Topic Descriptor: New Figuration×
  • ¿Fuera del centro?: arte argentino en las colecciones venezolanas
    Arestizábal, Irma
    The researcher Irma Arestizábal comments on the placement of Argentinean avant-garde art, (always at the margin) in relationship to the hegemonic art centers. She writes based on a selection of works of Argentinean artists that appear in Venezuelan [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1162631

  • [Carta dirigida al espectador]
    Noé, Luis Felipe
    Luis Felipe Noé writes a letter directed to the viewer containing ironic commentary on exhibition catalogs. He supports art as a permanent adventure in revelation and man as the instrument of new quests. Noé proposes “chaos”as the only truth of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 740597

  • [Ce qui m’a frappé]
    Sandberg, Willem Jacob Henri Berend
    William Sandberg writes about the impact he experienced when he got to know the cultural life of Buenos Aires. He mentions the solidarity of the artists who worked in groups, using as an example the artists from Otra Figuración [Another Figuration [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 768891

  • [Cuando hace dos años...]
    Romero Brest, Jorge
    Jorge Romero Brest introduces the artists Ernesto Deiro, Rómulo Macció, Luis Felipe Noé, and  Jorge de la Vega as a collective group. He points out the commonalities that the artists have with Informalism, such as a liberated approach to things [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 741409

  • [En Buenos Aires, a los nueve días del mes de agosto...]
    Romero Brest, Jorge; Sandberg, William; Lassaigne, Jacques
    The jurors of the Premio Instituto Torcuato Di Tella 1963, Jorge Romero Brest, Jacques Lassaigne, and William Sandberg, awarded the Premio Nacional [National Prize] to Luis Felipe Noé for his work and in particular, Introducción a la esperanza [ [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 758230

  • [En Buenos Aires, a los veintiocho dias del mes de septiembre...]
    Restany, Pierre; Greenberg, Clement, 1909-1994; Romero Brest, Jorge
    The jury appointed to judge the 1964 Premio Instituto Torcuato Di Tella [Torcuato Di Tella Institute Prize]—whose members included the critics Jorge Romero Brest (Argentina), Clement Greenberg (United States), and Pierre Restany (France)—decided [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 762276

  • [Estaba pensando en la convivencia de que alguien destacara acerca de la pintura de Macció...]
    Romero Brest, Jorge
    Jorge Romero Brest writes that the jury he was a member of awarded Rómulo Macció the International Prize from the Instituto Torcuato Di Tella (1964), in which he distinguished himself from among the works of foreign artists. By the way and in overt [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 768860

  • [Estes artistas de um "neofigurativismo"...]
    Ferraz, Geraldo, 1905-1979
    In this show of the Argentinean group Otra Figuración [Another Figuration] at Galería Bonino in Rio de Janeiro, the Brazilian writer and art critic Geraldo Ferraz points out the definition by Jorge Romero-Brest made at the exhibition of the New [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 741551

  • [Letter] 1967 diciembre, Nueva York [to] Oscar Masotta
    Noé, Luis Felipe
    This document is a letter discussing the book Happenings, written by Oscar Masotta in 1967: his need to break with painting, that is not concerned with the specifics of a work, but with coming to an understanding with the natural environment through [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 740408

  • [No estas aqui para gozar tus matices preferidos...]
    Parpagnoli, Hugo
    Hugo Parpagnoli introduced, with a brief text, the exhibition of the group Otra Figuración [Another Figuration] as the birth of a new language. Parpagnoli held that Otra Figuración assumed chaos—a key concept according to the theory of Noé, one [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 741539

  • [Porque no soy realista...]
    Noé, Luis Felipe
    In Noé’s opinion, the image of man has changed. It operates in existential relationship to his fellow men as well as to all things; this is the fundamental nexus for his group Otra Figuración [Another Figuration] given that things exist in a [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 740692

  • [Un día el poeta sentó la belleza en sus rodillas … ]
    Guevara, Roberto, 1932-1998
    This essay by the critic and curator Roberto Guevara appeared in the catalogue for the exhibition 10 pintores venezolanos de la nueva figuración. In his opinion, figuration has gone down the same cyclical and unstable path as all the other [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1060477

  • A fearful game of head hunting
    Kemble, Kenneth, 1923-
    Kenneth Kemble is caustic in his article about the group exhibition involving Otra Figuración[Other Figuration] carried out by the Galería Peuser. Ironically, he proposes a game of counting heads amongst the paint spills, adding that children [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 741060

  • Actitudes transgresoras de una década
    González Aranda, Beatriz
    In this article, Beatriz González formulates a link between the defiant attitudes of Colombian artists and critics, and the international social change that occurred during the sixties. She reconstructs the Colombian context in which those attitudes [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 860646

  • Arte cinético es el arte que más integra a la sociedad
    Vestrini, Miyó, 1938-1991
    Journalist Miyó Vestrini interviews Narciso Debourg for his first solo exhibition in Venezuela. The conversation covers the methods of expression used by the Venezuelan painter and sculptor (based in Paris); these include serial usage of elements, [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1157625

  • Arte concreta semântica
    Cordeiro, Waldemar, 1925-1973
    Waldemar Cordeiro formulates a “semantic” version of Concrete art, which, in his view, implies a “qualitative leap” in relation to historical Concrete art as well as new tendencies in art from Europe.  According to him, those tendencies were [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110835

  • Autonomous doodles, verbal scrawls and erasures on drawing in South America
    Herkenhoff, Paulo
    In this text, art critic Paulo Herkenhoff identifies and describes some of the characteristics of drawing as an autonomous form of expression in contemporary art from South America. He formulates ten categories in relation to the production in the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111410

  • Crítica de exposiciones : Luis Felipe Noé expuso recientemente en la galería Bonino una inquietante serie de óleos con motivos históricos
    Linares, Salvador
    A critique by Salvador Linares of the Luis Felipe Noé exhibition at the Galería Bonino (Buenos Aires), the show at which he presented his Federal Series. In the judgment of Linares, referring to the past is a way for Noé to avoid the conciliatory [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 741427

  • De la Vega o la realidad del espejismo
    Derbecq, Germaine
    Germaine Derbeqc, the French artist, introduces Jorge de la Vega’s exhibition by acknowledging his ability to invent languages that translate what is real. She also refers to de la Vega’s earlier periods during which his work gradually changed, [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 764788

  • De por que Luis Felipe Noé (*) ya no es más pintor y sin embargo hace una exposición de pintura (autorreportaje)
    Noé, Luis Felipe
    In this text Luis Felipe Noé refers to the political climate; he states: “it is painting that left me.” Noé discusses the development of his work as well as his relationship with the market in order to question whether painting is still [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 740623

  • Distéfano
    Pellegrini, Aldo
    This text is an introduction to the exhibition of oil temperas on canvas, paper, and fiberglass by Juan Carlos Distéfano. In the text, Pellegrini emphasizes that the images taken from the real world do not contradict his achievements in the purely [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 745059

  • El arte informal y el arte de hoy : un artículo muy remozado y reflexiones nuevas
    Romero Brest, Jorge
    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

  • Em torno do terceiro Salão de Maio
    This article—which appeared in 1939 during the III Salão de Maio held in São Paulo—reports on the statement made jointly by the sculptor Victor Brecheret and the painter Lasar Segall to the effect that they did not agree with the “trend” [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1085032

  • En la sociedad pop la vanguardia no está en las galerías de arte
    Noé, Luis Felipe
    Luis Felipe Noé writes an assessment of the artistic scene in New York in 1966. The city is the commercial center of the art world, although he judges it to be not the international center, but the national center of the world’s most important [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 740663

  • Ernesto Deira
    Pellegrini, Aldo
    In this article Pellegrini affirms that as long as artists perceive that the image conveys an instantaneous message, and the researchers remark that we live in a “visual era,” the visual arts will be at the pole of maximum attraction of a culture [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 745303

  • Good taste but not really great art
    Kemble, Kenneth, 1923-
    Kenneth Kemble writes about the collective art exhibition at Galería Bonino (Buenos Aires) by artists Martha Peluffo, Jorge de la Vega, Juan C. Badaracco, and Rómulo Macció. He introduces them as the new academy of good taste, with the exception [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 740941

  • Ivan Serpa : "o artista já não pode fechar-se em si mesmo"
    Gullar, Ferreira, 1930-; Serpa, Ivan
    The critic Ferreira Gullar interviews the artist Ivan Serpa, who thinks that painting represents the contradictions of his contemporary world, which builds devices that are designed to destroy and others that allow mankind to float around in outer [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110374

  • Jorge de la Vega (1930-1971) : muestra homenaje
    Pellegrini, Aldo
    This introductory text for a tribute exhibition identifies the three periods of Jorge de la Vega’s work: the geometric stage, the Nueva Figuración [New Figuration] stage (within painting), and the stage of songs, poems, and accompanying shows. [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 745058

  • La responsabilidad del artista que se va de América Latina y la del que se queda
    Noé, Luis Felipe
    In his text, Luis Felipe Noé launches the following questions: Does a Latin American art exist? Should it exist? Taking into account what assumptions? What is the artist’s responsibility? Should an artist leave or remain in his country? In his [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 740678

  • Leonel Góngora : secuencia cinematográfica del beso y del abrazo
    Daza, Gloria Inés
    La poetisa, galerista y crítica de arte Gloria Inés Daza conversa con Leonel Góngora sobre las motivaciones artísticas que desencadenaron su “obra erótica”; la muerte que azota a una sociedad “convencional y pacata” como la colombiana; y [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1134387

  • Los-
    Rubió, Nicolás
    Nicolás Rubió wrote that the artists had been going through different “-isms” supported by the “explainers of art,” a reference to the critics. For this reason, those artists who had resisted both the “-isms” and passing fads had come [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 763706

  • Macció : Pintura para que dure cien años
    Hernández Rosselot
    Hernández Rosselot writes about the perishable quality in art, emphasizing the deterioration of contemporary artworks. One of the goals of Rómulo Macció is that his works survive for future observers. The critic mentions the impact of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 768847

  • Novas tendências e nova figuração
    Cordeiro, Waldemar, 1925-1973
    This open letter from Waldemar Cordeiro to José Geraldo Vieira is a response to an article by Vieira published in the magazine HABITAT. The main issue addressed is the emergence of Nova Figuração in reaction to the dilemma between abstraction and [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110840

  • O dilema figuração - abstração
    Vieira, José Geraldo, 1897-1977
    José Geraldo Vieira makes a distinction between figurative and abstract trends in art, wondering if this is an issue of criticism or perception. He hypothesizes that the saturation of aesthetic models—along with a simultaneity of approaches—is [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110841

  • Presentación de mi obra a un amigo
    Noé, Luis Felipe
    Luis Felipe Noé defines his personal relationship with the canvas as a human relationship; his painting is simultaneously figurative and abstract. Its abstraction is found in its] method in bringing the paint taut, thus a pictorial event is [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 740117

  • Sob julgamento a pintura abstracionista
    Campofiorito, Quirino
    The artist and art critic Quirino Campofiorito gave this lecture during the symposium that was organized concurrently with an exhibition of modern art to celebrate the opening of the offices of the Sul América Terrestres Marítimos e Acidentes [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1085881

  • Solemn letter to myself
    Noé, Luis Felipe
    With regard to theory, Luis Felipe Noé summarizes the artist’s path in the term “chaos.” In his judgment there is no order in Latin America—not only in contrast to the United States, but also owing to his not yet having formulated his own [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 740439

  • Tres aspectos de la pintura argentina actual
    Whitelow, Guillermo
    Guillermo Whitelow writes about how prone the Argentinean artists are to group themselves into three distinct tendencies. In the first group (José A. Fernández Muro, Sarah Grilo, Miguel Ocampo, Kasuya Sakai, Clorindo Testa), he points out they have [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 763632

  • VII Bienal: "nova figuração" denuncia a alienação do indivíduo
    Cordeiro, Waldemar, 1925-1973
    Waldemar Cordeiro senses the emergence of a new strain of figuration on the basis of a group of works exhibited at the VII São Paulo Biennial (1963), the last edition of the event held before the military coup. Cordeiro is convinced that modern art [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110842