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  • ¡El Arte, virtud moral, al fin!
    Restany, Pierre
    1964
    The presentation of the Premio Torcuato Di Tella 1964, written by the French critic Pierre Restany, states that art should be de-mystified. In his judgment, the divorce between art and myth was emphasized during the Renaissance and easel painting, [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 762310

  • ¡Pop!
    Valdivia Portugal, Alberto, 1947-
    1969
    This is a brief letter from the writer Alberto Valdivia Portugal to Caretas magazine about the first prize recently awarded at the painting competition organized by the Festivales de Ancón. After (apparently) congratulating the winner, Luis Zevallos [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1142123

  • ¿Arquitectura emocional?
    Goeritz, Mathias, 1915-1990
    1960
    In 1952, Daniel Mont invited Mathias Goeritz to construct “whatever he wanted.” Given such freedom, the sculptor developed the idea of Arquitectura Emocional [Emotional Architecture]: a structure that would contain the arts with the purpose of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 741755

  • ¿Arte versus política?
    1963
    This article was published in El País, a newspaper run by sectors of the Partido Nacional, one of Uruguay’s two traditional political parties. It reports on the occupation of the Subte exhibition space in Montevideo by a group of visual artists [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1231919

  • ¿Está aún vigente la pintura figurativa?
    Acha, Juan, 1916-1995
    1961
    The synopsis and the annotations in English are coming soon. However, our bilingual readers can click on “Español” to access this information in Spanish [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1097217

  • ¿Pintores o plagiarios?
    Castro Arenas, Mario, 1932-
    1969
    This text by journalist Mario Castro Arenas comments on the controversy surrounding the work Motociclista No. 3 by Luis Zevallos Hetzel, first prize winner at the painting competition organized by the Festivales de Ancón. The debate had widened [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1142315

  • ¿Plagio o lícita búsqueda de lo bello?
    Castrillón, Alfonso, 1935-
    1969
    Alfonso Castrillón weighs in on the controversy that erupted over Motociclista No. 3, the painting by Luis Zevallos Hetzel that won first prize at the Festivales de Ancón (a resort on the outskirts of Lima). The uproar began when the Lima magazine [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1142187

  • ¿Por qué Berni, Alonso y Uria?
    Traba, Marta
    1963
    This document is the catalogue for the exhibition Tres pintores argentinos (1963), featuring the work of Antonio Berni, Carlos Alonso, and Carlos Uria. In addition to a text written by art critic Marta Traba that presents the artists and works—and [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1093577

  • ¿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 es América Latina?
    Coutinho, Afrãnio
    1969
    Brazilian literary critic and essayist Afrânio Coutinho wrote this article in the late- 1960s. His article states since inception that to him the term “Latin American,” is at odds with the historical, social, cultural, literary, and artistic [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 839810

  • ¿Realismo es decadencia? ¿Abstraccionismo es solo incapacidad?... y el público...¿Qué prefiere?: Tres destacados pintores y un crítico plantean una polémica / Una encuesta de Jorge Moreno Clavijo para "Lecturas dominicales"
    Moreno Clavijo, Jorge, 1921-
    1962
    This article published in the “Lecturas Dominicales” or Sunday Readings section of the Colombian newspaper El Tiempo (April 1962) evidences the polemic surrounding abstract and figurative art in Colombia at the time. In the introduction to the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1087938

  • ¿Un futuro tecnológico para el arte?
    Argan, Giulio Carlo
    1965
    This introductory text for Guilio Carlo Argan’s exhibition analyzes the relationship between ideology and technique in order to inquire into the position and destiny of art within that context of ideas. Keeping in mind the self-directed nature and [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 757916

  • "Dentro de lo abstracto, lo mío es lo menos abstracto" dice Roda
    Valencia Diago, Gloria, 1927-
    1963
    In this article, published in November 1963, the Colombian journalist Gloria Valencia Diago interviews the Spanish artist Juan Antonio Roda, in connection with the exhibition of his oil painting series, Tumbas,at the Museo de Arte Moderno in Bogot [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1092563

  • "Exposición de arte destructivo” o una copa de oxígeno
    Molina, Enrique
    1961
    The poet, Enrique Molina wrote a literary essay on the exhibition on Arte Destructivo [Destructive Art] in which he states that its power is in the unveiling of what is hidden and prohibited. Observed with Surrealism in mind and the imprint of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 741894

  • "Introducción", Salón de Artistas Jóvenes : Patrocinado por la Unión Panamericana y Esso = "Introduction" Salon of Young Artists: Sponsored by Pan American Union and Esso.
    Gómez Sicre, José
    1965
    This is the introduction to the catalogue for the Salón de Artistas Jóvenes Latinoamericanos [Young Latin American Artists Salon]—held at the Pan-American Union in Washington, DC in 1965. It was written by José Gómez Sicre, director of the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1091951

  • "Las paredes hablan al pueblo!"
    Nel Gómez, Pedro, 1899-1984
    1969
    Pedro Nel Gómez, creator of the controversial frescos of the old city palace in Medellín, which at the time of this writing (2009), houses the Museo de Antioquia—explains his reasons for undertaking that major pictorial series. He also provides [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1093449

  • "Reticulárea" de Gego
    Guevara, Roberto, 1932-1998
    1969
    Roberto Guevara reviewed Gego’s Reticulárea (1969) when it was first installed at the Museo de Bellas Artes [Museum of Fine Arts] in Caracas. He mentions the artist’s use of space within the Reticulárea, which acquires a new environmental [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1149318

  • "reticularea" de Gego
    Briceño, Pedro
    1969
    Published in the magazine Imagen in 1969, this article by sculptor and teacher Pedro Briceño takes the reader into the universe of Gego’s Reticulárea. Briceño points out that Gego is an architect as well as an artist, and then describes the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1150083

  • "Signos" de la pintora Mercedes Pardo
    Batallán, Lorenzo
    1964
    The journalist Lorenzo Batallán writes about the impending opening of Signos, the exhibition of works by the painter Mercedes Pardo at the Sala Mendoza (Caracas). In his article, Batallán describes this Venezuelan artist’s experimentation with [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1155975

  • "Testimonios" de un nuevo arte colombiano
    Erminy, Perán
    1967
    The art critic Perán Erminy reviews and analyzes the exhibition Testimonios organized by El Techo de la Ballena in the context of an international meeting of this group. In this text, Erminy points out what he finds interesting in this exhibition: [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1168332

  • "Un mes de desahogos pasionales" : llama B. Salcedo su exposición
    1968
    By way of a brief interview, this text announces the opening of Bernardo Salcedo’s exhibition, Un mes de desahogos pasionales, at UD gallery in Parque de la Independencia in Bogotá. It explains that once the show is over, the works in it will [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 864509

  • “Campesino, el patrón ya no comerá más tu pobreza” : Finalizó así su patriótica invocación : mensaje del Presidente Velasco
    Velasco Alvarado, Juan, 1910-1977
    1969
    This document is the message to the nation given by General Juan Velasco Alvarado, president of the ruling military junta from 1968 to 1975, on the “Día del Indio, Día del Campesino” (June 25, 1969). The enactment of the historic Agrarian [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1052108

  • “No se debe esperar a que llegue la inspiración” : Alicia Tafur prepara su exposición
    1963
    This is an article written by the editorial staff at the weekly Magazine Dominical about the life and work of Alicia Tafur, the Colombian artist. It was written on the occasion of the “first large exhibition for Bogotá” at the Banco de la Repú [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1133397

  • “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” : una experiencia de la vanguardia plástica
    Bignami, Ariel
    1969
    The author reveals a certain openness when he suggests that the experience created by the avant-garde of Rosario, Argentina, that led to Tucumán Arde [Tucumán is Burning] could be a potential bridge to what he considers the only valid “ [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 750525

  • (Hace dos años Bonome mostraba en la sala principal...)
    Berni, Antonio, 1905-1981
    1961
    Antonio Berni introduces Rodrigo Bonome’s exhibition of landscape paintings at the Galería Velázquez in Buenos Aires (1961) with a formal discussion on order in composition, and on color [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 775779

  • [A bordo do meu primeiro navio...]
    Lima, Medeiros
    1960
    In this excerpt from his book Pancetti (Rio de Janeiro: Ministério da Educação e Cultura, 1960), Medeiros Lima recounts José Pancetti’s first experiences with paintings when he was still a sailor. The section cited begins with the painting work [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110455

  • [A los señores jurados de escultura de los salones nacionales...]
    Badii, Líbero, 1916-
    1960
    In a short statement, written in 1960, Libero Badii renounces any form of salon exhibition, in keeping with his other disengagements from, for example, academic continuity, material progress, and official teaching [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 754059

  • [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

  • [A principios del presente decenio, en la ciudad de La Plata, un grupo de pintores...]
    López Anaya, Jorge
    1966
    Jorge López Anaya writes about the rapid emergence of Grupo Sí [Yes Group] in the city of La Plata. He analyzes the use of chromatic saturation as a trait typical of the group’s artists. The critic states that the chromatic geometry represents, [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 763674

  • [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

  • [Admiro con temor las grandes esculturas de Badii...]
    Romero Brest, Jorge
    1963
    By means o a poetic prose, art critic Jorge Romero Brest states that he fearfully admires the huge sculptures and lovingly cares about the drawings and small sculptures made by Líbero Badii. He analyzes the relationship between art and life, from [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 759435

  • [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

  • [Ahora que el arte atraviesa una crisis...]
    Estrada, Leonel, 1920-
    1960
    The artist, agent, and art critic Leonel Estrada discusses a series of paintings by Armando Villegas that were exhibited at the Chamber of Commerce in Medellín. These works, in Estrada’s opinion, reveal a departure from the artist’s earlier [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1133429

  • [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

  • [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

  • [Antes que las valoraciones y los juicios...]
    Guevara, Roberto, 1932-1998
    1967
    This text written by the art critic Roberto Guevara is the preface to the catalogue for the exhibition Pinturas, which exhibited work by the French artist Marcel Floris, who had been living in Caracas since 1950. The exhibition was held at the Museo [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1154811

  • [Apocalipopótese no Pavilhão Japonês]
    Oiticica, Hélio, 1937-1980; Duarte, Rogério
    1968
    Hélio Oiticica and Rogério Duarte describe the group experience called Apocalipopótese, a hybrid term that combines the words Apocalypse, hypothesis, and hippopotamus. The essay is written in a decidedly irreverent, poetic style that establishes a [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110621

  • [Arte es un estilo de vida...]
    De Romero, Ralph
    1969
    In this set of four brief poems, Ralph de Romero, a Puerto Rican artist born in New York, expresses his thoughts about painting and art. Some of the themes he addresses in his poems are related to defining art and its elements, and he also reveals [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 862843

  • [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 exposições de pintura brasileira...]
    Bardi, Lina Bò
    1960
    This text was to be placed on the main wall of the exhibition on Brazilian painting organized by the Museu de Arte Moderna da Bahia (MAMB) in 1960. The text asserts that the true innovating power of a culture is found by delving into its popular [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110863

  • [Cada vez que procuro situar]
    Oiticica, Hélio, 1937-1980
    1961
    In this article, the artist Hélio Oiticica discusses the work of Lygia Clark. He believes that her work has become part of a historic art movement, and underscores his connections to the artist’s work. Oiticica expresses his admiration for Clark [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110352

  • [Cal significa - si usted quiere - las iniciales de Crítica, Arte, Literatura...]
    Meneses, Guillermo, 1911-1978
    1962
    This text by Guillermo Meneses is a presentation of CAL magazine, which he founded. Published in the magazine’s first issue, Meneses’s text explains the meaning of the letters in the publication’s name: C refers to crítica (criticism), A to [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1168349

  • [Carta dirigida al espectador]
    Noé, Luis Felipe
    1965
    Luis Felipe Noé writes a letter directed to the viewer containing ironic commentary on exhibition catalogs. He supports art as a permanent adventure in revelation and man as the instrument of new quests. Noé proposes “chaos”as the only truth of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 740597

  • [Ce qui m’a frappé]
    Sandberg, Willem Jacob Henri Berend
    1964
    William Sandberg writes about the impact he experienced when he got to know the cultural life of Buenos Aires. He mentions the solidarity of the artists who worked in groups, using as an example the artists from Otra Figuración [Another Figuration [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 768891

  • [Como señala mi amigo Edouard Jaguer...]
    Brughetti, Romualdo; Llinás, Julio
    1963
    In this prologue to the catalog on the Argentine artists who participated in the VII Biennial of São Paulo, Julio Llinás points out the profusion of abstract or informal works that are found alongside more current international trends. He believes [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 758702

  • [Con "Experiencias 1968" y...]
    Romero Brest, Jorge
    1968
    Jorge Romero Brest points out that in the Experiencias 1968 [1968 Practices], young artists tried to raise the problem of creation in terms that were almost extreme, presenting crucial situations that depart from traditional “artwork” only by a [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 759903

  • [Conocí a Hlito desde sus comienzos como militante del grupo concreto...]
    Pellegrini, Aldo
    1963
    This introductory text for works by Alfredo Hlito emphasizes how the artist expanded their sensory territory while not abandoning the notion of purely visual painting. Pellegrini also points out that Hlito’s works also divide space into planes in a [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 744523

  • [Creo plenamente en la figuración…]
    Obregón, Roberto
    1967
    In this brief text that appeared in the catalogue of Roberto Obregón’s second solo exhibition held in Caracas at Galería XX2 (1967), the artist presents a creed-like manner in expressing his convictions about art and life, and also commenting on [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1063124