ICAA Researcher: Cristina Rossi×
  • [Letter] 1967 Junio 12, Buenos Aires [to] E. de Wilde
    Romero Brest, Jorge
    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
    [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] 1968 Abril 25, Buenos Aires [to] Alfredo Rodríguez Arias
    Romero Brest, Jorge
    This letter, addressed to Alfredo Rodríguez Arias, invites him to participate in Experiencias 1968 [The 1968 Practices]. It states that 60,000 Argentinean pesos would be provided to realize the experience. It likewise stipulates that letters [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 758568

  • [Letter] 1968 Agosto 2, Buenos Aires [to] M. T. Marzana
    Instituto Torcuato Di Tella
    This document is an internal report of the Instituto Torcuato Di Tella [Torcuato Di Tella Institute]. It informs M.T. Marzana, Guido Di Tella, T. Sozio and G. Clutterbuck that a message had been received on the judicial case concerning the closure [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 759960

  • [Letter] 1968 June 10, Buenos Aires [to] Harry E. Wilhelm
    Oteiza, Enrique
    Enrique Oteiza informs the Ford Foundation that the Centro de Artes Visuales of the Instituto Torcuato Di Tella [Center of Visual Art of the Torcuato Di Tella Institute] regrets the episode that occurred with the authorities (both police and [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 759973

  • [Letter] 1968 Mayo 23, Buenos Aires [to] Secretario de Redacción de La Nación
    Oteiza, Enrique
    In his role as director of the Instituto Torcuato Di Tella [Torcuato Di Tella Institute], Enrique Oteiza thanks the editorial secretary of La Nación [The Nation] newspaper of Buenos Aires for the speed with which it reported the police proceeding [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 759918

  • [Letter] 1968 Mayo 23, Buenos Aires [to] Secretario de Redacción de La Prensa
    Oteiza, Enrique
    This document is a letter written by Enrique Oteiza, director of the Instituto Torcuato Di Tella, to the Editorial Secretary of the newspaper La Prensa [The Press Oteiza thanks the paper for the prompt reports on the police proceedings that [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 759932

  • [Letter] 1968 Mayo 27, Buenos Aires [to] Jorge Romero Brest
    Sociedad Argentina de Artistas Plásticos
    In his position as the vice-president of the Sociedad Argentina de Artistas Plásticos (SAAP), the artist Ignacio Colombres sent a letter to the director de Artes Plásticas del Instituto Torcuato Di Tella; in it he condems the closure of one of the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 761973

  • [Letter] 1969 April 22, New York [to] Gyorgy Kepes
    Haacke, Hans, 1936-
    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
    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
    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
    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] 1970 Junio 1, Buenos Aires [to] Samuel Paz
    Cortés Conde, Roberto
    This document is a letter written by Roberto Cortés Conde, who succeeded engineer Enrique Oteiza as Director of the Instituto Torcuato di Tella [Torcuato Di Tella Institute]. (Buenos Aires); it is addressed to Samuel Paz and, in accordance with the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 762037

  • [Letter] 1971 VI 22, Santiago, [Chile to] Ernesto [Deira]
    Pellegrini, Aldo
    The art critic sent this letter to Ernesto Deira informing him about the Instituto de Arte Latinoamericano [Latin American Art Institute], which includes the Museo Latinoamericano [Latin American Museum], for which he requests the collaboration of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 745056

  • [Letter] 1972 Enero 10, Buenos Aires [to] Horacio I. Carballal
    Heredia, Alberto
    In this letter Alberto Heredia declines the prize awarded him by the jury of the Certamen Nacional de Investigaciones Visuales [The National Visual Arts Resarch Competition] (Buenos Aires, Argentina). He bases his rebuttal on the discrimination [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 772297

  • [Letter] 1972 Septiembre 1, Buenos Aires [to] Graciela Carnevale
    Paksa, Margarita
    A general announcement in which Margarita Paksa issues an invitation to take part in the Tribute to Che Guevara, explaining that folders will be published, called La América del Che [The America of Che], containing the work of some forty artists. [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 765945

  • [Letter] 1973 Junio 14, Buenos Aires [to] Antonio Berni
    Huidobro, Ramón
    This is a letter from Mr. Ramón Huidobro, the Chilean ambassador to Buenos Aires, , to Antonio Berni, the Argentine artist, to thank him for his donation of a work of art to the Museo de la Solidaridad. The letter was accompanied by a catalogue of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 765648

  • [Letter] Roma, [to] Guido Di Tella, 6 de mayo de 1962
    Pucciarelli, Mario, 1928-
    Mario Pucciarelli, the Argentine artist who won the Premio Instituto Torcuato Di Tella in 1960, writes to Guido Di Tella about his opinions on the new guidelines established by the 1962 Premio, with particular regard to the prize stipend and the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 755867

  • [Los artistas plásticos de la ciudad de Rosario, pintores, grabadores...]
    FADAR (Frente Antiimperialista de Artistas de Rosario)
    This statement by the Frente Antiimperialista de Artistas de Rosario [Artists of Rosario Anti-Imperialist Front] (F.A.D.A.R.) lists the following irregularities: during the detention and torture of political prisoners, the intervention in labor [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 765970

  • [MADÍ ha inventado el marco recortado e irregular...]
    Eitler, Esteban, 1913-1960
    This is the Manifesto in which the Madí group claims to have invented the irregular, cut-out frame; painting and sculpture that incorporate articulated movement; and a form of artistic expression that is both plural and playful. The group also [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 731625

  • [Même dans le moment les plus durs, la France des travailleurs...]
    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

  • [Muchos se preguntan: ¿cuál es la relación entre el arte concreto y lo que el pensamiento...?]
    Maldonado, Tomás, 1913-
    Prologue by Tomás Maldonado included in the catalogue for the Exposición Arte Concreto: Pinturas / Esculturas / Dibujos [Concrete Art Exhibition: Paintings/ Sculptures/Drawings], which took place at Instituto de Arte Moderno in 1950. The artists [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 794740

  • [Nadie ha logrado como Artaud]
    Pellegrini, Aldo
    A text by Pellegrini which introduces the translation, which he himself wrote, of a text by the French poet Antonin Artaud. He points out that nobody other than this author has lived through the paroxysm of the most extreme questions a human being [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 744689

  • [Ninguna de las artes...]
    Pellegrini, Aldo
    The critic highlights the fact that—in Roberto Aizenberg’s work—a process of purification was set into motion by three essential elements: space, light, and architecture. Pellegrini points out that technical perfection and impeccable detailing [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 744959

  • [No es más fácil definir la nacionalidad...]
    Alloway, Lawrence
    This text for the Lawrence Alloway exhibition relates the language of art to the national identity; it analyzes the diversification of distribution channels and, as such, points out the international dissemination of artistic production. Alloway [a [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 757049

  • [No hace mucho que Nelia Licenziato se ha incorporado....]
    Córdova Iturburu, C. (Cayetano), 1902-
    Cayetano Córdova Iturburu introduces the exhibition of prints by Nelia Licenziato at Galería Lirolay (Buenos Aires, June, 1963) and expresses great enthusiasm for those who conquer interplanetary spaces. The critic also mentions the vitality of the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 764972

  • [Nous autres madistes, prenant les éléments propres de...]
    Movimiento Madí
    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...]
    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

  • [Para quienes conozcan la obra de Jean Dubuffet la pintura de Benedit plantea...]
    Squirru, Rafael, 1925-
    Rafael Squirru introduces Luis Benedit’s exhibition (Galería Lirolay, Buenos Aires, June 1961), noting the similarity between his work and the paintings of the Frenchman, Jean Dubuffet, though it is only as a source of inspiration for his own [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 764837

  • [Presentar a Oscar Melano implica correr cierto riesgo...]
    Romero Brest, Jorge
    Jorge Romero Brest introduces the exhibition of works by Carlos Melano and refers to Melano’s predilection for art in search of an audience that sees the world as he does. Romero Brest claims to have accepted the risk of presenting such a [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 765452

  • [Se notaba la ausencia de Benedit en Buenos Aires...]
    Parpagnoli, Hugo
    Hugo Parpagnoli introduces Luis Benedit’s exhibition at the Galería Lirolay (Buenos Aires, December, 1964). Parpagnoli describes Benedit’s work in terms of windows that open onto a bright, cheerful world. He claims that, although Benedit has [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 765323

  • [Se reconocerá por Arte Madí...]
    The Madí group expressed a desire to invent and construct objects in the very heart of a society that is capable of releasing energy and controlling both space and time. They also proposed that their ideas could be applied to all artistic [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 732008

  • [Si el pintor, el escultor, el poeta, el arquitecto madí, están...]
    Kosice, Gyula, 1924-
    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: 743080

  • [Si nos remitimos a la aparición del hombre...]
    Kosice, Gyula, 1924-
    In this article, Gyula Kosice analyzes the function of art from prehistoric times until the present, thus stressing the importance—to modern art—of invention and of pure composition achieved by means of concrete elements [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 770319

  • [Son las condiciones materiales de la sociedad, las que condicionan las superestructuras ideológicas]
    Arden Quin, Carmelo, 1913-
    An analytical piece in which Carmelo Arden Quin uses dialectical materialism to explain the transition from representation to the phase of “invention” and pure creation in art [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 729906

  • [Testimonio de casi tres años de batallar...]
    Bayley, Edgar
    This prologue introduces an exhibition of works by Manuel Espinosa and Tomás Maldonado, held at theSociedad Argentina de Artistas Plásticos [Argentine Society of Visual Artists], in September 1947. Bayley chronicles the development of both artists [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 731723

  • [Um grupo de jovens pintores e escultores argentinos]
    Romero Brest, Jorge
    This document is the forewod to the Grupo de Artistas Modernos Argentinos [Modern Artists Group of Argentina] exhibition that presented works by the concrete artists Tomás Maldonado, Alfredo Hlito, Enio Iommi, Claudio Girola, Lidy Prati, as well as [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 743236

  • [Un inmenso movimiento de industrialización...]
    Hahn, Otto
    This introductory text by Otto Hahn analyzes some of the consequences of modern life within an industrialized city, such as uniformity, anonymity and the acceptance of triviality. He places the work of Robert Rauschenberg within this framework, as [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 757744

  • [Un numeroso grupo de argentinos residentes y no residentes...]
    This written testimonial expresses the reasons why a group of residents and nonresidents took over the Pabellón Argentino de la Ciudad Universitaria de París [Argentinean Building of the University Boarding Complex of Paris] in 1968. It denounces [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 773186

  • [Un poeta que pinta provoca siempre...]
    Pellegrini, Aldo
    Pellegrini’s text presents a sampling of inks and drawings by Miguel Ángel Bustos, inaugurated simultaneously with the presentation of the book El Himalaya o la moral de los pájaros. [The Himalayas or the Morality of Birds]. Since Pellegrini is [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 744989

  • [Una confrontación que dé idea de la situación en la que se encuentran...]
    Pellegrini, Aldo
    This is the text of an introductory essay for an exhibition of both Figurative and Non-figurative art. In Aldo Pellegrini’s opinion, both alternatives have not only overcome their old enmity but now proclaim the vitality of painting to those who [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 744539

  • [Vivimos una época de innovaciones...]
    Curatella Manes, Pablo, 1891-1962
    Pablo Curatella-Manes presents an exhibition dedicated to sculpture, painting, and urban, as well as architectural projects by Martín Blaszko, Juan Kurchan, Juan Melé, and Simón Ungar, pointing out the relationship among the three media. The [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 765590

  • A todo el personal del Instituto Torcuato Di Tella
    Marzana, Mario T.
    In his function as the Secretary General of the Instituto Torcuato Di Tella [Torcuato Di Tella Institute], Mario T. Marzana, communicates to the aforementioned institution’s personnel the proceedings that led to the closure of Roberto Plate’s [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 759887

  • A un siglo de la muerte de Lautréamont
    Pellegrini, Aldo
    Aldo Pellegrini’s text presents the centennial tribute for the death of Count of Lautréamont, Isidore Ducasse. Pellegrini highlights that Ducasse’s work uses canons, or rules, in order to break them and—by means of this mechanis— outwit or [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 745061

  • Acuerdo de trabajo
    The text poses several key starting points drawn up by the work group involved in the II Encuentro de Intelectuales por la soberanía de los pueblos de nuestra América  [Second Encounter of Intellectuals for the Sovereignty of the Peoples of Our [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 774153

  • Algunas reflexiones después de haber participado al Primer Encuentro Iberoamericano de Críticos de arte y artistas plásticos celebrado en Caracas en agosto de 1978
    Le Parc, Julio
    Le Parc’s text points out that the I Encuentro Iberoamericano de Críticos de Arte y Artistas Plásticos [First Latin American Art Critics and Visual Artists Encounter] (Caracas, 1978) was indeed positive because it allowed for the exchange of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 774051

  • Argentina
    The document is in reference to the presentation of the Argentinean delegation organized by the Subsecretaría de Difusión del Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores de la República Argentina [Undersecretary for Dissemination of the Ministry of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 743249

  • Aviso
    Museo de la Solidaridad Salvador Allende (Santiago, Chile)
    This is an announcement that the catalogue published by the Museo de la Solidaridad Salvador Allende in May 1972 does not represent the full collection and, therefore, does not mention all the donating artists. The announcement also requests any and [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 765662

  • Cabildo abierto de las artes plásticas
    Le Parc, Julio
    Julio Le Parc describes a picture of the economic crisis in Latin America, a by-product of the countries’ external debt and the global power centers’ manifested will via cultural penetration. He proposes the creation of a common front, or entity [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 774165

  • Carta abierta de H. J. Koellreutter
    Koellreutter, Hans Joachin, 1915-2005
    Hans-Joachim Koellreutter wrote this letter from Teresópolis, Brazil, in August 1950. In it, the German-Brazilian composer mentions the research he is doing, exploring new relationships between sounds that will lead to a Madí style of music [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 731941