ICAA Researcher: Victor Sorell; Harper Montgomery, collaborator×
  • [Chicago State University observed the sixty sixth anniversary of the Mexican Revolution of 1910]
    Sorell, V. A. (Victor A.)
    1979
    In this text, Victor Alejandro Sorell writes that Chicago State University observed the 66th anniversary of the Mexican Revolution with a dedication of an eight-panel portable mural by Raymond Patlan entitled El Grito de la Raza Cósmica, [The Cry of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 801909

  • A Generation of Semen Art: 1965-1994
    Castillo, Mario
    1996
    In this text, the artist Mario Castillo discusses the philosophical reasons that motivated his practice of mixing his own semen with tempera and acrylic paint. He explains that he does this in order to imbue his medium with greater “energy” and [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 782479

  • A personal response : to some of the twelve points posited with respect to chicano nationalism
    Sorell, V. A. (Victor A.)
    In this text, art historian and activist Victor Alejandro Sorell ponders on arguments for designating Chicano people a nation: the history of the twelfth-century Aztec homeland Aztlán, —located in the U.S. Southwest,— included; the seizure of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1064542

  • Artists' statements
    1980
    These artists’ statements appeared in a catalogue documenting the first exhibition held in Chicago that conjoined Chicano, Cuban, Mexican, Puerto Rican, and Venezuelan art and artists in words and images, Arte Hispano-Americano en Chicago=Hispanic- [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 781476

  • Assigned identities
    1991
    This catalogue documents a project created by the Chicago-based artist Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle and twelve students in the Adult Education Program at the Emerson House Community Center in Chicago. Introductory text explains that this project was [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 781562

  • Barrio murals in Chicago : painting the Hispanic-American Experience on "Our Community" walls
    Sorell, V. A. (Victor A.)
    1976
    This seminal essay by Victor Alejandro Sorell is an early attempt to gauge the history and evolution of Hispanic-American (now Latino) barrio/community muralism in greater Chicago, from its inception in the mid-1960s through its development into the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 781429

  • Citings (sic) from a Brave New World : The Art of the Other Mexico
    Sorell, V. A. (Victor A.)
    In this review of the exhibition Art of the Other Mexico: Sources and Meanings, Victor Alejandro Sorell writes that the border is the exhibition’s overarching and master trope. The exhibition features works of art by the “greater Mexican [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 801878

  • Cry For Justice
    Amalgamated Meat Cutters and Butcher Workmen of North America
    1972
    The text Cry for Justice is composed of three parts: a statement entitled “To Listen and to Act,” photographs with extended captions of murals in Chicago since 1967, and an essay entitled “Museum of the Streets.” In the first part, the civil [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 782511

  • El Machetazo
    Cortez, Carlos, 1923-2005
    1979
    In this editorial column, Carlos Cortez comments on the exhibition of Agustín V. Casasola’s photographs, Mexposición II: Images of the Revolución, noting that all of the heroes of the Mexican Revolution, as well as many average participants and [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 801954

  • El Machetazo
    Cortez, Carlos, 1923-2005
    1976
    In this text, Carlos Cortez comments on the need for a movement to liberate art from the market, private collections, and those who see the consumption of art as a means of separating themselves from the lower classes. He contends that too often art [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 801984

  • Entrevista con Alex Garza
    1979
    In this candid interview in Abrazo, Chicago-based Chicano sculptor Alex Garza discusses his development and process, and voices his thoughts on public art and the Chicano community. Garza reflects on his involvement with ALBA (Association of the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 801969

  • Images of the Revolución
    González, José
    1979
    In this text, Jose G. Gonzalez describes an exhibition of photographs by Agustin V. Casasola of the Mexican Revolution that was organized by Movimiento Artístico Chicano (MARCH) and displayed in the Chicago Circle galleries of the University of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 801924

  • Impressions of the Exhibit
    Pero, Peter
    1979
    This group of texts describes an exhibition of Augustín V. Casasola’s photographs—and the public programs that accompanied it—organized by Movimiento Artístico Chicano (MARCH) and mounted at the University of Illinois at Chicago in 1976. In [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 801939

  • Latin American visions and revisions
    Goldman, Shifra M., 1926-
    1994
    Art historian Shifra M. Goldman writes with great acuity and depth about the traveling exhibition, Art of the Fantastic: Latin America, 1920–1987, which opened at the Indianapolis Museum of Art in 1987, and subsequently went to the Queens Museum in [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1063953

  • Latina art, showcase '87 = Arte de latinas, muestra '87
    Guzmán, Juana
    1987
    This heavily illustrated exhibition catalogue documents sixty-eight artworks—drawings, paintings, prints, and mixed-media pieces—by twenty-two Latina artists identified by ethnicity and/or nationality. Curator Juana Guzmán admits in her brief [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 781769

  • Latino Diversity = Diversidad latina
    Castillo, Mario Enrique
    1995
    This exhibition catalogue includes a curatorial statement by Chicago-based artist Mario Enrique Castillo, as well as statements and biographies of the seven artists featured in the exhibition Latino Diversity = Diversidad Latina. In his essay, [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 782344

  • MARCH : Movimiento Artístico Chicano
    MARCH (Organization)
    1975
    This modest, illustrated recruitment brochure provides a descriptive capsular history of the Movimiento Artístico Chicano (MARCH) group since its inception in 1972 in East Chicago, Indiana, through its official chartering in 1975 in Chicago’s [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 782295

  • Perceptualism
    Castillo, Mario
    In this text, Mario Castillo describes the underpinnings of the term Perceptualism, a concept he developed for creating and perceiving paintings, which he has used to characterize his work since 1993. In terms of his creative process, Castillo [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 782328

  • Series [March 10-17, 1944] of letters [from] Chauncy Mccormick [to] Embassador of Mexico
    1944
    In this series of three letters (housed in the archives of the Art Institute of Chicago), museum officials correspond with representatives of the Mexican Ambassador to the United States and the U.S. Department of State regarding the exhibition Posada [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 862776

  • Some thoughts concerning the exhibit of "Hispanic American Art in Chicago"
    Sorell, V. A. (Victor A.)
    1980
    In this curatorial essay, Victor A. Sorell weighs opposition to the term “Hispanic” with the need to label the Latino artists of diverse origins included in the exhibition, Arte Hispano-Americano en Chicago=Hispanic-American Art in Chicago. He [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 781458

  • Speakeasy
    Bertoncini, Deanna
    1989
    In this commentary, Deanna Bertoncini, the founder and executive director of the Latino Arts Coalition and Gallery in Chicago, critiques the terms “Latino” and “Hispanic” as applied to the work of Latin American and Latino artists and with [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 801999

  • Telling Images Bracket the "Broken-Promise(d) Land": The Culture of Immigration and the Immigration of Culture across Borders
    Sorell, V. A. (Victor A.)
    1998
    Victor Alejandro Sorell’s essay is a comprehensive study addressing more than one hundred twentieth-century Chicano and Mexican artists and collectives active between the 1960s and 1990s, including film and performance practitioners and activists, [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 782784

  • The artists' statement
    Eda, Eugene
    1975
    This text describes the beginnings of the mural movement in Chicago in 1967, the initial leadership of black artists, and the involvement of community activists and artists among Latino, Chicano, and white populations. Also, it points out the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 781400

  • The heuristic power of art
    Escobar, Elizam, 1948-
    1994
    This text by Elizam Escobar, a noted Puerto Rican nationalist, artist, and writer, is a largely autobiographical account of his artistic and political evolution in the island and the United States. Written in prison, the essay reflects on his [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 840634

  • The Mexican in Chicago
    Jones, Robert C.; Wilson, Louis R.
    1931
    This text sympathetically discusses Mexican immigrants in Chicago under several subsections. In the first section, “The New Home,” authors Robert C. Jones and Louis R. Wilson describe the lively and colorful street life of the neighborhood where [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 840040