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  • [Au moment où le general GEISEL...]
    BRIGADE INTERNACIONAL DE PEINTURE ANTIFASCISTES; COMITÊ DE LA JEUNE PEINTURE
    1976
    The signatories of this manifesto—a statement of solidarity with the struggle of the Brazilian people defending freedom of expression in all areas—are opposed to the dictatorship’s practice of using art as a symbol of prestige for the military [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111288

  • [Le calendrier le rappelle aux plus frivoles et aux plus indifférents: les temps...]
    Guéguen, Pierre
    1958
    This text by the French critic, Pierre Guéguen, analyzes the unbiased searches of twentieth century art insofar as they represent a spiritual adventure and a true revolution, scandalizing a whole era. In this regard, he considers the grupo Madí [ [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 743079

  • [Le calendrier le rappelle...]
    Kosice, Gyula, 1924-
    1958
    Guyla Kosice’s essay refers to the topical nature and, therefore, the universal quality of “arte madí” [Madí Art]. He explains that Madí art has already spread beyond its original core in Buenos Aires, as he notes in his comments on this [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 743081

  • [Les "dix Commandements" de la Censure Militaire,...]
    1969
    This text transcribes the article published in the French newspaper Le Monde reporting that the Federal Police Department of São Paulo sent to the local newspaper Folha de São Paulo a list of news items forbidden to be published. The censored [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 774539

  • [Les intellectuels et artistes soussignes saluent]
    Sartre, Jean Paul
    1968
    This note expresses support for the occupation of the Argentinean Building of the University Boarding Complex of Paris. The intellectuals that signed this note expresses their solidarity with and fraternal support of the protesting residents and [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 773205

  • [Letter] 1948 dec. 21, São Paulo [to] René Drouin, Paris
    Degand, León
    1948
    Letter from Léon Degand—director of the Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo (MAM-SP)—to René Drouin—a Parisian gallerist and the partner of Leo Castelli—discussing details related to the first exhibition at MAM-SP. According to the letter, [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110822

  • [Letter] 1962 Abril 2, Montrouge [France] [to] Jorge Romero Brest
    Penalba, Alicia, 1913-1982
    1962
    After receiving a telegram about the exhibition in the Torcuato Di Tella Institute, Alicia Penalba communicates her agreement to the terms therein to Jorge Romero Brest, although she believes that precautions must be taken due to the political [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 755754

  • [Letter] 1962 Mayo 7, Montrouge, France [to] Guido Di Tella
    Penalba, Alicia, 1913-1982
    1962
    Alicia Penalba writes that, despite being honored by the invitation, she must decline to participate due to several problems: the art collector who was going to lend works for the exhibiton urgently needs to install them in his garden and the other [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 755741

  • [Letter] 1967 Junio 12, Buenos Aires [to] E. de Wilde
    Romero Brest, Jorge
    1967
    This is a letter sent by Jorge Romero Brest to E. de Wilde, Director of the Stedelijk Museum [City Museum] of Amsterdam in which he explains that, although he regrets their disagreement, the Instituto Torcuato Di Tella does not disclose beforehand [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 758116

  • [Letter] 1967 Junio 22, Amsterdam [to] Jorge Romero Brest
    Wilde, Eliane de
    1967
    [This document is] is a letter sent by the Director of the Stedelijk Museum [City Museum] of Amsterdam, Dr. E. de Wilde to Jorge Romero Brest, in relation to the invitation extended to him to act as a jury member for the Premio Internacional Di Tella [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 758087

  • [Letter] 1969 April 22, New York [to] Gyorgy Kepes
    Haacke, Hans, 1936-
    1969
    Hans Haacke’s letter shows that he pondered the invitation sent by Gyorgy Kepes and decided not to represent the United States abroad for a pair of reasons: because Americans were supporting an immoral war in Vietnam and a fascist government was [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 774427

  • [Letter] 1969 Janvier 17, New York [to] Pierre Restany
    Takis
    1969
    The letter from [Greek artist] Takis tells Pierre Restany that he has not represented Greece at any international cultural event since Greece’s democracy was suspended. Takis thanks Restany for the invitation and hopes he understands the situation [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 774652

  • [Letter] 1969 Juin 10 [to] Cher ami
    Wilde, Eliane de
    1969
    E. de Wilde’s letter concerns the arguments that he submitted to The Netherlands Ministry of Cultural Affairs in order to withdraw the Dutch participation from the São Paulo Biennial. In this regard, he considered not only the prevailing [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 774400

  • [Letter] 1969 Junio 2, París [to] Francis de Lulle
    Bury, Pol
    1969
    Pol Bury’s letter states his decision to withdraw his participation from the 1969 São Paulo Biennial due to the fact that several Brazilian artists had informed him that another biennial, held in Bahia, was compelled to close and that paintings [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 774230

  • [Letter] Enero 1930, París, Francia [to] José Cuneo y Bernabé Michelena
    Raykis, Wladimir, 1899-
    1930
    In 1930, Wladimir Raykis (director of Galerie Zak in Paris) sent this letter inviting Uruguayan artists José Cúneo and Bernabé Michelena to exhibit at his exhibition venue which promoted Latin American art between the wars. The dialogue and [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1233623

  • [Lo llamábamos Ho Chi Min...]
    Monzón, Hugo
    1984
    Hugo Monzón welcomes León Ferrari to Buenos Aires on his return from exile. Monzón mentions the 1960s political art and Ferrari’s various forms of creative art making, describing his work by means of a concept: “module for repetition [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 744359

  • [Même dans le moment les plus durs, la France des travailleurs...]
    1969
    The text states that—although France had always been a symbol of freedom—the French government, along with its curators and some artists, was willing to send a submission to the São Paulo Biennial despite the dramatic situation that Brazil was [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 774679

  • [Nous autres madistes, prenant les éléments propres de...]
    Movimiento Madí
    1946
    This text describes in French a manifesto by the artists who were members of the Movimiento Madí [Madí Movement], in which they propose the idea of the “invención real” [actual invention]. This is a creation whose aesthetic corresponds as much [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 751035

  • [Par ordre émanent du Département Culturel du Ministère des Affaires Etrangères Brésilien...]
    1969
    This text provides information regarding the measures imposed upon Brazilian culture after the state coup of 1964. It particularly refers to the actions derived from the Institutional Act No. 5, dated December 13, 1968. Once the Parliament was [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 774640

  • [Pronto hará ocho años que Carlos Cruz-Diez...] = [Voici bientôt huit ans que Carlos Cruz-Diez]
    Clay, Jean
    1966
    In this essay, Jean Clay reviews Fisicromías, the series of works by Carlos Cruz-Diez, and analyzes them from various perspectives. Clay discusses the evolution of the artist’s techniques, examining them through a prism of aesthetic principles. He [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 858602

  • [sérvulo esmeraldo un brésilien dans paris...]
    Leiser, Erwin
    This article, written in the form of a poem, is about the series Excitáveis [Excitables] by the Brazilian artist Sérvulo Esmeraldo. The author, Erwin Leiser, pictures him walking through the back streets of Paris looking for images that will be [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111386

  • A sa Majesté l'empereur Napoléon III
    Calvo, Carlos, 1822-1906
    1862
    This suite of documents includes Charles (Carlos) Calvo’s (1824–1906) letter to Napoleon III, the response from M. Thouvenel, Minister of the French Foreign Office, and the introduction to Calvo’s book, Recueil complet des traités, conventions [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1052451

  • Antonio Berni et les aventures de Ramona Montiel
    Ragon, Michel
    1963
    French art critic Miguel Ragon writes about Antonio Berni’s engraving technique, as well as the question of narrative in his work with regard to the development of his chief characters: Juanito Laguna and Ramona Montiel [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 780155

  • Avan-propos
    Rouquié, Alain
    1987
    These passages by Alaine Rouquié, a French political scientist, are excerpted from his book, Amérique latine. Introduction à l’Extrême-Occident (1989). Rouquié considers the lack of unity in Latin America and the problems encountered when [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 838924

  • Avant-projet d’aménagement et d’extension de la ville de Niterói au Brésil
    Lima, A. Corrêa
    1932
    The architect Attílio Corrêa Lima presents the book, Avant-projet d’aménagement et d’extension de la ville de Niterói au Brésil[Draft Proposal for the Development and Expansion of the City of Niterói, Brazil], which includes the thesis he [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110883

  • Carlos Mérida
    Salmon, André
    1927
    In this text, André Salmon considers the paintings of the young Guatemalan artist, Carlos Mérida, and their appeal to Parisian audiences, while also expressing nationalist sentiments specific to Guatemala. Salmon begins by recounting how young [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 832600

  • Centre de recherche d'art visuel : acte de fondation
    Demarco, Hugo
    1960
    This document is the Foundation Act for the Centro de Recherche d’Art Visuel [Visual Arts Research Center] (1960). It establishes the group’s intention of deepening personal investigations within the group work, directing the members’ personal [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 773105

  • Club de Gravure de Montevideo : exposición
    Calvete, Jorge
    1968
    This document in diptych format is an invitation, with commentary, to the exhibition of the Club de Grabado de Montevideo (CGM) held in the city of Sèvres in March 1968. The official presentation of the exhibition was made by the Uruguayan [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1193387

  • De la supression de l'objet (notes) = Da supressão do objeto (anotações)
    Clark, Lygia
    1975
    In this text, Brazilian artist Lygia Clark affirms the presence of man as the backbone of art. She goes so far as to formulate the loss of the object’s relevance as meaning and as means of communication. She posits a relationship between art and [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110686

  • Dieux d´Afrique
    Verger, Pierre
    1954
    In this book, the French photographer and ethnologist Pierre (Fatumbi) Verger documents, in words and pictures, a number of cults and divinities that are worshiped in African countries (Nigeria and Benin) and in the city of Salvador, in the Brazilian [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110539

  • Discussion entre Cueco et Netto devant les dessins de Netto
    Cueco; Guanaes Netto, Gontran, 1933-
    1976
    This essay is about a conversation [in French] between the artists Henri Cueco and Gontran Guanaes Netto, in which Cueco analyzes Guanaes Netto’s drawing, describing its testimonial nature as the result of an unspoken agreement between his painting [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111160

  • Dossier Argentine : Les Fils de Marx et Mondrian
    1971
    This report includes an extensive unsigned article as well as a number of important documents and photos. It begins by presenting the placement and positions of “the boldest artists of their country…and one of the most brilliant teams of the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 761610

  • El arte peruano en la escuela - I
    Izcue, Elena, 1889-1970
    1926
    Ventura García Calderón asserts in this prologue that, in Latin America, the Spanish and Indian races did not mix and that the former ignored the latter even though it was, in his view, “one of the most perfect civilizations in the world.” He [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1146099

  • Empreintes territoriales
    Palomera, Federica, 1954-
    1999
    Federica Palomero launches into this essay with a brief history of the MBA (Museo de Bellas Artes) in Caracas, and the steady growth of the Museum’s Collection of Latin American Art. Palomero posits that one can see the history of Latin American [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1162151

  • Entrevista/Interview/Entretien. Elías Heim
    Biec, Odile
    2006
    The synopsis and the annotations in English are coming soon.                                However, our bilingual readers can click on “Español” to access this information in Spanish [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1101124

  • Exposition de V. do Rego Monteiro, Galerie Fabre, Paris, 1925 = Exposição de V. do Rego Monteiro, Galeria Fabre, Paris, 1925
    Raynal, Maurice
    1925
    The French art critic Maurice Raynal believes there is an innovative school of art in Brazil that is based on an intellectual aesthetic. The painter Vicente do Rego Monteiro is a member of that group. Raynal explains that Rego Monteiro, an artist [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 785135

  • Farewell au Surrealisme
    Paalen, Wolfgang
    1942
    Wolfgang Paalen claimed that Surrealism helped him to experience a total synthesis that denied any arbitrary separation between the visual arts and poetry, as well as between poetry and life. In his opinion, this movement offered the only working [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 772030

  • Gego
    Le Mens, Magali, 1974-; Guenin, Hélene
    2011
    In this essay about Gego for the group exhibition, ERRE. Variations Labyrinthiques [ERRE: Labyrinthine Variations], presented at the Centre Pompidou-Metz, the French curators Hélène Guenin and Magali Le Mens include biographical details, such as [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1159352

  • Goeldi
    Machado, Aníbal, 1894-1964
    1955
    Aníbal Machado writes about the printmaker Oswaldo Goeldi, noting his “moral profile,” his “impetuous temperament,” his humble, melancholy nature, and his “artistic solitude.” Machado describes Goeldi’s childhood in Belém (in the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111403

  • Helio Oiticica : lettre ouverte aux sélectionné
    Oiticica, Hélio, 1937-1980
    1969
    In this open letter, Hélio Oiticica writes against the 1969 São Paulo Biennial and expounds on the situation of strict censorship prevailing in Brazil. He considers that it is reason enough for France not to participate either. In addition, [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 774506

  • Introduction
    Cid Ferreira, Edemar
    2001
    In this introduction to the catalogue for the (2001) exhibition Côte à Côte: art contemporain du Brésil [Side by Side: Contemporary Art in Brazil], Edemar Cid Ferreira states his conviction that art is a key product for commercial trade between [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111215

  • Introduction : dans quelle mesure il existe une amérique latine
    Siegfried, André, 1875-1959
    1934
    André Siegfried’s introduction to Amérique latine (1934) begins with the term “the Americas,” used to conceptually reference the New World. The essay begins by pointing out that the term “North America” evokes a geographical personality [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 838505

  • Juan Devescovi, Xavier Abril
    Maison de l’Amérique Latine (París, France)
    1927
    This is the catalogue, written in French, for the exhibition of drawings by Juan Devéscovi and poems by Xavier Abril that was presented at the Maison de l’Amérique Latine [Latin American House] in Paris (November 1927). In his introduction, Jean [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1151314

  • L'Amérique latine
    Malato, Charles
    1902
    French anarchist and writer Charles Malato de Corné begins this brief article on Latin America for the first issue of Les Annales de la Jeunesse Laïque by informing the reader of border disputes that have been going on for too long and that are [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1054239

  • L'architecture moderne au Brésil
    Pedrosa, Mário
    1953
    In this study, Mário Pedrosa sketches a history of Brazilian architecture which he affirms did not appear spontaneously, but rather through the influence of Europe and Swiss architect Le Corbusier in particular. He compares this with a similar [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1086489

  • L'art bresilien dans les sables mouvants = L'arte in Brasile, nelle sabbie mobili : un viaggio di Pierre Restany
    Restany, Pierre
    1975
    During his visit to Brazil, the French art critic Pierre Restany notices that “the complex Brazilian reality” is reflected in “the small world of art,” to the point of expressing a certain “cultural confusion” (over and above questions of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110508

  • L'homme est le centre = O homem é o centro [consultado]
    Almeida, Vera Pedrosa Martins de; Clark, Lygia
    1968
    In this interview with Lygia Clark by art critic Vera Pedrosa, the artist discusses the radical change in direction at the heart of her research. Her work no longer revolves around formal questions, but rather around experiences that operate directly [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110692

  • L'idée et la matière
    Esmeraldo, Sérvulo, 1929-
    1974
    The Brazilian artist Sérvulo Esmeraldo describes his interest in the phenomena of physics. He recalls some experiences in his childhood in northeast Brazil (Ceará), when he and his brothers turned ampoules into powerful lenses which they then used [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110761

  • L'invention d'un concept opératoire : la latinité de l'Amérique"
    MartinieÌre, Guy, 1944-
    1982
    In this second chapter of French academic Guy Martinière’s book, Aspects de la coopération franco-brésilienne: Transplantation culturelle et stratégie de la modernité (1982), he presents a history of the use and political implications of the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 838531

  • L'Invité d'honneur
    Wright, Frank Lloyd
    1932
    This text written by North American architect Frank Lloyd Wright is an account of the days in October 1930 that he spent in Rio de Janeiro, capital of Brazil at the time. Wright was invited to Brazil to participate in the jury to determine which [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111001