Creator: Ferrari, León, 1920-×
  • “Tucumán Arde”- Arg. Respuesta a un cuestionario : para Escuela de Letras, Universidad de La Habana
    Ferrari, León, 1920-
    1973
    León Ferrari writes a detailed evaluation of Tucumán Arde [Tucumán is Burning], framing it within the previous events (Itinerario del ’68) [Timetable for 1968]. In it he points out that “its purpose was to make art into a revolutionary tool, [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 761415

  • [A principio de mes para el Di Tella...]
    Ferrari, León, 1920-
    1965
    León Ferrari sketches his idea for the Christ mounted on a fighter jet for the piece he submitted to the Torcuato Di Tella Institute’s 1965 National and International Prize. This work would be known as Civilización Occidental y Cristiana [Western [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 743800

  • [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

  • [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

  • [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

  • [Hacer algo de tres dimensiones...]
    Ferrari, León, 1920-
    1963
    León Ferrari records his thoughts on the visual aspects of projects he will soon be working on, specifically the writings and the boxes. He defines concepts regarding what is visible and what is ambiguous [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 743802

  • [Hacer un prisma cerrado...]
    Ferrari, León, 1920-
    1964
    León Ferrari discusses one of the works he produced in 1964, as he prepares his collection for the exhibition at Galería Lirolay in Buenos Aires [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 743803

  • [Letter] 1965 septiembre 21, Buenos Aires [to] Director de La Prensa
    Ferrari, León, 1920-
    1965
    This letter by León Ferrari responds to the concepts raised by Ernesto Ramallo in the article “Los artistas argentinos en el Premio Di Tella 1965” [The Argentinean Artists in the Premio Di Tella 1965] published in the newspaper La Prensa [The [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 761879

  • [Letter] 1965 Septiembre 30, Buenos Aires [to] amigos y artistas
    Ferrari, León, 1920-
    1965
    León Ferrari’s letter states that, after he exhibited some works whose content condemned the United States intervention in Vietnam, the newspaper La Prensa [The Press] accused him of being “communist.” Consequently he wrote his response that [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 761897

  • [Letter] 1967 Diciembre 14, Castelar, Buenos Aires [to] Leopoldo Maler
    Ferrari, León, 1920-
    1967
    León Ferrari writes to Leopoldo Maler about sending a copy of his book, Palabras ajenas [Other People’s Words] and about a possible stage version to be produced in England. He refers to the increasing politicization of Argentine artists, and [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 749164

  • [Letter] 1967 diciembre 26, Castelar [to] Raúl Escari
    Ferrari, León, 1920-
    1967
    León Ferrari discusses certain aspects of the press coverage of his book, Palabras ajenas [Other People’s Words]. He writes about the artistic milieu and the controversy stirred up by artists in response to the Torcuato Di Tella Institute’s [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 748812

  • [Letter] 1968 Enero 23, Castelar [to Leopoldo] Maler
    Ferrari, León, 1920-
    1968
    León Ferrari writes to Leopoldo Maler about Palabras ajenas [Other People’s Words], telling him where he has sent the book and mentioning that Inda Ledesma might produce a stage version in Buenos Aires. Ferrari comments on the repression of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 749160

  • [Letter] 1968 Febrero 13, Castelar [to] Leopoldo [Maler]
    Ferrari, León, 1920-
    1968
    León Ferrari writes to Leopoldo Maler about the London stage production of his book, Palabras ajenas [Other People’s Words]. He asks about the translation, the staging, and the rights, and mentions personal and institutional contacts that would be [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 749138

  • [Letter] 1968 Febrero 15, Castelar [to] Leopoldo [Maler]
    Ferrari, León, 1920-
    1968
    León Ferrari writes to Leopoldo Maler about the London stage production of Palabras ajenas [Other People’s Words]. He refers to the polyphonic work involving the various texts in the book, and mentions that he has sent a copy to Mario Vargas Llosa [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 749141

  • [Letter] 1968 Febrero 21, Castelar [to] Leopoldo [Maler]
    Ferrari, León, 1920-
    1968
    León Ferrari writes to Leopoldo Maler about the London stage production of Palabras ajenas [Other People’s Words]. He discusses the polyphonic work involving the various texts in the book, mentions sending original English copies, and refers to [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 749144

  • [Letter] 1968 marzo 15, Castelar [to] Leopoldo [Maler]
    Ferrari, León, 1920-
    1968
    León Ferrari writes to Leopoldo Maler about the London stage production of Palabras ajenas [Other People’s Words]. He discusses the polyphonic work involving the various texts in the book, and talks about the staging, the visual elements, the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 749148

  • [Letter] 1968 Mayo 25, Castelar [to] Leopoldo Maler
    Ferrari, León, 1920-
    1968
    León Ferrari writes to Leopoldo Maler about the London stage production of Palabras ajenas [Other People’s Words]. He discusses the polyphonic work involving the various texts in the book, and talks about the economic situation and the student [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 749150

  • [Letter] 1968 Noviembre 18, Castelar [to] Leopoldo [Maler]
    Ferrari, León, 1920-
    1968
    León Ferrari writes to Leopoldo Maler about Palabras ajenas [Other People’s Words], to discuss the staging of the London production and to critique European culture. He talks about the presentation of Tucumán Arde at the Rosario and Buenos Aires [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 749152

  • [Letter] 1968 Octubre 7, Castelar, Argentina [to] Leopoldo [Maler]
    Ferrari, León, 1920-
    1968
    León Ferrari writes to Leopoldo Maler about the London stage production of his book, Palabras ajenas [Other People’s Words].  He agrees to the new title of the English version, Listen Here Now, while proposing that it include the word “Vietnam [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 749162

  • [Letter] 1977 Enero 17, Santos [Brasil] [to] Eduardo [Jonquieres]
    Ferrari, León, 1920-
    1977
    León Ferrari writes about his situation in exile in Sao Paulo, discussing in depth how he and his family escaped from Buenos Aires, and the early stages of their life in Brazil. He refers to his works in process, his writings, and his wire [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 749360

  • [Letter] 1977 Junio 1, São Paulo [to] Eduardo [Jonquieres]
    Ferrari, León, 1920-
    1977
    León Ferrari wrote about his situation in exile, particularly the escape from Buenos Aires with his family, and the beginning of his artistic life in Brazil. He wrote about the works he was creating, the writings and the wire sculptures [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 748818

  • [Letter] 1978 Noviembre 25, São Paulo [to] Rafael [Alberti]
    Ferrari, León, 1920-
    1978
    León Ferrari mentioned his meeting with the filmmaker Fernando Birri. By and large, Ferrari wrote about the numerous complications generated from being in exile; in particular, he mentioned the disappearance of his son, Ariel, kidnapped by the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 743726

  • [Letter] 1982 Julio 11, São Paulo [to] Eduardo [Jonquieres]
    Ferrari, León, 1920-
    1982
    León Ferrari writes about his trip to Mexico City, his reaction to the culture, and his encounters with other Argentines living there in exile. Ferrari discusses a technique he developed using blue prints and photocopies [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 749358

  • [Letter] 1982 Junio 1, São Paulo [to] Ricardo [Carreira]
    Ferrari, León, 1920-
    1982
    León Ferrari talks about traveling from São Paulo to Buenos Aires to find out what had happened to his son, who had disappeared. This was also the occasion of his first contact with the Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo. Ferrari mentions the artists he [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 749356

  • [Letter] 1986 Febrero 11, [Buenos Aires] [to] María Teresa [Gramuglio]
    Ferrari, León, 1920-
    1986
    León Ferrari contributes drawings to Punto de Vista magazine. Ferrari discusses his work on the subject of religion, and mentions the founding of the Heathen’s Club [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 749324

  • [Letter] 1986 Mayo 12, São Paulo [to] María Teresa [Gramuglio]
    Ferrari, León, 1920-
    1986
    León Ferrari contributes drawings to Punto de Vista magazine. Ferrari discusses his political views, and replies to María Teresa Gramuglio’s critique of the relationship between religion, art, and repression, reaffirming both his ideas and the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 749354

  • [Participé en el premio Braque de dibujo...]
    Ferrari, León, 1920-
    1965
    León Ferrari outlines his involvement in the Braque Drawing Prize and develops several sketches to be sent to the Torcuato Di Tella Institute’s 1965 National and International Prize [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 743798

  • [Terminó el 1962...]
    Ferrari, León, 1920-
    1962
    León Ferrari reviews his life in 1962, referring to highlights such as his trip to Europe, the development of his “musical pieces” – a series of drawings in which the lines are arranged as one would a musical score, and his sales for the year [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 743784

  • Apresentação : desenhos esculturas prismas e retângulos
    Ferrari, León, 1920-
    1980
    León Ferrari writes a poetic text in which he describes his working method, beginning from making a line on paper through its conceptual development in space [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 744240

  • Cultura : (Trabajo leído el 27/12/68 en el Primer Encuentro de Buenos Aires “Cultura 1968”)
    Ferrari, León, 1920-
    1968
    In this text León Ferrari (1920–2013) claims responsibility for three occurrences in 1968: the meeting between artists who had been linked to political art for some time with others who had just begun working in this trend; the breakup of the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 761370

  • El arte de los significados
    Ferrari, León, 1920-
    1968
    This text was presented by León Ferrari (1920–2013) for discussion at the Primer Encuentro Nacional del Arte de Vanguardia [First National Conference of Vanguard Art] (Rosario, Argentina, 1968); it proposed what he called an “arte de los [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 755986

  • Flashartes de León Ferrari
    Ferrari, León, 1920-
    1979
    This is a written testimony in poetic prose by the Argentinean artist León Ferrari, in which he describes the first of a series of calligraphic works that may be seen either as texts or drawings. He mentions the countless number of copies, tying [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111207

  • La respuesta del artista
    Ferrari, León, 1920-
    1965
    León Ferrari'’s (1920–2013) letter responds to the concepts expressed by Ernesto Ramallo in the article "Los artistas argentinos en el Premio Di Tella 1965" [The Argentinean artists in the 1965 Di Tella Institute Prize] published in La Prensa [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 769597

  • León Ferrari
    Ferrari, León, 1920-
    1971
    León Ferrari writes in repudiation of the São Paulo Biennial, in protest of political repression in Brazil, and as a first stage in his rebuttal of biennials, as well as North American grants and foundations. Ferrari denounces the complicity of the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 743934

  • León Ferrari
    Ferrari, León, 1920-
    1962
    The catalogue for the artist’s exhibition in Milan, illustrated with photographs of his wood pieces and wire sculptures [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 744138

  • León Ferrari
    Ferrari, León, 1920-
    1955
    This is the catalogue for León Ferrari’s first exhibition in Italy, where he presented 50 of his pieces. He is described here as an Argentine ceramic artist [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 744150

  • León Ferrari
    Ferrari, León, 1920-
    1971
    León Ferrari’s response to the summons to side against the 1971 São Paulo Biennial. This artist responds by mentioning the fact that, if invited, he would have refused to take part in the Brazilian biennial, for this event is a piece of the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 766129

  • León Ferrari : alambres y dibujos
    Ferrari, León, 1920-
    1962
    The catalogue from the second exhibition of works by León Ferrari in Argentina [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 744125

  • León Ferrari : escrituras, alambres y manos
    Ferrari, León, 1920-
    1964
    The catalogue for León Ferrari’s exhibition, including biographical information [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 744161

  • León Ferrari : esculturas
    Ferrari, León, 1920-
    1960
    Catalogue of the first exhibition of the artist León Ferrari in Argentina [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 744113

  • León Ferrari : metal y madera
    Ferrari, León, 1920-
    1961
    Exhibition catalogue of the artist León Ferrari at Galeria Van Riel, in Buenos Aires. It presents wood carving and wire sculptures. The catalogue includes a checklist [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 744175

  • Nacimiento
    Ferrari, León, 1920-
    1984
    León Ferrari writes a poetic text about his work, formulated on the tradition of surrealist writing stemming from associations. He mentions his linear drawings, wire sculptures, the reproducibility of the multiplied image of an unfinished work in [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 744329

  • O nascimento de “Percanta”
    Ferrari, León, 1920-
    1980
    León Ferrari presents his sonorous sculpture Percanta, with technical explanations about the instrument, the title of the work, and non-figurative music. His mention of the use of the inverted pendulum in a series of sculptures formed with steel [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 744272

  • O papel da arte
    Ferrari, León, 1920-
    1986
    León Ferrari writes poetically about art and religion in terms of his own artistic goals: the appropriation of the works of the old Masters, a repression of sexuality, and eroticism that is ignored by the Catholic Church [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 744302

  • Percanta : escultura que dança sua propia música
    Ferrari, León, 1920-
    1980
    León Ferrari exhibits his work in Brazil, explaining the technical side of the instrument as well as the theoretical aspects of visual, auditory, and tactile relationships. He ponders some possibilities of expression in the curved lines of space, [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 744287

  • Prismas e retângulos
    Ferrari, León, 1920-
    1982
    León Ferrari composes a poetic description of his method of working: from the line on the plane of the paper through its development in space [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 744256

  • Prólogo
    Ferrari, León, 1920-
    1967
    León Ferrari explains the method he used to develop the text based on reports from the news media. He discusses his ideas for staging the work [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 744409