In 1960 and a few months after having created the Centro de Arte del Instituto Torcuato Di Tella (ITDT) [Art Center of the Torcuato Di Tella Institute]—directed by a Council made up of Lionello Venturi, Ricardo Camino, Guido Di Tella and Jorge Romero Brest— the ITDT Prize was made possible. The purpose of this center was to cooperate in the diffusion and promotion of the visual arts and to keep in contact with other centers connected with production at both a national and an international level. Within this context, the Premio ITDT [ITDT Prize] was created to provide an opportunity for young Argentinean artists to enrich their experience abroad; nevertheless, its creation did not just allow for the awarding of the grant-prize, but it also spurred the circulation of international art in the local arena, becoming an important reference point for the visual arts renaissance of the time. This prize was awarded to national or international artists, with some variation depending on the year in question, until 1967. Beginning that year, it changed its name and became Experiencias Visuales [Visual Practices], and then just Experiencias [Practices] in 1968 and 1969.
In 1963 Romero Brest resigned from the directorate of the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes [National Museum of Fine Arts] and accepted a position as director of the Centro de Artes Visuales del ITDT [ITDT Visual Arts Center]. In 1964, the ITDT Prize had both a national and an international nature, and the jury was made up of: Clement Greenberg, Pierre Restany, and Jorge Romero Brest.
The document gives an account of the alternatives for the procedures at the Torcuato Di Tella Prize; particularly, concerning the follow-up of the international competition. This allowed for the dissemination of both ideas and work of the innovative artists from abroad at that time, thus promoting the inclusion of national artists within the context of the Prize. Likewise, the selection of the jury—made up of both distinguished critics and directors of international institutions—gives an account of the will to reinforce the Argentinean cultural milieu.