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  • Archaeological find, number 9 : artist's statement
    Ortiz, Rafael Montanez
    In this statement, artist Raphael Montañez Ortiz describes the process by which he created Archaeological Find, Number 9. Through a ritualistically-prescribed series of destruction sessions, Ortiz recounts how he ripped the sofa apart, thus “ [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 845482

  • Raphael Montañez Ortiz: Early Deconstruction, 1957-67
    Noriega, Chon A., 1961-
    Chon Noriega states that as a central figure of the Destructivist movement, Raphael Montañez Ortiz’s (b. 1934) work—between 1957 and 1967—can be understood as a reaction to the social detachment of the postwar avant-garde, thus marking a shift [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 845458

  • "Exposición de arte destructivo” o una copa de oxígeno
    Molina, Enrique
    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

  • Fundamentos de una estética de la Destrucción
    Pellegrini, Aldo
    As an introduction of the exhibition on arte destructivo [Destructive Art], Aldo Pellegrini wrote about the meaning of destruction, a mechanism associated with construction, just as it is perceived through observable changes in nature. Destruction, [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 741492