Topic Descriptor: manifestoes×
  • La visión elemental : las formas no ilusionistas
    Ambrossini, César
    The manifesto La visión elemental [The Elemental Vision] puts forth a Non-Illusionist theoretical position on the image: working with volumetric or flat forms, simple and concise, activating planes and volumes using pigmentation, the usage of flat [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 766360

  • Las "acciones" de Teresa Vila
    Vila, Teresa, 1931-2009
    In an artistic “manifesto” published on a flier to be handed out to the audience, Teresa Vila explains the aims of her “action art,” also called “actions with theme,” which had political and media impact in Uruguay in the sixties. Her [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1236324

  • Las "Instituciones de cultura" nos roban el oxígeno, afirman
    In this article the members of the group El Techo de la Ballena (Caracas, 1961–68) explain what prompted them to create the group. Keeping the works of the Surrealist and Dadaist movements in mind, but with no intention of reviving them, the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1060199

  • Las pedradas como un sustituto de la razón
    Siqueiros, David Alfaro; Orozco, José Clemente; Guerrero, Xavier
    David Alfaro Siqueiros, José Clemente Orozco and Xavier Guerrero signed this article in which they refute the assertions published by the Federación de Estudiantes Preparatorianos [Federation of Preparatory Students] and they list, one after [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 758002

  • Liliana Porter
    Barcellos, Vera Chaves; Asp, Carlos; Pasquetti, Carlos, 1948-; Dariano, Clovis, 1950-; Escobar, Jesus R. G; Álvares, Mara; Disconzi, Romanita, 1940-; Lanes, Telmo
    This is the thirteenth and last issue of Nervo Óptico. This one-page handbill includes a photograph taken by Liliana Porter, a work entitled the Ladder of fire. Porter used an image by the same title, which she clipped from an art book. After [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110925

  • Llamamiento a los intelectuales de América
    Reyes, Alfonso, 1889-1959
    This appeal asks Latin American thinkers to attend the Conferencia Panamericana de Ayuda [Pan-American Aid Conference] in support of Spanish Republicans, to be held in Mexico City, February 14–17, 1940. The goal was to express solidarity with those [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 783670

  • Los destructores de pinturas : Manifiesto del Grupo Comunista Estudiantil de la Escuela Nacional Preparatoria
    This document reports on the publication of a manifesto signed by the Comunista Estudiantil de la Escuela Nacional Preparatoria [Student Communist Group at the National Preparatory School], comprised of 151 members. It explains how a small minority [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 757997

  • Manifeste du Rio Negro du naturalisme intégral = Manifiesto del Río Negro sobre el naturalismo integral
    Restany, Pierre
    This manifesto was written by the French critic Pierre Restany in 1978 in which he claims that nature represents mankind’s conscience and sensibility. Total naturalism recognizes only the purifying, cathartic power of fantasy in the service of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 805796

  • Manifesto
    Asp, Carlos; Pasquetti, Carlos, 1948-; Dariano, Clovis, 1950-; Escobar, Jesus R. G; Álvares, Mara; Disconzi, Romanita, 1940-; Lanes, Telmo; Barcellos, Vera Chaves
    The manifesto written by members of the Nervo Óptico group is critical of matters such as submitting artistic work to commercial pressure. The text, which was signed in Porto Alegre (Rio Grande do Sul), warns that the “market’s demands oblige [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110690

  • Manifesto antropofago
    De Andrade, Oswald
    A manifesto in which the writer Oswald de Andrade proposes the notion of anthropophagy as a possible paradigm on which to build a Brazilian cultural identy. From that point of view, he emphasizes a “pre-logical mindset” and a return to “natural [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 771303

  • Manifesto Flami-n’-assu
    Bastos, Abguar
    This manifesto is a call for (cultural) independence and was written from “a high Amazonian plateau,” in the state of Pará (where the author hailed from). The proclamation uses typical expressions and references the myths, customs, and [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111436

  • Manifesto Pau-Brasil
    De Andrade, Oswald
    This manifesto by Oswald de Andrade suggests that Brazilian art and literature should take positions vis-à-vis European culture that would privilege the cultivation of invention and an illogical, “agile and candid” attitude. The duty of the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 781051

  • Manifesto Regionalista de 1926
    Freyre, Gilberto, 1900-1987
    This manifesto was written by the sociologist Gilberto Freyre on behalf of the “rehabilitation of regional and traditional values” and in support of a “new organization” in Brazil. Stating his opposition to the administrative division of the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1074787

  • Manifiesto
    Homar, Lorenzo; Martorell, Antonio, 1939-; Rivera Rosa, Rafael
    In this manifesto, Puerto Rican artists Antonio Martorell, Lorenzo Homar, Rafael Rivera, Juan O'Neill, Nelson Sambolín, Antonio Maldonado, and Ángel Casiano expressed their solidarity with oppressed and exploited nations that struggled to gain [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 856319

  • Manifiesto : acta de fundación : Sindicato Único de Trabajadores en las Artes Plásticas
    Sindicato Único de Trabajadores en las Artes Plásticas
    This is the founding statute, filed in Lima, Peru, of SUTAP (Sindicato Único de Trabajadores en las Artes Plásticas) [Sole Visual Arts Workers Union], an organization devoted to the recognition of the social function of art. The document states [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1136267

  • Manifiesto de “Martin Fierro” : periódico quincenal de arte y crítica libre
    Girondo, Oliverio, 1891-1967
    The text “Manifiesto de ‘Martin Fierro’” [Manifesto of Martin Fierro] shows itself to be within the general norms that were characteristic of the vanguard manifestos. It first indicates its position with respect to “the past,” then the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 732817

  • Manifiesto de cuatro jóvenes
    Brito, Jorge
    This manifesto was distributed at the opening of the Salón Nacional [National Salon] in 1942, in which four fine arts students stood in opposition to the institution and identified their adversaries as the “picapedreros” [the stonemasons]. In [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 733193

  • Manifiesto de los Artistas Grabadores del Uruguay
    Towards the end of 1944, the first core group of artistic engravers was created publishing its manifesto on the eve of the inauguration of the Primer Salón de Grabadores del Uruguay [The Fist Hall of Engravers of Montevideo on November 6th of that [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1228293

  • Manifiesto de los artistas independientes de Colombia, a los artistas de las Américas
    Posada, Gabriel Andrés; Arango Pérez, Débora; Montoya, Octavio; Vallejo, Jesuíta; Sierra, Graciela; Uribe, Maruja; Restrepo, Laura; Sáenz, Rafael, 1919-1998; Nel Gómez, Pedro, 1899-1984
    This forty-eight page catalogue consists of the following sections: “Manifiesto de los artistas independientes a los artistas de las Américas” [Manifesto Dedicated by Independent Artists to the Artists of the Americas] (two pages); “La [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 860304

  • Manifiesto del New York Graphic Workshop
    Camnitzer, Luis
    This is the first manifesto of the New York Graphic Workshop (NYGW). It proposes a redefinition of the concept of engraving [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 791656

  • Manifiesto del Sindicato de Obreros Técnicos Pintores y Escultores
    Siqueiros, David Alfaro
    The Manifesto of the Sindicato de Obreros Técnicos Pintores y Escultores (SOTPE) [Technical Workers, Painters, and Sculptors Union] was published in El Machete toward the end of June 1924. It was an attempt to warn the proletariat and the indigenous [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 751080

  • Manifiesto estridentista
    Maples Arce, Manuel, 1900-
    This is the second manifesto made public by a new estridentista front located in the city of Puebla. This manifesto makes fun of the local literary glories, but especially of the patriotic values with such deep roots in that city, such as the hero of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 737580

  • Manifiesto estridentista número 3
    Gallardo, Salvador
    Salvador Gallardo issued a third Estridentista proclamation in 1925 in the city of Zacatecas that echoed the formal language used by Manuel Maples Arce, the founding father of the trend, Estridentismo. It consisted of a repetitive litany, expressed [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 799681

  • Manifiesto Excusado
    This document is a preliminary sketch of the frontispiece for the first issue of Excusado, an independent publication in Bogotá, rendered one year before it was published (2004). The text contains the unpublished version of the Excusado manifesto as [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1092473

  • Manifiesto Número 4
    Aguillón Guzmán, Manuel
    In Ciudad Victoria (Tamaulipas), Miguel Aguillón Guzmán issued a fourth Estridentista manifesto in which the delegates to the III Congreso Nacional de Estudiantes [3rd National Students’Conference] affirm their “support for the Mexican [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 799686

  • Manifiesto pro integración
    Plaza, Julio
    This is a manifesto by graphic artist Julio Plaza in which he proposes that art, as relating to time and space, be integrated in an objective way, into an open environment that reverberates with life. He declared that the invention of the “artistic [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110751

  • Manifiesto S.O.S
    This proclamation criticizes the precarious state of the Taller Libre de Arte (TLA) and demands the intervention of Venezuelans cultural institutions to revitalize what was once the heart of the national artistic avant-garde. The authors complain [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1051896

  • Manifiesto sobre la existencia
    De Romero, Ralph
    In this manifesto, Ralph de Romero, a Puerto Rican artist born in New York, expresses his thoughts about human existence. In his opinion, social discipline imposes rules he does not care to sign on to. And he is emphatic: he must be allowed to live [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 863138

  • Manifiesto Vivo-Dito del Arte-Vivo
    Greco, Alberto, 1931-1965
    This is Alberto Greco’s manifesto on the nature of “Arte Vivo-Dito” [Living-Finger Art]. It is, in essence, a reality adventure, an urgent document, and a means of direct contact with things, people, and places; in other words, it is reality [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 759619

  • Manifiesto: Cuatro Muros
    Galería Cuatro Muros (Caracas, Venezuela)
    This text, presented as the manifesto of Galería Cuatro Muros [Four Walls Gallery], is based on the idea that all true artists are both “creators” and, therefore, “destroyers.” It recognizes the worth of abstract art for displacing interest [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1097172

  • Manifiesto: Movimiento Libre de Artistas Plásticos
    This manifesto formed part of the exhibition catalogue of the exhibition by the Primer Salón del Movimiento Libre de Artistas Plásticos of Montevideo. It also included the list of the participants and the written bylaws. This manifesto was claimed [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1228269

  • Manifiesto1. Contestando a N.B.
    Torres-García, Joaquín
    In this text and newly arriving to his native country, Joaquín Torres García responds to the ostensive critique made by N.B. in the Issue No. 7, June−July 1934 publication of the magazine Movimiento.  Since number 7 of the magazine Movimiento ( [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1228450

  • Maria Tomaselli Cirne Lima
    Barcellos, Vera Chaves; Asp, Carlos; Pasquetti, Carlos, 1948-; Dariano, Clovis, 1950-; Escobar, Jesus R. G; Álvares, Mara; Disconzi, Romanita, 1940-; Lanes, Telmo
    This ninth issue of Nervo Óptico appeared as a bimonthly issue (as the previous one), almost as an exception to the regular monthly schedule. This issue shows a figurative drawing (pencil on paper) by Maria Tomaselli [Cirne Lima] from her 1977 [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110921

  • Nosotros los poetas y artistas futuristas de Italia (la carroña intelectual al servicio del papa y de Mussolini – aclaramos los artistas revolucionarios)
    Marinetti, Filippo Tommaso, 1876-1944
    In 1936 the publishers of Frente a Frente [Face to Face], the journal of the Liga de Escritores y Artistas Revolucionarios (LEAR) [League of Revolutionary Writers and Artists] published a belated futuristic manifesto by Filippo Tommaso Marinetti on [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 779364

  • Nosotros manifestamos que:
    Asociación Arte Concreto Invención (Argentina)
    This Manifesto expresses support for a state of permanent invention in terms of the Arte Concreto Movement. The document states that mankind is creative, constructive and realistic, and that existence is but the synthesis of a binomial: space-time [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 731671

  • Nuestras artes : statement
    Nuestras Artes de Michigan, Inc
    In this statement—addressed to the Task Force on Hispanic-American Arts of the National Endowment for the Arts—the group Nuestras Artes describes the inequitable context in Michigan for Latinos and Latino culture (the authors use the term Raza [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 782648

  • Oratorio monocromático : los hartos
    Reyes Palma, Francisco
    Francisco Reyes Palma visits the inner complex personality of Mathias Goeritz through a detailed history of the ideas that influenced the development of the culture as well as its actors during the twentieth century. An artist of his time, Goeritz [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 751391

  • Paisagem sobre paisagem "Cena de Cidade"
    Dariano, Clovis, 1950-
    This is the sixth issue of Nervo Óptico, which presents Clovis Dariano’s photographic work entitled “Landscape on Landscape: City Scene.” This is a landscape of an urban skyline (Porto Alegre, the capital of Rio Grande do Sul) observed from [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110918

  • Partido de los Young Lords : programa y plataforma de 13 puntos
    Young Lords Party; Young Lords Party
    This thirteen-point program, written in Spanish, presents the Young Lords Party platform calling for the liberation of all oppressed people. Some of the points that stand out from the list, include a call for the self-determination of Puerto Ricans, [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 841824

  • Pau Brasil
    Andrade, Oswald de, 1890-1954
    This book of poetry was published a year after the 1924 Pau-Brasil manifesto. The book is divided into several sections: “História do Brasil,” a parodic version of the discovery of the country; “Roteiro de Minas” [ [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 784909

  • Please Stop!
    Goeritz, Mathias, 1915-1990
    This manifesto begins by saying: “Please stop this aesthetic joke that is supposed to be profound! Stop boring us with yet another example of egocentric folk art! This is nothing but vanity.” It argues that if Jean Tinguely wants us to believe [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 825126

  • Primer manifiesto : ligera exposición y proclama de la anti-academia nicaragüense
    Coronel Urtecho, José; Mongalo, Bruno; Castillo, Luis
    Signed by Nicaraguan poet José Coronel Urtecho (1906–1994) and eight other writers, including Joaquín Pasos Argüello (1914–1947) and Pablo Antonio Cuadra (1912–2002), this document is the first manifesto of the Anti-Academia Nicaragüense [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1125703

  • Rayado sobre el techo: Cambiar la vida, transformar la sociedad.
    El Techo de la Ballena
    This is the second issue of Rayado sobre el Techo, the magazine published by the visual artists and writers in the group El Techo de la Ballena (Caracas, 1961–68). Inspired by the slogan “Change life, transform society,” this issue included the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1060254

  • Repudio al Premio Braque- organizado por la Embajada Francesa
    The artists who had called for boycotting the 1968 Premio Braque (promoted by the French embassy in Argentina) stated their condemnation of its censorship in the midst of the awards ceremony, which was carried out in the Museo Nacional de Bellas [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 756305

  • Ruptura
    Cordeiro, Waldemar, 1925-1973
    This text was written by Waldemar Cordeiro in response to Sérgio Milliet’s critique of his “Manifesto Ruptura” that was published in the newspaper O Estado de S. Paulo on December 13, 1952. In addition to replying to each one of Milliet’s [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1085337

  • Segundo manifiesto
    El Techo de la Ballena
    In this “Segundo Manifiesto”—jointly written by members of El Techo de la Ballena (Caracas, 1961–68)—the group identified the artistic movements they challenged as follows: traditional landscape painting, social realism, geometrical [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1057677

  • Siempre es tiempo de no ser cómplices
    Boglione, Osvaldo Mateo
    This text, dated June 1968, announces the split of the Rosario art vanguard from artistic institutions. This rupture would result a few weeks later with an assault at a conference given by art critic Jorge Romero Brest. At the time, the Braque Prize [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 758534

  • Situação da vanguarda no Brasil
    Oiticica, Hélio, 1937-1980
    Hélio Oiticica attempts to describe the Brazilian avant-garde’s views concerning an innovative phenomenon that clearly reflects the national character of the country rather than being an imitation of the North Americans or the Europeans. “Nova [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110376

  • SPAM (Sociedade Pró-Arte Moderna) - Manifesto
    Segall, Lasar; Almeida, Paulo Mendes de
    This manifesto states, briefly, that the goal of SPAM (Sociedade Pró-Arte Moderna), the pro-modern art association, is to create an environment devoted to the “development” of artistic activities. Founded in 1932 by a group of intellectuals, [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 783455

  • Telmo Lanes Clovias Dariano
    Barcellos, Vera Chaves; Asp, Carlos; Pasquetti, Carlos, 1948-; Dariano, Clovis, 1950-; Escobar, Jesus R. G; Álvares, Mara; Disconzi, Romanita, 1940-; Lanes, Telmo
    This twelfth issue of Nervo Óptico, which was published two months after the previous issue, presents a group photographic work created by Telmo Lanes and Clovis Dariano. Superimposed on a photograph of an empty chair, we see a photograph of the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110924