Name Descriptor: Paz, Octavio×
  • Citings (sic) from a Brave New World : The Art of the Other Mexico
    Sorell, V. A. (Victor A.)
    In this review of the exhibition Art of the Other Mexico: Sources and Meanings, Victor Alejandro Sorell writes that the border is the exhibition’s overarching and master trope. The exhibition features works of art by the “greater Mexican [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 801878

  • Editorial
    Sorell, V. A. (Victor A.)
    1979
    The co-editor of ABRAZO, Víctor A. Sorell writes that ethnic artists must no longer believe that the mainstream art world neglects them merely due to elitism (ignorance of ethnic artists contributes to this neglect as well). ABRAZO urges the art [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 801893

  • Exposición de grabados de la “LEAR” en España
    1937
    This article describes the exhibition of prints by the Liga de Escritores y Artistas Revolucionarios (LEAR) [League of Revolutionary Writers and Artists], which was held in 1937, during the Spanish Civil War, in Valencia as well as in Madrid.  The [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 771742

  • Génesis de una idea
    Barrios, Álvaro, 1945-
    1981
    The article “Génesis de una idea” [Genesis of an Idea] was published in La Re-vista in the early 1980s. In it, artist Álvaro Barrios explains his interest in French artist Marcel Duchamp, stating that it was through the study of Duchamp’s art [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1079828

  • Introduction = Introducción
    Manrique, Josefina; Huizi, María Elena
    2005
    María Elena Huizi and Josefina Manrique wrote the introduction to the book Sabiduras y otros textos de Gego / Sabiduras and Other Texts by Gego that includes a selection of the artist’s previously unpublished manuscripts. The two researchers [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1159417

  • La cortina de nopal
    Cuevas, José Luis
    1988
    In this seminal text from the mid-1950s, a young José Luis Cuevas criticizes the cultural policies of the Mexican government three decades later for still favoring nationalist art, especially as pictured in murals. Cuevas tells an ironic story that [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 788032

  • La juventud rebelde se erige en juez : … y entierra a los muertos
    Poniatowska, Elena
    1958
    Elena Poniatowska spent time gathering opinions on the Inter-American Biennial of Painting and Printmaking. According to Octavio Paz, the four great masters of painting were Carlos Mérida, Rufino Tamayo, Wilfredo Lam, and Roberto Matta; he felt that [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 769956

  • La nostalgia de la historia en el proceso de la imaginación plástica en América Latina
    Noé, Luis Felipe
    1982
    In this text, Luis Felipe Noé explains his theory that the shared impulse that defines Latin American painting is its preoccupation with “inventing history.” He argues that this impulse is a direct result of Latin American artists’ experience [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1061890

  • Mano a mano : an essay on the representation of the Zoot Suit and its misrepresentation by Octavio Paz
    Sanchez-Tranquilino, Marcos
    1986
    In this 1986 essay, art historian Marcos Sanchez-Tranquilino discusses Mexican poet Octavio Paz’s (mis)representation of 1940s Mexican-American subculture, including the zoot suits worn by Chicano people. The writer states that in his book [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1126565

  • 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

  • Se funda el premio Paul Westheim de crítica de arte
    1958
    This short article announces a competition to choose “the best art critic.” Paul Westheim’s idea began with the question: “Where in Mexico are the young art critics who are prepared to defend the values represented by the efforts of their own [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 775003

  • Siqueiros critica a los críticos de arte
    Tibol, Raquel
    1958
    This article is an interview with David Alfaro Siqueiros conducted by Raquel Tibol on the value of art criticism. Regarding the central question, Siqueiros identifies three types of criticism: the first, “the companion,” records the concepts that [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 821964