ICAA Researcher: Equipe Brasil: Guilherme Bueno×
  • [A pintura mural de autoria de Cândido Portinari]
    Pedrosa, Mário
    In this text critic Mário Pedrosa discusses the Tiradentes mural by Candido Portinari, commissioned by the Colégio dos Cataguases (in the state of Minas Gerais) to be created in a building by architect Oscar Niemeyer. The mural represents the key [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110857

  • [Dois aspectos contrastantes se encontram nos trabalhos de Paulo Pasta]
    Mammì, Lorenzo
    This text is an introduction to an exhibition of work by the painter Paulo Pasta at the Museu de Arte Contemporânea da Universidade de São Paulo (MAC-USP), written by the art critic Lorenzo Mammì. The writer emphasizes Pasta’s pictorial [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111264

  • [Letter] 1933 maio 8, Rio de Janeiro [to] Alfred Kubin, Wenstein am Inn
    Goeldi, Oswaldo
    In this letter written in 1933 to his Austrian teacher Alfred Kubin, the printmaker and draftsman Oswaldo Goeldi discusses at length the work of Vincent van Gogh and Edvard Munch. He also discusses his professional life in Brazil and mentions the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110856

  • [São vastos e misteriosos os espaços descontínuos entre representação, percepção e tradução] = [The gaps between representation, perception and translation are vast and mysterious]
    Pedrosa, Adriano
    Guided by certain poetic and fictional considerations, the art critic and curator Adriano Pedrosa discusses Daniel Senise’s paintings. Using short phrases that address various parts of the catalogue in a frank dialogue with the images, the author [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110987

  • [Uma tela de Daniel Senise nos diz que é impossível ter certeza]
    Pedrosa, Adriano
    The art critic Adriano Pedrosa wrote this essay as an introduction to Daniel Senise’s 1994 exhibition  at the Thomas Cohn Arte Contemporânea gallery in Rio de Janeiro. In Pedrosa’s opinion, the narratives in Senise’s work are as seductive [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110988

  • A arte abrange tudo. É uma experiência vital
    Bittencourt, Francisco; Manuel, Antonio
    In this interview with artist Antonio Manuel by critic Francisco Bittencourt, Manuel speaks of his early career, mentioning specifically the Salão da Bússola [Compass Salon]; the Corpobra [Body-Work] action in which he appeared naked at the Salão [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111094

  • A arte brasileira na Itália
    Canongia, Ligia
    In this review, Ligia Canongia discusses the various exhibitions of work by Brazilian artists that were being shown in Italy at that time, in the early 1980s. The art critic notes the increasing use of mass media in international art since the 1970s [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110930

  • A bienal de 85 e seu grande tema
    Gomes, Alair, 1921-1992
    In this article, the photographer and critic Alair Gomes writes about the controversial eighteenth Bienal de São Paulo (1985), commonly known as the “Grande Tela” [Large Canvas]. According to Gomes, the underlying idea of the biennial is “ [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110932

  • A bill of wrongs
    Brett, Guy
    This text by British contemporary art critic Guy Brett was published on the occasion of an exhibition of work by Jac Leirner, A Bill of Wrongs, held at Galeria Millan in São Paulo in 1989. In it, Brett asserts that Leirner’s work mocks structural [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111205

  • A efervescência dos anos 80
    Amaral, Aracy A., 1930-
    The art historian and critic Aracy Amaral wrote this analysis of the painting produced in the 1980s, with a focus on the art scene in São Paulo. In addition to naming the predecessors of the artists who made up that generation, the critic gives a [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111349

  • A festa acabou? A festa continua?
    Costa, Marcus de Lontra
    Critic Marcus Lontra Costa takes stock of the eighties on the basis of the exhibition Como vai você, Geração 80? held at the Escola de Artes Visuais do Parque Lage in Rio de Janeiro in 1984. Lontra Costa and his colleagues are particularly [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110934

  • A geração tranca-ruas
    Bittencourt, Francisco
    In this newspaper article, the critic Francisco Bittencourt reviews Do corpo à Terra (1970), the exhibition organized by Frederico Morais in Belo Horizonte. After referring to the Brazilian avant-garde concern with anti-art, and mentioning the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110681

  • A Missa de Portinari
    Pedrosa, Mário
    This is a critique by Mário Pedrosa’s of the Primeira Missa no Brasil by Candido Portinari. Pedrosa compares this work to one by Victor Meirelles painted nearly one century earlier on the same topic. He writes that Portinari opts for a visual [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1075493

  • A natureza reposta em arte
    Pontual, Roberto, 1939-
    In this essay about Frans Krajcberg—the Polish-born artist who lives in Brazil—the critic Roberto Pontual notes that an essential element in the artist’s work is the connection he makes between nature and art. Pontual, who wrote this essay on [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111359

  • A pintura contra a parede
    Guinle, Jorge, 1947-1987
    This document is a conversation between the painter Jorge Guinle and the critic Ronaldo Brito; the artists Carlos Vergara and Tunga are also part of the conversation. Focusing on the area he addresses in his ideas, Guinle discusses general aspects of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110935

  • A reforma da Escola de Belas Artes e o Salão Oficial deste ano
    Warchavchik, Gregori
    The synopsis in English are coming soon [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1075530

  • A revolução e as Belas Artes
    Bandeira, Manuel, 1886-1968
    The writer and poet Manuel Bandeira dispenses his opinions relating to the controversy stoked by attempts made by the Escola Nacional de Belas Artes (Rio de Janeiro) to reform the teachings, artistic trends, and guidelines related to its exhibitions [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110996

  • A verdade mente
    Pedrosa, Adriano
    Adriano Pedrosa wrote this text on Iran do Espírito Santo’s work for the 1999 edition of the Biennale di Venezia. Pedrosa asserts that any perception of “the real” depends on the language used to express it. That is evident in do Espírito [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111269

  • Antonio Manuel, the cock of the golden eggs
    Pignatari, Décio
    This essay on the work of Antonio Manuel was written by the concrete poet Décio Pignatari, who referred to the artist as “the cock of the golden eggs.” On the subject of contemporary art issues, the author describes the friction between the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111097

  • Apocalipopótese
    Oiticica, Hélio, 1937-1980
    In this article, Hélio Oiticica looks back at Apocalipopótese, the event in which he participated in Rio de Janeiro in 1968. He discusses the meaning of the collective experience presented by his group (with no prior arrangement) that was the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110682

  • Apropriações: o lugar da arte como questão
    Chiarelli, Tadeu, 1956-
    In this text, art critic Tadeu Chiarelli presents Apropriações, the show that he organized at the Paço das Artes in São Paulo in 1990. Chiarelli discusses the ties between the art object and the real, and reflects on the role of the former in [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111252

  • Áquila : o presente da pintura
    Coutinho, Wilson
    In this article critic Wilson Coutinho emphasizes Luiz Áquila’s pictorial contributions to art in the 1980s. Known as “the father of the ‘80s generation,” he was one of the few to continue painting during the prior experimental decade. Á [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110938

  • Armadilha para Narciso
    Chiarelli, Tadeu, 1956-
    This text was written by the Brazilian art critic and professor Tadeu Chiarelli about the exhibition Lusco Fusco (1993), by the São Paulo artist Caetano de Almeida, at the Luisa Strina gallery in that city. The writer observes that Caetano de [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111253

  • Arte correio e a grande rede: hoje, a arte é este comunicado
    Bruscky, Paulo
    Paulo Bruscky, the artist from Pernambuco, discusses the changes brought about in the art field by the emergence of Mail Art. He notes that, over and above the communication aspect, other factors are involved, such as the use of means of distribution [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110683

  • Aspecto psychologico e morbido da arte moderna [1]
    Carvalho, Flávio de
    The first part of a two-part essay published in the Bellas Artes newspaper, this text consists of a lecture given by artist Flávio de Carvalho at the Congrès International d’Esthétique in Paris, and later (in 1937), at the Salão de Maio in São [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110997

  • Aspecto psychologico e morbido da arte moderna [2]
    Carvalho, Flávio de
    The second part of a two-part essay published in the Bellas Artes newspaper, this text consists of a lecture given by artist Flávio de Carvalho at the Congrès International d’Esthétique in Paris, and later (in 1937), at the Salão de Maio in Sã [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110998

  • Avant-projet d’aménagement et d’extension de la ville de Niterói au Brésil
    Lima, A. Corrêa
    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

  • Baravelli visita Leda Catunda
    Baravelli, Luiz Paulo; Catunda, Leda
    This is an interview conducted by the artist Luiz Paulo Baravelli with the painter Leda Catunda, who comments on two painting trends in São Paulo in the 1980s: subject and figure. She talks about her approach to art of the prior decade and cites the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111248

  • Barrio
    Barrio, Artur
    Producing a fragmented narrative (apparently using interlocking single sentences), the author and artist Artur Barrio describes his text as an “experience-in-process” (in fact a Joycean work-in-progress). The essay he calls “Situações” [ [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110491

  • Barrio
    Barrio, Artur
    This book is part of the ABC (Arte Brasileira Contemporânea) collection, published by Funarte (Fundação Nacional das Artes). As the title suggests, Artur Barrio is about the artist; it includes a selection of his essays, illustrated with a variety [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111068

  • Belas Artes
    Bandeira, Manuel, 1886-1968
    This article by poet Manuel Bandeira condemns the forced resignation of architect and urbanist Lucio Costa as the director of the Escola Nacional de Belas Artes after he had implemented reforms in instruction and in the Salão de 1931, widely known [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1075449

  • Cartas de Nova York : Portinari of Brazil
    Carvalho, Victor de
    This text records comments on the success of Cândido Portinari’s exhibition opening in New York at the MoMA (Museum of Modern Art), achievemnent reinforced with his exhibition in Detroit and with the murals displayed at the World’s Fair in New [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110888

  • Circumambulatio
    Geiger, Anna Bella
    This is the introductory essay to Circumambulatio, the 1972 exhibition of works by Anna Bella Geiger at the MAM-RJ (Museu de Arte Moderna do Rio de Janeiro). It consists of a collage created by the artist-author with a variety of miscellaneous texts [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110490

  • Como vai você, geração 80? (Sinto-me como uma star, no palco, investindo no prazer)
    Morais, Frederico, 1936-
    The well-known Brazilian art critic Frederico Morais comments on the atmosphere evident at the exhibition Como vai você, Geração 80?, which opened at the Escola de Artes Visuais do Parque Lage in Rio de Janeiro. The article was published one month [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111355

  • Conversa com Cícero Dias: "No abstrato está o futuro da pintura"
    Dias, Cícero
    The artist Cícero Dias was the subject of this article that includes a combination of first-hand accounts on his artistic career. The text was originally published due to an exhibition on abstract art by the artist in Recife (Faculdade de Direito) [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111000

  • Crise da crise? A resposta também pode ser nossa
    Pontual, Roberto, 1939-
    The art critic Roberto Pontual wrote this text for the exhibition 3x4 - Grandes Formatos organized in 1983 by the Centro Empresarial Rio. The essay’s confessional tone is nuanced by the author’s description of the driving spirit behind the works [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110986

  • Crítica: a palavra em crise
    Cocchiarale, Fernando França
    In this essay, art critic Fernando Cocchiarale relates his belief about one of the dilemmas of the art critic in the late twentieth century. In his opinion, since the 1960s and 1970s, critics have been losing the “focal point” of the critical [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110943

  • Dance a noite inteira mas dance direito
    Machado, Milton, 1947-
    In this text, Milton Machado discusses the problematic status of art in Brazil and its equally problematic and complex systematization. He addresses how Brazilian art has been received abroad, clarifying that it is not a question of exporting [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110945

  • Daniel Senise
    Coutinho, Wilson
    Published in the catalogue to the 18th São Paulo Biennial (1985), this text by critic Wilson Coutinho presents the work of artist Daniel Senise. Coutinho underscores the dramatic nature of Senise’s pictorial representations of simple objects and [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110947

  • De la supression de l'objet (notes) = Da supressão do objeto (anotações)
    Clark, Lygia
    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

  • Debate: fotografia
    Costa, Marcus de Lontra; Vasquez, Pedro; Barbosa, Sebastião; Bosco, João, 1946-; Garcia, Januario; Montenegro, Milton, 1954-; Rio Branco, Miguel; Gonçalves, Guy
    This text is a debate involving photographers Pedro Vásquez, Sebastião Barbosa, João Bosco, Januário Garcia, Milton Montenegro, Miguel Rio Branco, and Guy Gonçalves, organized by the magazine Módulo. In his presentation of the debate, critic [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110948

  • Debate: o artista e a crítica
    Mühlenberg, Liane; Augusto, Sergio, 1942-; Michalski, Yan; Santiago, Silviano, 1936-; Morais, Frederico, 1936-; Souza, Tárik de; Monteiro, José Carlos; Pedrosa, Mário
    This debate was organized by the journal Módulo, bringing together critics in different fields (visual arts, music, literature, film, etc.) from the major communications media in Brazil. As representative of the visual arts, critic Frederico Morais [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110951

  • Dois artistas modernistas na Escola de Belas Artes
    Celso Antônio
    “Modernist” sculptor Celso Antonio arose from the arts scene in Rio de Janeiro during the 1930s; he was named a professor at the Escola Nacional de Belas Artes by its director, architect Lúcio Costa, who was a member of the same movement. The [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110855

  • Eduardo Sued : uma obra para a inteligência do olhar
    Brito, Ronaldo Correia de
    In this text, Ronaldo Brito discusses artist Eduardo Sued, addressing his professional consciousness as well as his unique perception of art. Brito asserts that the power of Sued’s painting “lies beyond technical tricks and the interplay [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111077

  • Em forma de mundo
    Brito, Ronaldo
    In this text, Ronaldo Brito emphasizes the modern themes in the sculpture of José Resende; these go far beyond the mere absence of a pedestal, celebrating “the experience of the contemporary urban space, unfiltered by hierarchies.” Although the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111278

  • Entrevista com Frans Krajcberg
    Almeida, Vera Pedrosa Martins de; Krajcberg, Frans, 1921-
    Interviewed by Vera Pedrosa [Martins de Almeida], sculptor Frans Krajcberg discusses the changes that have occurred in his work since his arrival in Brazil (1947), where he settled. He states he went through a “concrete” phase in the 1950s until [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111084

  • Escultura plural
    Canongia, Ligia
    This text by art critic Ligia Canongia presents the exhibition Escultura Plural that she curated at the Museu de Arte Moderna do Rio de Janeiro in 1997. Canongia formulates a relationship between the notions of “plurality” and the “loss of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110989

  • Escultura, objeto e participação
    Morais, Frederico, 1936-
    The art critic Frederico Morais states that one of the main aspects of art involves the participation of the viewer, and in his opinion, without that [element] the work does not exist. Under such conditions and determinants, the artist’s role ends [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111085

  • Explode Geração!
    Pontual, Roberto, 1939-
    In his book Explode[AB1]  Geração! the art critic Roberto Pontual discusses his thoughts on the emergence of the generation that produced an “explosion” of painting in Brazil in the 1980s. Pontual writes in a very personal style, in keeping [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110991

  • Expor : impor ou propor?
    Pontual, Roberto, 1939-
    In this essay, the art critic Roberto Pontual points to the emergence of the curator and the “sensationalism” of exhibitions. In his opinion, both started appearing in the 1960s. Pontual tracks the historical development of these issues that led [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110954