Tucumán Arde [Tucumán Is Burning] is the most famous collective production of emerging vanguard art in Argentina, both in Buenos Aires and Rosario, and it took place at the turning point of the artists’ political and artistic radicalization in 1968. Its design implied a complex process of research and counter-information as well as a mass-media campaign. Its immediate repercussions were vast; this can be verified through the numerous newspaper articles, both local and international, that reported on the exhibition.
Both the circulation reached by the materials published in Sobre as well as the dispatch abroad of selected documents prepared by the Rosario authors between 1970 and 1971 gave rise to the publication of three reports in foreign journals; these latter were devoted to the Itinerario del ’68 [Timetable for 1968].
The first report appears in the winter of 1970 in the American magazine The Drama Review (Volume nº 2, pp. 98–103), New York University, with the artist Michael Kirby serving as editor. It is important to note that two of the three photos that illustrate the article show views of the Tucumán Arde exhibition in Buenos Aires, of which very few visual materials survive.