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  • 20 Dibujos
    Balán, Américo Abrahám
    Américo Balán introduces Ester Pilone’s exhibition of drawings (Galería Rubbers, June 1961). Pilone works with tempera, and she exhibits a free, unrestrained technique. She smears her inked fingers across the paper, dragging small crumbs of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 764897

  • A Francis Picabia
    Pellegrini, Aldo
    On the occasion of a homage to Francis Picabia and Dylan Thomas, Aldo Pellegrini publishes his poem "To Francis Picabia." Beginning with the passing of Picabia in Paris, this poem is part of the tribute that the members of the collective editorship [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 745532

  • A la opinión pública del “Instituto Torcuato Di Tella”
    Movimiento Pro-Retorno de Marta Minujín
    This pamphlet critiques the Instituto Torcuato di Tellas’s “Experiencias 68” [1968 Practices] in an ironic tone. The text substitutes the name “Experiencias Visuales” [Visual Practices] for “Sexual Practices” and mocks all of the works [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 758971

  • A los artistas del mundo
    Allende Gossens, Salvador, 1908-1973
    This is the text of the inaugural speech given by President Salvador Allende of Chile, in which he expresses his gratitude for the donations that amassed the collection of the Museo de la Solidaridad, and agrees to maintain it. He also mentions his [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 765609

  • A raíz del boicot propuesto hace una semana al próximo Nacional : los plásticos estudian la reglamentación de los salones
    Monzón, Hugo
    This article explains that the Federación Argentina de Entidades de Artistas Plásticos [Argentine Federation of Visual Arts Groups] became active again, after a long break. One of the projects on the group’s agenda is to review modifications to [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 772423

  • Abraham Haber
    Haber, Abraham
    Abraham Haber responds to the summons to carry out a counter-biennial with his contribution, in spite of making it clear that he has received an invitation intended for the artists. He is however a professor of art history and a member of the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 766142

  • Abstractos en Viau
    Plá, Roger
    This critical text analyzes the exhibit Grupo de Artistas Modernos de la Argentina. Paintings, sculpture, and drawings by the group were presented at Galería Viau in June 1952. Roger Pla raises objections regarding the proposals of the concrete [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 742504

  • Acerca de la verdad artística
    Romero Brest, Jorge
    Jorge Romero Brest’s presentation muses on artistic truth. The critic wonders if scientific and artistic truths have anything in common, suggesting that genuine artistic truth is devoid of preexisting realities. He also wonders if works of art are [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 757941

  • Acotación al Nuevo Realismo
    Lozza, Raúl
    In this article, Raúl Lozza responds to the ideas expressed by Héctor Agosti Pablo in his essay on “The Defense of Realism”. Lozza contends that Agosti’s thesis is nothing by confused theorizing, which encourages a new combination of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 731009

  • Aire polémico de París. Realismo socialista y arte abstracto
    Torre, Guillermo de, 1900-1971
    This text analyzes the opposition between social realism and abstraction in light of the Parisian debates occurring at the time; it analyzes the application of social realism to art, not in opposition to, but instead in relation to Abstract art. De [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 757470

  • Alfredo Hlito : Premio adquisición en la Segunda Bienal del Museo de Arte Moderno de San Pablo
    Bayley, Edgar
    This article notes that Alfredo Hlito—who was secretary to the director of nueva visión [New Vision] magazine at that time—was awarded a prize at the Second São Paulo Biennial in Brazil. The writer suggests that this was not just a well- [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 742252

  • Algo acerca de “La Menesunda”
    Isele, Ernesto
    Within the framework of the dizzying changes taking place in the everyday life of Argentineans at that time, the article reports on the reaction provoked by La Menesunda [Hodgepodge]. After describing some of the viewers’ opinions, it mentions the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 762128

  • Algo más sobre los fundamentos del perceptismo
    Lozza, Raúl
    In this article, Raúl Lozza explores the essence of representative painting and relates it to abstract, concrete and non- objective art, showing that those forms of painting are still burdened with the contradictions of figurative art. Lozza [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 730661

  • Américo J. Castilla : Brasil tu carceñ es la nuestra
    Castilla, Américo
    Américo Castilla’s response to the summons to side against the 1971 São Paulo Biennial. He does it through an image that centralizes the silhouette of the Brazilian territory, in which a face melts with several vertical lines in reference to jail [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 766098

  • Aporte de Julio Le Parc para el diálogo sobre : “El artista en el contexto social actual”
    Le Parc, Julio
    This text by Julio Le Parc addresses the artist’s problems within the social context, posing a series of questions about the myths that continue to surround and affect a work of art. In general terms, it questions those who maintain the idea of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 774022

  • Arte : ¿Es una desventaja haber hecho el servicio militar, en pintura?
    Varela, Lorenzo
    Within the context of a journey through exhibitions open in Argentina at the time, Lorenzo Varela points out the singularity of an exhibition in which both the human figure and reality as a motive prevail, in overt opposition to the Informal art [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 762210

  • Arte Abstracto en Buenos Aires : En la línea de la expresión tierna
    Edelman, Raquel
    Analysis of the exhibition Arte Abstracto, del arte figurativo al arte abstracto [Abstract Art, from Figurative Art to Abstract Art], organized by French critic Léon Degand and presented at the Instituto de Arte Moderno de Buenos Aires, in July of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 772878

  • Arte abstracto, concreto, no figurativo
    Bayón, Damián
    This is a critical essay that discusses Nuevas Realidades. Arte Abstracto, concreto, no figurativo [New Realities. Abstract, Concrete, Non-Figurative Art], the exhibition that was presented at the Galería Van Riel September 12-25, 1948. The [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 742367

  • Arte concreto Argentino
    Stábile, Blanca
    This is a critical text on the works exhibited by Tomás Maldonado, Alfredo Hlito, and Enio Iommi at the Instituto de Arte Moderno in October 1950. In this analysis of some of the works in the exhibition, Blanca Stábile highlights the work of these [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 742283

  • Arte Duro
    Rodríguez, Ernesto B.
    Ernesto B. Rodríguez introduces the exhibition of works by Alicia Orlando, Luna Ercilla, and Juan Carlos Romero at Galería Lirolay (Buenos Aires, September, 1964), pointing to their architecturally influenced drawings that seek to express the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 765336

  • Arte generativo
    Mac Entyre, Eduardo; Vidal, Miguel Angel
    Statement by the artists Eduardo Mac Entyre and Miguel Angel Vidal, in which they recognize that their work stems from the proposal of the Argentinean Concrete artists, although they use the period and the straight line to produce movement. Given the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 763149

  • Arte surrealista y arte concreto
    Pellegrini, Aldo
    In this article, Aldo Pellegrini recognizes a link between Surrealist art and Abstract art prone to expression. In this sense, he also considers it possible to establish this same relationship with the Concrete artist. Although the latter rises out [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 742471

  • Artes Plásticas : arte y expresión
    Roland, Alfredo
    Art critic Alfredo Roland affirms that traditional painting required a certain degree of skill. In his judgment, Informal Art and other cultural expressions of the time seem to have completely done away with this element. Roland ponders this aspect [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 757822

  • Artes Plásticas : correspondencia
    Pellegrini, Aldo
    The correspondence section of Letra y Línea [Letter and Line] prints two letters: one from Julio E. Payró in response to the comments made by Aldo Pellegrini in the article “Three Painters and a Critic in Krayd,” pubished in the previous issue [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 745469

  • Artes Plásticas : dos pintores del concurso Di Tella
    Parpagnoli, Hugo
    This text by Hugo Parpagnoli analyzes the works presented by Luis Felipe Noé and Rómulo Macció. He states that the controversial atmosphere that arose from these works—awarded by the ITDT [Instituto Torcuato Di Tella]—proves that they were not [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 762225

  • Artes Plásticas : V Premio Internacional “Torcuato Di Tella”
    Safons, Horacio
    This text by Horacio Safons analyzes the Premio Internacional Torcuato Di Tella [International Torcuato Di Tella Prize] in 1967, linking the significant presence of United States artists to the decreasing importance of France on the international [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 757782

  • Artistas del “Movimiento Espejo”
    Pellegrini, Aldo
    Pellegrini’s introductory text in which he remarks that in contrast to the “dematerialization” of Conceptual art, the artists belonging to the Movimiento Espejo (Mirror Movement) propose the “materialization of the immaterial.” Starting [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 745064

  • Artistas Jóvenes en la Exposición Di Tella
    Parpagnoli, Hugo
    Hugo Parpagnoli comments on the works both by Argentinean artists and by Antoni Tàpies, presented by the Torcuato Di Tella Institute at the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes [National Museum of Fine Arts]. In addition, the critic argues that, in regard [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 763938

  • Artistas no figurativos
    Stábile, Blanca
    In this article, Blanca Stábile reviews the exhibitions of nonfigurative art at the Galería Van Riel. She reports that, other than the works produced by artists of the Madí or Vainstein trends, the bulk of the exhibitions are inspired by [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 742309

  • Assez de mystifications
    G.R.A.V. (Association)
    Under the title “Basta de mistificaciones” [Enough with the mystifications] the Groupe de Recherche d’Art Visuel (GRAV) [Visual Arts Research Group] signed a manifesto that would become the basis of the present-day relationship between [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 773146

  • Benedit
    Pellegrini, Aldo
    Aldo Pellegrini presents Luis Benedit’s exhibition Benedit: Pinturas 1966–67 (Galería Rubbers, March–April, 1967), pointing out that this latest production mixes “the wonderful” with humor, achieving images that struggle against [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 764932

  • Bestias y explosiones de Lea Lublin
    Pellegrini, Aldo
    This introductory text for Lea Lublin’s work emphasizes that the formal and informal universes are contrasted in her paintings, as are violence and lyricism in order to reflect the panic of a world populated by monsters and threatened by [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 745062

  • Blaszko o la constancia
    Derbecq, Germaine
    Germaine Derbecq, the French artist, introduces the sculptures that Martín Blaszko produced during the previous fifteen years, emphasizing the artist’s perseverance in his quest for a structured form of visual expression in which the planes [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 764823

  • Breve psicología de arte abstracto
    Degand, León
    This text argues that the viewing public must change its attitude in order to appreciate the expressive and emotional power of abstract art, a power once believed to be the sole terrain of figurative art. In this respect, Dégand states that the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 819294

  • Buenos Aires inundado por un escandalo que tiene bastantes dosis de inocencia : ¿Arte vivo o arte de vivos?
    The text describes the environments presented in La Menesunda [Hodgepodge]. It emphasizes its scandalous nature, judging it to be an art fraud committed against the public. It refers to a survey conducted by the journalist on the attending public, [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 759807

  • Cámara Federal juzgará 139 estudiantes detenidos en una Asamblea de la Escuela de Bellas Artes
    The article reports the arrest of 139 students from the two arts education centers, the Escuela Nacional de Bellas Artes Prilidiano Pueyrredón [Prilidiano Pueyrredón National School of Fine Arts] and its counterpart, Manuel Belgrano, both in Buenos [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 783628

  • Caminos del arte abstracto
    This is a review of a lecture given by Juan Zocchi, director of the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, during the exhibition, De Manet a nuestros días [From Manet to Our Times]. Rather than defend or attack abstract art, Zocchi indicates his interest [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 819272

  • Carlos Páez Vilaró
    Squirru, Rafael, 1925-
     Rafael Squirru presents Carlos Paez-Vilaró’s exhibition, highlighting this artist’s versatility in comparison with the prone to specialization, quite characteristic of technological civilization. In this sense, Squirru mentions that Paez-Vilar [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 763176

  • Carlos Páez Vilaró
    Ramallo, Ernesto
     Ernesto Ramallo writes the prologue for Carlos Páez-Vilaró’s exhibition, highlighting the versatility of this artist and prone to bring about monumental creations, besides endowing them with a touch of humor. At the same time, Ramallo traces a [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 763189

  • Carta a Guillermo de Torre
    Haber, Abraham
    Letter published in response to Guillermo de Torre’s articles in the newspaper La Nación [The Nation] between August 31 and September 21, 1952. Taking on the Perceptivist stance, Haber responds to the concepts that de Torre uses to attack non- [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 742834

  • Carta abierta a M. Lobato
    Lozza, Raúl
    This is an open letter written by Raúl Lozza in defense of modern painting. It is a response to statements made by the Brazilian writer José Bento Monteiro Lobato published by the Buenos Aires daily newspaper El Mundo on November 1, 1946. In his [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 730052

  • Catálogo de los artistas que ya están en Chile
    This list contains information about the artists who donated works to the Museo de la Solidaridad in Santiago, Chile. It gives their name, country of origin, and a description of the works that, at the time of publication, were already in the museum [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 765636

  • Censure au Centre Pompidou
    Le Parc, Julio
    Julio Le Parc presents a brief explanation about a situation in which he was not permitted to include a pamphlet with his works in the Denise René L’intrépide exhibition. Due to this situation, which he considered to be censorship, Le Parc [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 773247

  • César Paternosto
    Paternosto, Cesar, 1931-
    César Paternosto’s response against the 1971 São Paulo Biennial. His emphatic response stresses: “…Simply NO to the Biennial [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 766155

  • Comentarios a tres frases de autores célebres : (La celebridad es la conciencia del horror)
    Pellegrini, Aldo
    In this text, Pellegrini applies a critical point of view to three statements, chosen at random, authored by Jorge Luis Borges, T.S.Eliot, and William Faulkner. In his conclusion Pellegrini notes that, although the analysis of these statements [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 744705

  • Como protesta contra la censura, varios artistas se retiran de otra exposición
    Monzón, Hugo
    The article points out that the artists invited by the Academia Nacional de Bellas Artes (Argentina) to the Primer Premio de Grabado “Facio Hebecquer” [First “Facio Hebecquer” Prize for Engraving] (1971) communicated their refusal to submit [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 772322

  • Como una protesta contra la censura : los plásticos no participarán del Salón Nacional
    Monzón, Hugo
    This article explains that the Sociedad Argentina de Artistas Plásticos [Argentine Society of Visual Artists] called a meeting at which they decided not to participate in the National Salon (Buenos Aires, Argentina, 1971). Instead, they agreed to [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 772411

  • Compilaciones : de Minujín a Payró
    This article reports on the publication of the book Genio y figura de Roberto J. Payró [The Genius and Figure of Roberto J. Payró] written by Eduardo González Lanuza. The author points out the imbalance between the information and the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 759790

  • Con ganas
    Alonso, Rodolfo
    Presentation by poet Rodolfo Alonso, a member of the group of poetry Poesía Buenos Aires, in which he refers to the artists presented at the 1963 Torcuato Di Tella Prize and to the plastic work that is intimately connected to his experiences, to the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 758311

  • Con respecto a una futura creación literaria
    Torres-García, Joaquín
    Article in which Joaquín Torres-García analyzes literary creation, stemming from the guidelines of Constructivism. From this point of view, he proposes that poets should “build up” accordingly to the harmonic law, looking for invention within [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 730292