Name Descriptor: Instituto Torcuato Di Tella×
  • Artistas Jóvenes en la Exposición Di Tella
    Parpagnoli, Hugo
    1961
    Hugo Parpagnoli comments on the works both by Argentinean artists and by Antoni Tàpies, presented by the Torcuato Di Tella Institute at the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes [National Museum of Fine Arts]. In addition, the critic argues that, in regard [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 763938

  • Big business gets interested in art
    Kemble, Kenneth, 1923-
    1960
    In this document, Kenneth Kemble writes about the project of the Fundación Torcuato Di Tella and the creation of an Art Center based on the idea that industrial progress must be accompanied by the development of culture. The collection was exhibited [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 740857

  • Breve historia del arte argentino
    Bayón, Damián
    1987
    This brief but thorough review by the Argentine critic Damián Bayón explores the development of Argentine art from the eighteenth century to the present day. He mentions artists, architects, and sculptors who have helped to define the concept of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 805103

  • Buenos Aires inundado por un escandalo que tiene bastantes dosis de inocencia : ¿Arte vivo o arte de vivos?
    1965
    The text describes the environments presented in La Menesunda [Hodgepodge]. It emphasizes its scandalous nature, judging it to be an art fraud committed against the public. It refers to a survey conducted by the journalist on the attending public, [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 759807

  • Concierto Internacional de la escultura actual : Premio Di Tella en el Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes
    Baliari, Eduardo
    1962
    Eduardo Baliari, a critic for the Clarín newspaper, points out in his note that connections are missing among the eight Argentinean artists and the eleven foreign artists invited to the 1962 Torcuato Di Tella Prize; particularly among the works of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 759986

  • Crítica : Tres pintores, tres tendencias Premio Internacional Di Tella 64
    Gorriarena, Carlos, 1925-
    1964
    This text by Carlos Gorriarena focuses on Pierre Restany’s report published in the catalog for the Premio Torcuato Di Tella[1964 Torcuato Di Tella Prize] 1964, in which the French critic points out that Nuevo Realism [New Realism] is an art of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 762371

  • Eduardo Ruano expone en el Instituto Di Tella a la Institución Torcuato Di Tella
    Ruano, Eduardo
    1968
    Eduardo Ruano’s leaflet denounces the “cultural machine,” identifies a number of recent acts of censorship at different official art institutions (the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, the Museo de Arte Moderno de Buenos Aires), and denounces the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 751352

  • El arte informal y el arte de hoy : un artículo muy remozado y reflexiones nuevas
    Romero Brest, Jorge
    1963
    The critic reflects on Informal art by summarizing the different names that it has been given: art autre, action painting, art informel, art brut, etc. Romero Brest proposes to call it either Virginal or Un-constructive art, even though he deems [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 757816

  • El happening inoportuno
    1968
    This article reports on Eduardo Ruano’s budding artistic career, which was interrupted by his violent political actions at the museum. It also shows that the authorities were mistaken in believing that Ruano’s work was actually the panel that had [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 751325

  • El pintor de hoy no sabe qué hacer
    Romero Brest, Jorge
    1985
    This unsigned interview with Argentinean critic Jorge Romero Brest published in the weekly Jaque is somewhat alarmist. The main topics addressed—the decline of easel painting in the world over, the avant-garde experience at the Instituto Di Tella [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1244958

  • El premio internacional de escultura
    Brughetti, Romualdo
    1962
    Romualdo Brughetti's critique of the Torcuato Di Tella Prize emphasizes some aspects of sculpture that are related to society, materials, and to going beyond the limits of traditional sculpture, as well as its outcome in the art field. After having [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 763954

  • El Premio Nacional Instituto Di Tella 1966
    Romero Brest, Jorge
    1966
    This text summarizes the concepts raised by Jorge Romero Brest in relation to the debates provoked by the Premio Torcuato Di Tella [Torcuato Di Tella Prize]. It establishes rules to be followed for the analysis of those who paint or sculpt images, [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 761929

  • Hacia un arte vernáculo y popular
    Aroztegui, Joaquín, 1943-
    1968
    This article voices the intentions of the Grupo Toledo Chico and its ideological position on “national art” versus “colonialist art.” The Uruguayan vernacular is, for the group, bound to cultural independence from hegemonic metropolitan [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1198346

  • Impugnación y rebeldía en el arte y fuera del arte
    Romero Brest, Jorge
    1968
    This text summarizes the first class given by Jorge Romero Brest in response to the request of the Departamento de Adherentes at the Instituto Torcuato Di Tella [Department of Adherents at the Torcuato Di Tella Institute]. In this class, the critic [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 761959

  • Instituto Torcuato Di Tella : conferencia de prensa
    1970
    This news brief summarizes the principal concepts raised by Guido Di Tella regarding the internal history of the Instituto Torcuato Di Tella [Torcuato Di Tella Institute]; he points out that the institution is a non-profit public good. The report [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 762050

  • Intimación de mejoras
    1968
    [This document is the] warrant to inspect the Centro de Artes Visuales del Instituto Torcuato Di Tella [ Visual Arts Center of the Torcuato Di Tella Institute] premises at 936 Florida, Buenos Aires. The official notice reports that obscene [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 759874

  • La Fundación Torcuato Di Tella
    1960
    This review highlights the objectives as well as the main projects faced by the Torcuato Di Tella Foundation from its foundation in 1958 to 1960. The text points out that the main purpose of the foundation is to collaborate with both financial and [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 755053

  • La Menesunda o el fin de los ismos
    1965
    The text analyzes the happenings that took place at the Instituto Torcuato Di Tella [The Torcuato De Tella Institute] as an “exhibitionist neurosis.” It likewise makes reference to similar activities held during the same period at the Segundo [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 759822

  • La obra de arte como producto de la relación conciencia ética- conciencia estética : (Intento de fundamentación del temario presentado al “Primer encuentro nacional del arte de vanguardia)
    Renzi, Juan Pablo, 1940-
    1968
    The text presented by Juan Pablo Renzi at the Primer Encuentro Nacional de Arte de Vanguardia [First National Encounter of Vanguard Art] is defined as an “attempt to bring about the grounds for the proposed agenda” and presents a framework for [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 755974

  • 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

  • Los artistas argentinos en el Premio Di Tella 1965
    Ramallo, Ernesto
    1965
    The critic for the newspaper La Prensa [The Press], Ernesto Ramallo, writes an unfavorable critique of the works presented at the Premio Torcuato Di Tella [Torcuato Di Tella Prize]. His review tolerates the works of Federico Manuel Peralta Ramos, [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 761860

  • Los últimos esperanzados
    Luzzani, Telma, 1951-
    1986
    This article is an interview with artist Pablo Suárez in which he is questioned regarding his actions within the Argentinean artistic scene of the 1960s. Among the diverse events he relates, he mentions the realization of the happening called La [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 760965

  • Marta Minujín contra el caballete
    1965
    This document contains an interview with Marta Minujin in El Batacazo [Thud!], presented at the Premio Internacional Torcuato Di Tella [Torcuato Di Tella International Prize]. In it she defines the concept of “suceso plástico” [visual event] as [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 762145

  • Mensaje en Di Tella
    Jacoby, Roberto
    1968
    In this text, the artist questions the possibility of the avant-garde existing within the artistic institution; thus calling attention to the expansion of aesthetic matters into all aspects of social life. Jacoby’s words suggest one of the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 751060

  • Op art y pop art en el Di Tella
    Córdova Iturburu, C. (Cayetano), 1902-
    1966
    Critical commentary by Cayetano Córdova Iturburu on the institution and the competition systems that, in his opinion, circulate only one type of artistic production: Pop art. In his judgment, the jury did not even consider the offerings of three [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 762108

  • Polémica en torno a “La Menesunda”
    Villar, María Rosa G
    1965
    María Rosa G. Villar sent this letter to the newspaper Córdoba as a reaction to the commentary made by critic Ernesto Isele that appeared in this same publication under the title “Algo acerca de La Menesunda” [A Few Words About La Menesunda], [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 758446

  • Premio Instituto Torcuato Di Tella
    Instituto Torcuato Di Tella
    1960
    Act by means of which the Di Tella Institute Prize is instituted. Yearly, it will be conferred to painters, sculptors, engravers-printers, ceramists, and other artists, to be decided. Likewise, in this document it is also established that the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 755026

  • Premio Instituto Torcuato Di Tella
    Instituto Torcuato Di Tella
    1963
    Regulations announcing both the artists invited to participate at the Torcuato Di Tella Institute Prize (1963) and the amount of the award as well as the norms ruling the presentation of the artworks. Materials to be attached and deadlines are also [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 757802

  • Premio Instituto Torcuato Di Tella (1961)
    Instituto Torcuato Di Tella
    1961
    Act setting the regulations for the second call to participate in the Torcuato Di Tella Institute Prize. According to the second paragraph of the text, the contest will take place among painters, who—if invited—will show five works each. It also [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 760311

  • Premio Instituto Torcuato Di Tella 1962 : Reglamento
    1962
    This is the act that announces both the invited artists and the amount of the Torcuato Di Tella Institute Prize in its 1962 edition. In addition, it states the rules governing the submission of works, the materials that should be included, and the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 755699

  • Premio Nacional e Internacional Instituto Torcuato Di Tella 1965
    1965
    This text announces the prizes as well as the rules that will govern the presentation of works for the Premio Nacional and the Internacional (Instituto Torcuato Di Tella, 1965). The announcement also states that works for the Premio Nacional will be [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 757884

  • Premio Nacional Instituto Torcuato Di Tella 1966
    Instituto Torcuato Di Tella
    1966
    This text announces the rules that would govern the consideration of works for the Premio Torcuato Di Tella [Torcuato Di Tella Prize]; it verifies that the Premio Nacional [National Competition] would exhibit the works from September 29 – October [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 762074

  • Premios Instituto Torcuato Di Tella – Año 1964
    Instituto Torcuato Di Tella
    1964
    Regulations stating both which are the invited artists and the value of the prizes and norms that will be ruling the presentation of the artworks; this includes the materials to be attached and the deadlines [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 762240

  • Problemas de "La Menesunda"
    Fèvre, Fermín, 1939-
    1965
    This text by Fermín Fèvre analyzes the upheaval provoked by La Menesunda [Hodgepodge], an installation organized by Marta Minujín, listing questions that touch upon various topics: the classic question regarding “what” is art; if it belongs to [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 762160

  • Retrato del jardín de la miseria
    Cousté, Alberto
    1968
    After describing the inauguration of Tucumán Arde [Tucumán is Burning] in Rosario, Cousté goes back to the middle of 1968 in order to point out a series of episodes that can be seen as antecedents of both the subsequent uprising [Tucumán Arde] as [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 761548

  • Semana del arte avanzado en la Argentina
    Centro de Artes Visuales (Instituto Torcuato Di Tella)
    1967
    Schedule of activities and exhibitions for the Semana de arte avanzado [Advanced Art Week] in Argentina. The following entries stand out in the program: Experiencias visuales 1967 [the 1967 Visual Practices], the shows of Ernesto Deira (1928-86) and [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 762845

  • Sobre un lamentable espectáculo
    Dessein, Daniel Alberto, 1929-
    1965
    This negative critical commentary by Daniel Alberto Dessein points out that, although the exhibition costs of La Menesunda [Hodgepodge] were well-known, its content proved so surprising to the public that it became reminiscent of the millions [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 758463

  • Sociología y ontología a propósito del arte nuevo
    Romero Brest, Jorge
    1966
    This text summarizes the concepts presented by Jorge Romero Brest in relation to both the sociology and ontology of the new art. In order to pose the sociological question it appeals to David Riesman’s book titled La muchedumbre solitaria [The [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 761944

  • Tucuman Arde
    Gramuglio, María Teresa; Rosa, Nicolás
    1968
    In the Declaration that accompanied the Tucumán Arde [Tucumán is Burning] exhibition, the artists denounce “the hidden truth behind this Operation”: the attempt to destroy the unions and guilds of the northeastern part of Argentina through the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 766316

  • Tucumán Arde : Paradigma de acción cultural revolucionaria
    1971
    This entire issue of the magazine Ovum 10 is dedicated to a report on Tucumán Arde [Tucumán is Burning]. The brief introduction, which precedes the documentary anthology, presents the work as “one of the most important and explosive actions [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 761630

  • Una ampliación de la exposición del Ingeniero Guido Di Tella
    1970
    The extension of the Guido Di Tella exhibition was linked to the news of Enrique Oteiza’s departure. As it had been proposed that the directorship of the Instituto Torcuato di Tella [Torcuato Di Tella Institute] was to be held for a defined period [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 762062

  • Una porción de Menesunda
    Eyheralde, Edgardo
    1966
    This document transcribes a poster that appeared in the window of a commercial gallery near the Instituto Torcuato Di Tella [Torcuato Di Tella Institute] in Buenos Aires. The text, dated 10 p.m. on September 30, 1966, mentions the idea of convening [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 762089

  • Veleidad y demografía en el no-objetualismo peruano
    Salazar del Alcazar, Hugo
    1983
    To provide context for non-object art in Peru, researcher Hugo Salazar del Alcázar briefly cites theorist Juan Acha. Salazar del Alcázar is critical, however, in his description of a scene that in no way partakes of the avant-garde enthusiasm Acha [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1292448

  • Why the Prize Show Was Disappointing
    Kemble, Kenneth, 1923-
    1960
    Kenneth Kemble writes that the Palanza Award was a disappointment because those who were invited to participate, the great majority of them, showed works of a lesser quality; also, he believes that a shift in the public’s aesthetic taste has taken [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 740838