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  • Ryszard Stanilawski : Pintura uruguaya vista por un polaco
    Vitale, Ida, 1923-
    In this essay, the Uruguayan poet and writer Ida Vitale interviews the Polish art critic Ryszard Stanilawski about his Latin American tour, during which he promoted contacts and artistic exchange with the People’s Republic of Poland. The article [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1245283

  • XVI Salón Nacional de Artes Plásticas : Segunda nota crítica
    García Esteban, Fernando, 1917-1982
    The art critic Fernando García Esteban discusses the XVI Salón Nacional de Artes Plásticas, closely inspecting the paintings presented by each of the participating artists. He describes what he sees as the “epigonal poverty” of Uruguayan [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1239078

  • IX Bienal de Sao Paulo : demasiadas antítesis
    Mañe Garzón, Pablo, 1921-2004
    In this text, the painter, sculptor and art and music critic for the weekly Marcha, Pablo Mañé Garzón, criticizes the IX São Paulo Biennial and what he calls “the art of biennials” in general. He argues that art displayed on a mass scale in [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1233548

  • Esquema del opinador en Artes Plásticas
    García Esteban, Fernando, 1917-1982
    The art critic Fernando García Esteban analyses the difference between an “opinion” on the Visual Arts and the qualified judgment that should be issued by the art critic. It reflects the enormous difference between the artistic ideals that [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1227298

  • Acerca de la crítica de arte
    García Esteban, Fernando, 1917-1982
    This essay, is on the art critic Fernando García Esteban and on his noted intellectual presence in Montevideo during the fifties and the sixties. The art critic echoes the difficulties encountered when critiquing local art and the differences in [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1227280

  • Del ejercicio de la crítica de arte
    Argul, José Pedro, 1903-
    Figures such as José Pedro Argul, Jorge Romero Brest, and others of national and regional importance provided a new turn in fifties art criticism—a tendency akin to the Generación del 45 in literature. This essay by Argul was first published in [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1227229

  • Teseo : Los Problemas del Arte : Eduardo Dieste. Editorial Losada. Buenos Aires
    Luisi, Clotilde, 1882-1969
    “CL” (probably Clotilde Luisi) discusses Teseo, los problemas del arte, the new book by the critic Eduardo Dieste. In the 1920s Dieste did an outstanding job of introducing modernist art criticism and acting as a unifying cultural agent, founding [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1223765

  • Arte simple : por Cipriano Santiago Vitureira, Editorial Nueva América
    Del Cioppo, Atahualpa
    The author discusses Arte simple, the recently published book by Cipriano Santiago Vitureira. The Uruguayan columnist notes Vitureira’s poetic sensitivity, and expresses his conviction that art can drive social change. Atahualpa del Cioppo does not [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1223119

  • El XV Salón Municipal de Artes Plásticas
    Grupo Toledo Chico (Canelones, Uruguay)
    Published in 1966 by the Grupo Toledo Chico, the essay “El XV Salón Municipal de Artes Plásticas” is a far-reaching criticism of the Salón Municipal de Artes Plásticas—its organization, bylaws, and administrative and social policy—after [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1193049

  • Sobre el papel de la crítica
    Club de Grabado de Montevideo
    This essay discusses the function of art criticism. The objective is to present a theoretical comparison between what criticism “should be” and the actual situation in Uruguay, especially during the period of authoritarian rule when the essay was [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1187071

  • Alirio Palacios : el arte de la violencia
    Molina, Igor
    This is the Venezuelan writer Igor Molina’s article about the work of the Venezuelan artist Alirio Palacios who, at the time this article was published, was thirty years old and had already had a considerable amount of experience. Molina, however, [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1155701

  • La Batalla de San Romano de Von Dangel (I)
    Cárdenas, María Luz
    In the first part of her review of La Batalla de San Romano—the German-born Venezuelan visual artist Miguel von Dangel’s version of Paolo Uccello’s Renaissance painting by the same name— María Luz Cárdenas analyzes similarities between the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1154028

  • Miguel Von Dangel : no creo el cuento de que Reverón era loco
    Pérez, María Josefa
    This interview with Miguel von Dangel, conducted by journalist María Josefa Pérez, covers his aesthetics, his most recent work, and how he thinks he is perceived by critics and the public. Responding to critics who describe his work as ugly and [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1154012

  • ¿Qué ha cambiado en la cultura?
    Lauer, Mirko, 1947-
    In this editorial article, the Czech–Peruvian poet and critic Mirko Lauer reviews Peruvian culture on the seventh anniversary of the military coup led by General Juan Velasco Alvarado, who installed the self-styled Gobierno Revolucionario de las [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1141459

  • Sobre un artículo de M. Bercowitz : el periodismo, la crítica y el arte
    Salazar Bondy, Sebastián
    This text is writer Sebastián Salazar Bondy’s response to the article by Brazilian art critic Marc Bercowitz published in El Comercio newspaper (Lima, December 11, 1955). In Salazar Bondy’s view, Bercowitz’s questioning of the Lima press and [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1137975

  • El crítica en América
    Bercowitz, Marc
    In this article, Brazilian critic Marc Bercowitz reflects on the role of art criticism in Latin America, considering that a new group of young international-quality artists has emerged in Peru. Bercowitz perceives their understandable discontent at [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1137952

  • Julia Codecido en N. York
    Published in Lima-based newspaper La Prensa, this document is a compilation of reviews published in New York newspapers on the Julia Codesido exhibition held at Delphic Studios gallery, also in New York, in 1936. Howard Devree of The New York Times [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1136600

  • La crítica de arte en 1899 : autores, conceptos, polémicos y tomas de posición
    López, William Alfonso
    In “La crítica de arte en el Salón de 1899: una aproximación a los procesos de configuración del campo artístico en Colombia,”historian and museologist William Alfonso López Rosas analyzes the criticism published on the Sección de Bellas [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1134808

  • El V Salón de artistas colombianos : variaciones sobre el arte y la crítica en Colombia
    Ariza, Gonzalo, 1912-
    Colombian artist Gonzalo Ariza addresses three issues in this article. First, the fifth edition of the Salón Nacional de Artistas, which he describes as a “success” in terms of attendance, the participating artists, and the quality of the works [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1134662

  • Plástica : el XXVII Salón Nacional de Artes Visuales : reflexiones y argumentos
    Márceles Daconte, Eduardo, 1942-
    In his article “El XXVII Salón Nacional de Artes Visuales: reflexiones y argumentos” [The 27th National Salon for the Visual Arts: Reflections and Arguments], Eduardo Márceles Daconte challenges the unfavorable views of the Salón Nacional de [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1133541

  • Crítica destructiva
    Rubiano Caballero, Germán, 1938-
    From his perspective as a historian and critic, Germán Rubiano Caballero voices his opposition to the remarks in the press regarding the XIX edition of the Salón Nacional de Artistas held in 1967. In the article entitled “Crítica destructiva [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1132388

  • Manual
    Cerón, Jaime, 1967-
    This article, entitled “Manual,” by the art critic and curator Jaime Cerón, appeared in a magazine devoted to the work of Humberto Junca. It was published on the occasion of Junca’s participation in Enfoques [Focuses] (2006), the program that [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1131451

  • El Salón Nacional de Pintura : en el país de los ciegos, el tuerto es rey
    Alternativa (Bogota, Colombia ; 1974)
    “El Salón Nacional de Pintura: En el país de los ciegos, el tuerto es rey” is an interview-conversation between the editorial staff of the magazine Alternativa and four important figures in Colombian art of the seventies: Colombian-Cuban art [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1130434

  • “¡Ay, si yo fuera pintor!” : crítica, texto y traducción
    Ospina, Lucas, 1971-
    Under the title “‘¡Ay, si yo fuera pintor!’: Crítica, texto y traducción”, the artist and critic Lucas Ospina wrote a timely essay. It was published in the second issue of the journal Cuadernos Grises, issued by the Arts Department at the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1130135

  • ¡Pare de sufrir! decálogo de autoayuda para espectadores intimidados por las exposiciones de arte
    Ospina, Lucas, 1971-
    The text “¡Pare de sufrir!: Decálogo de autoayuda para espectadores intimidados por las exposiciones de arte,” written by artist and critic Lucas Ospina was initially published on the website on July 15, 2007. It was [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1129782

  • Pintura brasileira e moda internacional
    Pedrosa, Mário
    In this short newspaper article, written on the occasion of the Extraordinary International Congress of AICA (International Association of Art Critics) held in Brazil in 1959, the chief advocate of Brazilian Modernism, critic Mário Pedrosa, [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1126469

  • Cica & sede de crítica
    Basbaum, Ricardo
    The text investigates the possibility that art critics will recover their effectiveness, given an alleged decline in the field. Basbaum comments on the need to generate new languages in order to come up with new ideas. The text states that critics [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111406

  • Um azar histórico: desencontros entre moderno e contemporâneo na arte brasileira
    Naves, Rodrigo, 1955-
    This article compares the complex and contradictory movements in Brazilian visual arts between the late 1950s and the early 1990s. To the well-known Brazilian critic Rodrigo Naves, the disruption took place just when the work created by the most [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111401

  • O espetáculo do fetiche
    Duarte, Paulo Sérgio
    This article is about the mega exhibitions that were presented all over the world during the last three decades. The author—the critic Paulo Sérgio Duarte—highlights exhibitions that were organized thematically by curators who (in his opinion) [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111399

  • Arte conceitual e uma nova crítica
    Leirner, Sheila, 1948-
    In this text, Sheila Leirner interweaves her critical thinking on art and on criticism itself, stating that the division between the critical function and the practice of art is being diluted by Conceptual art. Leirner believes that this art trend [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111365

  • Os lugares da mestiçagem na arte contemporânea
    Borsa Cattani, Icleia
    This text investigates several meanings of the concept “place” in art: space/representation, interval of meaning, installation space, institutional space, and sociocultural space, emotional, symbolic or utopian (where the artwork is executed and [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111348

  • Reflexões sobre a crítica, a arte "à margem" e a poiética
    Borsa Cattani, Icleia
    In this text, Icleia Borsa Cattani discusses the implications of globalization in contemporary art and its practice of separation, mentioning in passing the cultural consensus, the crisis in art, and the neutralization of criticism. Under such [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111347

  • Bienal : renovação crítica e riscos
    Zanini, Walter, 1925-
    Walter Zanini, curator of the 1981 and 1983 São Paulo Biennials, defends the critical role that curators play in mega-exhibitions like the São Paulo Biennial. He asserts that that role exceeds formulating the concepts that serve as the structure of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111346

  • Amanhã hoje : Casa triângulo de 1988 a 1995
    Ribeiro, Maria Izabel M. Reis Branco; Chiarelli, Tadeu, 1956-
    This is the catalogue for the exhibition commemorating the fifteenth anniversary of the Casa Triângulo. Organized by Maria Izabel Branco Ribeiro, the exhibition presented the history of the gallery during that time, introducing those young artists [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111344

  • Problemas atuais da arte brasileira: o moderno e o contemporâneo
    Salzstein, Sônia
    This text by Sônia Salzstein is an analysis of the changes in the appearance of Brazilian art starting in the 1950s. She believes that the cultural modernization launched in that decade had a utopian dimension, which lost ground to an [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111339

  • Uma dinâmica da arte brasileira : modernidade, instituições e instância pública
    Salzstein, Sônia
    In this article, Salzstein discusses how contemporary art takes its place on the international art stage, while analyzing the contradictions implicit in a state of peripheral modernity. She explores the connections between the factors involved in the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111338

  • Formação do artista no Brasil
    Resende, José
    In this article, the sculptor José Resende steps up to defend art education at the university level, based on his belief that art is an activity involving intellectual exploration. While its integration into the academic sphere may be complicated, [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111337

  • Arte brasileira na era da globalização
    Peixoto, Nelson Brissac
    This text by Nelson Brissac questions the ongoing interest in national roots in the age of globalization. Due to the current impossibility of defining any “identity,” what is at stake, in the author’s view, is the ability to take full advantage [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111334

  • As artes como abre-alas
    Naves, Rodrigo, 1955-
    In this 2005 article, the Brazilian art critic Rodrigo Naves reviews the performance of the economist, banker and collector Edemar Cid Ferreira. The article focuses on his role as “spokesman” for Brazilian art in the national and international [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111330

  • Um ponto de êxtase
    Mammì, Lorenzo
    This essay analyzes certain characteristics inherent in the selection of foreign artists for participation in the twentieth International Biennial of São Paulo in 1989, highlighting the preponderance of retrospectives. To the writer Lorenzo Mammì, [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111325

  • Redes sensoriais: arte ciência e tecnologia
    This anthology presents the first results of the research undertaken by the Núcleo de Tecnologia da Imagem at the EC-UFRJ (Escola de Comunicação da Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro), as well as that by the Centre for Advanced Inquiry at the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111324

  • A bienal desmontada
    Lagnado, Lisette, 1961-
    In this article the journalist Lisette Lagnado discusses the layout of the XX Bienal Internacional de São Paulo in terms of the artwork/space ratio and arrangement vis-à-vis the interaction among artists, curators, architects, and even the public. [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111321

  • Manifesto
    Herkenhoff, Paulo; Porto, Sérgio; Maiolino, Anna Maria; Luz, Rogerio; Meireles, Cildo; Leite, Leonardo Lellis Pereira, 1952-; Resende, José; Córdula, Raul, 1943-; Kleiman, Mauro; Machado, Ivens Olinto; Caldas Júnior, Waltércio; Manuel, Antonio; Barbosa, Monica; Tunga, 1952-2016; Ascânio MMM, 1941-; Macedo, Ronaldo do Rego
    The text that accompanies this manifesto—that is critical of the Salão de Arte Agora I—describes the Brazilian art market mindset and the resources at its disposal. The manifesto challenges the role of the critic who submits to the prevailing [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111318

  • João Cândido Galvão : "fiz uma Bienal com transgressores"
    Freire, Norma; Farias, Agnaldo; Galvão, João Cândido
    This text is an interview with João Cândido Galvão, curator of the XXI São Paulo Biennial, by Norma Freire and Agnaldo Farias. In it, Galvão discusses some of the problems that complicated the organization of the biennial, including [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111317

  • Vislumbres de encantamento
    Cameron, Dan
    In this text, North American curator Dan Cameron asserts that it is difficult to take stock of the vast work and public role of São Paulo-based gallerist Marcantonio Vilaça. The text holds that Vilaça performed a crucial mission in forging a [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111312

  • Quarentona polêmica
    Costa, Francisco
    This newspaper report highlights the problems, controversy, and expectations that surrounded the curatorial proposal of the twentieth Bienal Internacional de São Paulo of 1989. Additionally, it included comments made by three renowned art critics, a [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111311

  • Atrás da tradição
    Naves, Rodrigo, 1955-
    The author of this article, Rodrigo Naves, explains that Ronaldo Brito’s essay presents an overview of a movement that was representative of contemporary Brazilian art. Naves also suggests that Brito’s critique attempts to understand works that [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111308

  • Camargo
    Brito, Ronaldo; Camargo, Sérgio de
    Ronaldo Brito understands Sérgio Camargo’s work as experimental contemporary sculpture, executed in a way that combines elements, although it is always concerned with volume and organic principles. In this 1990 article, Brito discusses the artist [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111307

  • [O trabalho de Amilcar de Castro reúne...]
    Brito, Ronaldo
    In this text, Ronaldo Brito analyzes Amilcar de Castro’s work in the media of sculpture and drawing. He discusses the connections between de Castro’s production and modern sculpture. Brito asserts that de Castro’s art formulates a rejection of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111306

  • Malasartes, um depoimento pessoal
    Brito, Ronaldo
    In this statement, Ronaldo Brito takes the opportunity to clarify that the journal he cofounded, Malasartes, marked a moment in the Brazilian art world where there were different meanings for the various cultural participants. In his opinion, the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111305