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  • Latitud Sur 34º, longitud 58º Oeste. Exposición C. Portinari
    Domínguez, Alfonso
    This article aligns itself among the critiques in 1947 on the work by the artist Cândido Portinari during his stay in Uruguay. They were carried out mainly by the TTA [Taller Torres García]. Alfonso Domínguez was opposed to the deformations and [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1226448

  • Le Nouveau Realisme au Pays de la Mesure.
    In this essay, Pierre Restany passes judgment on the Primer Jardín de Escultura Actual, a sculptured garden that was organized outdoors by the General Electric Institute of Montevideo in 1964. Due to the fact, that the exhibition was a collection of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1250962

  • Lo abstracto y lo concreto
    Torres-García, Joaquín
    In this text, Joaquín Torres García (JTG) briefly clarifies his statement that “the abstract” is the same as “the concrete.” On the basis of his Platonic notion that the material object and its “Idea” as transcendental essence [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1246017

  • Los artistas uruguayos en Europa : Rafael Barradas
    Torres-García, Joaquín
    The same year Joaquín Torres García meets Rafael Barradas in Barcelona, he sends to Montevideo an article praising the young Uruguayan who had just started living in Spain. He valued his work from the perspective of new visual artistic conceptions [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1228429

  • Los vehículos de la pintura dialéctico-subversiva : Experiencias técnicas del Bloque de Pintores (Sección Los Ángeles)
    Siqueiros, David Alfaro
    This is a typewritten copy of the lecture given by David Alfaro Siqueiros at the John Reed Club in Hollywood on September 2, 1932. Siqueiros talks about the creation of what he called the Los Angeles “Mural Painters’ Block” [BPM: Bloque de [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1238676

  • Manifiesto 1, sobre el V Salón Municipal
    With a belligerent and partisan tone, essayist Guido Castillo, who was a close ally of the Taller Torres García (TTG), condemns the works selected for the fifth Salón Municipal in no uncertain terms. The fact that the only works he praises are the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1250797

  • Manifiesto 2 , Constructivo 100%
    In this second manifesto, Joaquín Torres García attempts to define the limits of constructivism’s philosophical field in relation to how much society does or does not heed it. He establishes “superior” and “inferior” categories of the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1250878

  • Manifiesto 2, sobre el Salón de Artes Plásticas
    In this document, Guido Castillo attacks in no uncertain terms “improvisation” and the lack of traditional theoretical groundwork among Uruguayan artists. He mentions some of the painters featured in the Salón de Artes Plásticas, but the only [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1250837

  • Manifiesto de los Artistas Grabadores del Uruguay
    Towards the end of 1944, the first core group of artistic engravers was created publishing its manifesto on the eve of the inauguration of the Primer Salón de Grabadores del Uruguay [The Fist Hall of Engravers of Montevideo on November 6th of that [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1228293

  • Manifiesto: Movimiento Libre de Artistas Plásticos
    This manifesto formed part of the exhibition catalogue of the exhibition by the Primer Salón del Movimiento Libre de Artistas Plásticos of Montevideo. It also included the list of the participants and the written bylaws. This manifesto was claimed [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1228269

  • Manifiesto1. Contestando a N.B.
    Torres-García, Joaquín
    In this text and newly arriving to his native country, Joaquín Torres García responds to the ostensive critique made by N.B. in the Issue No. 7, June−July 1934 publication of the magazine Movimiento.  Since number 7 of the magazine Movimiento ( [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1228450

  • Metafísica y ética del artista
    Torres-García, Joaquín
    Following harsh criticism of positivism (and eclecticism) of the intellectual environment of Montevideo, Joaquín Torres García presented his ideas about metaphysics, ethics, and religiosity in art. This text makes several important points about the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1245733

  • Miguel Ángel ha muerto, viva la escultura
    This essay was written by Luis Camnitzer, who was based in New York since 1964. He makes comments in this article on exhibitions presented in 1965 on multiple sculptors such as Alexander Calder, David Smith, Roberto Matta, and Louise Nevelson among [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1250946

  • Mirar desde Latinoamérica. Diálogo con Juan Acha, teórico de arte
    Caffera, Carlos, 1931-2010; Larnaudie, Olga; Torres, Alfredo, 1941-2018
    This document is an interview with Peruvian critic and theorist Juan Acha, who lived in Mexico. It sheds light on the uncertainties and concerns facing “art in Latin America” from the perspective of Uruguay and the countries of the Southern Cone [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1246077

  • Mística de la pintura : Joaquín Torres García, AAC 1947.
    Bacchetta, Victor J.
    Víctor Bacchetta was part of the board of directors of the magazine CLINAMEN up through its third publication along with Manuel Claps, Ángel Rama and Ida Vitale. The second issue of the magazine published a brief notification on the appearance of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1226607

  • Muerte y nacimiento
    Rodríguez Monegal, Emir
    This is an editorial note appearing in the magazine NÚMERO written in 1949 on occasion of the death of Joaquín Torres García that same year and in commemoration of the bicentennial of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe’s death. The note stressed the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1226496

  • No sean majaderos
    Torres-García, Joaquín, 1874-1949
    “No sean majaderos” [don’t be idiots] is an example of the hostile, scornful tone that Joaquín Torres-García adopted in the latter years of his life to address colleagues and art critics who rejected or objected to the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1263777

  • Notas : Joaquín Torres García (1874-1949)
    Cabrera, Sarandy, 1923-2005
    Sarandy Cabrera, the author of this article, seeks to make an apologetic review on the life and work of Joaquín Torres García on occasion of his recent death on August 8, 1949. Cabrera (who was a member of the Torres García Workshop) highlighted, [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1226591

  • Nuestra lucha por la pintura
    Torres-García, Joaquín, 1874-1949
    The year 1945 witnessed the founding of the journal Removedor, the published vehicle for the Taller Torres García (TTG) and its practices. From the beginning, it set out to be a journal “in combat,” willing to dive headlong into [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1263799

  • Nuestro problema de arte en América
    Torres-García, Joaquín
    This lengthy article discusses the main doctrinaire questions that concerned Joaquín Torres García, stressing his personal view of the “American race” as a transplant with no roots, for which he proposes the development of a collective, “ [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1238773

  • O. García Reino, Vicente Martín, Miguel A. Pareja, Hans Platschek
    In this essay, the architect and art critic Fernando García Esteban issued a harsh critique of the inopportune and improper attention paid to Uruguayan art and its anachronistic naturalism, by supporting an exhibition of four young artists [ [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1250978

  • Otras latitudes, la encrucijada del surrealismo
    Guillot Muñoz, Gervasio, 1897-1956
    In this essay Gervasio Guillot Muñoz is displayed as a writer that was rather akin to twentieth century French culture as he wrote about the European cultural malaise during the interwar period. He wrote particularly regarding the crisis manifested [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1226543

  • Portinari
    Landucci, Lélio
    The magazine Mensaje, devoted to the dissemination of Brazilian culture in Uruguay, dedicated its twenty-fourth issue, published December 1948, to an analysis of work by Candido Portinari, just at the conclusion of the Brazilian artist’s one-year [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1312931

  • Primer Grupo Argentino de Pintores Modernos : Salon Centenario : Montevideo, mayo 1931
    In the framework of celebrations marking the first century of Uruguayan Independence (1930− 1931), the Comisión Nacional del Centenario favored an exhibition consisting of modern Argentinean artists from Buenos Aires [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1228165

  • Primeros pasos de la idea constructivista
    Torres-García, Joaquín
    This document is a transcription of a lesson that Joaquín Torres García (JTG) gave in January 1935, nine months after his return to Uruguay. It may have been given at Estudio 1035 or at the Escuela Taller de Artes Plásticas (ETAP). JTG attempts to [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1245892

  • Principios de una cultura americana
    Zum Felde, Alberto, 1888-
    Uruguayan essayist, historian, and critic Alberto Zum Felde sums up his position on the possible origin of a culture unique to the South American continent. He looks to two major influences: Spanish culture since the time of colonization and French [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1196614

  • Reblandecimientos y blandecimientos en el arte uruguayo
    Camnitzer, Luis
    Luis Camnitzer harshly criticizes the contemporary “young art” that emerged in Uruguay, while also critiquing his own 1960s generation. This article is of interest because of its highly controversial nature, given that it was published at a time [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1238821

  • Referencias sobre identidad, cultura y arte en Latinoamérica
    Fernández, Ángel, 1945-
    In this essay, numerous questions are raised relating to national and continental identity in Latin America, after eleven years (1973–84) under military dictatorship. There is a manifest recognition of both the reality of underdevelopment, as well [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1183641

  • Reglamento del Salón [Primer Salón Nacional de Bellas Artes, Montevideo, 1936]
    Montevideo, 1937. This is the statute that authorizes the Comisión Nacional de Bellas Artes to organize the Primer Salón Nacional de Bellas Artes. The statute addresses all matters concerned with the election of a jury charged with awarding prizes [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1186660

  • Salón de Bellas Artes de ayuda a los niños de España Republicana
    Ateneo de Montevideo
    The exhibition “Salón de Bellas Artes de ayuda a los niños de España republicana” was the first political event of this kind organized in support of the children in the Second Spanish Republic (1931–39). It consisted of an exhibition and a [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1186907

  • Salutación a JoaquinTorres García
    Huidobro, Vicente, 1893-1948
    La Escuela del Sur magazine was published by the TTG (Taller Torres García). The first issue appeared in 1958, five years after Removedor—the Taller’s previous journal—ceased publication. The article “Salutación a Torres García,” written [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1263865

  • Se encuentra en Montevideo un artista excepcional: David Alfaro Siqueiros
    Five days after David Alfaro Siqueiros arrived in Montevideo, this article was published in El Ideal, a newspaper that supported the party that was in power at the time. The article includes statements made by the Mexican artist, who mainly discusses [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1258182

  • Sentido social del arte
    Portinari, Cândido
    The magazine Mensaje, dedicated to the dissemination of Brazilian culture in Uruguay, devoted its twenty-fourth issue, published December 1948, to an analysis of work by Candido Portinari, just at the conclusion of the Brazilian artist’s one-year [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1313089

  • Sindicato de Artistas Plásticos del Uruguay
    Sindicato de Artistas Plásticos del Uruguay
    In 1945, after the creation of the Sindicato de Artistas Plásticos del Uruguay [The Syndicate of Visual Arts Artists of Uruguay], an informative flyer was published on the objectives of the new organization. Additionally, also bringing to light the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1228311

  • Situación de la pintura joven
    Platschek, Hans, 1923-2000
    This article is by Hans Platschek who was living in Montevideo between 1939 and 1953. The German artist makes a self- analysis on the resulting situation of postwar modernism, specifically the debated notion of “Art Nouveau or young art” both in [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1228378

  • Sobre la crítica de arte
    Taller Torres García
    This article is part of a published booklet by the TTG (Taller Torres García [Torres Garcia Workshop]) in October of 1958. The TTG sought to respond to the criticism that had been accumulating for a very long time against the disciples of Art Master [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1228338

  • Un episodio en la gran lucha por la pintura y el arte
    Torres-García, Joaquín
    This document is a transcription of one of the last lectures Joaquín Torres García gave at the Escuela Taller de Artes Plásticas (ETAP) in Montevideo. In it, he paves the way for cutting short the series of lectures he had been giving at that [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1245941

  • Un poco de crítica regional
    In this brief essay, Pedro Figari discusses his thoughts on the notions of “tradition,” “foreignization,” and “cultural appropriation.” His initial thesis is that a country like Uruguay, with almost no tradition of urban culture, is [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1258164

  • Una carta de Pedro Figari. Sus conceptos americanistas
    This letter from Pedro Figari dated Paris, January 1930, was written while the Uruguayan painter was still grieving over the sudden death of his son Juan Carlos (1927), and was preparing for the publication of Historia Kiria. In this letter to his [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1258101