ICAA Researcher: Guilherme Bueno×
  • Miguel Rio Branco : bons tiros na hora certa
    Canongia, Ligia
    This is an interview by the art critic Ligia Canongia with the artist Miguel Rio Branco. Here the two discuss the status of photography in terms of “art,” its links with “reality,” and the absence of any specialized photography criticism in [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110965

  • Nob não se conforma com a forma
    This article includes a description of Nova Objetividade Brasileira, the exhibition held in 1967 at the Museu de Arte Moderna do Rio de Janeiro, and a discussion of some of the works that were shown there. The author provides a commentary on the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110488

  • Nota sôbre a nova arte
    Gullar, Ferreira, 1930-
    Influential theorist Ferreira Gullar comments on the emergence of an art of the masses and what that implies “for the reexamination of the aesthetic concepts we use to appreciate art.” Gullar considers what the specific place of the viewer would [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111088

  • O artista e a criação
    Mühlenberg, Liane
    This debate organized by the journal Módulo, brought together visual artists Luiz Áquila, Ana Letícia, and Jorge Guinle Filho, actor Buza Ferraz, choreographer Regina Miranda, and literary critic Heloisa Buarque de Hollanda. The theme under [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110950

  • O bestiário de Caetano de Almeira
    Farias, Agnaldo
    This article by art critic Agnaldo Farias discusses the first solo exhibition of painter Caetano de Almeida at the Thomas Cohn gallery in Rio de Janeiro in 1989. After acknowledging that de Almeida addresses many of the same themes as Nelson Leirner [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111259

  • O desafio político de Rubem Valentim
    Bittencourt, Francisco
    In this text, critic Francisco Bittencourt discusses the work of sculptor Rubem Valentim. He asserts that Valentim’s diverse body of work “effects a synthesis that may yield, for the first time, a language with a Brazilian accent, that is, [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111079

  • O Salão de 49 : Clássicos e modernos já não brigam como gato e cachorro
    Motta, Edson, 1910-1981
    The painter Edson Motta comments on the innovations he sees at the 1949 Salão Nacional in the wake of the Estado Novo, the authoritarian government led by Getúlio Vargas (1930–45), which has now split into two sections—the general and the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111006

  • Pequena notícia meteorológica
    Vaz, Guilherme
    The composer and actor Guilherme Vaz discusses the art environment in Rio de Janeiro from 1969 to 1972, identifying the transformations, expansions, and multiplications that have taken place in the various fields in which he was active in a variety [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110693

  • Pintura dos anos 80 : algumas observações críticas
    Basbaum, Ricardo
    In his article, the artist Ricardo Basbaum suggests applying a more rigorous theory to the painting produced in the 1980s, especially in Brazil, with the specific goal of demystifying the so-called Geração 80. The author begins by establishing [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110972

  • Portinari of Brazil
    Brown, Milton
    In this article, Milton Brown claims that North American interest in and awareness of the work of Brazilian painter Candido Portinari is largely due to the impact of Portinari of Brazil, his solo exhibition at MoMA (Museum of Modern Art) in New York [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110889

  • Portrait of Portinari, the Brazilian artist; Has one-man Show in New York Museum of Art
    Hill, Gladwin
    In order to introduce the Brazilian painter, Candido Portinari, whose exhibition at MoMA (Museum of Modern Art) in New York had just been announced, the writer of this article looks back to the painter’s childhood. The exhibition is a significant [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110890

  • Possibilidades de pintura : dois exemplos
    Brito, Ronaldo
    In his article, Ronaldo Brito contemplates the paintings of Eduardo Sued and Jorge Guinle. In the writer’s opinion, the work of both artists stimulates discussion about the possibilities of painting, without limiting us to Post-Modern eclecticism. [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110973

  • Salão Lucio Costa
    Portinari, Cândido
    In this text, painter Candido Portinari analyzes the Salão de 31 organized during the tenure of Lucio Costa as director of the Escola Nacional de Belas Artes in Rio de Janeiro. In Portinari’s view, Costa’s modernizing project as [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111007

  • Sérgio Romagnolo
    Basbaum, Ricardo
    The Brazilian artist Ricardo Basbaum analyzes the work of the sculptor and painter Sérgio Romagnolo. The writer emphasizes that Romagnolo’s investigations related to common spaces actually involve the entire process in which the artist’s task is [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111249

  • Situações limite
    Venancio Filho, Paulo
    This text by art critic Paulo Venâncio Filho, written for the joint 1989 exhibition of Tunga (1952–2016) and Cildo Meireles held in Belgium, addresses the vision of Brazilian art within Brazil and from abroad, among other matters. Venâncio [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110974

  • Tomas Maldonado : o futuro do "projeto moderno"
    In his interview with Professor Del Brenna, the theoretician and academic administrator Tomás Maldonado gave a retrospective reading of what was known as the “Modernism project.” This was the guideline for 20th Century art movements in the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110975

  • Tornando visível a arte contemporânea
    Coimbra, Eduardo; Basbaum, Ricardo
    This text by artists Ricardo Basbaum and Eduardo Coimbra is a public response to Argumentação contra a morte da arte, a compilation of articles by poet and art critic Ferreira Gullar that were published in the daily Jornal do Brasil. Basbaum and [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110976

  • Trânsito livre : a novíssima geração chega finalmente aos museus
    Mendonça, Casimiro Xavier de
    This news report was written by the art critic and curator Casimiro Xavier de Mendonça about a new generation of artists that had eagerly embraced painting. After making a connection between these young artists and personalities in music and theater [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111354

  • Um caso artistico
    Malagoli, Ado
    Painter Aldo Malagolia, a member of the Núcleo Bernardelli ---which by that date had all but disbanded--- remembers the history of the Brazilian group in this article. When it lost its headquarters, the Núcleo ran the risk of breaking up; which in [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111009

  • Uma jovem pintura em São Paulo
    Amaral, Aracy A., 1930-
    In this text, critic and curator Aracy Amaral presents the group show “Pintura como meio,” held at the Museu de Arte Contemporânea da Universidade de São Paulo in 1983. According to Amaral, who was the director of the museum [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111245

  • Uma nova pintura e o grupo da casa 7
    Amaral, Aracy A., 1930-
    This text by art critic Aracy Amaral presents the 1985 exhibition Del Grupo 7 held at the Museu de Arte Contemporânea de São Paulo, which she directed at the time. In it, Amaral examines the outstanding pictorial characteristics of a new [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111246

  • Verdadeiro nacionalismo
    Firmeza, Mozart
    In this article, the painter Mozart [de Brito] Firmeza addresses a couple of matters: on one hand, he discusses the nationalist approach to art, adapted from the earlier academic tradition of an idealized landscape that portrays “the beauty” of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1075643

  • Voltas de pintura
    Brito, Ronaldo
    In this essay on Brazilian painter Jorge Guinle, critic Ronaldo Brito ponders the possibility that Postmodernism will come to be seen as a “basic continuity,” or even as a “regression.” In Brito’s view, this is the dilemma underlying the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110980

  • Zílio : a pintura e o ser sublime
    Coutinho, Wilson
    The art critic Wilson Coutinho addresses the direction of Carlos Zílio during the 1980s, which, unlike what he had been previously doing in the early 1970s, involved a so-called “return to painting.” His work departed from the diverse artistic [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110981