In this article, published in Joaquim magazine in Brazil, the poet Carlos Drummond de Andrade (1902–87) suggests that the Argentinean group Arte Concreto—Invención advocates the development of “a modern canon” of Concrete art. Joaquim, the monthly art magazine, was published in the city of Curitiba (Paraná) from 1946 to 1948; members of its editorial board included Dalton Trevisan (who later became a short story writer), Antonio P. Walger, and Erasmo Pilotto.
The Manifiesto Invencionista, which also appeared in the ninth issue of Joaquim (1947) [see the ICAA digital archive (777253)], was published by an Argentinean group that announced in the flier they circulated that they had challenged figurative art to a fight to the death. The manifesto was originally presented at the Primera Exposición Invencionista at the Salón Peuser in Buenos Aires in 1946.
[There are several documents about the Madí group in the ICAA digital archive, such as: by Rafael Squirru (untitled) [“Arte Madí…”] (765426); by Juan Bay (untitled) [“Desde el cubismo y futurismo hasta madí…”] (743077); and the editorial “Concepto de Creación é Invención Madí” (731954)].
[As complementary reading, see Drummond’s article: “O antropófago” (784839)].