ICAA Research Team: Universidad de Playa Ancha, Valparaíso×
  • ¡Ay sudamerica! 400.000 textos sobre Santiago
    Colectivo Acciones de Arte (Chile)
    1981
    This document was part of the action with the same name—¡Ay sudamerica! 400.000 Textos sobre Santiago—[Ay, South America! 400,000 Texts over Santiago] carried out by C.A.D.A. (Colectivo de Acciones de Arte) [Art Action Collective] in 1981 in [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 730004

  • [Imaginar esta página completamente blanca...]
    Colectivo Acciones de Arte (Chile)
    1979
    This page done by the group C.A.D.A. (Colectivo Acciones de Arte) [Art Action Collective] was political commentary in the form of a magazine insert. Such an insertion was included among the activities specified in the art action, Para no morir de [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 732047

  • A propósito de la fotografía en Chile
    Fonseca, Mario, 1948-
    1987
    In this article, which is one of the first formal written accounts of the history of Chilean photography, Mario Fonseca emphasizes the absence of history, criticism, and market. He talks about the arrival of the first daguerreotypes in Chile, in 1840 [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 754408

  • Ahora Chile
    Mellado, Justo Pastor, 1949-
    1983
    The art critic Justo Pastor Mellado examines the connections between politics and the visual arts in Chile from 1970 to 1983, from the election of Salvador Allende and the Unidad Popular (1970–73) to the tenth anniversary of the dictatorship [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 731465

  • Alquimista de imágenes
    Mege Rosso, Pedro
    1987
    In this text the anthropologist Pedro Mege challenges the label of “documentary” that is frequently applied to Juan Downey’s work. He suggests that Downey is an artist who presents his specific and subjective images while actively [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 735772

  • 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

  • Arte suramericano
    Emar, Jean
    2003
    The text, “Arte Suramericano” [South American Art], by Jean Emar, is one of his “Notas de arte” [Art Notes] written in the daily newspaper, La Nación between 1923 and 1925. In this text, Emar, in his capacity as an art critic, analyzed the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 749835

  • Cada 20 años
    Eltit, Diamela, 1949-
    1999
    In her essay “Cada 20 años” (Every 20 Years), Diamela Eltit reviews the art activities organized by C.A.D.A. (Colectivo de Acciones de Arte; Art Action Collective) during the two decades since the group was started in 1979. She [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 740299

  • Cada día : la creación de un arte social
    Neustadt, Robert
    2001
    This book consists of research on and documentation of all the works carried out by C.A.D.A. (Colectivo Acciones de Arte) [Art Action Collective] during its existence, 1979 – 1985. The book includes interviews of Lotty Rosenfeld, Juan Castillo, [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 732411

  • Caja de herramientas
    Dittborn, Eugenio, 1943-
    2005
    In this short text, Eugenio Dittborn offers a brief, poetic description of the formal processes that provide him with the images he uses in his works. He highlights the typology of the selected images (photographs of public contemporary life) and [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 732125

  • Chile en la XII Bienal de París
    Richard, Nelly, 1948-
    1983
    In her essay Chile en la XII Bienal de París (Chile at the Twelfth Paris Biennial), Nelly Richard compares the history of Latin American art to the history of art (in its most visible European and North American versions) on the occasion of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 734895

  • Culturas latinoamericanas : ¿culturas de la repetición o culturas de la diferencia?
    Richard, Nelly
    1983
    Nelly Richard ponders the state of contemporary art in Latin American cultures, both in terms of its circulation and regarding its frame of references. She wonders whether international themes and subjects are repeated at a local level or whether new [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 732082

  • El arte en Chile : una historia que se recita, otra que se construye
    Richard, Nelly, 1948-
    1979
    In the document El arte en Chile: una historia que se recita, otra que se construye (Art in Chile: One Historical Account That Is Recited, Another That Is Constructed), Nelly Richard discusses the historical skullduggery involved in that particular [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 730164

  • El caso "Simón Bolívar" : o el arte como zona de disturbios
    Richard, Nelly, 1948-
    1994
    In this essay “El caso Simón Bolívar o el arte como zona de disturbios” (The Simón Bolívar Case, or Art as a Site of Civil Unrest), Nelly Richard addresses the outrage expressed in the Santiago press and by the general [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 756001

  • El misterio de la gran pirámide
    Mellado, Justo Pastor, 1949-
    1987
    Justo Pastor Mellado discusses Juan Downey’s work in the audiovisual series titled Transamérica and Ojo Pensante (Thinking Eye). He believes it is especially necessary to view the video Moving (1974) and draws attention to several shots [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 735702

  • El ojo de la papa : autobiografía y video en la obra de Juan Downey
    Mellado, Justo Pastor, 1949-
    1987
    In this essay Justo Pastor Mellado discusses the autobiographical nature of Juan Downey’s work, referring to the links to that genre to be found in Chile and stating that this suggests the emergence of a lesser, secondary, and recently [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 735710

  • Estética de la sed Lonquén 10 años, diez años después
    Oyarzún Robles, Pablo, 1950-
    2003
    In this essay Pablo Oyarzún, an authority on philosophical matters, discusses Lonquén 10 años (Lonquén 10 Years), the installation by the Chilean artist Gonzalo Díaz, keeping in mind the procedures, relationships, [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 734853

  • Gestos críticos
    Eltit, Diamela, 1949-
    1990
    In “Gestos Críticos” (Critical Gestures) Diamela Eltit, a member of the group Colectivo Acciones de Arte (C.A.D.A), discusses the art actions that were performed during the military dictatorship in Chile (1973–90). According [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 736098

  • Gonzalo Díaz : pintura por encargo
    Valdés, Adriana, 1943-
    1996
    In this essay Adriana Valdés discusses Pintura por encargo (Commissioned Painting), the work by the visual and Conceptual artist Gonzalo Díaz. Valdés describes it as follows: the viewer stands before a commissioned portrait of D& [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 744852

  • Hacia una arquitectura y una decoración autóctona
    Feuereisen, Carlos, 1900-1969
    1929
    This text written by the Chilean architect, Carlos Feuereisen, is a folkloric meditation on the need to introduce the visual culture of the pre-Hispanic peoples into the design of decorative art and architecture made in Chile in the early 1930s. In [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 748424

  • Juan Downey : haciendo señales
    Downey, Juan, 1940-1993; Fariña, Soledad, 1943-
    1982
    In this interview, the poet Soledad Fariña asks Juan Downey about his video work and its exposure in the United States and Chile. The Chilean artist, who lives in the United States, talks about his interest in video, electronics in general, [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 731813

  • Klenzografía; área movediza de la pinturita
    Codocedo, Víctor Hugo
    In this text, Klenzografía; área movediza de la pinturita (Klenzography: The Shifting Area of Minor Painting), Victor Hugo Codocedo refers to the “Klenzo girl” painted by the Chilean artist Gonzalo Díaz. Codocedo [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 731874

  • La ampliación del espacio crítico
    Galaz, Gaspar, 1941-; Ivelic, Milan, 1935-
    1988
    “The broadening of the critical space” represents one section of the book, Chile Arte Actual [Chile Art Today], written by the art historians, Gaspar Galaz and Milan Ivelic. In the book, the authors ask themselves why the late 1970s and [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 734883

  • La cuna del delfín : Sobre Quadrivium, de Gonzalo Díaz
    Oyarzún Robles, Pablo, 1950-
    1998
    Pablo Oyarzún, the Chilean essayist, discusses Quadrivium, the installation by Gonzalo Díaz. He begins by describing previous installations whose formal designs were also based on the Stations of the Cross and identifies components of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 735850

  • La escena: infierno grande
    Nordenflycht, José de
    2001
    This text is part of El gran solipsismo, Juan Luis Martínez. Obra visual (Santiago: Editorial Puntángeles, 2002), the collection of essays written by the researcher José de Nordenflycht. The author considers the work in question [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 751609

  • La esquina como juntura y desencuadre = The corner : coupling and defocus
    Richard, Nelly, 1948-
    2004
    The author, Nelly Richard, suggests an analogy between Galería Metropolitana’s location in an outlying area of the city (Comuna Pedro Aguirre Cerda in Santiago) and its editorial approach. She uses symbolic opposites, such as center and [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 753579

  • La faena de nuestra América
    Mistral, Gabriela, 1889-1957
    2005
    This is the text of the speech Gabriela Mistral gave at the special session of the board of directors of the Pan American Union in Washington, DC, in 1946, the year after she received the Nobel Prize in Literature in Stockholm. The Chilean poet [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 773675

  • La narrativa de Diamela Eltit : un nuevo paradigma socio-literario de lectura
    Brito, Eugenia, 1950-
    1994
    In her essay “La narrativa de Diamela Eltit: un nuevo paradigma socio-literario de lectura” (Diamela Eltit’s Narrative: A New Socio-Literary Paradigm for Reading), Eugenia Brito discusses Eltit’s “writing” (l&rsquo [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 751690

  • 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

  • La redefinición del contrato simbólico entre escritor y lector : La Nueva Novela, de Juan Luis Martínez
    Brito, Eugenia, 1950-
    1994
    After the 1973 coup d’état in Chile, the country’s literature underwent a process of transformation that prompted a redefinition of concepts such as, among other things, the roles of writers and readers as well as their limits and [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 751667

  • La tarea de la crítica
    Oyarzún Robles, Pablo, 1950-
    1999
    In this philosophical text Pablo Oyarzún asks: What is art criticism? What is its function? And what are its characteristics? He begins to answer these questions by seeking to define “criticism” as a subjective opinion about a work [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 740548

  • 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

  • No (más): llamado a artistas del Colectivo Acciones de Arte (C.A.D.A.)
    Colectivo Acciones de Arte (Chile)
    2001
    In this text, the CADA art action group appeals to artists all over the world, urging them to take part in a “collective art project.” This appeal grew out of a determined response to the violence and destruction caused by the imperialist [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 732069

  • Paisaje
    Mellado, Justo Pastor, 1949-
    1983
    Justo Pastor Mellado reviews Paisaje (Landscape), the exhibition of works by Francisco Brugnoli and Virginia Errázuriz, within the context of the contemporary approach in Chilean painting. According to the curator and art critic, the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 730016

  • Parpadeo y piedad
    Oyarzún Robles, Pablo, 1950-
    1989
    The essay “Parpadeo y piedad,” which appeared in the catalogue for the exhibition Cirugía plástica (Plastic Surgery), held in Berlin, discusses art in Chile, specifically, the art produced in the wake of the 1973 fascist [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 736077

  • Protocollage de lectura
    Oyarzún Robles, Pablo, 1950-
    1985
    The essayist Pablo Oyarzún discusses the work of Eugenio Dittborn, stitching together a patchwork quilt of quotes and references. He talks about what is “legible” and “illegible” in the Chilean experimental artist&rsquo [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 735197

  • Sobre arte y política(s) : contraoficialidad, poder y lenguajes
    Richard, Nelly, 1948-
    1989
       In her essay “Sobre arte y política(s): contraoficialidad, poder y lenguajes,” written for the exhibition catalogue Cirugía plástica (Plastic Surgery), Nelly Richard reflects on the socio-political and [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 736073

  • Sobre patologías en el arte : discusión con Jorge Elliott
    Risco Neira, Ana María
    2004
    This essay is representative of the debate over art that divided Chile in the mid-twentieth century, pitting the figurative values of painting against modern painting and abstract art. That division was reflected in the art produced by two different [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 773343

  • Sobre Virginia Errázuriz : pequeña poética de sus instalaciones
    Oyarzún Robles, Pablo, 1950-
    2003
    Pablo Oyarzún’s short essay “Virginia Errázuriz. Pequeña poética de sus instalaciones” (Virginia Errázuriz. A Brief Poetics of her Installations) was inspired by the installation of Errá [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 744954

  • Todo fuera de contexto : todo fuera de contexto es el efecto de una cita
    Oyarzún Robles, Pablo, 1950-
    1985
    Unable to refer specifically to the works that would be shown at the exhibition about which he was attempting to write, Pablo Oyarzún, the Chilean essayist and an authority on philosophy, discusses the idea involved in the term “context& [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 734699

  • Trama urbana y fugas utópicas
    Richard, Nelly
    1999
    In her essay “Trama urbana y fugas utópicas” (Urban Fabric and Utopian Flights), Nelly Richard discusses CADA (Colectivo Acciones de Arte) two decades after the group launched its program of urban actions in Santiago. She describes the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 740281

  • Un arte específicamente americano
    Pérez, Alberto, 1926-1999
    1987
    The author offers a critical, manifesto-style review of the situation in the field of Latin American art and, especially, culture. Alberto Pérez describes himself as an “American,” “Hispanic American,” “Indian [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 754446

  • 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 continente semiotizado en femenino : la escritura de Raúl Zurita
    Brito, Eugenia, 1950-
    1994
    In this essay, Eugenia Brito discusses three works by the writer, poet, and artist Raúl Zurita: Purgatorio (Purgatory), Áreas verdes (Green Areas), and Anteparaíso (Anteparadise). Through these works, the author created an impact [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 751680

  • 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 historia de miedo
    Valdés, Adriana, 1943-
    1990
    This article by Adriana Valdés is a continuation of “Escritura y silenciamiento” (Writing and Silencing) published in 1977 in Revista Mensaje, a text that would have been unthinkable at the height of the repression and censorship [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 736114

  • Una ponencia del C.A.D.A.
    Colectivo Acciones de Arte (Chile)
    1982
    This document presents the principles of the Colectivo de Acciones de Arte [Art Action Collective] (better known as C.A.D.A.) regarding the relationship between art and politics, their stance on the international art scene and on the tradition of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 732133

  • Una resta de sentido
    Richard, Nelly, 1948-
    1986
    In this essay, Nelly Richard discusses some of the “art actions” that Lotty Rosenfeld—a member of the art action group known as CADA—created on public roads and highways in Chile. Rosenfeld altered traffic signage and lines on [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 734543

  • Variaciones no ornamentales
    Christ, Ronald J.
    1991
    Ronald Christ mentions a number of events that influenced the Chilean artist Catalina Parra’s creative development over the course of her life. Christ begins by discussing Imbunches, one of Parra’s first solo exhibitions, held at the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 748852