Topic Descriptor: visual arts×
  • ¿Quién es Martín Fierro?
    Méndez, Evar, 1888 -1955
    1924
    The article discusses the constant attacks that the newspaper Martín Fierro receives and all the conflicts and difficulties that result from these attacks. It also explains the attitude that will be assumed with regard to the situation created by [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 732421

  • "111" de Nuno Ramos
    Tassinari, Alberto
    1994
    This essay on the subject of 111 the work by Nuno Ramos is divided into three parts. The art critic Alberto Tassinari begins by describing the sociopolitical, cultural, and ideological conditions in Brazil on October 2, 1992, when military police put [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110582

  • "Folha" inaugura mostra de artistas pelas diretas
    1984
    This is a report on the opening of the exhibition Os artistas pelas Diretas at the entranceway of the Folha de S. Paulo newspaper facilities in February 1984. The management of the newspaper, in conjunction with various artists, conceived the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110668

  • "On Ice" : Amsterdam Fev. 78
    Barcellos, Vera Chaves; Asp, Carlos; Pasquetti, Carlos, 1948-; Dariano, Clovis, 1950-; Escobar, Jesus R. G; Álvares, Mara; Disconzi, Romanita, 1940-; Lanes, Telmo
    1978
    The eleventh issue of Nervo Óptico shows the sequential photographic record of a performance presented by Flávio Pons, Cláudio Goulart and Vera Chaves Barcellos in Amsterdam in February 1978. Entitled On Ice, the event consisted of a gradual [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110923

  • "Out"-arte?
    Barros, Stella Teixeira de
    1984
    This article by the art critic Stella Teixeira de Barros provides a general overview of Brazilian urban art presentations and performances since the 1960s. It also classifies the production of “street art” in three basic categories: 1. Anonymous [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110669

  • "Sociedade Anônima" : relatos urbanos
    Barcellos, Vera Chaves; Asp, Carlos; Pasquetti, Carlos, 1948-; Dariano, Clovis, 1950-; Escobar, Jesus R. G; Álvares, Mara; Disconzi, Romanita, 1940-; Lanes, Telmo
    1978
    This tenth issue of Nervo Óptico, still on an atypical bimonthly schedule, is double the usual size (32cm x 45cm) and folded in the middle. Its cover has the title “Urban Stories: Sociedade Anónima”. In addition, it bears this notice: “Any [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110922

  • (Áudio-visuais)
    Morais, Frederico, 1936-
    1973
    According to Frederico Morais, the emergence of audiovisual work in several exhibition halls was linked to the introduction of the “object” category that freed up other more traditional categories. In his opinion, “the object” implied a [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110792

  • [A evolução do ser humano está ligada diretamente a adoção da tecnologia e da informação]
    Palatnik, Abraham
    1981
    In this text, experimental artist Abraham Palatnik discusses the questions of information and technology in relation to human evolution. In Palatnik’s view, evolution is key to the dynamic of culture as man adapts to the world at large and to his [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111236

  • [A idéia da G-4]
    Gerchman, Rubens, 1942-2008
    1978
    The artist Rubens Gerchman discusses Pare, the exhibition he jointly presented with Roberto Magalhães, Antonio Dias, Carlos Vergara, and Pedro Escosteguy at the G-4 gallery in Rio de Janeiro in April 1966. Gerchman explains that the exhibition [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110583

  • [A parte do fogo é uma publicaçao para intervir...]
    Meireles, Cildo; Resende, José; Moura Jr., José; Venancio Filho, Paulo; Duarte, Paulo Sérgio; Naves, Rodrigo, 1955-; Tunga, 1952-2016; Caldas Júnior, Waltércio
    1980
    To start with, the newspaper’s editorial statement was very clear concerning the basic purpose of A parte do fogo [The Fire’s Part]: to take part in Brazil’s cultural process and create a space devoted to reflection and to the production of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110674

  • [Aconteceu dia 13, como estava previsto no calendário...]
    Pasquetti, Carlos, 1948-
    1977
    This is the fourth issue of the publication Nervo Óptico. This issue publishes “fake news” signed by the artist Carlos Pasquetti. Looking like news in a community newspaper, a photograph covers the entire editorial space, with the headline: “ [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110916

  • [As mudanças políticas e economicas e as conseqüentes...]
    Mesquita, Ivo
    1995
    According to Ivo Mesquita, it is due to political-economic changes and social crises in Brazil—the results of a colonial project—that the country is influenced by the non-optimistic perspectives that have taken hold in the rest of the world with [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111266

  • [Au moment où le general GEISEL...]
    BRIGADE INTERNACIONAL DE PEINTURE ANTIFASCISTES; COMITÊ DE LA JEUNE PEINTURE
    1976
    The signatories of this manifesto—a statement of solidarity with the struggle of the Brazilian people defending freedom of expression in all areas—are opposed to the dictatorship’s practice of using art as a symbol of prestige for the military [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111288

  • [De todos los premios afortunadamente se multiplica fomentando...]
    Romero Brest, Jorge
    1963
    Writing the prologue for the catalogue of the Premio Ver y Estimar [To See and Ponder Magazine Prize] held in 1963 in Buenos Aires, the author claims to observe the distinctive feature of this competition in this statement: “it voluntarily [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 753920

  • [Does present day Latin American art...]
    Amaral, Aracy A., 1930-
    1975
    Aracy A. Amaral asserts that there is no such thing as a unified expression of Latin American art, but instead a desire for cultural integration that has not yet been resolved. She understands that the countries of the Americas share common problems [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 776786

  • [Em 1973 pensávamos numa JAC futura de etapas constantes ao longo dos meses...]
    Zanini, Walter, 1925-
    1974
    In this text, Professor Walter Zanini presents the exhibition 8ª Jovem Arte Contemporânea held in 1974. He states that the exhibition is conceptual at its core, which means it is oriented toward ideas. He believes that the work of the artists [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110584

  • [Em manifestaçao realizada em dezembro último...]
    1977
    This is the first issue of the Brazilian journal Nervo Óptico (April 1977). A seven-line text/statement (all the text in that publication) sets forth the manifesto written by the N.O. group in December 1976, which assumed a “critical stance [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110913

  • [Entrevista feita com o escultor José Resende...]
    Prieto, Sônia
    1977
    In this interview, the sculptor José Resende describes his training as an architect and his career as an artist since the mid-1970s. He discusses the development of the Grupo Rex and the founding of the Escola Brasil, in both of which he was [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110569

  • [I have been asked to speak about...]
    Kemble, Kenneth, 1923-
    1960
    Kemble develops a historical and formalist view of art, both from a Western and Eastern perspective, to arrive at the stylistic evolution present in both the 20th century and in his own work, which he analyzes from inception and through his personal [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 741307

  • [In absentia (M.D.) é uma reflexão]
    Silveira, Regina, 1939
    1983
    Artist Regina Silveira introduces the installation In Absentia (M. D.), which refers to the graphic manipulation of the codes of representation in perspective. Silveira makes use of this in constructing and mounting her “imitations” of absent [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110654

  • [Incontáveis artistas cuja produção se inclui... ] = [Countless artists whose production may be included...]
    Zanini, Walter, 1925-
    1979
    In this text, art critic Walter Zanini presents the show Multimedia Internacional. In it, he argues that art from the seventies was highly influenced by artists who privileged semantic concerns. They cast aside aesthetic subjectivity to take part in [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110891

  • [La América Latina es un continente de penetración política, económica y militar...]
    Le Parc, Julio
    1981
    This text, written by Julio Le Parc, states that cultural penetration is used in Latin America as a weapon of domination by the United States imperialism, which also seeks to control the means to value artwork at the international level. He also [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 774110

  • [La industria ya no es una simple productora de bienes...]
    McCloud, James F.
    1966
    The introduction to the catalogue for the 3rd Latin American Art Biennial, which opened on October 14, 1966, in Córdoba, Argentina, signed by J. F. McCloud, the president of the Biennial and of Industrias Kaiser Argentina (IKA), the [automotive] [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 772743

  • [Letter] [1970?] Buenos Aires [to] Dr. Roberto Cortés Conde
    Distéfano, Juan Carlos
    1970
    This study signed by Juan Carlos Distéfano,Francisco Kröpfl, Fernando von Reichenbach and Humberto Rivas sets forth objectives and a structural schematic. It likewise makes projections on budgets as well as the infrastructure necessary for the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 762021

  • [Letter] 1948 dec. 21, São Paulo [to] René Drouin, Paris
    Degand, León
    1948
    Letter from Léon Degand—director of the Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo (MAM-SP)—to René Drouin—a Parisian gallerist and the partner of Leo Castelli—discussing details related to the first exhibition at MAM-SP. According to the letter, [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110822

  • [Letter] 1951 March 8, São Paulo [to] Yolanda Penteado
    Machado, Lourival Gomes
    1951
    This is a letter from Lourival Gomes Machado, director of the I Bienal do Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo, to Yolanda Penteado, one of the organizers of the event. Gomes Machado is writing to update Penteado on negotiations with representatives [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110824

  • [Letter] 1971 VI 22, Santiago, [Chile to] Ernesto [Deira]
    Pellegrini, Aldo
    1971
    The art critic sent this letter to Ernesto Deira informing him about the Instituto de Arte Latinoamericano [Latin American Art Institute], which includes the Museo Latinoamericano [Latin American Museum], for which he requests the collaboration of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 745056

  • [Letter] 1972 Julio 11, Minturno [to] Libero Badii
    Paparella, Aldo
    1972
    Aldo Paparella writes to L'bero Badii about his father's family's house in Minturno in Italy. Paparella makes comments about art and consumerist society [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 754646

  • [Letter] 1972 Enero 10, Buenos Aires [to] Horacio I. Carballal
    Heredia, Alberto
    1972
    In this letter Alberto Heredia declines the prize awarded him by the jury of the Certamen Nacional de Investigaciones Visuales [The National Visual Arts Resarch Competition] (Buenos Aires, Argentina). He bases his rebuttal on the discrimination [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 772297

  • [Letter] 1977 abr. 20, São Paulo [to] Walter Zanini, São Paulo
    Borba, Gabriel
    1977
    In this letter addressed to Professor Walter Zanini—the then director of the MAC-USP (Museu de Arte Contemporânea da Universidade de São Paulo)—Gabriel Borba reveals his intention to work with phenomena that present themselves to an artist who [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110664

  • [No processo da revolução brasileria]
    1963
    This text was written by the Brazilian artist Abelardo da Hora for the exhibition called Civilização do Nordeste, organized by the Italian architect Lina Bo Bardi at the Museu do Unhão, in Salvador, the capital of Bahia, in 1963. Abelardo da Hora [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111149

  • [O MAC acolheu o público...] = [The MAC has welcomed the public...]
    Zanini, Walter, 1925-
    1972
    Walter Zanini introduces the exhibition Acontecimentos, held by the Museu de Arte Contemporânea (MAC) at the Universidade de São Paulo (USP). He notes that the silent atmosphere was disturbed by the reading of a communiqué from the artist Lydia [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110662

  • [O meu interesse pelo livro de artista...]
    Dias, Antônio, 1944-
    1985
    In this essay Antonio Dias explains his interest in producing artist’s books, and lists some of his publications. He indicates his preference for projects that require a great deal of knowledge about printing techniques, and mentions his penchant [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110586

  • [O pintor Gontran Netto tem uma visão simples da sociedade]
    Abramo, Radha
    1982
    In this text, art critic Radha Abramo takes stock of realism and metaphor in relation to wretchedness in the work of Brazilian visual artist Gontran Guanaes Netto. She underscores the link between Guanaes Netto’s production and a national type, a [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111164

  • [Obra fotográfica de Telmo Lanes sem título]
    Lanes, Telmo
    1977
    The fifth issue of the journal Nervo Óptico presents photographic work by Telmo Lanes (with neither title nor text). The image of an eye is shown in three sets of five photographs laid out in a circular composition. The artist’s own eye follows [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110917

  • [Por tercera vez se organiza el "Premio Ver y Estimar"]
    Romero Brest, Jorge
    1962
    This text introduces the catalogue for the 1962 installment of the Premio de Honor Ver y Estimar [To See and Ponder Magazine Runner-up Prize] (Buenos Aires). According to the author, the prize, now in it its third incarnation, “has begun to reveal [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 753937

  • [Pressupondo a necessidade do público]
    Barcellos, Vera Chaves; Asp, Carlos; Pasquetti, Carlos, 1948-; Dariano, Clovis, 1950-; Escobar, Jesus R. G; Álvares, Mara; Disconzi, Romanita, 1940-; Lanes, Telmo
    1977
    This eighth issue of Nervo Óptico begins with an epigraph by the Brazilian art critic Mário Pedrosa, and a statement said to be collectively written by the Grupo N.O. This issue presents works exhibited in São Paulo, at the Galeria Eucatexpo. [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110920

  • [projetos de recuperaçao da paisagem interna...]
    Barcellos, Vera Chaves; Asp, Carlos; Pasquetti, Carlos, 1948-; Dariano, Clovis, 1950-; Escobar, Jesus R. G; Álvares, Mara; Disconzi, Romanita, 1940-; Lanes, Telmo
    1977
    This is the third issue of the publication Nervo Óptico. It shows works by Carlos Asp under the general title of “Projects to Recover the Internal Landscape: Self-Portrait on Live Elements.” One of these involves an installation with sketches of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110915

  • 3NÓS3/ Interversão urbana
    Hudinilson Jr., 1957-; Ramiro, Mario; França, Rafael, 1957-1991
    1981
    This document outlines the development of the approach of the art group 3NÓS3 [a pun: both “Three Knots” and “We Three”] made up of Hudinilson Jr., Mário Ramiro, and Rafael França, that was in existence between 1979 and 1981. The writers [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110667

  • 77 : quase-apresentação
    Plaza, Julio
    1977
    In this essay, the Spanish artist Julio Plaza, who lives in Brazil, discusses the differences between “the work” and the “discourse about the work.” He concentrates on the links between the verbal and the nonverbal, which [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110719

  • A aridez dos anos 80
    Camargo, Mônica Junqueira de, 1953-; Mendes, Ricardo, 1955-
    1992
    This article by Mônica Junqueira de Camargo analyzes the creation, circulation and consumption of photography in Brazil, especially in the centers (Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo). Her analysis shows the disenchantment that emerges in the photography [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110927

  • A arte postal na busca de uma nova comunicação internacional
    Zanini, Walter, 1925-
    1985
    Walter Zanini asserts that Mail art is one of the most widespread international avant-garde art forms. It is characterized by the casting aside of the object and downplaying the anonymity of contemporary art. Zanini points out that new structures and [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110591

  • A condição do lugar no site
    Mano, Rubens, 1960-
    2006
    Rubens Mano analyzes the relation between artists and urban spaces during the 1960s and 1970s, both of which introduced into the visual arts a key discussion of the implications of their entry into the core of urban life. The making of art becomes an [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111326

  • A evolução da fotografia nas últimas décadas : panorama internacional e suas repercussões no Brasil
    Kossoy, Boris, 1941-
    1983
    The journalist Boris Kossoy emphasizes the professionalization of the field of photography and the growth of the photography art market in Brazil; in his opinion, this creates advantages and disadvantages. On the one hand, it would be an advantage [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110896

  • A gravura na cooperativa
    1980
    This article, essentially the minutes of a meeting of the Cooperativa de Artistas Plásticos de São Paulo, was published in ABC Color, the organization’s newspaper. The article reports on the meeting of Cooperative members on July 2, 1980, at [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110659

  • A importância educativa da arte contemporânea
    Spanudis, Theon
    1959
    In this critical text, Theon Spanudis proposes the creative participation of the public in the formation of art that he calls “transrational,” which he explains, entails certain modifications to the notions of “time,” “subject,” and “ [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110402

  • A indentidade da arte pela arte e da arte de tese (sic)
    Medeiros, Aluízio, 1918-1971
    1956
    In this text Aluízio Medeiros praises the artist’s sense of social responsibility, calling for a more committed form of art and challenging the idea of “art for art’s sake” that merely leads to evasiveness among artists and intellectuals. He [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110775

  • A nova dimensão do objeto
    Amaral, Aracy A., 1930-
    1986
    This document presents the show A Nova Dimensão do Objeto curated by Aracy Amaral for the Museu de Arte Contemporânea da Universidade de São Paulo in 1986. Without attempting to collapse the difference between sculptural works and [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111200

  • A polícia também foi ao teatro no sábado
    1968
    This newspaper article reports on the raid carried out at the Teatro Ruth Escobar, in São Paulo, on June 8, 1968, when federal police violently shut down the Iª Feira Paulista de Opinião, an event produced by the Teatro de Arena group and directed [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110660

  • A produção contemporânea e as imagens técnicas = Contemporary production and technical images
    Cocchiarale, Fernando França
    2007
    Fernando Cocchiarale wrote a historical overview of the pioneering uses of technology in art created in Rio de Janeiro, emphasizing the return of the close links between art and life initiated in the 1960s. The writer also foresaw the revival of the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111427