    1971
    In this article, the cultural theorist Juan Acha discusses efforts to create an official image of Túpac Amaru II, the indigenous hero of Peruvian independence. In Acha’s opinion, the inability to achieve this goal takes an “emotional toll, due [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1107496

  • Espíritu renovador : exposición del Grupo "Arte Nuevo"
    Acha, Juan, 1916-1995; Acha, Juan, 1916-1995
    1966
    In his review of the exhibition of works by the Arte Nuevo group at MALI (Museo de Arte de Lima) in November 1966, Juan Acha states that the first thing a visitor becomes aware of is “the presence of a spirit of renewal.” But he clarifies that he [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1142771

  • Exagerado sentido realista : exposicíon de Luis Arias Vera
    Acha, Juan, 1916-1995
    1965
    This is an anonymous review (which can be attributed to Juan Acha) of the second one-man show of paintings and an “installation” by Luis Arias Vera. Referring to an epigraph in the catalogue, the critic quotes Pierre Restany, who hopes to become [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1142510

  • Hacia la sociohistoria de nuestra realidad artística
    Acha, Juan, 1916-1995
    Juan Acha, the Peruvian critic and historian who has lived in Mexico long time ago, claims that it is a mistake to see art criticism as an appendix to artistic expression. According to Acha, art criticism “should examine artistic reality and [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 805661

  • La "ambientación" del I.A.C.
    Acha, Juan, 1916-1995
    1965
    This is Juan Acha’s review of Mimuy, the installation that was exhibited at the IAC (Instituto de Arte Contemporáneo) in Lima in late 1965. Acha mentions the incident that occurred before the exhibition opened. The complaint lodged by the Bolivian [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1142493

  • La actual división técnica del trabajo artístico en América Latina
    Acha, Juan, 1916-1995
    1978
    In his presentation, the theorist and critic Juan Acha—whose central theme is on the analysis of the processes of artistic work and its technical divisions—makes a cursory historical overview on the topic before addressing the case of Latin [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 815489

  • La obra Dorado de Pedro Terán, como activadora artística
    Acha, Juan, 1916-1995
    1983
    Juan Acha presents his essay on the object and installation art Dorado [Golden] by Venezuelan conceptual artist Pedro Terán, which was exhibited in the Espacio Alterno at the Galeria de Arte Nacional in Caracas (1983). He highlights Terán’s [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1097245

  • La peruanizacíon de la pintura
    Acha, Juan, 1916-1995
    1958
    This article by Juan Acha addresses the relationship between nationalism and painting. To the writer, Peruvianized painting is usually identified by its iconography. In this regard, he acknowledges that “[d]esde un punto de vista estético-socioló [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1138163

  • La pintura de Sérvulo
    Acha, Juan, 1916-1995
    1961
    This text by Juan Acha, signed with the anagram of his name J. Nahuaca, was published in the catalogue to the Exposición Homenaje, a show organized by the Instituto de Arte Contemporáneo (IAC) in Lima in honor of painter Sérvulo Gutiérrez. Acha [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1107534

  • La vanguardia pictórica en el Perú
    Acha, Juan, 1916-1995
    1968
    In the introductory essay in the catalogue for the group exhibition Nuevas tendencias en la plástica peruana (1968), Juan Acha discusses the different views associated with the concepts of “universal” and “local” in developing countries. He [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1142850

  • Las bienales en América Latina de hoy
    Acha, Juan, 1916-1995
    1981
    In this text written in 1981, Mexican-based Peruvian art critic Juan Acha provides an analysis of biennials in general on the occasion of the close of the Bienal Latinoamericana de São Paulo (BLSP)—a one-time event parallel to the traditional São [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1079465

  • Las ideas doctrinarias y la pintura
    Acha, Juan, 1916-1995
    1958
    Juan Acha argues that national identities are based on the sense of belonging to a tradition, one which transcends and regulates the adoption of foreign models. Therefore, “nationality” rests on a balance between the continuity of what is [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1272963

  • Polémica sobre el homenaje a Sérvulo : Juan Acha responde a Juan Ríos
    Acha, Juan, 1916-1995
    1961
    This document is the second letter sent by Juan Acha to Edgardo Pérez Luna, art critic for Lima-based El Comercio newspaper, where he defends the pertinence of his prologue to the catalogue to Exposición Homenaje, an exhibition in honor of painter [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1107568

  • Polémica sobre el homenaje a Sérvulo: Juan Acha responde a Juan Ríos; hija de Sérvulo protesta porque el IAC se negó a exhibir el primer cuadro de su padre / Juan Acha
    Acha, Juan, 1916-1995
    1961
    This document is the first letter that Juan Acha sent to Edgardo Pérez Luna, art critic for Lima-based newspaper El Comercio. In it, Acha defends the text he wrote for the catalogue to the Sérvulo Gutiérrez retrospective, explaining that— [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1107551

  • Próximas exposiciones : "Ambientaciones" y Muñecones
    Acha, Juan, 1916-1995
    1965
    The critic Juan Acha discusses the imminent opening of three exhibitions in Lima in late 1965—the installation Mimuy and the solo shows by Luis Arias Vera and Gloria Gómez Sánchez—which the critic describes as “very important.” Acha says [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1142445

  • Sérvulo Gutiérrez
    Acha, Juan, 1916-1995
    1961
    In this text, Juan Acha recognizes the importance of Sérvulo Gutiérrez’s life and art for Peruvian painting, acknowledging that he is an integral part of “our national reality.” Notwithstanding, Acha clarifies, any attempt to go beyond those [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1107586

  • Teoría y práctica de las artes no objetualistas en América Latina
    Acha, Juan, 1916-1995
    1981
    In “Teoría y prácticas no-objetualistas en América Latina” [Non-Objectualist Theory and Practice in Latin America], Juan Acha, the Peruvian art critic who lived in Mexico, explains the basis of his theory concerning Latin American artistic [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1088533