ICAA Research Team: Fundación Espigas, Buenos Aires×
  • [Ciudadano: el uso de esta máscara...]
    Pazos, Luis; Puppo, Héctor; Luján Gutiérrez, Jorge de
    1971
    A collection of images from the happening called “Cementerio” [Cemetery], which was staged as part of the Arte de Sistemas [Systems Art] exhibition (Buenos Aires: Museo de Arte Moderno, July 1971). The work consisted of a cluster of crosses, each [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 745784

  • [Como señala mi amigo Edouard Jaguer...]
    Brughetti, Romualdo; Llinás, Julio
    1963
    In this prologue to the catalog on the Argentine artists who participated in the VII Biennial of São Paulo, Julio Llinás points out the profusion of abstract or informal works that are found alongside more current international trends. He believes [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 758702

  • [Con "Experiencias 1968" y...]
    Romero Brest, Jorge
    1968
    Jorge Romero Brest points out that in the Experiencias 1968 [1968 Practices], young artists tried to raise the problem of creation in terms that were almost extreme, presenting crucial situations that depart from traditional “artwork” only by a [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 759903

  • [Con el presente LA CAMPANA DE PALO, inicia lo que será...]
    Grupo Editor de La Campana de Palo
    1926
    The text reports on the context surrounding the publication of Zancadillas [Missteps] by Alvaro Yunque (1926) within the editorial plan of La Campana de Palo [The Wooden Bell]. It also reports on forthcoming publications as well as the reasons and [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 737879

  • [Conocí a Hlito desde sus comienzos como militante del grupo concreto...]
    Pellegrini, Aldo
    1963
    This introductory text for works by Alfredo Hlito emphasizes how the artist expanded their sensory territory while not abandoning the notion of purely visual painting. Pellegrini also points out that Hlito’s works also divide space into planes in a [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 744523

  • [Cronología del itinerario de 1968]
    1968
    This chronology begins in January and February of 1968, the starting point of the vanguard artists’ radicalization of that year, with a series of informal discussions about “the possibility of creating a cultural phenomenon” that would be “ [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 759873

  • [Cuando hace dos años...]
    Romero Brest, Jorge
    1963
    Jorge Romero Brest introduces the artists Ernesto Deiro, Rómulo Macció, Luis Felipe Noé, and  Jorge de la Vega as a collective group. He points out the commonalities that the artists have with Informalism, such as a liberated approach to things [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 741409

  • [Cuando un artista llega a tener cincuenta años, su estilo está generalmente marcado...]
    Romero Brest, Jorge
    1965
    Jorge Romero Brest, the art critic and director of the Centro de Artes Visuales [Center for the Visual Arts], writes about the style and attitude he sees in Antonio Berni’s work, discussing the changes that can be observed in the artist’s [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 779908

  • [Cuando un artista pertenece a un grupo]
    Romero Brest, Jorge
    1967
    Jorge Romero-Brest presents Horacio García-Rossi’s exhibition (Galería Rubbers, Buenos Aires, May, 1967), highlighting the fact that he belongs to GRAV (the Paris-based Group of Research on Experimental Visual Arts), though emphasizing the fact [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 763325

  • [De todos los premios afortunadamente se multiplica fomentando...]
    Romero Brest, Jorge
    1963
    Writing the prologue for the catalogue of the Premio Ver y Estimar [To See and Ponder Magazine Prize] held in 1963 in Buenos Aires, the author claims to observe the distinctive feature of this competition in this statement: “it voluntarily [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 753920

  • [Decía en noviembre de 1969 con motivo de mi segunda exposición surrealista..]
    Berni, Antonio, 1905-1981
    1974
    In his essay in the catalogue for the exhibition titled Antonio Berni: oleos y collages [Antonio Berni: Oil Paintings and Collages] (Buenos Aires, Imagen Galería de Arte, 1974), Berni writes about the Surrealist influence in his work, and about his [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 775249

  • [Del 10 de julio al 12 de agosto de 1962, se realizó en el Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes la exposición...]
    Romero Brest, Jorge; Argan, Giulio Carlo; Sweeney, James Jonson
    1962
    This resource contains the discussion between the members of the jury for the Premio Nacional e Internacional Torcuato Di Tella [National and International Prize Torcuato Di Tella] 1962. After long deliberations, this jury—consisting of Giulio [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 755710

  • [Desde el cubismo y futurismo hasta madi...]
    Bay, Juan
    1953
    While introducing the work of Gyula Kosice, the author refers to movements that sought to create an independent object instead of imitating or deforming one. Juan Bay identifies the difference between the works produced by members of certain [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 743077

  • [Después del Di Tella...]
    Ferrari, León, 1920-
    1966
    León Ferrari notes that he has not produced any other works since the Torcuato Di Tella Institute’s 1965 National and International Prize. Ferrari explains that he has been busy working on his book, Palabras ajenas [Other People’s Words], which [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 743801

  • [Discutir el arte es discutir el hombre...]
    Squirru, Rafael, 1925-
    1960
    Rafael Squirru wrote that the Argentinean artist, Kenneth Kemble was a restless artist, who worked ceaselessly in any of his aesthetic searches. Squirru considers that to talk about aa artwork is tantamount to discussing the man; therefore, he [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 741836

  • [Durante mucho tiempo el criterio...]
    Bayley, Edgar
    1944
    This is an analytical essay in which Edgar Bayley affirms the autonomy of the pictorial image. Based on that opinion, widely held among his generation, he champions “invention” over symbolism, expressionism, and romanticism [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 730241

  • [El "Grupo Buenos Aires" que se presenta con esta muestra...]
    Noé, Luis Felipe
    1958
    Luis Felipe Noé begins with the notion that the artistic milieu in which he operates is still in formation, just as the artists of the Grupo Buenos Aires come together through their relation with the societal background. In his judgment, art is just [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 740608

  • [El año que termina hoy...]
    Ferrari, León, 1920-
    1964
    In his notebook, León Ferrari reviews his performance in 1964, and announces that he has completed the projects he had been working on since 1962. Ferrari also mentions that in 1964 he worked with bottles, writings, and wire structures [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 743797

  • [El arte concreto constituye la culminación de un proceso estético]
    Bayley, Edgar
    1946
    The list of artists whose work was shown at the Arte Concreto-Invención Exhibition, held at the Sociedad Argentina de Artistas Plásticos [Argentine Society of Visual Artists], is as follows: Antonio Caraduje, Manuel Espinosa, Alfredo Hlito, Enio [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 731701

  • [El arte de nuestros dias pone en crisis el concepto de vigencia de las formas expresivas...]
    Paz, Samuel
    1961
    Samuel Paz wrote about the artist’s current situation, brought about by a crisis around the concept of style and a state of hypersensibility, in addition to a demand for inventiveness. The critic emphasized how Luis Gowland Moreno made use of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 766428

  • [El collage no se impuso todavía en Buenos Aires...]
    Parpagnoli, Hugo
    1962
    This text presents an argument in favor of collage as a visual arts medium in spite of the “poca importancia” [little importance] it had for the general public, as well as in regard to the disdain generated by the technique’s materials [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 758587

  • [El equilibrio, el misterio y el refinamiento presiden la pintura]
    Córdova Iturburu, C. (Cayetano), 1902-
    1966
    Cayetano Córdova-Iturburu presents Carlos Cañás’s exhibition (Galería Rubbers, Buenos Aires, October, 1966), emphasizing that both the will for balance and the order set by his painting stresses this artist’s classic position, despite the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 763310

  • [El fenómeno estético, como cualquier otro fenómeno cultural...]
    Rosa, Nicolás
    1968
    [Literary critic and intellectual] Nicolás Rosa presented this text for discussion at the Primer Encuentro Nacional del Arte de Vanguardia [First National Encounter of Avant-garde Art] (Rosario, Argentina, 1968). It appeals to the communications [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 760282

  • [El filisteísmo artístico, que se manifiesta hoy...]
    Hlito, Alfredo
    1946
    This article challenges the arts teachings offered by Professor Cecilia Marcovich. In it, Hlito reproaches her not only for her reactionary revisionism but also for teaching that modern art ended with Cubism [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 730104

  • [El Grupo de artistas modernos de la Argentina, recientemente constituído...]
    1953
    This article reviews the first exhibition of the Grupo de Artistas Modernos [Modern Artists Group] of Argentina, presented at Galería Viau and featuring works by independent artists Sarah Grilo, Hans Aebi, Miguel Ocampo, and Fernández Muro, as well [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 742369

  • [El Grupo de Plásticos Argentinos de Vanguardia...]
    Escandell, Noemí
    1968
    This early declaration—most likely written when Tucumán Arde [Tucumán Is Burning] was taking shape (early October 1968)—presents some of the basic ideas behind the group’s collective work. First, it denounces General Juan Carlos Onganía’s [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 760062

  • [El hecho de presentarnos en un grupo limitado...]
    Badi, Aquiles, 1894-1976
    1935
    In this brief text, the subscribing artists (participants in the exhibition 7 pintores argentinos [Seven Argentinean Painters] in August 1935) maintain that they do not support any specific pictorial trend; they have however conflicting ideologies. [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 733845

  • [El hombre desde su aparición comenzó a usar el instrumento de la razón...]
    Oliver, Samuel
    1964
    Samuel Oliver presented the La Inestabilidad [Instability] exhibition at the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes in Buenos Aires, in 1964. He indicated that the Paris-based Groupe de Recherche d’Art Visuel [Experimental Visual Arts Research Group] (GRAV [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 764464

  • [EL jueves 17 de junio a las 18, se inaugurará una exposición de los pintores modernos...]
    1926
    Invitation to the Exposición de Pintores Modernos [Modern Painters Exhibition], which took place at Amigos del Arte [Friends of Art] (Buenos Aires, June, 1926), and included the following artists: Emilio Pettoruti, Norah Borges, Xul Solar, and Piero [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 732226

  • [El Micla, movimiento de independencia cultural latinoamericana, al abocarse a la realización de esta Contrabienal...]
    Movimiento de independencia cultural latinoamericana (MICLA)
    1971
    The text clarifies that upon agreeing to the organization of a Contrabienal, as a protest against the 1971 São Paulo Biennial, the MICLA [Latin American Cultural Independence Movement] is not replacing one exhibition for another. Instead, it is [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 766001

  • [El Movimiento Espartaco ha hecho público...]
    Grupo Espartaco
    1960
    Operating from Argentina, the Movimiento Espartaco [Spartacus Movement] argued that there was a need for national and revolutionary Latin American art. According to this argument, it would be necessary to eliminate from the social order the economic [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 763732

  • [El Movimiento Estudiantil Docente de las escuelas de bellas artes "Prilidiano Pueyrredón y M. Belgrano"...]
    1971
    This text reports that the students at the Bellas Artes schools, both the Prilidiano Pueyrredón and the Manuel Belgrano (Buenos Aires, Argentina), were detained and accused of usurpation; they had been meeting to guarantee the continuance of the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 783676

  • [El New York Graphic Workshop comenzó a funcionar en 1964...]
    Castillo, José Guillermo; Porter, Liliana, 1941-; Camnitzer, Luis
    1970
    This text provides a brief description of the aims of the New York Graphic Workshop (NYGW) from the time of its founding in 1964. It states that the works exhibited in the show, The New Graphic Workshop (Caracas: Instituto Nacional de Cultura y [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 777412

  • [El observador ha debido conformarse, a menudo, con una noción negativa del arte concreto...]
    Hlito, Alfredo
    1952
    In this essay, Alfredo Hlito reflects on the particular features of Concrete art. He discusses the viewer’s perception of the meaning of Concrete works of art, which involve neither a process of recognizing objects nor any form of association, but [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 757509

  • [El orden y equilibrio constructivos inducen a un equilibrio...]
    Vardánega, Gregorio
    1955
    In this document, Gregorio Vardanega discusses the importance of space in his work. He tried to address this question in a variety of ways, such as his plaster hemispheres, called complejos espaciales [spatial complexes] and his spiraling dots in [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 742769

  • [El prólogo de Mac Entyre y Vidal requiere una explicación...]
    Squirru, Rafael, 1925-
    1960
    Rafael Squirru presents the exhibition by artists Eduardo Mac Entyre and Miguel Angel Vidal, identifying it as a sample of “generative art,” as it has been called by Ignacio Pirovano, in tandem with the writings of Georges Vantongerloo. In this [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 763131

  • [El propósito de seguir adelante, de continuar cumpliendo con los objetivos fundamentales...]
    Grupo Espartaco
    1968
    In this document, signed in 1968, the Grupo Espartaco [Spartacus Group] announces the end of the joint activities they had begun in 1959. The group’s original goal was to create an art of forms and content that was truly Argentine and that was also [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 763745

  • [El único rasgo singular del Premio Di Tella 1966...]
    Alloway, Lawrence
    196-
    Lawrence Oliver expresses his opinion here on Jorge Romero Brest’s methods at the Premio Torcuato Di Tella [Torcuato Di Tella Prize], specifically in terms of the support provided to the most talented artists that enabled them to present works they [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 757760

  • [Empiezo a trabajar para el Di Tella...]
    Ferrari, León, 1920-
    1965
    León Ferrari prepares a sketch to send to theTorcuato Di Tella Institute’s 1965 National and International Prize [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 743799

  • [En 1962 organicé una gran exposicion con obras de Libero Badii]
    Romero Brest, Jorge
    1962
    Jorge Romero Brest published the letter written in Oslo (Norway), in 1962, for Libero Badii's exhibition at Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes [National Museum of Fine Arts], in which he excused himself for not having been able to write the corresponding [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 759422

  • [En Buenos Aires a los seis dias...]
    Romero Brest, Jorge; Greenberg, Clement, 1909-1994; Restany, Pierre
    1964
    The members of the jury assigned to participate in the 1964 Instituto Torcuato Di Tella Prize, Jorge Romero Brest, Clement Greenberg, and Pierre Restany have decided to grant the International Prize to Kenneth Noland, and also recommended the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 762255

  • [En Buenos Aires a los veintinueve días del mes...]
    Romero Brest, Jorge; Hahn, Otto; Alloway, Lawrence
    1966
    The jury for the 1966 Premio Internacional Instituto Torcuato Di Tella [Instituto Torcuato Di Tella International Prize], composed of Lawrence Alloway, Otto Hahn and Jorge Romero Brest, awarded the first prize to Susana Salgado, second prize to [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 757030

  • [En Buenos Aires a los veintiseis días...]
    Argan, Giulio Carlo; Bowness, Alan; Romero Brest, Jorge
    1965
    The jury for the Premio Internacional Instituto Torcuato Di Tella 1965 [1965 Instituto Torcuato Di Tella International Prize], which consisted of Giulio Carlo Argan, Alan Bowness, and Jorge Romero Brest, voted to purchase Cuatro Habitaciones [Four [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 758318

  • [En Buenos Aires, a los cuatro días...]
    Romero Brest, Jorge; Venturi, Lionello
    1960
    The jurors designated to act on the Argentinean Painters Prize of the Torcuato Di Tella Institute, Jorge Romero-Brest and Lionello Venturi, unanimously decide to grant the prize to Mario Pucciarelli for his work De profundis [Out of the Depths of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 755066

  • [En Buenos Aires, a los nueve días del mes de agosto...]
    Romero Brest, Jorge; Sandberg, William; Lassaigne, Jacques
    1963
    The jurors of the Premio Instituto Torcuato Di Tella 1963, Jorge Romero Brest, Jacques Lassaigne, and William Sandberg, awarded the Premio Nacional [National Prize] to Luis Felipe Noé for his work and in particular, Introducción a la esperanza [ [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 758230

  • [En Buenos Aires, a los veintiocho dias del mes de septiembre...]
    Restany, Pierre; Greenberg, Clement, 1909-1994; Romero Brest, Jorge
    1964
    The jury appointed to judge the 1964 Premio Instituto Torcuato Di Tella [Torcuato Di Tella Institute Prize]—whose members included the critics Jorge Romero Brest (Argentina), Clement Greenberg (United States), and Pierre Restany (France)—decided [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 762276

  • [En el nuevo arte, la pintura, la música y el poema...]
    Bayley, Edgar
    1946
    In the prologue that he wrote for the catalogue of the 4th Arte Concreto — Invención exhibition, held in October 1946 at the Ateneo Popular, in La Boca district of Buenos Aires, Edgar Bayley states that in the new art, painting, music, and poetry [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 731691

  • [En esta exposición presento dos etapas]
    Berni, Antonio, 1905-1981
    1961
    Antonio Berni himself presents his works produced over a time span of three decades. Berni emphasizes that while he showed in the Sociedad Amigos del Arte [Friends of Art Society] his surrealistic production in 1932, there are many that do not know [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 765359

  • [En la escultura madí...]
    Arden Quin, Carmelo, 1913-
    1955
    Here the writer refers to the importance of movement in the work of art, explaining that it is the fleeting nature of movement that contributes both “lucidity” and “plurality” to the piece. Carmelo Arden Quin also mentions the role played by [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 742564

  • [En la obra de Luis Centurión...]
    García Martínez, José A.
    1960
    José Alberto García-Martínez presents Luis Centurion’s exhibition, highlighting the importance of his portraits. He also points out the synthesis of the form brought about through his drawing. Huge chromatic planes with which he expresses the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 763163