ICAA Researcher: Paulina Varas×
  • A mis padres; Conchita y Damián
    Balmes, José, 1927-2016
    1989
    In this handwritten letter, José Balmes, the Catalonian artist who had lived in Chile since the end of the Spanish Civil War, recalls his arrival in the Andean country aboard the Winnipeg, the ship provided by the populist Chilean president [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 747303

  • American residues=Residuos americanos
    Colectivo Acciones de Arte
    1983
    In this short text, members of C.A.D.A. (Colectivo Acciones de Arte) describe the group’s project, Residuos Americanos [American Residues]. They explain that the installation suggests a connection between “American clothes” ( [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 747333

  • Arte en Chile de veinte, treinta años
    Oyarzún Robles, Pablo, 1950-
    1999
    In this article Pablo Oyarzún provides a critical review of the art produced over the course of three decades. He notes the lack of a tradition that could bear witness to and interpret art production in Chile. From the early twentieth century& [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 745095

  • Congestionamientos
    Eltit, Diamela, 1949-; Brito, Eugenia, 1950-
    1980
    Diamela Eltit and María Eugenia Brito coauthored this essay about Lotty Rosenfeld’s project Una milla de cruces sobre el pavimento [A Mile of Crosses on the Pavement]. The text includes a prologue and eight chapters, each identified with [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 744653

  • El día de Díaz
    Oyarzún Robles, Pablo, 1950-
    2003
    "El día de Díaz" is a text written by Pablo Oyarzún on the subject of Biografía, a work by Gonzalo Díaz. Oyarzún provides a detailed description of the piece, a triptych in which each part [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 745133

  • El nomadismo fotográfico de Paz Errázuriz
    Mellado, Justo Pastor, 1949-
    1996
    Justo Pastor Mellado writes about Los nómadas del mar, the selection of photographs taken by Paz Errázuriz. The text is divided into four sections, beginning with comments on the artist’s work as a whole, which Pastor Mellado [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 757526

  • Historias de anticipación
    Mellado, Justo Pastor, 1949-
    2000
    As part of his curatorial plan for the exhibition 1973–2000: Transferencia y densidad (1973–2000: Transfer and Density), Justo Pastor Mellado proposes that museums should reinstate works that, though ignored by the critical discourse of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 745708

  • Historias de identificación : recomposición del álbum familiar
    Madrid, Alberto, 1955-
    2000
    The curator and researcher Alberto Madrid analyzes Historias de identificación (Histories of Identification), housed in one of the rooms at the grand exhibition held at the MNBA in Santiago, Chile, which uses portraits to record presence and [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 745848

  • Historias de mancha : marca, superficie y borde
    Nordenflycht Concha, José de, 1970-
    2000
    José de Nordenflycht discusses Justo Pastor Mellado’s curatorial vision for Chile 100 Años Artes Visuales. He mentions the area that included five painters who all studied at the Universidad de Chile: José Balmes, Samy [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 745760

  • Historias de recolección : bricolage, archivo y biblioteca
    Madrid, Alberto, 1955-
    2000
    This essay, “Historias de recolección: bricolage, archivo y biblioteca” [Collection Stories: Bricolage, Archive, and Library], was written by Alberto Madrid on the occasion of the exhibition Chile 100 años de artes visuales [ [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 745864

  • La función del video
    Colectivo Acciones de Arte
    2001
    This text written by members of the C.A.D.A (Colectivo Acciones de Arte) explains how the group approached video in two different ways, using it to document their actions and to create new works. The text underscores how video—which can be [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 744664

  • La puesta en escena internacional del arte latinoamericano: Montaje, representación.
    Richard, Nelly, 1948-
    1994
    The essay “La puesta en escena internacional del arte latinoamericano: montaje, representaciones” [The International Staging of Latin American Art: Assembly, Presentations], by the French-Chilean cultural critic Nelly Richard, is in the archives [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 755084

  • Lectura de escena
    Oyarzún Robles, Pablo, 1950-
    2003
    Pablo Oyarzún wrote this short essay, Lectura de escena (Reading the Scene), about a book by Nelly Richard in which he identifies four main themes: (1) support for the artistic, poetic, and discursive practices that the Escena de Avanzada [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 747293

  • Proposición para (entre) cruzar espacios límites : comentario de la autora
    Rosenfeld, Lotty, 1943-2020
    1986
    This is Lotty Rosenfeld’s written commentary on her video-performance Proposiciones para (entre) cruzar espacios límites [Proposals for Intertwining/crossing Borderlands], which refers to the two frontiers involved in her project. First [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 744898

  • Realismo y crisis de la representación pictórica
    Machuca, Guillermo, 1961-2020
    2000
    In his essay “Realismo y crisis de la representación pictórica” (Realism and Crisis in Pictorial Representation), Guillermo Machuca addresses several critical points regarding the visual arts in Chile during the 1960s. They include, [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 757202

  • Return to the pleasurable=La vuelta a lo placentero
    Richard, Nelly, 1948-
    1986
    Nelly Richard focuses on a number of artists as part of her assessment of the status of painting in Chile during the 1970s and 1980s. She discusses a selection of works by a group of artists who take a critical approach to the painting tradition, [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 743686

  • The rhetoric of the body=Las retóricas del cuerpo
    Richard, Nelly, 1948-
    1986
    Nelly Richard discusses the use of the human body as a support for a work of art. She refers to two art actions beginning in 1975. One of them was El perchero by Carlos Leppe; in the other, Raúl Zurita burned his face, photographed it, and [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 744815

  • Un cenotafio
    Oyarzún Robles, Pablo, 1950-
    2003
    This is the essayist Pablo Oyarzún’s review of Francisco Brugnoli’s installation Cadáver exquisito (Exquisite Corpse), a reference to the game played by early Surrealists in the 1920s, Le cadavre exquis boira le vin nouveau [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 744945

  • Un fragmento sobre la crítica
    Oyarzún Robles, Pablo, 1950-
    2003
    In this essay Pablo Oyarzún explains that Chile lacks the critical space needed to accommodate a public and autonomous line of argument. He condemns the absence of an institution devoted to the production, circulation, and reception of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 745333

  • Una herida americana
    Rosenfeld, Lotty, 1943-2020
    1986
    This is Lotty Rosenfeld’s written commentary on her video Una herida Americana [An American Wound]. She refers to the three interventions she performed, two of which involved painting crosses on roads. The first of the latter two took place in [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 744890