Name Descriptor: Techo de la Ballena (1961-1969)×
  • [Establecer una frontera entre lo cursi y lo pavoso...]
    Techo de la Ballena (1961-1969)
    1961
    In this text, the members of El Techo de la Ballena, a group that emerged in the sixties, in Caracas, delineated the differences between categories such as “tacky,” “unfortunate,” and “ridiculous” in the exhibition, Homenaje a la cursiler [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1059586

  • [Hay ciertos rostros de la ciudad...]
    Pérez Perdomo, Francisco
    1963
    Francisco Pérez Perdomo wrote the prologue for Asfalto-Infierno, the book by Adriano González Léon (text) and Daniel González (photographs), published by El Techo de la Ballena (Caracas, 1961–68), the group to which these artists belonged. Pé [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1060288

  • Dos años de la ballena
    1963
    The author of this article assesses the main accomplishments of the Venezuelan group El Techo de la Ballena, two years after it was founded. It was considered one of the most spirited groups in the history of Venezuelan art because of the changes it [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 866170

  • Gabriel Morera
    Dimitriades, Christiane, 1953-
    1983
    The university professor Christiane Dimitriades studies the assemblages (“boxes”) by Gabriel Morera, analyzing the main features—such as their varied contents and three-dimensional nature—which make them so much more than simply painting and [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1162791

  • Huesos, vísceras, pieles y sangre como elementos pictóricos en Contramaestre : resurge "El Techo de la Ballena" con un homenaje a la necrofilia
    Ras (Eduardo Robles Piquer)
    1962
    In this newspaper article, Eduardo Robles Piquer (alias RAS) describes the exhibition Homenaje a la necrofilia and interviews the painter and writer Carlos Contramaestre, whose work is shown at the exhibition, and who is a member of El Techo de la [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 868651

  • Los tumorales I y II
    Calzadilla, Juan, 1931; Contramaestre, Carlos
    1987
    This introduction to Carlos Contramaestre’s exhibition Los Tumorales is divided into two parts: the first was written by the artist himself and the second by Juan Calzadilla (both were members of the El Techo de la Ballena group). In his section, [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1097559

  • Para la restitución del magma
    El Techo de la Ballena
    1961
    Written by the members of the group El Techo de la Ballena and published in the first issue of their magazine Rayado sobre el Techo, this essay expresses their desire to return to matter—that is, to “the magma”—in an original act that frees [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1060710

  • Prólogo : El Techo de la Ballena
    Rama, Ángel, 1926-1983
    1987
    In this text, Ángel Rama analyzes and assesses the importance of El Techo de la Ballena, an avant-garde group that emerged in Venezuela in the early sixties. He reproduces a selection of what he considers the group’s most important writings, [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1097527

  • Rayado sobre el Techo de la Ballena: letras, humor, pintura
    1961
    This document is the first issue of the magazine Rayado sobre el Techo published by the visual artists and writers who formed part of El Techo de la Ballena, a group active in Caracas from 1961 to 1968. This issue contains texts crucial to the group [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1142155

  • Rayado sobre el techo: Cambiar la vida, transformar la sociedad.
    El Techo de la Ballena
    1963
    This is the second issue of Rayado sobre el Techo, the magazine published by the visual artists and writers in the group El Techo de la Ballena (Caracas, 1961–68). Inspired by the slogan “Change life, transform society,” this issue included the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1060254

  • Segundo manifiesto
    El Techo de la Ballena
    1963
    In this “Segundo Manifiesto”—jointly written by members of El Techo de la Ballena (Caracas, 1961–68)—the group identified the artistic movements they challenged as follows: traditional landscape painting, social realism, geometrical [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1057677