ICAA Research Team: Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá×
  • Entrevista en blanco y negro con Luis Caballero
    Bayón, Damián
    The synopsis and the annotations in English are coming soon. However, our bilingual readers can click on “Español” to access this information in Spanish [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1223430

  • David Manzur : en la Biblioteca Luis - Ángel Arango
    Engel, Walter, 1908-2005
    Walter Engel wrote the review “David Manzur. En la Biblioteca Luis-Ángel Arango”, which was published on October 1, 1961, in the daily newspaper El Espectador. This article analyzes important aspects of the visual arts in Colombia in the 1960s. [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1185140

  • Apolonio : un objeto encontrado
    Jaramillo, Carmen María, 1958-
    In her essay “Apolonio: un objeto encontrado”—about the painter Luis Luna’s series El libro de Apolonio—the critic and curator Carmen María Jaramillo takes a long look at the work of this Colombian artist. Jaramillo scrutinizes the visual [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1185122

  • Declaración de los intelectuales frente al paro nacional
    Sanín Cano, Baldomero, 1861- 1957
    “Declaración de los intelectuales colombianosdurante el paro general” is an open letter dated May 8, 1957 published in issue No. 13 of the magazine Mito. It is signed by twenty-five people, among them politicians, writers, poets, and artists. [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1185102

  • ¡Que viva Manrique! : exposición semanal
    The article “¡Que viva Manrique!” [Hooray for Manrique!], written by the editorial team at the Bogotá newspaper El Espectador and published on April 16, 1996, referred to Pedro Manrique Figueroa. Precursor del Collage en Colombia [Pedro [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1185084

  • La exposición Gómez Campuzano
    Gómez, Laureano, 1889-1965
    This article was written by “Eleuterio de Castro,” the pseudonym of the Colombian conservative politician who later became president of Colombia, Laureano Gómez Castro (1950?53) about an exhibition of painting by Ricardo Gómez Campuzano. The [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1185065

  • Joaquín Sorolla: la vida
    Pizano, Roberto, 1896- 1929
    The text, “Joaquín Sorolla: la vida” [Joaquín Sorolla: A Life] is a biographical sketch that sets forth the merits of the painter from Valencia, Joaquín Sorolla. In this article, the Colombian painter and art critic, Roberto Pizano, tells [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1185047

  • La pintura francesa en el Pabellón de Bellas Artes
    Sanín Cano, Baldomero, 1861- 1957
    The article “La pintura francesa en el Pabellón de Bellas Artes”[French Painting at the Fine Arts Pavilion] by Baldomero Sanín Cano describes the Exposición de arte francés [Exhibition of French Art] (1928) held at the Parque de Bolívar in [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1185029

  • Invitación al sacrificio
    Torres, Alejandro
    In the text “Invitación al sacrificio” [An Invitation to Sacrifice], commentator Alejandro Torres discusses the poetic quality of the staging and production in the work of the Mapa Teatro collective directed by Colombian artist Rolf Abderhalden [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1184781

  • Miler Lagos
    Roca, José Ignacio
    José Ignacio Roca reviews Cimientos [Foundations], a work by Miler Lagos, for the international magazine Art on Paper that focuses exclusively on works on paper. His first observation is that, in Lagos’ work, the materials contradict their [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1150262

  • Color in Painting and Architecture
    Riley, Charles A., II
    Jaime Franco, who graduated with degrees in Engineering and Computer Science, went to Paris where he gradually started producing sculpture. His study of different types of surfaces later influenced his paintings that included juxtapositions of layers [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1150246

  • 2 contrasting exhibits here
    Portner, Leslie Judd
    In her article “2 Contrasting Exhibits Here,” the North American critic Leslie Judd Portner mentions two exhibitions that were held simultaneously at the Pan-American Union in Washington, featuring the works of the Swiss artist Hans Erni (b. 1909 [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1150230

  • America
    Mosquera, Gerardo
    Five continents and one city: The Tercer Salón Internacional de Pintura [3rd International Painting Salon], held in Mexico City in 2000, was based on the selections made by five curators, each of whom chose three contemporary artists from their [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1150214

  • [Tarjeta de invitación a reunión en el Teatro Colón. Propósito: Fundación Museo de arte Moderno-1962]
    This document consists of a personal invitation printed on a sheet of paper, in which “a group of people who are residents of the city” invite those who are interested in “any authentic form of culture” to attend a meeting to be held at 6 p.m [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1150198

  • A wry defiance behind garish colors and tabloid dramas
    Cotter, Holland, 1947-
    The art critic for the New York Times, Holland Cotter, introduces the artist Beatriz González—who is also an art critic—as an artist who defies the conventions imposed by the North American and European art markets and sets her own rules as [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1150182

  • Failing better : Salcedo's trajectory
    Mengham, Rod, 1953-
    In this article, the British critic Rod Mengham reviews Doris Salcedo’s installation Neither (2004) in terms of the Colombian artist’s career, identifying significant changes in her work since 2002. Up until that point, Salcedo had produced [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1150166

  • Espacios ambientales: la ilusión óptica
    Ardila, Jaime, 1942-; Lleras, Camilo, 1949-
    The chapter “Espacios ambientales: la ilusión óptica” in the book Verdades sobre arte, mentiras sobre papel. Encuentros con Santiago Cárdenas y su obra, is an interview done by Jaime Ardila and Camilo Lleras with the painter Santiago Cárdenas [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1135806

  • [Materias]
    This document is the material that presented the objectives and purposes of the Taller Escuela de Artes Gráficas 4 Rojo, as well as the subjects taught there. This school was founded in 1973 by the members of the group Taller 4 Rojo: Diego Arango, [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1135790

  • Espacios paralelos de recepción
    Iregui Restrepo, Jaime, 1956-
    In the text “Espacios paralelos de recepción,” Jaime Iregui, project director at the gallery Espacio Vacío, writes about the dissemination of two contemporary art projects. He leads off with the Proyecto Tándem (1990−91) as “a space for [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1135774

  • Orientaciones : el desnudo en el arte y en la vida
    Ospina, Eduardo, 1891- 1965
    In 1947, the Colombian Jesuit Eduardo Ospina wrote a text entitled “Orientaciones: el desnudo en el arte y en la vida” for the Revista Javeriana of Bogotá. In this article, Ospina investigates the origins of the nude, going back to its [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1135758

  • Conferencias sobre perspectiva y otros principios de dibujo: primera conferencia
    Urdaneta, Alberto, 1845- 1887
    The book Conferencias sobre perspectiva y otros asuntos de dibujo, dictadas en el Colegio de San Bartolomé was published in 1881 by the artist and arts promoter Alberto Urdaneta. The publication begins with a quotation from Leonardo Da Vinci on [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1135742

  • ¿Durero en la sabana?
    Ospina, Eduardo, 1891- 1965
    In this document, Eduardo Ospina, a Jesuit priest, humanist, aesthete and director of the art pages section of the Revista Javeriana (Bogotá), wrote a review discussing the authorship of St. Jerome, [presumed to be] painted by the German painter, [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1135726

  • La pintura de Cárdenas y el ámbito arquitectónico
    Huertas Sánchez, Miguel Antonio, 1959-
    In his book El largo instante de la percepción, Miguel Huertas included a chapter entitled “La pintura de Cárdenas y el ámbito arquitectónico.” One of the specific statements the author makes about the paintings Santiago Cárdenas created in [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1134977

  • Ana Mercedes Hoyos premiada en la exposición “Espacios Ambientales”
    This article documents a $20,000 prize awarded to the Colombian artist Ana Mercedes Hoyos for her work in the exhibition Espacios ambientales, held by the Museo de Arte Moderno of Bogotá (1968). The work awarded the prize was Blanco sobre blanco, [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1134961

  • El especial realismo de Santiago Cárdenas
    Serrano, Eduardo, 1939-
    This text by Eduardo Serrano introduces the work Tres Pizarrones by Santiago Cárdenas, exhibited at the XIV Bienal de São Paulo in September 1977. The catalogue [in which the text was published] provides an overview of the artwork created by Cá [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1134945

  • Santiago Martínez Delgado, artista polifacético
    Orduz León, Álvaro
    When a posthumous biography of Santiago Martínez Delgado was published, Álvaro Orduz León, whose field was advertising, wrote this article describing the artist’s training and activities in the fields of art and advertising in Colombia. He tells [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1134929

  • Arte : el mural del capitolio
    This article in the Revista Semana discusses the research and sketches being done by Santiago Martínez Delgado in order to portray the congressional session in Cúcuta when the Liberator, Simón Bolívar, and General Francisco Santander took office [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1134910

  • Giangrandi
    Rivero, Mario, 1935- 2009
    In 1978, the poet Mario Rivero, who was the art critic for the Revista Diners for many years, wrote an article on the recent work of Umberto Giangrandi. In his text, Rivero interprets the work of the printmaker born in Italy—residing in Colombia [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1134893

  • Umberto Giangrandi : espacios y espejos de la carrera 12
    Silva, Armando, 1948-
    The first version of the text “Umberto Giangrandi: espacios y espejos de la carrera 12”, by the art theoretician Armando Silva Téllez, was published in the catalogue Sobre el paisaje urbano: La doce. Monotipos y litografías (1979) from the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1134876

  • Trastorno
    Iregui Restrepo, Jaime, 1956-; Salas Silva, Carlos, 1957-
    The brochure Trastorno: diálogo entre Jaime Iregui y Carlos Salas records a conversation held between the two Colombian artists in May 1999, days before their joint exhibition at the Museo de Arte Moderno in Pereira. The Pereira exhibition would [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1134859

  • Análisis de la suma
    Rayo, Omar, 1928-2010
    Omar Rayo wrote a series of aphorisms about his Abstract/Geometric artwork Análisis de la suma. They were published in the catalogue for the exhibition “Omar Rayo: Pintura, grabado, dibujo” at the Museo de Arte Moderno in Chapultepec, in Mexico [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1134840

  • Geometría espiritual
    Serrano, Eduardo, 1939-
    The Colombian curator and art critic Eduardo Serrano introduced the retrospective exhibition Manolo Vellojín. Dos décadas (1987) at the Museo de Arte Moderno in Bogotá. In this exhibition, the writer points out three “sources” of Abstract art [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1134824

  • La crítica de arte en 1899 : autores, conceptos, polémicos y tomas de posición
    López, William Alfonso
    In “La crítica de arte en el Salón de 1899: una aproximación a los procesos de configuración del campo artístico en Colombia,”historian and museologist William Alfonso López Rosas analyzes the criticism published on the Sección de Bellas [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1134808

  • Plástica : arte contemporáneo en Colombia
    Colombia. Ministerio de Cultura; Vicio Producciones
    This document is the text that accompanies the audiovisual production Plástica [arte contemporáneo en Colombia] produced by the Colombian Ministerio de Cultura and El Vicio productions (2005). The presentation of the DVD contains a synopsis in [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1134790

  • Eugenio Barney Cabrera : una posición ante la vida
    Villar Gaviria, Álvaro
    In Eugenio Barney Cabrera: Una posición ante la vida (1980), psychiatrist Álvaro Villar Gaviria analyzes the work of Colombian art historian Eugenio Barney Cabrera on the occasion of his recent death. Villar Gaviria provides a detailed overview of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1134774

  • Biogenesis
    Ponce de León, Carolina, 1955-
    The text “‘Biogenesis’ (…)” by critic Carolina Ponce de León was featured in the catalogue to the exhibition BIO*. *As in ‘Biography’, ‘Biology’, ‘Biogenesis,’ held at the Colombian Center in New York (1996). In it, Ponce de Le [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1134758

  • Potencias in potencias
    Lozano, Ana María, 1964-
    “Potencias in potencias” is one of the texts that make up the catalogue for the first Experimenta Colombia, Festival Latinoamericano de Artes Electrónicas, held at the Biblioteca Luis Ángel Arango in Bogotá and the Centro Colombo-Americano of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1134742

  • Negret
    Panesso, Fausto, 1953-
    In 1975, Colombian writer Fausto Panesso published Los Intocables, a book featuring interviews with six major Colombian artists from the 20th century. The interview with sculptor Édgar Negret addresses the artist’s private life, touching on topics [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1134726

  • La pintura moderna tendrá dos polos en la post-guerra
    Engel, Walter, 1908-2005
    In this short essay, critic Walter Engel attempts to demonstrate that, due to the maturity, breadth, and social content of its painting, Latin America will become a new center for art on a par with Paris. Engel—an Austrian critic who lived in [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1134710

  • La figura en la pintura colombiana
    Engel, Walter, 1908-2005
    In this article, the art critic Walter Engel, an Austrian based in Colombia, wrote an overview of how various contemporary artists represent the human figure. To Engel, regarding this genre, in concept “no period or country may claim [it] for [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1134694

  • Carta abierta a Gonzalo Ariza
    Engel, Walter, 1908-2005
    In this letter to Gonzalo Ariza published in Bogotá-based newspaper El Tiempo, Austrian-born critic Walter Engel responds to statements by Ariza, a Colombian artist, published in the same newspaper a few days earlier. Engel asserts that the fact [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1134678

  • El V Salón de artistas colombianos : variaciones sobre el arte y la crítica en Colombia
    Ariza, Gonzalo, 1912-
    Colombian artist Gonzalo Ariza addresses three issues in this article. First, the fifth edition of the Salón Nacional de Artistas, which he describes as a “success” in terms of attendance, the participating artists, and the quality of the works [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1134662

  • Pintando con números
    Aguilar, José Hernán, 1952-
    In the article “Pintando con números” published in Bogotá-based newspaper El Tiempo on October 13, 1991, art critic José Hernán Aguilar reviews a solo exhibition of work by Carlos Salas Silva. The exhibition was held at Gaula, a venue that [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1134646

  • 50 kilómetros de arte “computado” : la obra de Manzur
    Levy, Alegre
    The article “50 kilómetros de arte ‘computado’. La obra de Manzur” by journalist Alegre Levy was published in Bogotá-based newspaper El Tiempo on November 20, 1972. It is a review of the exhibition Manzur that would open the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1134630

  • [Jesús Abad Colorado ha estructurado su archivo fotográfico...]
    Iovino Moscarella, María, 1962-
    This text is a section of the catalogue to the exhibition of photography that accompanied the Simposio de Justicia Restaurativa y Paz en Colombia held in Cali in 2005. In it, art critic and curator María Iovino introduces the work of Colombian [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1134614

  • Un sueño de ti
    Morton, Tom, 1977-
    “Un sueño de ti” is the title of the curatorial text written by English critic Tom Morton for the exhibition Diva’s Life (2007) featuring work by Colombian artist Juan Pablo Echeverri. The show was held at Site Gallery in the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1134598

  • The trace and the body
    Best, Susan
    Susan Best, the North American researcher and art critic, suggests that Maurice Merleau-Ponty’s phenomenological reflections on perception and aesthetic experience are especially well suited to interpreting (non-representational) contemporary works [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1134563

  • Once antioqueños en el M.A.M.
    Serrano, Eduardo, 1939-
    The article “Once antioqueños en el M.A.M.” by Eduardo Serrano Rueda discusses the exhibition of the same name held at the Museo de Arte Moderno of Bogotá in 1975. That show featured eleven artists from the city of Medellín, capital of the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1134547

  • La contra-alienación en la obra gráfica de Augusto Rendón
    Medina, Alvaro, 1942-
    In a critical overview of the work of Colombian printmaker Augusto Rendón, Colombian art historian Álvaro Medina divides Rendón’s production into four periods. During the first period (1962-1964), Rendón’s work veered away from abstraction. [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1134531

  • Exposiciones : el informalista Álvaro Herrán
    In this article, published in the Vida Cultural-Exposiciones [Cultural Life – Exhibitions] section of the Bogotá newspaper El Tiempo, the caricaturist and critic Jorge Moreno Clavijo reviews the exhibition of Álvaro Herrán’s “informalist [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1134515