Topic Descriptor: photographs×
  • Cartier-Bresson
    There is an announcement in this newsletter for an exhibition of 150 works by the famous photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson to be presented at the CAYC with support from the Museum of Modern Art, New York (MoMA) and the Argentinean magazine Fotograf& [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1476295

  • Bill Caro : pinturas
    Caro, Bill, 1949-
    In this brief review, Bill Caro discusses his own career, ranging from his 1972 exhibition (focused on Lima shantytowns) to his interest in light that became one of the key facets of his work in the 1980s. Caro states that “photographing is as [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1293457

  • Bill Caro 76
    Caro, Bill, 1949-
    This document is the catalogue to Cementerio de automóviles, an exhibition of work by hyperrealist painter Bill Caro held at Galería Enrique Camino Brent in Lima in late 1976. In a synopsis, architect Héctor Velarde states that beauty is “ [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1293440

  • Lo pictórico, lo fotográfico y lo “pompier”
    Pereira, Raúl María, 1916-2007
    In this text, Raúl María Pereira rejects the notion of sincerity—a value as arbitrary as it is ungraspable—as privileged category in artistic creation. He upholds, rather, the duty born of “today’s agonizing mindset”—the search for the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1289806

  • El 51 Salón Arturo Michelena : fragmentos para una propuesta
    Oropeza, José Napoleón, 1949-
    The Venezuelan writer José Napoleón Oropeza reviews the works exhibited at the 51º Salón Michelena in Valencia (in the Venezuelan state of Carabobo) in 1993, and groups them in the categories mentioned in the invitation: painting, photography, [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1165714

  • La última sábana
    Azcarate, Ana de
    Researcher Ana de Azcárate analyzes the art of Sandra Vivas from her early production through 2004. De Azcárate points out constants in Vivas’s work, such as feminism and machismo, the use of her own body in performances and in videos, and the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1164030

  • Diana López en PS1
    Fuenmayor, Jesús
    Curator Jesús Fuenmayor explores the work of Venezuelan artist Diana López on the basis of her participation in an annual show at PS 1 Contemporary Art Center, in New York. The theme López presented for that show was the result of her experiences [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1163934

  • Inmobilia : ver con buenos ojos
    Fuenmayor, Jesús
    The curator Jesús Fuenmayor introduces Inmobilia (Sala Mendoza, Caracas, 1997), the exhibition of works by the Venezuelan photographer Luis Molina Pantin. Fuenmayor uses the idea of a “frame” as a metaphor in his review of the artist’s [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1162343

  • Mauricio Lupini V-6. 811.042
    Auerbach, Ruth
    This text by curator Ruth Auerbach introduces Venezuelan artist and photographer Mauricio Lupini on the occasion of the 1995 exhibition Mauricio Lupini V-6.811.042, held at the Sala Mendoza in Caracas. Auerbach reflects on two specific points: the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1162295

  • Una historia de la fotografía de Claudio Perna contada por Claudio Perna
    González, Julieta, 1968-
    In this essay, curator Julieta González discusses artist Claudio Perna, specifically the way he uses photography and his archive-based methodology. González argues that Perna’s photographs can be analyzed in terms of the concept of the “index [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1161950

  • Visión panorámica de las nuevas cartografías
    Vivas, Zuleiva, 1951-
    The essay “Visión panorámica de las nuevas cartografías. Los años setenta: se borran los límites” is the first chapter of the monographic book by Zuleiva Vivas on the life and work of Claudio Perna. In it, the author provides an overview of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1157158

  • Sobre fotografía peruana actual : posibilidades de superar una depresión
    Montalbetti, Mario, 1953-
    In this review of contemporary Peruvian photography the author questions the attempt to divide the genre into two separate categories that make a distinction between artist photographers and lay photographers. Montalbetti claims that the discussion [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1139634

  • El renacimiento indio por el arte
    Suárez A., Humberto
    In this article the writer Humberto Suárez (who uses the pseudonym Kocha-Puma) profiles the photographer Martín Chambi. Suárez describes the city of Cuzco as an emblematic artistic center that indigenous artists should work to promote. He [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1136775

  • De la fotografía como funcíon estética : En torno al artista cusqueño Martín Chambi
    Cerruto, Oscar, 1912-1981
    In this newspaper article, Oscar Cerruto discusses the work of the photographer Martín Chambi. Cerruto refers to Benedetto Croce’s idealistic philosophical concept about expressive beauty, which he uses to defend the artistic nature of photography [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1136726

  • Miguel Ángel Rojas : rastrear el origen de una mirada indeleble
    Gutiérrez, Natalia, 1954-
    This article, “Miguel Ángel Rojas. Rastrear el origen de una mirada indeleble” [Miguel Ángel Rojas: Tracing the Origins of an Indelible Perspective], is the product of an extensive interview with the artist identified in the title. In her [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1134206

  • Patricia Bonilla : más allá de la fotografía
    González, Miguel, 1950-
    The Colombian curator and art critic Miguel González reviews the work of the photographer Patricia Bonilla in minute detail. The review begins with an interesting sentence: “These days it is not unusual to find interrelationships used in ways that [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1134142

  • Entre el cuerpo ausente y su saturación
    Cerón, Jaime, 1967-
    This essay by the critic Jaime Cerón appeared in the catalogue for the exhibition Ruven Afanador presented at Fotomuseo in 2002. Cerón divides his essay into three sections, as follows: i) “Entrada” [Entrance], in which he describes photography [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1133980

  • Fotografiar lo invisible : Víctor Robledo
    This document is the flyer for the exhibition Fotografiar lo invisible featuring work by Colombian artist Víctor Robledo; the show was held at the gallery of the downtown campus of the Alliance Française in Bogotá from June 13 to July 5, 2001. The [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1133013

  • “He aquí, pues, mis citaciones a la audiencia” : constelaciones y museo fuera de lugar. Jaime Iregui
    Gutiérrez, Natalia, 1954-
    The text “He aquí, pues, mis citaciones a la audiencia” by Natalia Gutiérrez is the eleventh chapter of ciudad-espejo (2006), a theoretical research project that focuses on artists whose work—mostly in the medium of photography—attempts to [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1132933

  • Programa
    Jiménez, Carlos, 1947-
    In discussing the underlying theory that connects the essays in his book Los rostros de Medusa [Medusa’s Faces], Carlos Jiménez describes photography in terms of the question of mechanical time in the modern era. According to Jiménez, photography [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1131159

  • La fotografía como documento en el arte conceptual de Barranquilla
    This document is an informative flier about the exhibition La fotografía como documento en el arte conceptual de Barranquilla. Inviting the public to attend free of charge, this program references anexhibition to take place on January 16, 1981, in [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1131111

  • Alberto Baraya o el arte de desplegar, coleccionar en fin, el arte de encontrar las relaciones que están ahí y que no vemos
    Gutiérrez, Natalia, 1954-
    In this article, the critic Natalia Gutiérrez reviews a number of works by Alberto Baraya, such as his photomontages in Proyecto recorridos (1997–98), Mitificación artificial de una pintura (1998), Herbario de plantas artificiales (2002−), and [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1130395

  • Corporales : evidencias del cuerpo en fotografía
    Cerón Silva, Jaime
    This document consists of a curatorial text written by Jaime Cerón and the catalogue of images that record the works shown in the group exhibition, Corporales. The exhibition included works by the Colombians María Isabel Rueda, Juan Pablo Echeverri [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1130086

  • Introdução
    Gomes, Alair, 1921-1992
    Alair Gomes discusses at length the nude male photographs that are currently making the rounds. He discusses the range of the subject, from porn to the artistic nude shot, noting how photography is excluded from contemporary art, and comments on the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111419

  • As imagens de terceira geração, tecno-poéticas
    Plaza, Julio
    In this text, Julio Plaza draws a parallel between photography’s impact on nineteenth-century iconography and the current transformation with images that no longer depend on artisanal or mechanical systems, but rather on digital ones. Plaza senses [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111372

  • As imagens técnicas: da fotografia à síntese numérica
    Machado, Arlindo
    In this text, Arlindo Machado analyzes the characteristics of the technological image, from the invention of photography to the computer and from Renaissance perspective to the synthesis of computer-generated images. Machado argues that in [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111292

  • Introdução
    Yamagishi, Harumi
    Written by Harumi Yamagishi, this overview of photography in the twentieth century was the presentation of the exhibition Foto/Idéia held at the Museu de Arte Contemporânea de São Paulo (MAC-USP) in 1982. Yamagishi asserts that photography as a [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111243

  • O tempo na fotografia
    Barros, Lenora de
    Lenora de Barros offers three alternative perspectives on the redefinition (or the semantics) of the photographic image. (1) She juxtaposes Susan Sontag’s interpretation of the photographic scene (repetition and time saturates and wears down the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111222

  • Gretta
    Gretta, 1947-
    Greek-Brazilian artist Gretta Sarfaty asserts that there is an undeniable tie between her art and her life as a woman in this society. As a woman, she faces constant aggression against, among other things, her sensuality—an issue that, by means of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111212

  • Um espaço para a fotografia
    Amaral, Aracy A., 1930-
    In this text written by Aracy Amaral on the occasion of the opening of the Espaço Fotóptica/MAC-USP—a space dedicated to photography at the Museu de Arte Contemporânea da Universidade de São Paulo that Amaral directed—the author defends the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111199

  • Visualidade na Amazônia : a questão da fotografia
    Magalhães, Angela; Peregrino, Nadja, 1949-
    The writers set forth a range of photographic work produced in the north-Brazilian State of Pará. They describe photographs starting with the early records taken by 19th century travelers (undoubtedly a highly important research source), through [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111176

  • O Rosto e os outros: fotografias de Claudia Leão
    Leal, Cláudio de La Rocque
    Using a good series of literary metaphors, Cláudio de La Roque Leal presents the photographic work produced by Cláudia Leão during the mid-1990s. He considers it a visual reflection on the perennial character of images and their connection to [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111174

  • O movimento cultural ganha espaço
    Marie, Jeanne
    Based on the events of 1981, this newspaper article comments on the cultural environment in the city of Belém (Estado de Pará), which is located in the Amazonian equatorial region of Brazil. While on the one hand the visual arts and music were not [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111173

  • [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

  • O corpo sutil das imagens: fotografias de Gratuliano Bibas
    Maneschy, Orlando, 1968-
    This essay by Orlando Maneschy emphasizes the importance of Gratuliano Bibas to photography from the Brazilian state of Pará. Maneschy places Bibas’s work in historical context in relation to the presence of North American photographer Charles [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111171

  • Mameluquices e cabanagens
    Herkenhoff, Paulo
    On the occasion of the XI Salão Arte-Pará held in 1992, Paulo Herkenhoff provides an overview of photography from the Equator region of northern Brazil. He compares the production from the state of Pará and its capital city Belém to that of the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111170

  • Apresentação
    Firmo, Walter, 1937-
    This essay introduces I FotoNorte, the exhibition held in equatorial Belém, in the state of Pará. The show consisted of a selection of photographs of the Brazilian Amazon taken as part of a larger project sponsored by the Instituto Nacional de [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111169

  • Militância política e dissonância poética
    Fernandes Jr., Rubens (Fernandes Júnior)
    In this presentation of his research, Rubens Fernandes Júnior attempts to provide an overview of photography from the state of Paraná in southern Brazil, placing it in wider historical and geographic context. The author not only summarizes the most [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111168

  • Apresentação
    Magalhães, Angela; Peregrino, Nadja, 1949-; Máttar, Paulo
    This text was the introduction to the exhibition Fotografia Contemporânea do Pará - Novas Visões, held in Rio de Janeiro (Fundação Nacional de Artes - Funarte) as well as at Niterói (Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro), both in 1998. The [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111167

  • Amazônia reinventada
    Nunes, Benedito, 1929-
    This text by writer Benedito Nunes is a comparison of two works, both of them urban scenes from his collection: a painting by Emmanuel Nassar and a photograph by Gratuliano Bibas. Drawing on the author’s background in philosophy, the text is a [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111165

  • Imagemega
    Plaza, Julio
    This critical essay poem by Julio Plaza reviews a sequence of computer-processed images produced by José Wagner Garcia, based on a (Landsat 5) satellite image of Guarujá Beach on the coast of São Paulo. In Plaza’s opinion, the work is a metaphor [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111133

  • Novíssimos : a produção dos 90 : para além da atitude descritiva
    Pavan, Margot
    This text is a critical review of the exhibition Novíssimos: a produção dos 90, held at the Galeria Fotóptica in São Paulo in 1993. Margot Pavan’s comments on the exhibition hark back to the accomplishments of the nineteenth-century Swedish [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111131

  • Rumo à imagem sintética
    Machado, Arlindo
    In this article, the author claims that the emergence of video art prompted a reversal of figurative expectations in the field of technical images. Heavily influenced by a Renaissance approach to visual expression (based on a monocular geometric [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111102

  • Artes & tecnologias
    Machado, Arlindo; Plaza, Julio
    This text was written by Arlindo Machado and Julio Plaza to be published in the catalogue for Artecnologia, the exhibition that the two authors co-curated and presented on September 2-9, 1985 at the Museu de Arte Contemporânea de São Paulo – [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111092

  • Info foto: grafias
    Plaza, Julio
    The graphic artist Julio Plaza claims that all forms of cultural expression are supported by a technique; based on that premise, he briefly outlines the development of the concepts involved in the production of images. He refers in particular to the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111091

  • A urgência de uma filosofia da fotografia
    Flusser, Vilém, 1920-1991
    In this text, Vilém Flusser upholds the philosophy of photography as necessary for reflection on how to live freely in a world programmed by devices. Flusser’s approach delves into photography as praxis in an attempt to understand the medium. In [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111089

  • A fotografia e a reprodutibilidade da obra de arte
    Fabris, Annateresa
    Annateresa Fabris explores the impact of photography on the reproduction and the dissemination of artwork. Her position arises from her reading of W. M. Ivins, Jr. (published in Barcelona, 1975), who considers it an important factor in the emergence [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111026

  • Uma conclusão provisória
    Machado, Arlindo
    At the end of his book, A ilusão especular[AB1] , Arlindo Machado focuses on the issue of representation in photography, which he calls the “referent.”  He deconstructs its codes, as in any other system for representing images, freeing them [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111017

  • Exposição de fotografias de Ademar Manarini
    Pfeiffer, Wolfgang, 1912-
    In this review of Ademar Manarini’s photography exhibition, at the Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo, Wolfgang Pfeiffer notes the quality of the photographs. The critic is acutely aware of the debate in progress about the visual arts, which he [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111015

  • Miguel Rio Branco : bons tiros na hora certa
    Canongia, Ligia
    This is an interview by the art critic Ligia Canongia with the artist Miguel Rio Branco. Here the two discuss the status of photography in terms of “art,” its links with “reality,” and the absence of any specialized photography criticism in [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110965