Creator: Gamboa, Fernando×
  • ¿Cómo respondieron los públicos de Europa?
    Gamboa, Fernando
    1952
    This interview consists of fourteen questions regarding the reception that the Mexican art exhibition experienced from the Parisian public. Fernando Gamboa believed that the event was a great opportunity for the Mexican people, and also was a great [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 779913

  • [El Museo Nacional de Artes Plasticas]
    Gamboa, Fernando
    1947
    This text, attributed to Fernando Gamboa, defines how Mexican Art is to be classified in the coming decades: Pre-Hispanic, colonial, nineteenth-century, popular, and contemporary art. His department’s fundamental goal was to create a Museo Diná [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 732919

  • [Letter] [ca.1952]
    Gamboa, Fernando
    1952
    In this letter, Fernando Gamboa tells José (his last name is illegible) that the exhibition has been received positively. According to Gamboa there are those who have discovered an authentic pictorial path in Mexican painting, a possible escape from [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 779926

  • [Letter] 1951 Junio 14, París [to] Carlos Chávez
    Gamboa, Fernando
    1951
    When no agreement could be reached to present the exhibition of Mexican art at the Petit-Palais in Paris, Fernando Gamboa was forced to find an alternative space. In this letter to Carlos Chávez, Gamboa informs him of the results of attempts to hold [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 779948

  • Carta de Fernando Gamboa a Rufino Tamayo
    Gamboa, Fernando
    1952
    Fernando Gamboa, deputy director of the Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes (INBA), responds to Tamayo by stating that the Instituto has always used a criterion of equality and reminds the artist that his painting has had all possible official support [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 779858

  • Cuestionario para las entrevistas sobre el interés del arte mexicano con motivo de la próxima exposición que presentará México en París
    Gamboa, Fernando
    1952
    The questionnaire consists of six questions concerning the importance of social art in Mexico. The questions are as follows: Do you believe that the function of art in our time is to deliver an eloquent message of social content to the people? Do you [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 779906

  • Declaraciones del Sr. Fernando Gamboa, subdirector del INBA sobre su reciente viaje a Europa y el proyecto de exposición de arte mexicano
    Gamboa, Fernando
    1951
    Because of Mexico’s participation in the XXV Venice Biennale, the Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes (INBA) received invitations from other European countries to mount an exhibition of Mexican art in 1950. Fernando Gamboa, INBA’s deputy director [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 779886

  • El enriquecimiento de la cultura universal ha sido la principal preocupación del humanismo
    Gamboa, Fernando
    1956
    In this article the author reflects upon the humanistic character he attributes to Mexican culture: “Mexico has shown itself to be a country that is especially receptive to assimilating this kind of culture and making its own contributions to it [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 780051

  • Exposición de Arte Antiguo y Moderno Mexicano : Museo de Arte Moderno : París, Mayo
    Gamboa, Fernando
    1952
    This is a typewritten draft, with several corrections, of a discussion on mural painting. Fernando Gamboa describes it as an explanatory identity document, and acknowledges the great importance and significance—in the history of Mexico and the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 792014

  • Exposición Universal e Internacional de Bruselas 1958
    Gamboa, Fernando
    1958
    This document is a “summary of the planning, organization and installation” contained in Fernando Gamboa’s curatorial script. It lists the pre-Hispanic, colonial, contemporary, and folk art works that were exhibited in the show’s different [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 780061

  • Guía general de los materiales de ilustración de la exposición
    Gamboa, Fernando
    1958
    This article is a description of the likely subject matter of the Mexican Pavilion that was to be erected in 1958 for the Brussels World’s Fair. In certain cases the artistic works that might illustrate these pavilions are mentioned; slogans are [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 780056

  • Guión
    Gamboa, Fernando; Barbachano, Manuel
    1952
    This document is the script for the documentary Pintura Mural Mexicana [Mexican Mural Painting], to be produced by Manuel Barbachano Ponce’s company, Tele-producciones. The documentary was made in response to a request from the Instituto Nacional [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 791962

  • Jose Guadalupe Posada : the man, his art, his time
    Gamboa, Fernando
    1944
    This document includes the text of the catalogue and the program of lectures and film screenings related to the exhibition, Posada: Printmaker to the Mexican People. The catalogue opens with “Corrido of the Coming of Don José Guadalupe Posada to [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 840147

  • La exposición de arte mexicano antiguo y moderno en Europa : la pintura contemporánea, los críticos, los artistas y el público
    Gamboa, Fernando
    1952
    To Fernando Gamboa, the contemporary Mexican painters are not imitators of ancient art; rather their intention is to recreate the past in modern terms. In the Mexican past, they found formal inspiration for creating their own language that resulted [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 795520

  • La exposición de arte mexicano en París es un triunfo enorme para México y su arte y para nuestro gobierno
    Gamboa, Fernando
    1952
    This article reports on the success of the exhibition of ancient and modern Mexican art that was presented in Paris and then shipped to Stockholm. In Fernando Gamboa’s opinion, the exhibition was a revelation. The Parisian press described it as the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 779879

  • Programa museográfico presentado por Fernando Gamboa a la consideración del Lic. Gilberto Loyo, Secretario de Economía
    Gamboa, Fernando
    1956
    The twenty-one-page program presents Fernando Gamboa’s initial ideas on how to represent Mexico at the 1958 Belgium world exhibition, the same that centered on the theme of a “second Industrial Revolution”: one of nuclear energy. The curator [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 789346

  • Raíces : Sentido del film
    Gamboa, Fernando
    1954
    In this document, we find a synopsis of the prologue and the four episodes in the film Raíces [Roots], shot by the filmmaker Benito Alazraki in 1954 with Fernando Gamboa as art director. Based on four indigenous stories adapted from El diosero, by [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 791982

  • Temática para el Centro Médico
    Gamboa, Fernando
    1957
    As coordinator of the art integration project Centro Médico Nacional [National Medical Center], Fernando Gamboa left evidence of his aesthetic ideas relating to the history of medicine and public health. In his notes, the curator held forth on the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 796071