Creator: Amaral, Aracy A., 1930-×
  • [Does present day Latin American art...]
    Amaral, Aracy A., 1930-
    1975
    Aracy A. Amaral asserts that there is no such thing as a unified expression of Latin American art, but instead a desire for cultural integration that has not yet been resolved. She understands that the countries of the Americas share common problems [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 776786

  • A efervescência dos anos 80
    Amaral, Aracy A., 1930-
    1991
    The art historian and critic Aracy Amaral wrote this analysis of the painting produced in the 1980s, with a focus on the art scene in São Paulo. In addition to naming the predecessors of the artists who made up that generation, the critic gives a [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111349

  • A hispanidade em São Paulo
    Amaral, Aracy A., 1930-
    1976
    Aracy Amaral discusses certain characteristic features of Spanish culture that she identifies in buildings that were constructed in the state of São Paulo in the seventeenth century. She notes some telltale cultural details in the bull ring, in [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 777087

  • A invenção e a máquina
    Amaral, Aracy A., 1930-
    1980
    Aracy Amaral, the Brazilian art critic, discusses the formal qualities of León Ferrari’s work, referring to his inventive use of a machine as a means of reproduction. She can see how Ferrari’s production was affected by the urban environment of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 744392

  • A mulher é o corpo
    Amaral, Aracy A., 1930-
    1997
    In this presentation of an exhibition of work by Rosana Paulino held in 1997, art critic Aracy Amaral places emphasis on innovative features of Paulino’s work that mark a break with the Brazilian art scene of the time. She specifically mentions [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111061

  • A nova dimensão do objeto
    Amaral, Aracy A., 1930-
    1986
    This document presents the show A Nova Dimensão do Objeto curated by Aracy Amaral for the Museu de Arte Contemporânea da Universidade de São Paulo in 1986. Without attempting to collapse the difference between sculptural works and [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111200

  • Art in Latin America : permanencia de lo pintoresco
    Amaral, Aracy A., 1930-
    1994
    Aracy Amaral discusses the different approaches taken by curators of exhibitions of Latin American art in Europe and North America. She analyzes the various reviews published in the British press on the occasion of the Art in Latin America exhibition [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 807837

  • Arte da América Latina : questionamentos sobre a discriminação
    Amaral, Aracy A., 1930-
    2006
    The author of this article, Aracy Amaral, discusses the comment she made concerning exhibitions of “Latin American art” in the United States, explaining that this is an absurd description because there is no artistic school involved, much less a [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 776879

  • Arte na rua
    Amaral, Aracy A., 1930-
    1984
    In her role as the director of the MAC-USP (Museu de Arte Contemporânea da Universidade de São Paulo), Aracy Amaral praises the results of the first edition of Arte na Rua [Art in the Street], the project suggested by the artists Ana Maria Tavares [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110675

  • Arte no Brasil
    Amaral, Aracy A., 1930-
    1966
    Aracy Amaral states categorically that there is no Brazilian style of avant-garde art because there never were any artistic groups that were large enough or able to provide an innovative groundwork. In Amaral’s opinion, the lack of a local painting [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110373

  • Aspectos do não-objetualismo no Brasil
    Amaral, Aracy A., 1930-
    1981
    On the basis of the festive, bold, and boundless nature of the relationship between the social and the artistic in Latin America, critic Aracy Amaral argues that there is an integral connection between the creative and the political in the region. In [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111221

  • Brasil na América Latina : uma pluralidade de culturas
    Amaral, Aracy A., 1930-
    1997
    Aracy Amaral comments in this essay on the term “Latin American” as an aesthetic category, which would suggest being identified as something different and also the need to search for universal values. This would be one of the paths: the denial of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 776834

  • Críticos de América Latina votan contra una bienal de Arte Latinoamericano
    Amaral, Aracy A., 1930-
    1981
    Brazilian historian and critic Aracy Amaral assesses the decision to bring to an end the Bienal Latinoamericana de São Paulo (BLSP)—a one-time event held in 1978 parallel to the traditional São Paulo Biennial. The decision was made after the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1079493

  • Damian Bayon : um olhar sobre a América
    Amaral, Aracy A., 1930-
    1995
    In this essay, Aracy Amaral discusses the career of the historian and art critic Damián Carlos Bayón, stressing the important role that he and Marta Traba played throughout the Americas by fostering a deeper understanding of Latin American art. [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 776714

  • Dos carimbos à bolha
    Amaral, Aracy A., 1930-
    1968
    Aracy Amaral believes that the focus on daily life and reality undertaken by US Pop art woke up young Brazilian artists to the myths and symbols of the consumer society. In her opinion, the Brazilian hall at the IX Bienal de São Paulo shows that [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110665

  • Dos modernistas aos cinéticos : da ferocidade criativa de Matta ao espaço Latino Americano
    Amaral, Aracy A., 1930-
    1985
    This text by the art critic Aracy Amaral (b. 1930) describes an exhibition of work by Latin American artists living in Paris, which she curated at the Museu de Arte Contemporânea da Universidade de São Paulo (MAC-USP) in 1985. The objective of this [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111163

  • Duas linhas de contribuição : Concretos em São Paulo/ Neoconcretos no Rio
    Amaral, Aracy A., 1930-
    1977
    In this introductory essay, which appeared in the catalogue for the paradigmatic exhibition Projeto Construtivo Brasileiro na Arte, Aracy Amaral describes the “revelation” she experienced as she researched the period in question: “ [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1315176

  • Duas palavras
    Amaral, Aracy A., 1930-
    1984
    In the view of Brazilian historian Aracy Amaral, the widespread prejudice against art with a “conteudístico” (content-based) approach hinders twentieth-century production from tackling sociopolitical issues. From the thirties through the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110497

  • Espelhos e sombras
    Amaral, Aracy A., 1930-
    1994
    According to the curator Aracy Amaral, the works produced by the new generation of artists are very different from what was done during the previous decade, in the 1980s, a period that was defined by humor and a euphoric attempt to reinvigorate [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111060

  • Etsedron II
    Amaral, Aracy A., 1930-
    196-
    In Aracy Amaral’s view, the debate around the Etsedron group could give rise to reflection on a Latin American aesthetic insofar as it entails an expressionistic and primitivistic interpretation of reality from an environmental perspective. Amaral [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111219

  • Etsedrón: una forma de violencia
    Amaral, Aracy A., 1930-
    1976
    In this text, Aracy Amaral considers the strong negative responses provoked by a work entitled Etsedrón in the 1975 (XIII) São Paulo Biennial. She argues that this work provoked such responses because of its visceral power and because it is [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1065099

  • Fantástico são os outros
    Amaral, Aracy A., 1930-
    1987
    This is the text of the lecture given by Aracy Amaral at the symposium presented on the occasion of the Art of the Fantastic: Latin America, 1920?1987 exhibition, in which she discusses the meaning of the term “fantastic,” particularly in the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 776644

  • Indagações, extensão e limites do regionalismo
    Amaral, Aracy A., 1930-
    1983
    In this essay from 1983, art historian Aracy Amaral responds to ongoing debates on the pertinence of regionalism as a framing paradox for Brazilian art. She calls attention to the excesses of internationalism in certain of Brazil’s larger cities [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1126533

  • La invención de un pasado
    Amaral, Aracy A., 1930-
    1994
    This anthology analyzes and juxtaposes the contradictions and similarities found among architectural styles in the Americas in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. There is an attempt to reconstruct a “nonexistent” past by means of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 776202

  • Leon Ferrari na Pinacoteca
    Amaral, Aracy A., 1930-
    1978
    Aracy Amaral, the Brazilian art critic, discusses the formal qualities of León Ferrari’s work, stressing its poetic, lyrical, and musical features. She describes it as a return to the work that Ferrari was doing in the early sixties, and talks [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 744097

  • Marta Traba : décadas vulnerables
    Amaral, Aracy A., 1930-
    1984
    In the article “Marta Traba: Décadas vulnerables” [Marta Traba: Vulnerable Decades], Aracy Amaral provides a sketch of the intellectual persona of art critic Marta Traba on the occasion of her tragic death in a plane crash in 1983. Amaral [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1079746

  • Modernidade e identidade: as duas Américas Latinas, ou três, fora do tempo
    Amaral, Aracy A., 1930-
    1990
    The author of this essay, Aracy A. Amaral, mentions the importance of certain thinkers on the subject of Latin American art: Marta Traba, Ferreira Gullar, Luis Felipe Noé, Juan Acha, and Octavio Paz. In her opinion, “new” art feels obliged to [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 776159

  • O modernismo : Entre a renovação formal e a descoberta do Brasil
    Amaral, Aracy A., 1930-
    1988
    This essay, by the Brazilian curator and art historian Aracy Amaral, appeared in the catalogue for the exhibition Modernidade: arte brasileira do século XX (Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo, 1988). Amaral discusses the origins of the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1315764

  • O muralismo como marco de múltipla articulação
    Amaral, Aracy A., 1930-
    1978
    Aracy Amaral presents the art of the Mexican muralists as the first manifestation of contemporary artists in the Americas which drew on the artists’ own local realities. She notes particularly the interest in muralist art by Brazilian artists such [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 776585

  • O popular como matriz
    Amaral, Aracy A., 1930-
    1985
    Aracy Amaral explains that since the early twentieth century, fine artists from Latin America in search of their cultural roots have taken an interest in the themes and formal usage of popular expression. The examples she cites include Tarsila do [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110503

  • O regional e o universal na arte: por que o temor pelo latino-americanismo?
    Amaral, Aracy A., 1930-
    1978
    The author addresses the dangers, but also the need, to cultivate a Latin-Americanism, that is, she considers that Latin America without the information and the influence of the hegemonic countries in the art world (the United States and the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 776533

  • O surreal em Tarsila
    Amaral, Aracy A., 1930-
    1967
    Aracy Amaral scrutinizes Tarsila do Amaral’s body of work in search of traces of Surrealism; she also explains that the artist’s thematic and formal universe was conditioned by spending her childhood at her family’s coffee plantation in the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111184

  • Politica cultural : porque os Estados Unidos se interessariam pela arte latino- americana?
    Amaral, Aracy A., 1930-
    1979
    This article discusses the scant interest shown in Latin American art by North American museums, particularly MoMA (Museum of Modern Art) in New York. The art critic Aracy A. Amaral highlights the scarcity of exhibitions and mentions the declining [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 776487

  • Produção/canais/o tempo como desafio
    Amaral, Aracy A., 1930-
    1981
    Aracy Amaral addresses the unquestionable mismatch between forms of artistic expression and their reception and promotion. She is aware that the lack of proper education for artists leads to the redundancy of “experimental” art already created in [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111220

  • Projeto de trabalho: História da arte moderna na América Latina (1780-1990)
    Amaral, Aracy A., 1930-
    1996
    This essay discusses the discipline of Latin American art history. In the author’s opinion, there are two types of art history: one of them was created by independent researchers and universities throughout the Americas. The other was developed by [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 776227

  • Quatro artistas = Four artists
    Amaral, Aracy A., 1930-
    1989
    The Brazilian professor and art critic Aracy Amaral introduces Arte Híbrida, the exhibition organized by the MACU in Sao Paulo where she was the director. She highlights the creativity of the participating artists and their search for a Brazilian [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110458

  • Sistema de arte em questão : o que fazer?
    Figueiredo, Aline; Magalhães, Fábio; Amaral, Aracy A., 1930-; Resende, José; Araújo, Olívio Tavares de; Pontual, Roberto, 1939-; Loio-Pérsio, 1927-2004; Geiger, Anna Bella; Abramo, Radha; Morais, Frederico, 1936-
    1978
    The magazine Arte Hoje published a dossier of brief texts by Brazilian critics Aline Figueiredo, Aracy Amaral, Radha Abramo, Frederico Morais, Olívio Tavares Araújo, and Roberto Pontual; and by artists José Resende, Loio Persio, [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111082

  • Um espaço para a fotografia
    Amaral, Aracy A., 1930-
    1984
    In this text written by Aracy Amaral on the occasion of the opening of the Espaço Fotóptica/MAC-USP—a space dedicated to photography at the Museu de Arte Contemporânea da Universidade de São Paulo that Amaral directed—the author defends the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111199

  • Uma jovem pintura em São Paulo
    Amaral, Aracy A., 1930-
    1983
    In this text, critic and curator Aracy Amaral presents the group show “Pintura como meio,” held at the Museu de Arte Contemporânea da Universidade de São Paulo in 1983. According to Amaral, who was the director of the museum [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111245

  • Uma nova pintura e o grupo da casa 7
    Amaral, Aracy A., 1930-
    1985
    This text by art critic Aracy Amaral presents the 1985 exhibition Del Grupo 7 held at the Museu de Arte Contemporânea de São Paulo, which she directed at the time. In it, Amaral examines the outstanding pictorial characteristics of a new [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111246