Geographic Descriptor: Chile×
  • ¡Ay sudamerica! 400.000 textos sobre Santiago
    Colectivo Acciones de Arte (Chile)
    1981
    This document was part of the action with the same name—¡Ay sudamerica! 400.000 Textos sobre Santiago—[Ay, South America! 400,000 Texts over Santiago] carried out by C.A.D.A. (Colectivo de Acciones de Arte) [Art Action Collective] in 1981 in [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 730004

  • A mis padres; Conchita y Damián
    Balmes, José, 1927-2016
    1989
    In this handwritten letter, José Balmes, the Catalonian artist who had lived in Chile since the end of the Spanish Civil War, recalls his arrival in the Andean country aboard the Winnipeg, the ship provided by the populist Chilean president [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 747303

  • A propósito de la fotografía en Chile
    Fonseca, Mario, 1948-
    1987
    In this article, which is one of the first formal written accounts of the history of Chilean photography, Mario Fonseca emphasizes the absence of history, criticism, and market. He talks about the arrival of the first daguerreotypes in Chile, in 1840 [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 754408

  • Arte en Chile de veinte, treinta años
    Oyarzún Robles, Pablo, 1950-
    1999
    In this article Pablo Oyarzún provides a critical review of the art produced over the course of three decades. He notes the lack of a tradition that could bear witness to and interpret art production in Chile. From the early twentieth century& [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 745095

  • Breve nota sobre pintura chilena : 1950-88
    Mellado, Justo Pastor, 1949-
    1989
    Justo Pastor Mellado’s essay “Breve nota sobre pintura chilena: 1950–88,” introduced the traveling exhibition Cirugía Plástica [Plastic Surgery] to Berlin audiences. Mellado mentions certain specific features of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 736085

  • Campo artístico, escena de avanzada y autoritarismo en Chile
    Brunner, José Joaquín, 1944-
    1987
    José Joaquín Brunner explains how the authoritarian regime that came into power after the 1973 coup d’état impacted cultural production in its various forms and, more specifically, what was going on in the Escena de [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 738628

  • Correcaminos
    Dittborn, Eugenio, 1943-
    1985
    In this essay Eugenio Dittborn writes about his Pinturas aeropostales [Airmail Paintings], discussing them in poetic terms laid out in 13 sections in which he describes how they were put together and how they were supposed to function. He explains [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 735214

  • Cuatro alcances
    Dittborn, Eugenio, 1943-
    1987
    Eugenio Dittborn discusses Nelly Richard’s book, Margins and Institutions. Art in Chile Since 1973 (1986), condensing his review into four brief comments. The first considers the text as a “lengthy written work,” which contributes [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 738646

  • El gesto del otro : arte/política en Chile (1975-1985)
    Muñoz, Gonzalo, 1956-
    1989
    In this article, the writer Gonzalo Muñoz discusses the art produced in Santiago, Chile, between 1974 and 1985, which he describes as being highly political and, therefore, very focused on the military dictatorship that was in power at that [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 736081

  • Historias de identificación : recomposición del álbum familiar
    Madrid, Alberto, 1955-
    2000
    The curator and researcher Alberto Madrid analyzes Historias de identificación (Histories of Identification), housed in one of the rooms at the grand exhibition held at the MNBA in Santiago, Chile, which uses portraits to record presence and [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 745848

  • Historias de mancha : marca, superficie y borde
    Nordenflycht Concha, José de, 1970-
    2000
    José de Nordenflycht discusses Justo Pastor Mellado’s curatorial vision for Chile 100 Años Artes Visuales. He mentions the area that included five painters who all studied at the Universidad de Chile: José Balmes, Samy [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 745760

  • Historias de transferencia y densidad en el campo plástico chileno (1973-2000)
    Mellado, Justo Pastor, 1949-
    2000
    The theorist Justo Pastor Mellado outlines his curatorial approach for the exhibition 1973–2000: Transferencia y densidad. He begins by defining concepts such as “curator,” discussing the term’s evolution in Chile and its [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 740449

  • Intertexto
    Richard, Nelly, 1948-
    1985
    This text by Nelly Richard is based on a collection of quotes, which trace an argumentative arc that express her ideas about the exhibition she is reviewing. She also discusses certain situations in the art field at the time that show how the first [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 734686

  • Inversión de escena
    Richard, Nelly, 1948-
    1983
    In this text the cultural critic Nelly Richard poses two questions: What strategy is being used? And what is the policy as regards to a cultural approach? Richard’s questions inform her analysis of the ideas underpinning the Provincia señ [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 731376

  • La escritura crítica y su efecto : una reflexión preliminar
    Valdés, Adriana, 1943-
    1987
    Adriana Valdés discusses Margins and Institutions. Art in Chile Since 1973, the book by Nelly Richard. Valdés pays particular attention to “the writing scene,” which included Richard as well as others who contributed to the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 738636

  • La esquina como juntura y desencuadre = The corner : coupling and defocus
    Richard, Nelly, 1948-
    2004
    The author, Nelly Richard, suggests an analogy between Galería Metropolitana’s location in an outlying area of the city (Comuna Pedro Aguirre Cerda in Santiago) and its editorial approach. She uses symbolic opposites, such as center and [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 753579

  • La novela chilena del grabado
    Mellado, Justo Pastor, 1949-
    1995
    In this essay Justo Pastor Mellado presents an extension of his theory concerning the vital contribution made by printing to the emergence of “modernity” in Chilean art. The text, arranged in 21 sections, describes the evolution of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 736035

  • Los biografemas de Pablo Burchard : elucidación y demarcación pictórica
    González Vera, Francisco
    2000
    The theorist and visual artist Francisco González-Vera describes his text as a “model” that can be used to help position the work of Pablo Burchard within the framework of Chilean painting. To that end, he suggests taking an [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 773704

  • Los descontroles del sentido
    Richard, Nelly, 1948-
    1983
    In this text Nelly Richard offers a diagnostic on feminism in Chile and its connections to social sciences and art. The author refers to a Feminism (with a capital F) that developed in the social sciences, which became the predominant discourse and [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 732038

  • Lucha cultural y política
    Brunner, José Joaquín, 1944-
    1982
    This text provides an analysis of what happens at a cultural level in a totalitarian society, which the author implies is a reference to Chile, and how political resistance is organized in such circumstances. One of the main features that José [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 731855

  • Parpadeo y piedad
    Oyarzún Robles, Pablo, 1950-
    1989
    The essay “Parpadeo y piedad,” which appeared in the catalogue for the exhibition Cirugía plástica (Plastic Surgery), held in Berlin, discusses art in Chile, specifically, the art produced in the wake of the 1973 fascist [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 736077

  • Realismo y crisis de la representación pictórica
    Machuca, Guillermo, 1961-2020
    2000
    In his essay “Realismo y crisis de la representación pictórica” (Realism and Crisis in Pictorial Representation), Guillermo Machuca addresses several critical points regarding the visual arts in Chile during the 1960s. They include, [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 757202

  • Retroactivaciones de un proceso
    Richard, Nelly, 1948-
    1983
    In this essay Nelly Richard addresses the new approach to painting taken by some artists in response to what she referred to as the Escena de Avanzada. In her review of the BENMAYOR/DIAZ/DITTBORN/DUCLOS/LEPPE exhibition, Richard discusses the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 730159

  • Return to the pleasurable=La vuelta a lo placentero
    Richard, Nelly, 1948-
    1986
    Nelly Richard focuses on a number of artists as part of her assessment of the status of painting in Chile during the 1970s and 1980s. She discusses a selection of works by a group of artists who take a critical approach to the painting tradition, [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 743686

  • Sobre arte y política(s) : contraoficialidad, poder y lenguajes
    Richard, Nelly, 1948-
    1989
       In her essay “Sobre arte y política(s): contraoficialidad, poder y lenguajes,” written for the exhibition catalogue Cirugía plástica (Plastic Surgery), Nelly Richard reflects on the socio-political and [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 736073

  • The rhetoric of the body=Las retóricas del cuerpo
    Richard, Nelly, 1948-
    1986
    Nelly Richard discusses the use of the human body as a support for a work of art. She refers to two art actions beginning in 1975. One of them was El perchero by Carlos Leppe; in the other, Raúl Zurita burned his face, photographed it, and [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 744815

  • Un caso de producción de identidad artística
    Mellado, Justo Pastor, 1949-
    1995
    Justo Pastor Mellado discusses the evolution of Chilean painting, from its roots to the 1980s. He divides his essay into six sections that explore the field’s history, from José Gil de Castro to the early twentieth century, remembering [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 736039

  • Un filme subterráneo
    Eltit, Diamela, 1949-; Rosenfeld, Lotty, 1943-2000
    1982
    Diamela Eltit and Lotty Rosenfeld wrote this essay after the Círculo de Estudios de la Mujer invited them to take part in a conference commemorating International Women’s Day. Eltit and Rosenfeld had intended to show a pornographic film [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 731801

  • Una cita limítrofe entre neovanguardia y postvanguardia
    Richard, Nelly, 1948-
    1994
    Nelly Richard   discusses C.A.D.A. (Colectivo  Acciones de Arte), taking a critical look at the art action group’s relationship to what she called the Escena de Avanzada, a name she coined based on the group’s strategies [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 736055

  • Yacer incubada oval en la fotografía
    Eltit, Diamela, 1949-
    1987
    Diamela Eltit discusses Nelly Richard’s assessment of the Escena de Avanzada, explaining that, having been mentioned in Richard’s book, she finds herself in the paradoxical position of being a subject of the work in question as well as [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 738611