Topic Descriptor: artists' collectives×
  • Estética de la Antiestética
    Noé, Luis Felipe, 1933-
    In the following passages, Luis Felipe Noé reflects on the function and methods of art in the contemporary atomized society. He asserts that transformations of art imply a constant revolution. Today’s artists must examine and expose the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1278536

  • [Nos encontramos en un mundo determinado...]
    Grupo Arte Nuevo (Perú)
    This programmatic statement by the Grupo Arte Nuevo was included in the catalogue for their second exhibition, which ran from October to November 1966 at the MALI (Museo de Arte de Lima). Faced with “a world molded by the dramatic evolution of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1142834

  • El arte conceptual se toma el Salón Nacional
    Márceles Daconte, Eduardo, 1942-
    This article by the art critic Eduardo Márceles Daconte was published in the Sunday Magazine of the Bogotá daily newspaper El Espectador. The writer provides a brief account of the activities of the group El Sindicato, which emerged in Barranquilla [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1134222

  • Brown paper report
    Casas, Mel
    “Brown Paper Report” is the manifesto of the Tejano [Texan-Chicano] San Antonio-based art collective Con Safo, written by artist Mel Casas in 1971. This short text presents the concepts of Chicano and “Brown Vision,” as well as the etymology [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1126581

  • Dados para uma História da Arte em Pernambuco
    Ladjane, Maria, 1927-
    In this study, Ladjane Bandeira argues that the movement for artistic independence in the state of Pernambuco in northeastern Brazil was an attempt to counter the influence of the European experience as “filtered” through São Paulo and other [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111378

  • Novos mineiros no Galpão
    Sebastião, Walter
    Walter Sebastião describes the activities at the group studio (located in a shed in Belo Horizonte) where eight young contemporary artists work together. They all explore different techniques and languages, but share a preference for a density of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111287

  • Mineiros no Centro Cultural
    Ramiro, Mario
    In this text, Mario Ramiro comments on Construção Selvagem, a show of artists from Minas Gerais held at the Centro Cultural São Paulo. The author asserts that by bringing together various artists, group shows give rise to reflection and illustrate [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111283

  • Entre o passado e o futuro = Between past and future
    Tassinari, Alberto
    This text by art critic Alberto Tassinari addresses the group Casa 7’s participation in the 1985 edition of the São Paulo Biennial. One of the characteristics of the group’s new strain of research is, according to Tassinari, the “arrangement [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111274

  • Nem oito, nem oitenta: oi, tô aí
    Plaza, Julio
    In this text, Julio Plaza questions the notion of the “Geração ‘80” that circulated widely in Brazil. Brazilian art criticism used that term to define new artistic production that differed from the experimentalism prevalent in the seventies; [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111270

  • Sobre as pinturas de Mônica Nador
    Chiarelli, Tadeu, 1956-
    This is Tadeu Chiarelli’s critical text on the paintings created by Mônica Nador, written as the introduction to an exhibition by this Brazilian artist at the Luisa Strina gallery (São Paulo) in 1994. According to Chiarelli, these paintings are [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111256

  • Baravelli visita Leda Catunda
    Baravelli, Luiz Paulo; Catunda, Leda
    This is an interview conducted by the artist Luiz Paulo Baravelli with the painter Leda Catunda, who comments on two painting trends in São Paulo in the 1980s: subject and figure. She talks about her approach to art of the prior decade and cites the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111248

  • Etsedron II
    Amaral, Aracy A., 1930-
    In Aracy Amaral’s view, the debate around the Etsedron group could give rise to reflection on a Latin American aesthetic insofar as it entails an expressionistic and primitivistic interpretation of reality from an environmental perspective. Amaral [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111219

  • [O Foto Clube do Pará nasceu]
    Moreira, Aldo
    This essay describes the establishing of the photography club Foto Clube do Pará, naming its founding partners, the activities presented, and the postal addresses of its members. Around the mid-1950s, in the state capital of Belém, they opened a [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111172

  • Depoimento gravado especialmente para o acervo da Galeria de Arte Alberto Bonfiglioli em 26.02.75
    Amaral, Antonio Henrique
    Artist Antonio Henrique Amaral comments on remarks that Czech philosopher and writer Vilém Flusser made about works from Amaral’s Campos de Batalha [Battlefields] series. Amaral objects to the commentary made by Dan Stancy that Flusser quotes in [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111039

  • Aviso: Rex kaput
    Corrêa, Thomaz Souto
    This account of the disbandment of the Grupo Rex asserts that the primordial aim of the São Paulo-based group was to say things that had never been said before, to criticize attitudes beset with bad faith, and to encourage the work of young [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111033

  • Aviso : é a guerra
    Corrêa, Thomaz Souto
    The manifesto that launched Rex Gallery & Sons in the city of São Paulo addresses in passing issues facing the visual arts in Brazil such as the paucity of galleries that support the production of artists, the lack of specialized art criticism, [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111032

  • Grupo de Bagé - I : "O importante hoje é fazer uma arte nacional" diz início do depoimento
    Nine texts published in the daily Correio do Povo during the month of September 1976 sum up eleven hours of recordings by the Grupo de Bagé (Carlos Scliar, Danúbio Gonçalves, Glauco Rodrigues, and Glênio Bianchett). All four artists, and Carlos [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111022

  • Um pintor bageense
    Assumpção, Clóvis
    This was the first press review to be published in Porto Alegre, the capital of the state of Rio Grande do Sul, about a group of local “modernist” artists that became the Grupo de Bagé, later known as the Clube da Gravura [Printmakers’ Club] [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111021

  • Um caso artistico
    Malagoli, Ado
    Painter Aldo Malagolia, a member of the Núcleo Bernardelli ---which by that date had all but disbanded--- remembers the history of the Brazilian group in this article. When it lost its headquarters, the Núcleo ran the risk of breaking up; which in [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111009

  • Exposições : no Rio
    Campofiorito, Quirino
    Painter Quirino Campofiorito was the creator of Belas Artes, a publication in circulation in Rio de Janeiro. In this text, he provides a critical reading of an exhibition of paintings by [Alberto da Veiga] Guignard held at the Palace Hotel in that [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111003

  • Gosto deste cheiro de pintura
    Morais, Frederico, 1936-
    This is a text with a pronounced personal tone that was written for the purpose of erasing the line that divides an object from an interpretative reading of it. Frederico Morais pointed out a set of factors underlying the resurgence of painting at [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110992

  • Explode Geração!
    Pontual, Roberto, 1939-
    In his book Explode[AB1]  Geração! the art critic Roberto Pontual discusses his thoughts on the emergence of the generation that produced an “explosion” of painting in Brazil in the 1980s. Pontual writes in a very personal style, in keeping [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110991

  • Crise da crise? A resposta também pode ser nossa
    Pontual, Roberto, 1939-
    The art critic Roberto Pontual wrote this text for the exhibition 3x4 - Grandes Formatos organized in 1983 by the Centro Empresarial Rio. The essay’s confessional tone is nuanced by the author’s description of the driving spirit behind the works [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110986

  • A essência do prazer
    Costa, Marcus de Lontra
    This is the introductory essay for À Flor da Pele [Skin Deep], the exhibition that the art critic Marcus Lontra Costa organized at the gallery in the Centro Empresarial Rio in the city of Rio de Janeiro in 1983. It is an energetic defense of “ [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110982

  • Victor Arruda: sem modos, ou quando o pior é melhor
    Guinle, Jorge, 1947-1987
    The painter Jorge Guinle Filho discusses the work of Victor Arruda, another painter of his generation. In Guinle’s opinion, Arruda’s paintings reveal a level of “poverty” in terms of their materials and their technique, a quality that became [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110979

  • Um panorama e algumas estratégias
    Osorio, Luiz Camillo
    Luiz Camillo Osório sets out to identify those elements and/or characteristics that constituted Brazilian art at the beginning of the millennium. In his view, the exhibition Panorama da Arte Brasileira brings clarity and relevance to a type of work [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110978

  • Transvanguarda no Brasil : os novos punks da pintura
    Coutinho, Wilson
    This essay by the critic Wilson Coutinho provides an assessment of the new artistic generation that emerged in the Brazilian artistic scene of the 1980s, starting with the retrospective presented at the Thomas Cohn Gallery in Rio de Janeiro with [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110977

  • Pintura dos anos 80 : algumas observações críticas
    Basbaum, Ricardo
    In his article, the artist Ricardo Basbaum suggests applying a more rigorous theory to the painting produced in the 1980s, especially in Brazil, with the specific goal of demystifying the so-called Geração 80. The author begins by establishing [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110972

  • Papai era surfista profissional, mamãe fazia mapa astral legal: "Geração 80" ou como matei uma aula de arte num shopping center
    Guinle, Jorge, 1947-1987
    The young painter Jorge Guinle thinks the exhibition Como vai você, Geração 80? [How Are You Doing, 80s Generation?] provides extensive insight into the overall, and not just artistic, mood of the 1980s when the event took place at the Escola de [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110971

  • Os geodemas de uá Moreninha
    Valle, Enéas
    In this chronicle by Enéas Valle, the artist/writer weaves a rhapsody that tells the story of the group called A Moreninha, of which he was a member (1986?87) in Rio de Janeiro. After providing the art background of Rio in the 1980s, the writer [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110969

  • O conceito da imagem na nova pintura do sé. XX
    Guinle, Jorge, 1947-1987
    In this article, the young painter Jorge Guinle looks at how Brazilian painters of his generation—“Geração 80”—approach the image. He describes its characteristics in terms of a recent overview of art and a history that is mainly focused on [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110968

  • Luiz Áquila: vai passar, vai ficar (a evolução da liberdade e a persistência da memória)
    Costa, Marcus de Lontra
    In this article the critic Marcus Lontra Costa talks about the painter Luiz Áquila. Lontra begins with a discussion of the “spiritual” conditions involved in the so-called “return to painting” movement of the 1980s. According to the author, [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110962

  • Leonilson : a Geração 80 ficou para trás
    Morais, Frederico, 1936-
    In this text, art critic Frederico Morais reviews the work of (José) Leonilson and his position, vis-à-vis what was known as Geração 80, making use of the artist’s personal testimony. After recalling a trip he made through Europe (including [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110961

  • Gute Nacht Herr Baselitz ou Helio Oiticica onde está você?
    Morais, Frederico, 1936-
    This long text by the art critic Frederico Morais, divided into 12 sections, described the mood of the art being created in Brazil in the 1980s. The emotions and pleasure were the main drivers of this new work, along with a celebration of youth. [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110957

  • Festa e democracia na arte do Parque Lage
    Coutinho, Wilson
    In this text, the art critic Wilson Coutinho comments on the eruption of a special moment in the Brazilian art world, starting with the exhibition Como vai você, Geração 80?,held at the Escola de Artes Visuais del Parque Lage (Rio de Janeiro, 1984 [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110956

  • Expressionismo vs. neo-expressionismo
    Guinle, Jorge, 1947-1987
    The young Brazilian painter Jorge Guinle discusses the painting produced by internationally recognized artists of the 1980s (such as Philip Guston, Julian Schnabel, and Enzo Cucchi, among others), and compares their work to the legacy of early [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110955

  • Daniel Senise
    Coutinho, Wilson
    Published in the catalogue to the 18th São Paulo Biennial (1985), this text by critic Wilson Coutinho presents the work of artist Daniel Senise. Coutinho underscores the dramatic nature of Senise’s pictorial representations of simple objects and [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110947

  • Daniel Senise
    Cocchiarale, Fernando França
    In a text about the work of Daniel Senise, critic Fernando Cocchiarale presents a reading of the retro tendency known as the “retorno à pintura” that took place in the eighties. Cocchiarale underscores the unique nature of the artist’s work. [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110946

  • Cláudio Fonseca : justiça e verdade
    Costa, Marcus de Lontra
    This is the art critic Marcus Lontra Costa’s essay about the painter Cláudio Fonseca. In his preamble, Lontra takes a close look at this contemporary artist and concludes that he lives in the moment, in a place where the only possible artistic [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110941

  • Áquila : o presente da pintura
    Coutinho, Wilson
    In this article critic Wilson Coutinho emphasizes Luiz Áquila’s pictorial contributions to art in the 1980s. Known as “the father of the ‘80s generation,” he was one of the few to continue painting during the prior experimental decade. Á [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110938

  • A pintura contra a parede
    Guinle, Jorge, 1947-1987
    This document is a conversation between the painter Jorge Guinle and the critic Ronaldo Brito; the artists Carlos Vergara and Tunga are also part of the conversation. Focusing on the area he addresses in his ideas, Guinle discusses general aspects of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110935

  • A festa acabou? A festa continua?
    Costa, Marcus de Lontra
    Critic Marcus Lontra Costa takes stock of the eighties on the basis of the exhibition Como vai você, Geração 80? held at the Escola de Artes Visuais do Parque Lage in Rio de Janeiro in 1984. Lontra Costa and his colleagues are particularly [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110934

  • [A arte preside o destino da humanidade]
    Leite, Barboza
    In this article, Barboza Leite identifies the artists who contributed to the founding of the SCAP (Sociedade Cearense de Artes Plásticas) from 1941 to 1949, when the association was launched. He provides a detailed description of the endemic [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110786

  • O líder da renovação
    Essay written by artist Nilo de Brito Firmeza (better known as Estrigas) about the role Mário Baratta played in the development of the artistic scene in the State of Ceará during the 1930s and 1940s. The author’s descriptions of the events of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110785

  • Pincéis e violinos
    Baratta, Mário, 1914-1983
    Mário Baratta references the quietness of the art world in Fortaleza, Brazil, the capital of the state of Ceará, during the dark period of the Second World War. He became acquainted with the Swiss artist Pierre Chabloz, who had settled there in [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110784

  • Lápis e pincéis
    Chabloz, Jean-Pierre, 1910-1984
    Jean-Pierre Chabloz relates his experience in the state of Ceará (Northeast Brazil), a memory he closely links to his pencil and brush. He owes his encounters with artists in the region to drawing, and he believes the work he created then was the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110778

  • São os do Maranhão que vêm
    Medeiros, Aluízio, 1918-1971
    ICAA Record ID: 1110777

  • Uma exposição e a história de dois grupos
    Medeiros, Aluízio, 1918-1971
    Aluízio Medeiros discusses the third Salão de Abril presented by the SCAP (Sociedade Cearense de Artes Plásticas). Medeiros recalls the assembly of artists and intellectuals that took place six years earlier in the city of Fortaleza. He explains [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110776

  • Chegada do profissionalismo
    Galvão, Roberto
    In this article, Roberto Galvão provides a chronological timeline of the facts and institutions that contributed to the cultural state of Ceará in northeastern Brazil. He discusses the challenges that regional artists have faced in their attempts [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110774

  • Traços históricos do desenvolvimento da pintura em Fortaleza
    Montezuma, Maria de Fátima Sales
    The essay “Traços Históricos do Desenvolvimento da Pintura em Fortaleza” [Historical Features of the Development of Painting in Fortaleza, Capital of Ceará] by Fátima Montezuma provides an overview of the history of art from the state of Cear [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110772