ICAA Researcher: Equipe Brasil: Guilherme Bueno×
  • Exposição de Antonio Manuel (de zero às 24 horas nas bancas de jornais)
    Manuel, Antonio
    This text discusses the Antonio Manuel exhibition that took place within a publication of wide circulation instead of a museum or a gallery. The document “Exposição de Antonio Manuel (de las cero a las 24 horas en los estands de revistas)” [ [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111096

  • Expressionismo vs. neo-expressionismo
    Guinle, Jorge, 1947-1987
    The young Brazilian painter Jorge Guinle discusses the painting produced by internationally recognized artists of the 1980s (such as Philip Guston, Julian Schnabel, and Enzo Cucchi, among others), and compares their work to the legacy of early [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110955

  • Festa e democracia na arte do Parque Lage
    Coutinho, Wilson
    In this text, the art critic Wilson Coutinho comments on the eruption of a special moment in the Brazilian art world, starting with the exhibition Como vai você, Geração 80?,held at the Escola de Artes Visuais del Parque Lage (Rio de Janeiro, 1984 [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110956

  • Gloss
    Pedrosa, Adriano
    In this essay, written in subsections, several references are made to the work produced by the painter Beatriz Milhazes. The text, written by the curator Adriano Pedrosa, also discusses concepts and issues related to the artist’s various works, [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110984

  • Grandes formatos: euforia e paixão
    Leirner, Sheila, 1948-
    Brazil-based art critic and curator Sheila Leirner wrote this text for the catalogue to the show 3x4 Grandes formatos held at the Centro Empresarial Rio in 1983. The author discusses the scale of the works exhibited as well as the resurgence of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111353

  • Guerra dos gêneros & guerra aos gêneros
    Rolnik, Suely
    The gender war is discussed here in macro- and micro-political terms. In fact, macro-politics concerns the expression of individual and group reality, since figures portrayed define identities and certain dual categories, such as gender. Micro- [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110993

  • Iconografia de massa
    Barata, Mário
    The exhibition Iconografia de Massa, held at the Escola Superior de Desenho Industrial (ESDI) in Rio de Janeiro (1968), was introduced by art critic Mário Barata. Using the theories of Edgar Morin as his starting point, Barata defends the idea that [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111087

  • Identidade do artista: Ângelo de Aquino
    Bittencourt, Francisco
    In 1977, the critic Francisco Bittencourt introduced the work of Ângelo de Aquino in an exhibition, Identidade do artista, the title of which addressed the identity of the contemporary artist vis-à-vis his public status in the world. The discussion [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110493

  • Imagens da imagem
    Pontual, Roberto, 1939-
    In this essay the critic Roberto Pontual discusses the works of Vera Chaves Barcellos, paying particular attention to her thoughts on the subject of prints. He focuses on her work during the 1970s, especially her experiments with a photo-language [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110688

  • Ismael Nery, artista que honrou a Amazonia
    Menezes, Bruno de
    This biographical and artistic profile on Ismael Nery was written a year after his death. The author and friend of the painter, Bruno de Menezes, establishes links to his work with particular times from Nery’s life, as well as with his interest [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111002

  • Jac Leirner
    Chiarelli, Tadeu, 1956-
    In the view of Tadeu Chiarelli, Jac Leirner’s art eludes any attempt at generic classification or positivist catalogization. The Brazilian artist works in series, removing objects from the flow of consumer goods until they are captured or grasped. [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111254

  • L'homme est le centre = O homem é o centro [consultado]
    Almeida, Vera Pedrosa Martins de; Clark, Lygia
    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'Invité d'honneur
    Wright, Frank Lloyd
    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

  • Ligia Canongia : agosto 1994
    Canongia, Ligia
    This is the introductory text for the exhibition Escultura Carioca, produced at the Paço Imperial, in Rio de Janeiro, 1994. In her essay, the curator and art critic Ligia Canongia discusses the status of the work of art in the contemporary world. [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110953

  • Lugar nenhum: o meio de arte no Brasil
    Venancio Filho, Paulo
    The author of this essay, Paulo Venâncio Filho, demythologizes the Brazilian art environment, particularly as regards its triumphalist vision. In his opinion, Brazil’s “incipient” quality is a problem endemic to the country as a whole, given [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110689

  • Luiz Áquila: vai passar, vai ficar (a evolução da liberdade e a persistência da memória)
    Costa, Marcus de Lontra
    In this article the critic Marcus Lontra Costa talks about the painter Luiz Áquila. Lontra begins with a discussion of the “spiritual” conditions involved in the so-called “return to painting” movement of the 1980s. According to the author, [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110962

  • Lygia Clark
    Clark, Lygia; Pedrosa, Mário; Gullar, Ferreira, 1930-
    This volume, which forms part of the Arte Brasileira Contemporânea (ABC) collection, discusses Brazilian artist Lygia Clark. It includes texts by the artist herself—indeed, the book is a sort of anthology of her writings—and by critics Mário [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111070

  • Lygia Pape
    Pape, Lygia; Pimentel, Luiz Otávio
    Volume from the ABC collection – Arte Brasileira Contemporânea dedicated to Lygia Pape; it includes texts written by her, critic Mário Pedrosa, and a poem by Luis Otávio Pimentel, as well as some short passages written by 19th century writer [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111071

  • MAM: reconstrução
    Pedrosa, Mário
    After the fire that destroyed the majority of the collection at the MAM-RJ (Museu de Arte Moderna do Rio de Janeiro) in 1978, critic Mário Pedrosa presents a proposal for the institution’s reconstruction, one that advocates for the building of a [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111078

  • Microponto, microficha, videodisco : a arte high-tech em espaço microscópico
    Kac, Eduardo
    In this text, artist Eduardo Kac discusses the emergence of digital art, which he considers at the margins of, or beyond, the models for production and reflection operative in conventional art. He asserts that art structured around technology and [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110966

  • Mitos Vadios
    Barrio, Artur; Guimaraens, Dinah; Cavalcanti, Lauro
    This announcement is a sort of manifesto presented by three artists: Artur Barrio, Dinah Guimaraens, and Lauro Cavalcanti. It is a critique of the creation and presentation of the I Bienal Latino-Americana, whose theme was “Mitos e Magia.” This [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110494

  • Multi-media
    Yamagishi, Harumi
    This text discusses Multi-Media II, an event held at the Museu de Arte Contemporânea da Universidade de São Paulo (MAC-USP) in 1976 in which Brazilian artists Amélia Toledo, Ângelo de Aquino, Julio Plaza, and Regina Silveira took part. It [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110495

  • Nuno Ramos
    Mammì, Lorenzo
    This text was written as an introduction to an exhibition of work by Nuno Ramos at the Venice Biennale in 1995. Here, the critic Lorenzo Mammì describes a range of Brazilian art and culture in the context of globalization. After pointing out the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111263

  • O Brasil que insiste em pintar
    Bandeira, Manuel, 1886-1968
    In this essay, the poet and writer Manuel Bandeira writes a critical review of the Salão de 1928 exhibition organized by the Escola Nacional de Belas Artes. The review was written to declare his rejection of the academic painters and the faculty of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1075573

  • O conceito da imagem na nova pintura do sé. XX
    Guinle, Jorge, 1947-1987
    In this article, the young painter Jorge Guinle looks at how Brazilian painters of his generation—“Geração 80”—approach the image. He describes its characteristics in terms of a recent overview of art and a history that is mainly focused on [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110968

  • O homem, estrutura viva de uma arquitetura biológica e celular
    Clark, Lygia
    In these lines, artist Lygia Clark analyzes the displacement of the object in her artistic formulations. Whereas before objects were the vehicles of sensations, sensations now take shape by means of the artist’s proposals to form what she calls “ [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110691

  • O painel de Tiradentes
    Pedrosa, Mário
    In this text, Mário Pedrosa offers a critique of the Tiradentes mural by Candido Portinari, commenting on the event represented and the monumental nature of the work. He analyzes the form and composition of the mural, concluding that it lacks unity [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111004

  • O quase mago Roberto Magalhães
    Pontual, Roberto, 1939-; Pereira, Elisabeth
    This essay, written by the art critic Roberto Pontual, is a biographical and artistic profile of the artist Roberto Magalhães, in which the author underscores Magalhães’ penchant for working independently from his colleagues in the Nova Figura [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111080

  • O salão dos tenentes
    Bandeira, Manuel, 1886-1968
    This essay, written by Manuel Bandeira, is an assessment of the “Salão de 31” exhibition which also had been disparagingly tainted as the “Salão dos Tenentes” by another journalist, parodying the then Lieutenant Getúlio Vargas whom had [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1075614

  • O território sem fronteiras da arte
    Gomes, Frederico
    This work by Cildo Meireles is a clear rebuff to the art world, a pointed politico-ideological dismissal of the artistic status quo as manifested in capitalist society. It is essentially a thoroughly political work that arises from the same [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110684

  • O tipo brasileiro
    Aroldo, Jaime
    This article openly criticizes the making of the statue Homem Brasileiro by the sculptor Celso Antônio, originally planned to be built at the MES (Ministério da Educação e Saúde) on Debret Street in the center of Rio de Janeiro. The writer [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110886

  • O vôo do bumerangue
    Senise, Daniel, 1955-; Ferreira, Glória
    In this interview, the art critic and curator Gloria Ferreira asks Daniel Senise about his exhibition at the Galeria Thomas Cohn (São Paulo, 1999). During the conversation, they discuss the connection between 1980s painting and conceptualism; Senise [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110931

  • Order and the madness of order
    Brito, Ronaldo
    In this article, typewritten in English, entirely in lower-case letters, that includes the writer’s handwritten corrections, the critic Ronaldo Brito discusses Sérgio [de] Camargo’s work in generalities rather than specifics. Brito distinguishes [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110496

  • Os geodemas de uá Moreninha
    Valle, Enéas
    In this chronicle by Enéas Valle, the artist/writer weaves a rhapsody that tells the story of the group called A Moreninha, of which he was a member (1986?87) in Rio de Janeiro. After providing the art background of Rio in the 1980s, the writer [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110969

  • Os obscuros objetos do prazer
    Coutinho, Wilson; Tunga, 1952-2016
    In this text, critic Wilson Coutinho asserts that Tunga’s art is an enigma within the Brazilian art scene not only because it involves “desire,” but also—indeed chiefly—because it exceeds the confines of intellectualism. Tunga was part of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111081

  • Outline plan for a text on the work of Ivens Machado: possible titles: Vènere; Homonymous boomerang; A lot of tabu for so little totem = Projeto para um texto sobre o trabalho de Ivens Machado: "Vènere"; "Bumerangue homônimo"; "Muito tabú pra pouco totem"
    Machado, Milton, 1947-; Gilbert, Geoffrey Lloyd
    The art-making process undertaken by Ivens Machado is outlined here by another artist, Milton Machado. The purpose of the text was to introduce an exhibition of work by Ivens as part of the program Ciclo de Escultura, organized by FUNARTE (Fundação [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111209

  • Papai era surfista profissional, mamãe fazia mapa astral legal: "Geração 80" ou como matei uma aula de arte num shopping center
    Guinle, Jorge, 1947-1987
    The young painter Jorge Guinle thinks the exhibition Como vai você, Geração 80? [How Are You Doing, 80s Generation?] provides extensive insight into the overall, and not just artistic, mood of the 1980s when the event took place at the Escola de [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110971

  • Paulo Roberto Leal: o percurso para a casa
    Canongia, Ligia
    In this review, Ligia Canongia discusses CASA, the work by the artist Paulo Roberto Leal. In the artist’s opinion, the environment created in CASA was reminiscent of the boxes he built in his earlier production, while also offering “an excellent [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110970

  • Portinari
    Arinos de Melo Franco, Afonso, 1905-1990
    The Brazilian intellectual Afonso Arinos discusses the artist Candido Portinari’s popular sensibility that emanates from his works on easel or on his murals. Refuting an argument first made by Mário de Andrade, Arinos believes that Portinari is a [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110887

  • Prefácio; Leitura preparatória
    Caldas Júnior, Waltércio; Venancio Filho, Paulo
    This book about Waltercio Caldas is part of the ABC—Arte Brasileira Contemporânea—collection published by Funarte (Fundacão Nacional das Artes). A slim volume, it has a “Preface” and includes the artist’s remarks about some of his works, [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111073

  • Projeto construtivo brasileiro na arte (1950-1962)
    Pape, Lygia
    Lygia Pape, the artist curating the Projeto Construtivo Brasileiro exhibition (in the version shown in Rio de Janeiro), analyzes the legacy of the constructive art movements in Brazil retrospectively, and based on these, assesses Brazilian art on a [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110680

  • Realidade e simulacro
    Chiarelli, Tadeu, 1956-
    This text by Tadeu Chiarelli discusses the work of Edgard de Souza. According to the critic, de Souza takes to the limit the Dada tradition. The themes he addresses include mass media images, and he represents objects that vacillate between greed and [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111255

  • Retratos de meus pintores
    Bandeira, Manuel, 1886-1968
    The poet from Recife, Manuel Bandeira, was the model for two portraits, one by Cândido Portinari, the other by Frederico Maron, both of which were exhibited at the Salão de 31 de la Escola Nacional de Belas Artes (Rio de Janeiro). He [Bandeira] [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111005

  • Rubens Gerchman
    Gerchman, Rubens, 1942-2008; Freitas Filho, Armando; Santeiro, Sergio; Morais, Frederico, 1936-
    Book from the ABC collection (Arte Brasiliera Contemporânea), edited by FUNARTE  (Fundação Nacional das Artes). The volume is dedicated to Rubens Gerchman, and it presents his work alongside a poem by Armando Freitas Filho, using passages that [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111072

  • Se o corpo é o suporte = If the body is the support
    Barrio, Artur
    In this text, Artur Barrio explains that the body is the essential support of his art. In his view, the body in and of itself is the work of art by virtue of the simple fact that art entails “action.” Barrio also discusses with complete frankness [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110694

  • Sistema de arte em questão : o que fazer?
    Figueiredo, Aline; Magalhães, Fábio; Amaral, Aracy A., 1930-; Resende, José; Araújo, Olívio Tavares de; Pontual, Roberto, 1939-; Loio-Pérsio, 1927-2004; Geiger, Anna Bella; Abramo, Radha; Morais, Frederico, 1936-
    The magazine Arte Hoje published a dossier of brief texts by Brazilian critics Aline Figueiredo, Aracy Amaral, Radha Abramo, Frederico Morais, Olívio Tavares Araújo, and Roberto Pontual; and by artists José Resende, Loio Persio, [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111082

  • Transvanguarda no Brasil : os novos punks da pintura
    Coutinho, Wilson
    This essay by the critic Wilson Coutinho provides an assessment of the new artistic generation that emerged in the Brazilian artistic scene of the 1980s, starting with the retrospective presented at the Thomas Cohn Gallery in Rio de Janeiro with [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110977

  • Um grande xilógrafo
    Campofiorito, Quirino
    In his review of Oswaldo Goeldi’s exhibition at the Salão do Instituto de Arquitetos do Brasil in Rio de Janeiro, Campofiorito asserts that Goeldi is a unique artist insofar as his work is extremely accessible to critics, yet [at the same time], [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111010

  • Um panorama e algumas estratégias
    Osorio, Luiz Camillo
    Luiz Camillo Osório sets out to identify those elements and/or characteristics that constituted Brazilian art at the beginning of the millennium. In his view, the exhibition Panorama da Arte Brasileira brings clarity and relevance to a type of work [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110978

  • Um salão revolucionário
    Pongetti, Henrique, 1898-1979
    This is a satirical article about the Salão de ’31, in which Henrique Pongetti expresses his support for the Brazilian Salon. In his opinion, what has happened is that the conservative (academic) faction has retaken power, a situation he praises [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111011