ICAA Research Team: Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo (FAPESP), São Paulo×
  • Globalização e cultura de mercado
    Bueno, Maria Lucia
    1999
    In her text, Maria Lúcia Bueno follows the course of twentieth century visual arts, from modernity to globalization. She in turn probes the art world, relating art spaces and dissemination of art to their social context. Based on her analysis of the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1293520

  • Mercado e internalização
    1999
    In her text, Maria Lúcia Bueno follows the course of twentieth century visual arts, from modernity to globalization. She in turn probes the art world, relating art spaces and dissemination of art to their social context. Based on her analysis of the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1293496

  • Paradoxos da modernidade
    Naves, Rodrigo, 1955-
    1996
    Art critic Rodrigo Naves bases his analysis of Sérgio Sister’s work on the lessons that Italian painter Giorgio Morandi has to offer contemporary art. Naves argues that it is necessary to look back to seemingly outdated aesthetic [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111440

  • A discussão do moderno em Guto Lacaz
    Almeida, Miguel de
    1982
    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

  • Dudi Maia Rosa : nos limites da pintura
    Amarante, Leonor
    1998
    Journalist Leonor Amarante wrote this article on the artistic career of Dudi Maia Rosa on the occasion of a group show in Germany, the first one in which the artist participated (1988), at the age of forty. Amarante places emphasis on the “balance [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111438

  • Sicrano, fulano, beltrano
    Naves, Rodrigo, 1955-
    2001
    In this essay about Cassio Michalany’s painting, the critic Rodrigo Naves initially confines his remarks to the “template” that the artist has used over the course of two decades to structure his paintings with interrelated bands of color. In [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111437

  • Manifesto Flami-n’-assu
    Bastos, Abguar
    1927
    This manifesto is a call for (cultural) independence and was written from “a high Amazonian plateau,” in the state of Pará (where the author hailed from). The proclamation uses typical expressions and references the myths, customs, and [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111436

  • La instauración, entre la instalación y la performance
    Lagnado, Lisette, 1961-
    1997
    In this text, art critic Lisette Lagnado develops the concept “instauração” formulated by Tunga as a means to go beyond terms such as “instalação” and/or “performance,” which he deemed inapplicable. In Lagnado’s view, the word “ [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111435

  • Formas do repouso
    Tassinari, Alberto
    2003
    This text by art critic Alberto Tassinari provides an overview of Laura Vinci’s art, from her early paintings produced in the late eighties to her participation, in 1997, in the Projeto Arte/Cidade—that is, a decade of work. Tassinari sees Vinci [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111434

  • "O que me interessa é essa coisa indefinidamente sugestiva..."
    Felix, Nelson; Resende, José; Pape, Lygia; Ramos, Nuno, 1960-; Naves, Rodrigo, 1955-
    1998
    Interview with artist Nelson Felix conducted by art critic Rodrigo Naves and three artists: Lygia Pape, José Resende and Nuno Ramos (São Paulo, May 24, 1997). Felix comments on his education as an architect; his love of music; his first drawings, [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111433

  • Angelo Venosa e a intra-serialização
    Süssekind, Flora, 1955-
    1999
    In this text, literary critic Flora Süssekind discusses the work of sculptor Ângelo Venosa from the time of his first solo show (1985) to his recent productions (1990). She points out the recurrence in his art of carcasses, vertebrae, teeth, skulls [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111432

  • Manifiesto de la precariedad del NAC
    Córdula, Raul, 1943-
    1986
    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

  • Uma certa vertigem
    Tassinari, Alberto
    1983
    In this text, art critic Alberto Tassinari analyzes works by José Resende exhibited at the Gabinete de Arte Raquel Arnaud in São Paulo in March 1983. In Tassinari’s view, these sculptures “formulate the problem of the past”; they partake of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111429

  • Repetição artesanal, o anonimato, urbana e rodoviária
    Lemos, Fernando
    1980
    Fernando Lemos discusses the “vignettes”—ornamental motifs derived from “classic styles” (Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque, etc.)—in the decorations painted on some of the trucks he sees driving around the city of São Paulo. In this brief [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111428

  • A produção contemporânea e as imagens técnicas = Contemporary production and technical images
    Cocchiarale, Fernando França
    2007
    Fernando Cocchiarale wrote a historical overview of the pioneering uses of technology in art created in Rio de Janeiro, emphasizing the return of the close links between art and life initiated in the 1960s. The writer also foresaw the revival of the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111427

  • Artes do espaço e fluxo do tempo = Arts of space and arts of time
    Cocchiarale, Fernando França
    2007
    Art critic and curator Fernando Cocchiarale argues that the expansion of the visual arts into other fields has implied greater distance from the traditions of which it formed part. The inclusion of time and space in art became an important mark of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111426

  • Sinais da contemporaneidade no modernismo : do fazer à apropriação = Signs of contemporaneity in modernism : from producing to appropriating
    Cocchiarale, Fernando França
    2007
    Here Fernando Cocchiarale discusses how the fields of contemporary art have overflowed past their previous boundaries, going beyond painting, sculpture, printmaking, and drawing; he cites collage and photomontage in the early twentieth century as [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111425

  • Apresentação
    Alvarado, Daisy V. M. Peccinini de
    1978
    In this text presenting the exhibition Objeto de arte Brasil anos 60, Daisy Peccinini describes the research carried out for the event, placing particular emphasis on the publication of a series of critical documents, statements, and interviews with [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111424

  • Apresentação
    Mendonça, Casimiro Xavier de
    1988
    In his presentation of the exhibition 63/66: Figura e Objeto, Casimiro Xavier de Mendonça asserts that the sixties witnessed an explosion of utopias and changes with the advent of a new generation of creators. Regarding the exhibition, he attempts [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111423

  • Manifestos: Porque somos e não somos tropicalistas
    Britto, Jomard Muniz de; Guimarães, Aristides; Marconi, Celso
    1968
    This newspaper article on the “Manifesto tropicalista” reproduces the text of the proclamation in nine sections. It begins stating its open opposition to the generalized cultural inactivity and against syncretism and protest trends. It declares [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111422

  • Inventário do nosso feudalismo cultural
    Britto, Jomard Muniz de; Fernandes, Anchieta, 1939-; Cirne, Moacyr; Veloso, Caetano; Gil, Gilberto; Guimarães, Aristides; Marconi, Celso; ANDRADE, Marcus Vinícius de; Aranha, Carlos Antonio; Córdula, Raul, 1943-; Varela, Dailor; Gurgel, Alexis; Silva, Falves da
    1968
    This manifesto voices a radical position on Brazil and its reality, and openly opposes the picturesque vision of Brazilian culture that, perhaps unwittingly, furthers underdevelopment. The signers of the document advocate the elimination of cultural [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111421

  • [Os trabalhos de Anna Barros...]
    Farias, Agnaldo
    1990
    In this essay presenting an exhibition of work by Anna Barros, Agnaldo Farias asserts that this artist’s production returns vital and primary elements to the universe of myth. He comments on the expansiveness and specificity of works that place the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111420

  • Introdução
    Gomes, Alair, 1921-1992
    1983
    Alair Gomes discusses at length the nude male photographs that are currently making the rounds. He discusses the range of the subject, from porn to the artistic nude shot, noting how photography is excluded from contemporary art, and comments on the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111419

  • Espaço em tempo presente
    Barros, Anna
    1997
    In this essay, the author Anna Barros examines the changes in the concept of “sculpture” that started appearing in the sixties, which derived from a new perception of space. Taking as a starting point and using the guiding principles previously [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111418

  • Artes plásticas no Nordeste
    Barbosa, Ana Mae Tavares Bastos
    1997
    Ana Mae Barbosa points out the consequence of the internal diaspora of visual artists from Northeastern Brazil toward the major centers (São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro) starting in the 1960s. In her opinion, those artists were better prepared for a [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111417

  • Gravura hoje, aqui
    Silveira, Regina, 1939
    1981
    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

  • A arte do fantástico
    Vieira, José Geraldo, 1897-1977
    1952
    The art critic José Geraldo Vieira reviews the history of Surrealism and mentions Hieronymus Bosch, Albrecht Dürer, and William Hogarth, among others. In the critic’s opinion, these artists created a “cosmogony of the absurd” centuries ahead [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111415

  • Cinema : trajetória no subdesenvolvimento
    Gomes, Paulo Emílio Salles, 1916-1977
    1973
    In this text, writer and film critic Paulo Emílio Salles Gomes analyzes the underdeveloped state of Brazilian film, the sociopolitical and economic reasons for it, and what it implies on a cultural level. In Salles Gomes’s view, this problem is [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111414

  • Notas sôbre o desenho industrial
    Duarte, Rogério
    1965
    In this essay, Rogério Duarte defines “industrial design” as the concept of  form in its serial reproduction. As he references the origins of Renaissance-style typography, he weighs in and deliberates about various theories on the subject, as [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111413

  • José Resende
    Salzstein, Sônia
    1999
    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
    1965
    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

  • Autonomous doodles, verbal scrawls and erasures on drawing in South America
    Herkenhoff, Paulo
    1997
    In this text, art critic Paulo Herkenhoff identifies and describes some of the characteristics of drawing as an autonomous form of expression in contemporary art from South America. He formulates ten categories in relation to the production in the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111410

  • A colônia japonesa e as artes
    Zanini, Walter, 1925-
    1967
    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-
    1992
    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

  • Claudio Mubarac
    Scarinci, Carlos, 1932-
    1990
    According to Carlos Scarinci, the poetics of Cláudio Mubarac’s prints create a conflict between surface and depth; he refuses to treat paper as a simple support or to use it in an iconographic or formal way. Scarinci believes that the cut made to [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111407

  • Cica & sede de crítica
    Basbaum, Ricardo
    1999
    The text investigates the possibility that art critics will recover their effectiveness, given an alleged decline in the field. Basbaum comments on the need to generate new languages in order to come up with new ideas. The text states that critics [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111406

  • O movimento da Revista Sul e a literatura catarinense
    Miguel, Salim
    1956
    In this report, the writer and journalist Salim Miguel describes (almost ten years after the fact) the movement formed by young artists and intellectuals in the state of Santa Catarina who started the magazine Sul in the late 1940s. The publication [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111405

  • Goeldi
    Machado, Aníbal, 1894-1964
    1955
    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

  • Depoimento de Quirino Campofiorito
    Campofiorito, Quirino
    1991
    In this tribute published in 1991, the painter and art critic Quirino Campofiorito recalls the work of Bruno Lechowski, done by the Polish painter who was living in Rio de Janeiro in the1930s. The writer believes Lechowski was responsible for [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111402

  • Um azar histórico: desencontros entre moderno e contemporâneo na arte brasileira
    Naves, Rodrigo, 1955-
    2002
    This article compares the complex and contradictory movements in Brazilian visual arts between the late 1950s and the early 1990s. To the well-known Brazilian critic Rodrigo Naves, the disruption took place just when the work created by the most [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111401

  • Introdução
    Durand, José Carlos Garcia
    1989
    This is the introduction to a book that analyzes the formation of the arts system in Brazil from the late nineteenth century until the 1980s. In principle it discusses the development of the Brazilian art world from the country’s independence [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111400

  • O espetáculo do fetiche
    Duarte, Paulo Sérgio
    2003
    This article is about the mega exhibitions that were presented all over the world during the last three decades. The author—the critic Paulo Sérgio Duarte—highlights exhibitions that were organized thematically by curators who (in his opinion) [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111399

  • Ernesto Neto
    Barros, Regina Teixeira de
    1992
    This text by art critic Regina Teixeira de Barros discusses the exhibition of work by Ernesto Neto held at the Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo in 1992. She observes a division in Neto’s recent production since as it furthers the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111398

  • Imagem e semelhança
    Borsa Cattani, Icleia
    1995
    In this text, Icleia Borsa Cattani establishes the concepts that form the basis of her analysis of the work of contemporary artists, such as Iberê Camargo, Maria Tomaselli Cirne Lima, Carlos Carrion de Britto Velho, Loíde Schwambach, Geraldo [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111397

  • A natureza morta
    1992
    This is a news item about an exhibition of work by the artist Frans Krajcberg, held at the Museu de Arte Moderna do Rio de Janeiro (MAM-Rio) in 1992. It also covers other similar exhibitions held in connection with the international event Eco-92 - [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111396

  • Identidade cultural e relações de poder: A arte contemporânea no Rio Grande do Sul, Brasil (1980-1990)
    Borsa Cattani, Icleia
    1995
    This text written by the art critic Icleia Borsa Cattani is the result of her in-depth research on the work produced in the 1980s, in her region, the state of Rio Grande do Sul (RGS), its distribution, and the market for that art. Her objective was [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111395

  • Performances biocibernéticas : a relação do corpo com a máquina nas artes performáticas
    Leote, Rosangela, 1961-
    1999
    The artist and researcher Rosangella Leote discusses the hybrid nature of bio-cybernetic performances in which the “human” component is a technological element. She explores the man-machine connection expressed as a state of awareness, referring [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111394

  • Evoluindo para o domínio da complexidade
    Moroni, Artemis
    1999
    The synopsis in English are coming soon [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111393

  • A arte atualizada no espaço-tempo real e no tempo-espaço cibernético: diferentes qualidades perceptivas
    Barros, Anna
    1997
    In this installation by Anna Barros the use of “light” is associated with new information technologies and contrary to traditional techniques. She structures her project according to the following premises: (1) Penetration through vision and/or [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111392

  • Extramaterialidade e Arte
    Laurentiz, Paulo, 1953-1991
    1997
    This essay by Paulo Laurentiz addresses postindustrial art and how it has been influenced by two major components, production and distribution. With regard to production, he points to a technological revolution that has subverted all the beliefs and [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111391