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  • ¿Existe o puede existir un arte socialista? (no es la flecha, es el indio)
    Homar, Lorenzo
    1979
    In this lecture, Puerto Rican artist Lorenzo Homar asserts that the ideological content of art is determined by its stance on society since “art for art’s sake” is devoid of ideological content. For Homar, “socialist art” is a question of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 823841

  • ¿Existe una pintura peruana?
    Acha, Juan, 1916-1995
    1958
    In this article signed “J. Nahuaca”—the anagram he used as an alias—Peruvian critic Juan Acha reflects on whether or not there is a painting tradition in Peru. He discusses the current state of painting on the occasion of the Premio [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1138182

  • ¿Exposición de arte español contemporáneo? : un manifiesto de artistas argentinos
    Berni, Antonio, 1905-1981
    1947
    In response to the absence of artists, such as Pablo Picasso and Juan Gris at the Contemporary Spanish Art Exhibition shown at the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes in December 1947, the Argentinian artists expressed their disagreement by signing a [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 730388

  • ¿Feliza Krugman o Irene Bursztyn?
    Medina, Alvaro, 1942-
    1974
    The article “¿Feliza Krugman or Irene Bursztyn?” is the transcription of two texts read by Álvaro Medina on the program Orientación Plástica aired on Radio Nacional de Colombia on April 27 and May 3 (both Fridays), 1974. Medina accuses [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1088241

  • ¿Fuera del centro?: arte argentino en las colecciones venezolanas
    Arestizábal, Irma
    1995
    The researcher Irma Arestizábal comments on the placement of Argentinean avant-garde art, (always at the margin) in relationship to the hegemonic art centers. She writes based on a selection of works of Argentinean artists that appear in Venezuelan [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1162631

  • ¿Hacia dónde va la pintura en el Perú¿? : Primer Salón de Pintura
    Valle, Alejandro Romualdo, 1926-2008
    1955
    The author identifies the principal characteristic of the works shown at the Primer Salón Annual de Pintura Peruana “as a strong and cohesive predilection for objectivity.” Among others, he highlights Alfredo Ruiz Rosas for his “successful [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1138900

  • ¿Hay problema indígena en México?
    Gamio, Manuel, 1883-1960
    1921
    In “¿Hay problema indígena en México?” Mexican writer and anthropologist Manuel Gamio examines the “indigenous problem,” or the question of how to integrate indigenous Mexicans into Mexican society. Gamio argues that the government of the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 737307

  • ¿Identidad o modernidad?
    Manrique, Jorge Alberto
    1974
    In this chapter from América Latina en sus artes Jorge Alberto Manrique begins by describing the artistic movements of the 1920s and comparing this period to a giant hinge that moved backward to the nineteenth century and forward to the twentieth [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 838652

  • ¿México tendría hoy una escuela de pintura propia, de haber seguido la ruta de Tamayo?
    Rodríguez, Antonio, 1909-
    1948
    Antonio Rodríguez analyzed Rufino Tamayo’s work, basing his remarks on the retrospective of his paintings exhibited at the Palacio de Bellas Artes. According to the exhibition catalog, Tamayo’s greatest contribution was his handling of color. [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 758248

  • ¿Mural que muere? : en villa El Salvador
    Jarque, Fietta
    1982
    The writer Fietta Jarque discusses the possible reasons for the deterioration of the mural the Dutch artist Karel Appel painted on a wall in a shantytown in Lima that—despite the fact that it would have “cost many thousands of dollars had he been [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 865683

  • ¿Pintores o plagiarios?
    Castro Arenas, Mario, 1932-
    1969
    This text by journalist Mario Castro Arenas comments on the controversy surrounding the work Motociclista No. 3 by Luis Zevallos Hetzel, first prize winner at the painting competition organized by the Festivales de Ancón. The debate had widened [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1142315

  • ¿Plagio o lícita búsqueda de lo bello?
    Castrillón, Alfonso, 1935-
    1969
    Alfonso Castrillón weighs in on the controversy that erupted over Motociclista No. 3, the painting by Luis Zevallos Hetzel that won first prize at the Festivales de Ancón (a resort on the outskirts of Lima). The uproar began when the Lima magazine [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1142187

  • ¿Por qué Berni, Alonso y Uria?
    Traba, Marta
    1963
    This document is the catalogue for the exhibition Tres pintores argentinos (1963), featuring the work of Antonio Berni, Carlos Alonso, and Carlos Uria. In addition to a text written by art critic Marta Traba that presents the artists and works—and [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1093577

  • ¿Por qué explicar el arte?
    Cruz-Diez, Carlos
    1989
    In this brief essay, the second in his book Reflexión sobre el color (1989), Carlos Cruz-Diez enumerates the reasons he has decided to rationalize and to explain art. He even expounds on the methods he uses in his creative thought and the aims of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 857038

  • ¿Por qué preferir una mujer a otra?
    1966
    This article is a review of the Premio Torcuato Di Tella 1966 [The Torcuato Di Tella Prize of 1966]; it describes the panorama and points out that on this occasion the Pop artists have rediscovered the attitude of creation; within it the personal is [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 759838

  • ¿Por qué una reflexión sobre el color?
    Cruz-Diez, Carlos
    1989
    In this essay, Carlos Cruz-Diez discusses the socio-cultural factors that condition perception of color—the reason for his interest in engaging in theoretical reflection on the topic. In his view, for the general public as well as for the artistic [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 857817

  • ¿Qué entiende usted por triunfar en arte? : responde un pintor: Tomás Maldonado
    Maldonado, Tomás, 1913-
    1953
    Tomás Maldonado reflects on the role of the artist in society, given that it is the career-like class that enjoys success and acclaim. Maldonado fully identifies with the concept of rebellion, and says that he is prone to subvert the taste of the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 742756

  • ¿Qué es América Latina?
    Coutinho, Afrãnio
    1969
    Brazilian literary critic and essayist Afrânio Coutinho wrote this article in the late- 1960s. His article states since inception that to him the term “Latin American,” is at odds with the historical, social, cultural, literary, and artistic [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 839810

  • ¿Qué es el arte?
    Peralta Ramos, Federico Manuel, 1939-1992
    1983
    Federico Peralta-Ramos, in eight quite simple verses, defines what art is; primarily from the art-life nexus which is implicit [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 759566

  • ¿Qué es nueva música?
    Paz, Juan Carlos, 1897-1972
    1951
    Juan Carlos Paz defines New Music and that which contributes efficacious elements and solutions and points out the importance of the rise of dodecaphony for these new proposals. He stresses that dodecaphony is responsible for the experimentation [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 730576

  • ¿Qué es un libro de edición especial?
    Meneses Imber, Adriana, 1959-
    1983
    In this article the journalist A. M. I. researches the field of special edition books. She interviews Luisa Palacios, the printmaker and director of TAGA (Taller de Artistas Gráficos Asociados) in Caracas, tracing the origins of this kind of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1101428

  • ¿Qué ha cambiado en la cultura?
    Lauer, Mirko, 1947-
    1975
    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

  • ¿Qué opina usted del estridentismo?
    Leblanc, Oscar
    1923
    Based on the criticisms that the emergence of Estridentismo gave rise to, Oscar Leblanc, a journalist of El Universal Ilustrado carries out a survey about the movement, interviewing several personalities. The responses are really extreme. The writer [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 737534

  • ¿Qué piensan los misioneros del INBA? : Rina Lazo y García Bustos en Oaxaca
    Tibol, Raquel
    1957
    Most of this short article consists of the words of the artist from Guatemala, Rina Lazo—a naturalized Mexican—from an interview with the critic Raquel Tibol. Lazo recalls her training and the reasons she came to Mexico in 1946. At that time, [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 795102

  • ¿Qué quiere decir un Arte Americano?
    Traba, Marta
    1956
    In this text, Marta Traba argues that there is not really a unified [Latin] American aesthetic in the visual arts and calls for an honest investigation of the question of such an aesthetic approach, even at the risk of affirming that no common spirit [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 839092

  • ¿Quién es Martín Fierro?
    Méndez, Evar, 1888 -1955
    1924
    The article discusses the constant attacks that the newspaper Martín Fierro receives and all the conflicts and difficulties that result from these attacks. It also explains the attitude that will be assumed with regard to the situation created by [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 732421

  • ¿Quién le teme a M.S.A.?”
    Rivera, Félix Joaquín
    1988
    Puerto Rican writer Felix Joaquín Rivera interviews the artists Teo Freytes and Yrsa Dávila, who are both members of M.S.A. (Manifestación Sintetista Actualizada) [Manifestation of Synthetism Today], a nonprofit organization that provides space [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1061075

  • ¿Quién sabiendo cantar no ha cantado la Rosa?
    Benko, Susana
    1982
    In this essay, which appeared in the catalogue for Veinte disecciones (Caracas: Museo de Bellas Artes, 1982), the exhibition of works by Roberto Obregón, the researcher Susana Benko reflects on cultural symbols, conventions, and codes and the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1080932

  • ¿Realismo es decadencia? ¿Abstraccionismo es solo incapacidad?... y el público...¿Qué prefiere?: Tres destacados pintores y un crítico plantean una polémica / Una encuesta de Jorge Moreno Clavijo para "Lecturas dominicales"
    Moreno Clavijo, Jorge, 1921-
    1962
    This article published in the “Lecturas Dominicales” or Sunday Readings section of the Colombian newspaper El Tiempo (April 1962) evidences the polemic surrounding abstract and figurative art in Colombia at the time. In the introduction to the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1087938

  • ¿Realismo o abstraccionismo? : el problema de los espacios plásticos
    Vidales Jaramillo, Luis, 1900-1990
    In this article, poet and critic Luis Vidales expresses his position on the debate surrounding abstract and figurative art, a polemic central to Colombian art at the time. First, Vidales argues that certain concepts have been poorly defined in [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1087631

  • ¿Reinterpretación o Mímesis?
    Noriega, Simón
    1983
    There are five chapters in La Pintura de Héctor Poleo, Simón Noriega’s book about the Venezuelan artist. The one chosen here is chapter III, “El surrealismo de Poleo.” Section 4—“¿Reinterpretación o Mímesis?”—presents Poleo’s [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1153792

  • ¿Se derrumba María Lionza?
    Rodríguez Cárdenas, Manuel, 1912-1991
    1973
    Cultural activist Manuel Rodríguez Cárdenas calls the attention of the public authorities of Venezuela to the visible deterioration of the monument created by Alejandro Colina in homage to María Lionza, the protector goddess of the forest, water, [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1155464

  • ¿Son inmorales estas pinturas? Los murales del pintor González Camarena en el edificio Guardiola actualizan la debatida cuestión de la moral en el arte
    Rodríguez, Antonio
    1942
    The critic Antonio Rodríguez uses this article to defend the murals painted by Jorge González Camarena in the main hall of the Edificio Guardiola, in the center of Mexico City. The author believes that the short newspaper article calling for these [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 804294

  • ¿Un arte religioso? : Manolo Vellojín en la Galería Garcés Velásquez Bogotá
    Cobo Borda, Juan Gustavo, 1948-
    1978
    With this text, Colombian poet and essayist Juan Gustavo Cobo Borda introduces the exhibition of works by painter Manolo Vellojín held at Galería Garcés Velásquez in Bogotá in 1978. In Cobo Borda’s view, Holy Week (a Spanish religious [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1134355

  • ¿Un futuro tecnológico para el arte?
    Argan, Giulio Carlo
    1965
    This introductory text for Guilio Carlo Argan’s exhibition analyzes the relationship between ideology and technique in order to inquire into the position and destiny of art within that context of ideas. Keeping in mind the self-directed nature and [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 757916

  • ¿Y por qué no?
    Sosa, Antonieta, 1940-
    1995
    In the design ¿Y por qué no?, the artist Antonieta Sosa describes the action planned in detail. As she states it, this work consists of placing wine glasses on different parts of her body so that they will drop and break. Added to the sound of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 865572

  • ¿Y por qué no? : algunas pistas sobre el concepto de producción y consumo del arte religioso popular
    Castillo, Juan Ignacio
    1990
    This text, written by the anthropologist Juan Ignacio Castillo at the time of the 3rd Bienal Salvador Valero de Arte Popular (Trujillo, 1991), is a commentary on popular religious imagery and its use in different social contexts and strata. The [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1166350

  • "7 pintores argentinos"
    Rinaldini, Julio
    1935
    Julio Rinaldini criticizes the leaflet with the manifesto of the Seven Artists (Antonio Berni, Lino Enea Spilimbergo, Horacio Butler, Ramón Goméz Cornet, Héctor Basaldúa, Aquiles Badi, and Emilio Pettoruti) who participated in the exhibition at [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 733926

  • "Casas/Houses"
    Torruella Leval, Susana
    1992
    On the occasion of the exhibition La casa de todos nosotros: Antonio Martorell y sus amigos [A House for Us All: Antonio Martorell and Friends] held at El Museo del Barrio in 1992, Puerto Rican curator Susana Torruella Leval analyzes Antonio [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 866589

  • "De nuevo" Los Disidentes
    González Bogen, Carlos
    1950
    In this brief review Carlos González Bogen, a member of the Los Disidentes group, adopts a rather critical tone to discuss the negative aspects of an anonymous newspaper report—“De nuevo Los Disidentes,” published in the Márgenes column in [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 813667

  • "Dentro de lo abstracto, lo mío es lo menos abstracto" dice Roda
    Valencia Diago, Gloria, 1927-
    1963
    In this article, published in November 1963, the Colombian journalist Gloria Valencia Diago interviews the Spanish artist Juan Antonio Roda, in connection with the exhibition of his oil painting series, Tumbas,at the Museo de Arte Moderno in Bogot [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1092563

  • "En síntesis", los artistas del cuarto y quinto piso
    Jiménez, Félix
    1986
    Puerto Rican journalist and professor Félix Jiménez comments on the “spatial” concept of the MSA (Manifestación Sintetista Actualizada) group and the freedom that it provides artists who participate in exhibitions that are not inhibited by any [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1062244

  • "Es dificil negar que Gego nació en Venezuela..." = "É difícil negar que Gego nasceu na Venezuela..."
    Guevara, Roberto, 1932-1998
    1996
    In this essay, Roberto Guevara gives an overview of Gego’s career, [based on a selection of works that are] on display at the São Paulo Biennial. Guevara describes how Gego’s work has evolved from her early sculptures in the 1950s to her latest [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1149603

  • "Evaluar" o "calificar" en el contexto actual de la cultura venezolana
    Hernández, Abdel
    1994
    Abdel Hernández, the Cuban critic and writer, discusses the VII Bienal Nacional de Dibujo de Caracas (Museo de Artes Visuales Alejandro Otero, 1994) which, in his opinion, was an event that promoted “fragmentation and disciplinarity” in art, and [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1167669

  • "Exposición de arte destructivo” o una copa de oxígeno
    Molina, Enrique
    1961
    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

  • "Gran-boa" asfixia a los escultores mexicanos
    1958
    This brief article, illustrated by a large caricature, uses a humorous tone to comment on the disputes generated by the declarations of sculptors, who were unable to reach an agreement. “Instead of joining forces to fight the little dictator who [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 772048

  • "Introducción", Salón de Artistas Jóvenes : Patrocinado por la Unión Panamericana y Esso = "Introduction" Salon of Young Artists: Sponsored by Pan American Union and Esso.
    Gómez Sicre, José
    1965
    This is the introduction to the catalogue for the Salón de Artistas Jóvenes Latinoamericanos [Young Latin American Artists Salon]—held at the Pan-American Union in Washington, DC in 1965. It was written by José Gómez Sicre, director of the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1091951

  • "J. López Antay es más auténtico que muchos artistas cultos"
    Castrillón, Alfonso, 1935-
    1976
    Alfonso Castrillón defends the decision to recognize López Antay by granting him the Premio Nacional de Cultura [award], asserting that his work “is more authentic than the work of many so-called high artists, who have spent their whole lives [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1136092

  • "Julia Codesido y Sabogal son buenos pintores" : Aquilles Ralli cree, además, que muchos sólo buscan la fama por medio de la publicidad
    Ralli, Aquiles, 1925-
    1951
    Painter Aquiles Ralli rejects the comments made by Fernando de Szyszlo that became a national scandal: “there are no painters in Peru.” He juxtaposes the work of the “good artists,” those who diligently “work in silence and never advertise [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1150882

  • "La esperanza del loro verde" en el trópico tabasqueño
    Soto, Leandro, 1956-
    1992
    Leandro Soto Ortiz interprets the sculptural works of fellow artist Raoul Deal that were featured in the exhibition La Esperanza del Loro Verde. Soto Ortiz positions Deal’s work within a Postmodernist current, contextualizing it at the core of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 840722