ICAA Researcher: José Augusto Ribeiro×
  • A discussão do moderno em Guto Lacaz
    Almeida, Miguel de
    In this newspaper article, the journalist Miguel de Almeida reviews Idéias Modernas, the exhibition of work by Guto Lacaz that was presented at the Galeria São Paulo in 1982. The journalist comments on the inventiveness and excellent humor he sees [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111439

  • Manifiesto de la precariedad del NAC
    Córdula, Raul, 1943-
    This manifesto was written by artist Raul Córdula, then director of the Núcleo de Arte Contemporânea da Universidade Federal da Paraíba (NAC-UFPB). Today, it serves as a record of the precarious situation of state-supported cultural institutions [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111430

  • Gravura hoje, aqui
    Silveira, Regina, 1939
    This text summarizes artist Regina Silveira’s position in a debate held at the Galeria São Paulo in December 1981 on the state of printmaking in Brazil in the early eighties. Early on, Silveira asserts that in her view, the idea that printmaking [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111416

  • José Resende
    Salzstein, Sônia
    In this text, art critic Sônia Salzstein analyzes a sculpture in the collection of the Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo (MAM-SP) produced by José Resende in 1975. On the basis of this sculpture, Salzstein formulates the way that Resende’s work [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111412

  • Do desenho
    Andrade, Mário de, 1893-1945
    In this text, originally published in 1943 in a portfolio of drawings and prints entitled Mangue, by Lasar Segall, Mário de Andrade defines the drawing in its calligraphic, lyrical and “extra-visual” properties, coming to consider it as “ [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111411

  • A colônia japonesa e as artes
    Zanini, Walter, 1925-
    This was a lecture by the art historian and critic Walter Zanini about the arts activities of the Japanese community in Brazil, particularly in the cities of São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro. Although this study is focused on the art world after World [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111409

  • A organização do delírio
    Favaretto, Celso F. (Celso Fernando), 1941-
    The professor and essay writer Celso Favaretto assesses the parameters that frame the work of Hélio Oiticica, from the experience of pure art to the statement made by environmental art. In Favaretto’s opinion, the path followed by the artist from [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111408

  • Goeldi
    Machado, Aníbal, 1894-1964
    Aníbal Machado writes about the printmaker Oswaldo Goeldi, noting his “moral profile,” his “impetuous temperament,” his humble, melancholy nature, and his “artistic solitude.” Machado describes Goeldi’s childhood in Belém (in the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111403

  • Novos pintores à paulista
    Araújo, Olívio Tavares de
    This article by Olívio Tavares de Araújo discusses the exhibition Pintura como meio (1983) held at the Museu de Arte Contemporânea da Universidade de São Paulo (MAC-USP), which at the time was directed by Aracy Amaral. The exhibition brought [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111350

  • Carlos Fajardo / um coeficiente mínimo de estilo
    Salzstein, Sônia
    Sônia Salzstein wrote this essay for the catalogue accompanying the exhibition of work by Carlos Fajardo that was held at Galeria A. S. Studio in São Paulo in 1997. In it, she discusses the persistence of memory in painting (the medium most [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111284

  • Um spray na mão e uma idéia na cabeça
    Arruda, Valdir
    In order to write this article, the architect Valdir Arruda had to make an effort to understand the phenomena of graffiti, and street painting and writing, which were on the rise in São Paulo in the 1980s. The text reproduces passages from various [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110678

  • O caminho das pedras
    Câmara Filho, João, 1944-
    This article by the artist João Câmara Filho celebrates the tenth anniversary of the founding of the Oficina Guaianases de Gravura, the print shop in Olinda, Pernambuco. The author describes the origins and activities of the nonprofit organization [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110677

  • Arte na rua
    Amaral, Aracy A., 1930-
    In her role as the director of the MAC-USP (Museu de Arte Contemporânea da Universidade de São Paulo), Aracy Amaral praises the results of the first edition of Arte na Rua [Art in the Street], the project suggested by the artists Ana Maria Tavares [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110675

  • [A parte do fogo é uma publicaçao para intervir...]
    Meireles, Cildo; Resende, José; Moura Jr., José; Venancio Filho, Paulo; Duarte, Paulo Sérgio; Naves, Rodrigo, 1955-; Tunga, 1952-2016; Caldas Júnior, Waltércio
    To start with, the newspaper’s editorial statement was very clear concerning the basic purpose of A parte do fogo [The Fire’s Part]: to take part in Brazil’s cultural process and create a space devoted to reflection and to the production of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110674

  • "Folha" inaugura mostra de artistas pelas diretas
    This is a report on the opening of the exhibition Os artistas pelas Diretas at the entranceway of the Folha de S. Paulo newspaper facilities in February 1984. The management of the newspaper, in conjunction with various artists, conceived the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110668

  • O múltiplo é democrático?
    Lemos, Fernando
    The article on the collective exhibition named Múltiplos e objetos, presented in August-September 1979 at the gallery Múltipla in São Paulo, turned out to be emblematic on the discussions regarding the “democratization” of art and on “public [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110661

  • A polícia também foi ao teatro no sábado
    This newspaper article reports on the raid carried out at the Teatro Ruth Escobar, in São Paulo, on June 8, 1968, when federal police violently shut down the Iª Feira Paulista de Opinião, an event produced by the Teatro de Arena group and directed [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110660

  • A gravura na cooperativa
    This article, essentially the minutes of a meeting of the Cooperativa de Artistas Plásticos de São Paulo, was published in ABC Color, the organization’s newspaper. The article reports on the meeting of Cooperative members on July 2, 1980, at [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110659

  • Artistas formam cooperativa
    Magalhães, Fábio
    This is a news report on the formation of the Cooperativa dos Artistas Plásticos de São Paulo in 1979, which in fact was a pioneering initiative in Brazil. Instead of meeting to discuss issues on aesthetics, the collective sought to establish an [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110658

  • Arte no metrô
    Costa, Cacilda Teixeira da
    The article by Cacilda Costa develops her ideas about “public art” as one of the possible links for creating an alliance between “power, politics and the image.” In other words, it is a “resource that governments and companies may deploy to [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110657

  • As bandeiras apreendidas
    This is a report on the seizure of flags and banners presented by artists Nelson Leirner and Flavio Motta at the corner of Avenida Brasil and Rua Augusta (December 1967); the repressive action was ordered by the city’s district attorneys. According [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110639

  • Superfícies habitáveis: memorial I
    Motta, Flávio L. (Flávio Lichtenfels), 1923-
    In this article, the architect and artist Flávio Motta discusses the properties of art—color especially—that can transform a city into an “expansive, intelligent, and observable” space where relationships and humanist aspirations for social [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110637

  • Pilastras pintadas, vacas de concreto. É a arte nas ruas.
    This newspaper article reports on the Municipalidad de São Paulo’s official approval of the architect and artist Flávio Motta’s proposal to paint the concrete columns that support the elevated Presidente Costa e Silva highway, known to locals [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110636

  • Nos pilares do Minhocão, gaivotas e montanhas coloridas
    This newspaper article reports on the Municipalidad de São Paulo’s official approval of the architect and artist Flávio Motta’s proposal to paint the concrete columns that support the elevated Presidente Costa e Silva highway, known to locals [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110635

  • Arte na cidade
    Motta, Flávio L. (Flávio Lichtenfels), 1923-; Nitsche, Marcello, 1942-
    This proposal, which envisioned a program of artistic activities in “public spaces,” was submitted to the City Hall of São Paulo in 1974 by the artist and architect Flavio Motta and the artist Marcello Nitsche. The project called for greater [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110634

  • Arte na cidade
    Motta, Flávio L. (Flávio Lichtenfels), 1923-
    Flávio Motta discusses the connections between the landscape and urban living conditions in large cities, which he believes affect human relationships. Cities that grow haphazardly with no urban planning are a reflection of a disorganized society. [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110633

  • [Entrevista feita com o escultor José Resende...]
    Prieto, Sônia
    In this interview, the sculptor José Resende describes his training as an architect and his career as an artist since the mid-1970s. He discusses the development of the Grupo Rex and the founding of the Escola Brasil, in both of which he was [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110569

  • Entrevista
    Cocchiarale, Fernando França; Duarte, Paulo Sérgio; Klabin, Vanda Mangia; Zilio, Maria del Carmen
    This interview with Carlos Zilio was written in conjunction with the exhibition Carlos Zilio: Arte e política, 1966–1976 held at the Museu de Arte Moderna do Rio de Janeiro (MAM-Rio) in 1996. The questions put to the artists by a number of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110517

  • [Nome : Abelardo da Hora - Escultor, além de desenhista...]
    Hora, Abelardo da, 1924-
    In his testimony, the artist Abelardo da Hora (1924–2014) mixes autobiography with episodes that refer to the organization of the Sociedade de Arte Moderna (SAM) in Recife and the workshop known as the Atelier Coletivo as well as the Movimento de [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110514

  • Cultura e política, 1964-1969 : algums esquemas
    Schwarz, Roberto
    In this essay, Roberto Schwarz discusses the growing prevalence of leftist politics in Brazilian cultural circles after the military coup of 1964 (which kept its grip on power for two decades). He confirms that, the right wing military dictatorship [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110509

  • L'art bresilien dans les sables mouvants = L'arte in Brasile, nelle sabbie mobili : un viaggio di Pierre Restany
    Restany, Pierre
    During his visit to Brazil, the French art critic Pierre Restany notices that “the complex Brazilian reality” is reflected in “the small world of art,” to the point of expressing a certain “cultural confusion” (over and above questions of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110508

  • Duas palavras
    Amaral, Aracy A., 1930-
    In the view of Brazilian historian Aracy Amaral, the widespread prejudice against art with a “conteudístico” (content-based) approach hinders twentieth-century production from tackling sociopolitical issues. From the thirties through the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110497

  • O público: o exercício da liberdade
    Morais, Frederico, 1936-
    Brazilian art critic Frederico Morais bases this text on two writings on the student uprising in Paris in May 1968: “L’artiste et la société” by French critic Michel Ragon and “L’image-action de la société ou la politisation culturelle [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110476

  • [A bordo do meu primeiro navio...]
    Lima, Medeiros
    In this excerpt from his book Pancetti (Rio de Janeiro: Ministério da Educação e Cultura, 1960), Medeiros Lima recounts José Pancetti’s first experiences with paintings when he was still a sailor. The section cited begins with the painting work [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110455

  • O Rei da Vela : Manifesto do Oficina
    Correa, José Celso Martinez
    The theatre group Oficina’s use in 1967 of Oswald de Andrade’s 1933 novel O rei da vela [The Candle King] to re-inaugurate their stage expressed the desire of the company, which was led by José Celso Martinez Corrêa, to offer a new dramatic [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110454

  • Seminário III (segundo semestre de 1981)
    Chauí, Marilena de Souza
    This seminar analyzes research, debates, interviews, and statements collected by the Núcleo de Estudos e Pesquisas of the Fundação Nacional da Arte (FUNARTE). The main topic addressed is how “the national” and “the popular” have been [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110452

  • O boom, o pós-boom e o dis-boom
    Zílio, Carlos; Resende, José; Brito, Ronaldo; Brito, Ronaldo; Caldas Júnior, Waltércio
    This article, jointly written by Carlos Zílio, José Rezende, Ronaldo Brito, and Waltércio Caldas Jr., discusses Brazilian art in the mid-1970s and examines its connection to the local market, a relationship that affected both the circulation and [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110451

  • Alguns espaços culturais nacionais do agora
    Mautner, Jorge Henrique
    In this text, Jorge Mautner looks at Brazilian artists working in different disciplines (in the visual arts, music, literature, film, and theater), and the parallels between their past and present work. His thesis is that there is a liberating [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110450

  • Mamãe Belas-Artes
    Resende, José; Brito, Ronaldo
    This article seeks to “analyze”—in the true psychoanalytical sense of the word—Brazilian art’s commitments and symptoms during the process of its resistance to contemporary art and to the utter annihilation of the Fine Arts system. Jointly [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110449

  • Da dificuldade de forma à forma difícil
    Naves, Rodrigo, 1955-
    In this essay about Brazilian art, the critic Rodrigo Naves refers, first of all, to the formal timidity of the works produced in Brazil since the modernism of the 1920s. When compared with the modern art shown on the international circuit, which [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110448

  • Trágico moderno
    Brito, Ronaldo
    In this chapter of his book, Ronaldo Brito discusses the work of the painter Iberê Camargoin during the early days of his career in the 1940s. Brito mentions the painter’s involvement with his pictorial material and the expressive savagery of his [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110423

  • Prefácio : o Núcleo Bernardelli
    Campofiorito, Quirino
    This article describes the Núcleo Bernardelli, a group of young students at the Escola Nacional de Belas Artes (which operated in Rio de Janeiro from 1931 to 1942), who were interested in updating certain Brazilian art instruction methods. According [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110419

  • Na pintura, a arte plena de Iberê
    Gullar, Ferreira, 1930-
    In this review, Ferreira Gullar describes the one-man show of works by Iberê Camargo at the Acervo gallery in Rio de Janeiro (1981). No invitation was issued, and no catalogue was printed for the exhibition that displayed a selection of the artist [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110417

  • Iberê Camargo : o poder do gesto
    This interview with Iberê Camargo published by Cultura magazine in 1972 is preceded by an introduction to the artist that includes biographical and professional information. They record his studies at the Escola de Artes e Ofícios at the Santa [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110416

  • Voulez-vous, m'sieu? (Take it or leave it)
    Santarrita, Marcos, 1941-
    This is an article written by Marcos Santarrita, published in the form of a one-act play, with the lead parts played by Décio Vieira and Alfredo Volpi, along with a reporter (Santarrita) and a photographer. The scene takes place in the workshop of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110378

  • A emoção eshetica na arte moderna
    Aranha, Graça, 1868-1931
    In discussing paintings by Anita Malfatti such as O homem amarelo, as well as work by Zina Aita and Vicente do Rego Monteiro, Graça Aranha asserts that visitors to the Semana de Arte Moderna of 1922 would consider the exhibition a “heap of ‘ [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110362

  • Vanguarda e nacionalismo na década de vinte
    Souza, Gilda de Mello e
    This essay is about reaching a dead end in the nationalist project as well as the aesthetic requirements inherent in the avant-garde when modern art began to develop in Brazil. That development was launched with the 1917 exhibition by the painter [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110360

  • A arte "ingênua"
    Vieira, José Geraldo, 1897-1977
    This is an illustrated text in which José Geraldo Vieira defines the characteristics of “naïve” or “primitive art” at a time which coincided with Brazilian art critics’ growing interest in the trend. In his judgment, it is an instinctive [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110356

  • Realismo e abstracionismo
    Cavalcanti, Emiliano di
    In this article the painter Emiliano Di Cavalcanti seeks to clear up certain misunderstandings conveyed by the lecture he gave the previous year at the MASP (Museu de Arte de São Paulo), titled “The Myths of Modernism, with Criticisms of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110347

  • O Clube de Gravura do Rio de Janeiro
    This article describes the origins, operation, and goals of the Clube de Gravura of Rio de Janeiro, which was founded in 1952 “thanks to the growing interest in printmaking that is sweeping the country.” Clubs of this nature have contributed to [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110336