ICAA Researcher: Paulina Varas ×
  • [Al ingresar al Atelier 17 de S. W. Hayter hace 20 años]
    Antúnez, Nemesio, 1918-1993
    1996
    In this text Nemesio Antúnez provides a brief description of Taller 99. He discusses the origin of the workshop and his association with Atelier 17 (founded in 1917) in Paris, where he completed his training as a printmaker, underscoring the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 745065

  • 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

  • A Nemesio Antúnez
    Neruda, Pablo, 1904-1973
    1988
    In this short text, the poet Pablo Neruda writes about Nemesio Antúnez, recalling when they met and the friendship they developed over time. He identifies the different stages of this painter-printmaker’s career by referring to the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 769758

  • Adriana Valdés : Roser Bru
    Valdés, Adriana, 1943-
    1983
    Adriana Valdés provides an in-depth review of Roser Bru’s body of work, arranged in three sections: “Materias” (Subjects), includes works produced since 1961, the year when she met Antoni Tàpies and started applying [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 747917

  • Alberto Pérez
    Brugnoli, Francisco, 1935-
    2003
    In this text Francisco Brugnoli writes a first-person account of his first meeting with Alberto Pérez and records his opinions of him as an artist and an art history teacher. Brugnoli thinks back to when he originally met Pérez, who was [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 756960

  • 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

  • Artes visuales : una mirada crítica
    Ivelic, Milan, 1935-
    1987
    In this article Milan Ivelic discusses conditions in Chile for the benefit of Spanish visitors to the exhibition Chile Vive that was held at the Círculo de Bellas Artes in Madrid. One of the main things that stands out about Chile, as seen [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 754428

  • Carreño : pintándose la vida
    Galaz, Gaspar, 1941-
    1988
    In this article, Gaspar Galaz reviews the works by the Chilean painter Mario Carreño on display at the exhibition Retrospectiva 1945–1988. In the art historian’s opinion, the exhibition does not attempt to present “a grand [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 756266

  • Chile : bordes, límites, fronteras
    Richard, Nelly, 1948-
    1996
    Nelly Richard discusses the work of the following Chilean photographers: Gonzalo Díaz, Eduardo Vilches, Alicia Villarreal, Enrique Zamudio, and Alfredo Jaar. Richard explains how each of these artists uses and contextualizes photography, and [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 748031

  • 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

  • Del taller de grabado a la búsqueda de los procesos de transformación
    Soro, Mario, 1957-
    1995
    This essay is by the artist Mario Soro, who was educated at the Escuela de Arte de la Universidad Católica in Santiago, Chile where he studied under the printmaker Eduardo Vilches. Soro describes his teacher in terms of his experience as a [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 745031

  • Destrucción, reconstrucción y desconstrucciones
    Richard, Nelly, 1948-
    1987
    In “Destrucción, reconstrucción y desconstrucciones” (Destruction, Reconstruction, and Deconstructions), Nelly Richard critically reviews the cultural situation in Chile during the military dictatorship (1973–90). It was, in her [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 754460

  • El arte como afirmación
    Ivelic, Milan, 1935-; Galaz, Gaspar, 1941-
    1982
    In response to the objections raised by Isabel Cruz to their book La pintura en Chile desde la Colonia hasta 1981 (Painting in Chile from the Colonial Period to 1981), the authors divide their arguments into four sections. Answering Cruz’s [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 748830

  • El comportamiento de la crítica
    Muñoz Zárate, Patricio, 1960-
    2000
    In his essay about the vast subject of art criticism in Chile from 1950 to 1973, Patricio Muñoz Zárate highlights the field’s defining moments, milestones, and notable personalities. In a series of subchapters, he sheds light on [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 757179

  • el deseo de antígona
    Mellado, Justo Pastor, 1949-
    2001
    Justo Pastor Mellado wrote this introduction to El deseo de Antígona (The Desire of Antigone), the exhibition of works by Patricia Israel. In a review of earlier projects and exhibitions, the critic explains how the artist researches and [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 757113

  • El deseo de archivo de Guillermo Nuñez
    Mellado, Justo Pastor, 1949-
    2003
    In 2003 Justo Pastor Mellado wrote an essay for the catalogue for La quinta del sordo, the exhibition of works by Guillermo Núñez. On this occasion Mellado looks back to the retrospective Núñez presented in 1993, for which [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 757295

  • 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 gran texto del mundo (y sus fragmentos di-versos)
    Valdés, Adriana, 1943-
    1994
    In this text the essayist Adriana Valdés discusses the work of Alicia Villarreal, who has created a game based on the alphabet that uses images of discarded objects as vowels to be read as a text. Based on the Walter Benjamin quote (the search [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 757328

  • El lugar ideal
    Galende, Federico, 1965-
    1996
    Federico Galende wrote this detailed review of Las cuatro operaciones del aparato reproductor, an intervention created by Mario Soro  in a public space. Galende reflects on the kind of cartography that can provide orientation for a work of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 757598

  • 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

  • El ojo y la mano
    Machuca, Guillermo, 1961-2020
    1996
    Guillermo Machuca analyzes the work that Arturo Duclos produced in the 1980s (his first period) and then in the 1990s. The artist’s work, which is indifferent to the goals pursued by language (signs and meanings), forgets past references and [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 757085

  • El poema de amor de Francisco J. Smythe
    Zurita, Raúl, 1950-
    1992
    ICAA Record ID: 754200

  • Enunciar, anunciar, denunciar : el arte como archivo
    Eltit, Diamela, 1949-
    2003
    In this text Diamela Eltit writes about Guillermo Núñez’s artwork on the occasion of a retrospective exhibition of his works. She discusses the political violence to which he was subjected during the military dictatorship (1973& [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 757287

  • Escena de Avanzada
    Mellado, Justo Pastor, 1949-
    1997
    Justo Pastor Mellado discusses the Escena de Avanzada twenty years after Nelly Richard coined the term. Though it originally had militant undertones, the term evolved into a historical category. It applied to a set of texts and artworks that Richard [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 756828

  • Escultura chilena 1950-1973
    Galaz, Gaspar, 1941-
    2000
    In his essay “Escultura chilena 1950–1973,” the critic Gaspar Galaz outlines the main criteria that influenced Chilean sculpture from 1950 to 1973. He also highlights watershed events and trends in art and identifies connections [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 757161

  • 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 crítica de avanzada y algunos de sus efectos : reflexión sobre un libro de Nelly Richard
    Valdés, Adriana, 1943-
    1996
    “La crítica de avanzada y algunos de sus efectos: reflexión sobre un libro de Nelly Richard” (Criticism of the Escena de Avanzada and Some of its Effects: Reflections on a Book by Nelly Richard) was written by Adriana Vald& [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 744842

  • 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 función del video
    Rosenfeld, Lotty, 1943-2020; Eltit, Diamela, 1949-
    2001
    In this text Diamela Eltit and Lotty Rosenfeld explain the role of video in their work. They started working with video in 1979, using it to record ephemeral actions, and describe it as a “memory.” They discuss ways in which this tool [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 744687

  • La historia y sus carencias. Introducción
    Machuca, Guillermo, 1961-2020
    1999
    In this essay, Guillermo Machuca discusses the evolution of Chilean art, from the founding of the Academia de Pintura to the artists of the 1960s, using the works in the collection held by the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo (Santiago) as a base. [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 756093

  • 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

  • latortiilla correDoraaaaaah, catorce tumbos
    Dittborn, Eugenio, 1943-
    1976
    In this fourteen-point manifesto, Eugenio Dittborn outlines his ideas about drawing. He identifies to whom the artist is indebted when he is drawing, referring to himself (“the author owes his drawings to…”) and explains what [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 748842

  • 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

  • Nueva York, abril 1990
    Downey, Juan, 1940-1993
    1995
    In this poetic, thoughtful essay, Juan Downey discusses his ideas about decadence based on a description of conditions and feelings. Downey, the Chilean artist who lived in New York City, explains that, from a third-world perspective, the decline of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 745642

  • Ora pro nobis
    Machuca, Guillermo, 1961-2020
    1991
    Guillermo Machuca wrote “Ora pro nobis” about the exhibition of works by Arturo Duclos by the same name. In his essay, Machuca discusses the iconography of the works and the imagination that inspires them, making a distinction between & [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 749208

  • 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

  • Subversiones/Imposturas
    Muñoz Zárate, Patricio, 1960-
    2004
    In this essay, Patricio Muñoz Zárate discusses his curatorial approach to the exhibition Subversiones/Imposturas organized for the IV Bienal de Arte. He describes a likely scene in which young artists try to change what is “ [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 753543

  • The laughing alligator / The looking glass = El caimán con la risa de fuego /El espejo
    Downey, Juan, 1940-1993
    1983
    This document includes three texts, each one written from a different perspective. The first is Lynda Kahn’s very short review of The Laughing Alligator, the video by Juan Downey, the Chilean artist who lived in New York. The second is a [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 747324

  • 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 amor de leche
    Mellado, Justo Pastor, 1949-
    1984
    The curator and critic Justo Pastor Mellado wrote this essay to be included in the catalogue for Se me nubla la cabeza. Te quiero y no puedo amarte más, the exhibition of paintings by Samy Benmayor at the Galería Sur (Santiago, 1984). [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 756978

  • 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

  • Un retrato, un paisaje, una dedicatoria
    Valdés, Adriana, 1943-
    1999
    This article by Adriana Valdés appeared in the catalogue Lecciones de cosas. 7 textos postfacio about the installation Quadrivium ad usum Delphini (1998) by Gonzalo Díaz. The author bases her review of the texts in the book on a [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 735474

  • Una cabeza con caparazón. Anotaciones sobre la obra de Vicuña
    Merino, Roberto, 1961-
    1997
    Roberto Merino writes about the early career of Juan Pablo Langlois Vicuña, discussing the artist’s background in terms of both his embrace of art and his works. Following his professional training as an architect, Langlois Vicuña [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 756912