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  • [Letter] 1936 December [to] Pollock, Sandy, Lehman
    Siqueiros, David Alfaro
    1936
    In this brief letter, David Alfaro Siqueiros advises Jackson Pollock and his team that the studio in New York will be closed during the day while he prepares for his forthcoming exhibition in Manhattan. Siqueiros explains that he needs to be alone to [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 751122

  • [Letter] 1993 February 5 [to] Elisabeth Sussman
    Noriega, Chon A., 1961-
    1993
    This letter was written by UCLA professor Chon Noriega to Elizabeth Sussman, a former curator of the Whitney Museum of American Art. Written in 1993, the letter addresses several concerns about the museum’s upcoming Biennial Exhibition with regard [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 809251

  • [Personal statement, Art Institute of Chicago’s Betty Rymer Gallery]
    Suaréz, Bibiana, 1960-
    1992
    In this text, artist Bibiana Suarez’s makes a personal statement about her experience as a self-imposed Puerto Rican exile in Chicago, her negotiations of living “on the edge of two cultures,” and her artistic exploration of feelings of loss, [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 782119

  • [The above reverie from what is to date perhaps the most vivid...]
    Blanc, Giulio V.
    1990
    In this essay, Giulio V. Blanc discusses various reactions to the 1988 burning of a Manuel Mendive’s drawing in Florida, to explain the different attitudes held by Cuban- Americans towards Cuba. He then connects this to the larger issue of exile [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 801733

  • 15 notes for Rosata Q: text for the exhibition quinceañera works, 1984
    Trasobares, César
    1984
    Cesar Trasobares’ essay is broken down into fifteen separate “notes” that describe the exhibited project or the Quinceañera planning process; they are written from the perspective of Rosata Quinceañera, the fictional heroine that is featured [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 845638

  • A conversation
    Rodriguez, Geno; Heartney, Eleanor, 1954-; Zamudio Taylor, Victor
    1993
    In this discussion with Geno Rodriguez, Eleanor Heartney, and Victor Zamudio-Taylor, the three scholars consider the work of Cuban-born artist Luis Cruz Azaceta. They analyze the subject matter of his work, and all agree that it is melancholic and [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 847806

  • A Sierra Beyond Borders
    Huebner, Jeff, 1954-
    1991
    In this feature on the Cuban-American artist Paul Sierra, Jeff Huebner writes the artist’s biography, his recent ascent in the mainstream art world, and the attendant conflicts that arose in relationship to his status as a Latino artist. Huebner [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 840128

  • Adget : Documentos para artistas
    Alvarez Bravo, Manuel
    1939
    In this text, Manuel Álvarez Bravo considers the development of Adget (sic) as a photographer and the life experiences, warmth, and creativity reflected in his unique ability to see what is around him. He notes that Adget had no training in the arts [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 752393

  • Al encuentro de los pasos perdidos : los principios del arte y el arte de los principios en la Revolución Cubana (1959-1980)=A l'encontre des passos perduts : els principis de l'art i l'art dels prinipis a la Revolució Cubana (1959-1980)
    Nuez, Iván de la
    1996
    Iván de la Nuez’s entry for the exhibition catalog Cuba siglo XX: Modernidad y sincretismo [Twentieth-Century Cuba: Modernity and Syncretism] focuses on Cuban art made on the island as well as art made in exile from the onset of the 1959 Cuban [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 847599

  • América y el nihilismo : Respuesta a Marta Traba
    Guillent Pérez, J. R.
    1965
    In this article, J. R. Guillent Pérez confronts what he considers to be Marta Traba’s “attitude of disdain,” in her use of the term “apocalypse” in a negative sense; in doing so he makes use of philosophical sources, such as L’être et [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 799193

  • Ana Mendieta
    Mendieta, Ana
    1978
    In this short, early artist statement, Cuban-born artist Ana Mendieta explains that the first part of her life was spent in Cuba from where she believes her interest in primitive art and culture probably originated. As a child growing up in Cuba, she [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 848020

  • Art in exile
    Pau-Llosa, Ricardo
    1980
    This article by Ricardo Pau-Llosa focuses on the motif of the human body as the one theme that constantly recurs throughout the work of Cuban-American artists. He notes that this is unique given the distance that they live from one another. So that, [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 847866

  • Art interpretations
    Mérida, Carlos, 1891-1984
    1926
    Carlos Mérida considers that Mexican painting belongs to the Americas because the spirit of its ancestors floats anew all over the Indo-Hispanic land. The author believes that the development of Mexican painting is directed by traditional rules [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 747066

  • 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

  • Artes plásticas : respuesta a Szyszlo
    Salazar Bondy, Sebastián
    1954
    In this response to Fernando de Szyszlo, well-known critic Sebastián Salazar Bondy points out how dynamic the Peruvian art scene is; against all odds, “there are people working tirelessly, with no pointless nostalgia as they undertake the creation [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1293656

  • Artista Norteamericana : Mariana Yampolsky
    Lan, Federico
    1952
    In this newspaper article, Federico Lan discusses some of the signature features of Mariana Yampolsky’s early work. He refers to her printmaking and her photography, acknowledging her passionate commitment to both forms of visual expression. Lan [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 764698

  • Arturo Rodriguez's Ghost Archipelago
    Anreus, Alejandro
    2000
    In this short essay, Alejandro Anreus describes Arturo Rodriguez’s series “Ghost Archipelago.” Anreus first names Rodriguez’s influences: Giorgione, El Greco, and Goya, and notes that Rodriguez was self-taught. According to Anreus, Rodriguez [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 801763

  • Bencomo
    Bencomo, Mario, 1953-
    1988
    Mario Bencomo’s artist statement describes how he was born in 1953 on the date of the Moncada Barracks offensive and grew up within the revolution. Growing up Bencomo knew he did not want to stay in Cuba and declares that exile has made him more [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 801702

  • Breaking Barriers
    Campos-Pons, María Magdalena, 1959-
    1997
    In this brief, bilingual artist statement Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons expresses her belief that art is “The transformation of ordinary things into a vision, a new dimension that wasn’t their original purpose.” Therefore, she explains that [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 845701

  • Breaking barriers : forty years of Cuban art
    Damian, Carol
    1997
    This essay by Carol Damian begins in the 1950s with the artist group Los Once [The Eleven Ones] followed by a discussion of the 1959 revolution, and the "Miami Generation" of the 1960s. It continues with coverage of the artistic repression in Cuba [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 845682

  • Careful, respect
    Bettelheim, Judith
    1995
    In this short essay on the work of Cuban artist José Bedia, art historian Judith Bettelheim describes the artist as a “transcultural citizen” who “speaks at the intersection of diverse commentaries.” Bettelheim calls Bedia a postmodern [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 847897

  • Carlos Lopez: A Forgotten Michigan Painter
    Vargas, George
    1999
    In this essay, George Vargas attests that Carlos Lopez “serves as a vital historical link connecting American modern art in Michigan with a new Latino history of the state.” During the 1920s–1940s, Carlos Lopez was a Latino artist who did not [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 840207

  • Carlos Mérida y la crítica Americana
    1930
    This brief review deals with Carlos Mérida’s exhibition at the Delphic Studios in New York. It was widely accepted and attended by a large public that included artists, critics, and journalists. Some sections of comments about the show, published [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 736587

  • Carrillo Gil depone su actitud bélica y elogia sin reservas el expresionismo abstracto de los Estados Unidos
    Carrillo Gil, Alvar
    1958
    According to Alvar Carrillo Gil, Abstract Expressionism in the United States was in direct competition with the School of Paris. Though it was promoted as an authentically American trend, the collector and art critic believed it had European roots. [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 758403

  • Cesar Trasobares
    Trasobares, César
    1991
    Cesar Trasobares opens his artist statement by noting that while he was a student at different universities in Florida, he painted Cuban subjects and called the works examples of “Cubanistic Pop Art.” He then discusses the reasons involved for [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 800304

  • Columnas del Periquillo : Un "Hitazo"
    1940
    This article discusses a plan by the Museum of Modern Art in New York City to purchase works by José Clemente Orozco, Diego Rivera, Rufino Tamayo, Jesús Guerrero Galván, and Juan Soriano. The chosen artists’ formal and artistic qualities are [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 769992

  • Cuba of her mind : María Martínez-Cañas' photographic constructions
    Kuspit, Donald B.
    1994
    American art critic Donald Kuspit opens this essay on the work of María Martínez-Cañas by asking what meaning Cuba holds for the artist, since she immigrated to the United States at such a young age (three months old). He explains the extensive [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 848238

  • Cuban art in South Florida
    Pau-Llosa, Ricardo
    1991
    Ricardo Pau-Llosa’s chapter focuses on fine art production by Miami’s Cuban-American population. Before discussing the work thematically, he notes that in Miami there has been a “resistance to seeing Cuban and Latin American Art as an equal [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 847639

  • Cuban artists of the twentieth century = Artistas cubanos del siglo XX
    Blanc, Giulio V.
    1993
    In the exhibition catalog for Cuban Artists of the Twentieth Century, which was on view at the Museum of Art, Fort Lauderdale, Florida—from October 1993 to January 1994,—art historian Giulio V. Blanc opens his essay by noting the 50th anniversary [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 848058

  • Cuidado, con respeto
    Bettelheim, Judith
    1995
    In this short essay on the work of Cuban artist José Bedia, art historian Judith Bettelheim describes the artist as a “transcultural citizen” who “speaks at the intersection of diverse commentaries.” Bettelheim calls Bedia a postmodern [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 847999

  • Decadentismo y americanismo
    Coll, Pedro Emilio
    2002
    In this essay Pedro Emilio Coll replies to Latin American critics who, “in the name of tradition and good sense” deplore what they describe as decadent representatives of the new movements that took root in the Americas in the early twentieth [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 815772

  • Edward Weston nos muestra nuevas modalidades de su talento
    Brenner, Anita
    1925
    This is a review by Anita Brenner of Edward Weston’s exhibition in Guadalajara, Jalisco. Brenner discusses the differences of photography, stating that Weston is “emphatically a photographer and not a painter with a lens.” However, in her [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 764720

  • El arte nacionalista de Best Maugard
    Lara Pardo, Luis
    1920
    Luis Lara Pardo interviews the painter Adolfo Best Maugard about the work the latter is doing in the United States. Lara Pardo claims that Best Maugard’s proposal illustrates that he has found a new horizon in Mexican art—one that is rooted in [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 771735

  • El Festival Americano de Pintura
    Meza, Luis Antonio, 1931-
    1966
    In this essay, the author—Luis Antonio Meza—states that the prize for the Festival Americano de Pintura was three thousand dollars and that the jury was composed by the Argentinean critic Jorge Romero Brest, the Venezuelan collector Inocente [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1142611

  • El sentido del arte americano
    Pérez Reinoso, Ramiro
    1926
    This article by Ramiro Pérez Reinoso was written in response to a piece by Alberto Gerchunoff published in the Buenos Aires daily newspaper, La Nación (January 31, 1926). The writer reviews the opinion of the Russian/Argentine intellectual, who [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1125800

  • Fernández
    Fernández, Agustín, 1928-
    1988
    In Agustin Fernandez’s artist statement, he begins with his formal training at the San Alejandro Academy. He also discusses how he “was to be nourished by a thousand things when [he] went abroad” and was greatly influenced by both Enrique Senal [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 801554

  • Foreword
    Van der Marck, Jan; Foley, Suzanne
    1964
    The text explains the objectives of the exhibition New Art of Argentina (Minneapolis: Walker Art Center, September 9–October 11, 1964); the characteristics of Argentinean art united to the successive immigration waves that happened to that country [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 768152

  • Francis Toor
    Rivera, Diego, 1886-1957
    1956
    On the occasion of Frances Toor’s death, Diego Rivera, who was a friend and collaborator of Toor’s, dedicated an article in remembrance of the fundamental role that the American writer and editor played in the dissemination of Mexican art, in [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 760390

  • González
    González, Juan, 1942-1993
    1988
    In Juan Gonzalez’s artist statement, he describes himself as very religious and traces the source of his work to the drama in Catholic imagery. He states that he works outside of the American mainstream and feels a greater connection to the “ [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 801586

  • Hidden histories : the Chicano experience
    Goldman, Shifra M., 1926-
    1995
    By focusing on the work of two Chicano muralists who were active in the 1970s, Leo Tanguma and Emigdio Vásquez, art historian Shifra M. Goldman examines some of the historical experiences represented in the work of Chicano artists. According to [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 803200

  • Homogenizing hispanic art
    Goldman, Shifra M., 1926-
    1987
    This document by Shifra Goldman is a review of the 1987 exhibition Hispanic Artists: 30 Contemporary Painters and Sculptors held at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston and the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., in 1987. Goldman applauds the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1127533

  • Humberto Calzada
    Pau-Llosa, Ricardo
    1991
    The essay by Ricardo Pau-Llosa on the work of Cuban-born artist, Humberto Calzada, is divided into three sections. In the first one, “The Symbolism of Order,” Pau-Llosa addresses Calzada’s move from painting elements of colonial Cuban [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 848217

  • Humberto Calzada
    Pau-Llosa, Ricardo
    1991
    The essay by Ricardo Pau-Llosa on the work of Cuban-born artist, Humberto Calzada, is divided into three sections. In the first one, “The Symbolism of Order,” Pau-Llosa addresses Calzada’s move from painting elements of colonial Cuban [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 848198

  • Identidad y variaciones : el pensamiento visual en el exilio desde 1959
    Pau-Llosa, Ricardo
    1988
    Ricardo Pau-Llosa’s essay discusses six generations of modern and contemporary Cuban artists, most in exile, and their art as it deals with alienation and uprooting. According to Pau-Llosa, the first generation (1920s) includes the founding fathers [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 801497

  • Introducción: la cultura
    Ribeiro, Darcy
    1978
    The author wonders how indigenous American people compare to other civilizations. Darcy Ribeiro seeks to articulate a general theory to explain the formative and transformative processes that could provide an alternative to European ethnocentric [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 807756

  • Introduction
    Catlin, Stanton L. (Stanton Loomis); Grieder, Terence
    1966
    Stanton Loomis Catlin and Terence Grieder introduce their exhibition Art of Latin America since Independence. They begin by arguing that U.S. audiences should naturally find this art of interest because it was produced by fellow “Americans,” and [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1061840

  • Introduction
    Cancel, Luis R.
    1988
    In this introduction, Luis Cancel explains the logic behind how he and his colleagues organized the exhibition The Latin American Spirit: Art and Artists in the United States, 1920-1970. He also explains, at length, the curatorial team’s larger [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1065293

  • Introduction = Introducción
    Blanc, Giulio V.
    1983
    Guilio V. Blanc’s introductory essay opens with a brief overview of Cuban painters from the 1920s through the revolutionary period and it continues by transitioning to Cuban art created in exile. Blanc argues that the art of early revolutionary [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 801748

  • Introduction = Introducción
    Cruz-Taura, Graciella
    1989
    Graciella Cruz-Taura’s bilingual essay introduces the exhibition, Outside Cuba: Contemporary Cuban Visual Artists (1987-89), and the contributing essayists for the catalogue. She notes that, in Cuba’s artistic production, external influences— [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 845208

  • Islands in the stream : an introduction
    Bosch, Lynette M. F.
    1993
    The essay by exhibition curator, Lynette M.F. Bosch, discusses the paintings of Luis Alonso, Mario Bencomo, Demi, and Arturo Rodriguez; the photography of Ramón Guerrero and María Martínez Cañas; and the mixed media work of María Brito. Bosch [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 848150