Topic Descriptor: production×
  • ¿Por qué explicar el arte?
    Cruz-Diez, Carlos
    1989
    In this brief essay, the second in his book Reflexión sobre el color (1989), Carlos Cruz-Diez enumerates the reasons he has decided to rationalize and to explain art. He even expounds on the methods he uses in his creative thought and the aims of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 857038

  • Apresentação
    Firmo, Walter, 1937-
    1987
    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

  • Arte Chicano : una iconografía de la autodeterminación
    Goldman, Shifra M., 1926-
    1987
    This essay by North American historian Shifra M. Goldman examines the artistic production of Chicanos. She considers that production part of the nationalist strategy of a people that determines its own destiny by means of its declarations, be they [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 806255

  • Arte y subdesarrollo : reflexiones para asentar los pies en la tierra. Ponencia Casa de las Américas, La Habana, Cuba.
    Rodríguez P., Raúl R.
    Raúl Rodríguez Porcell’s thesis in this article is that there is a clear difference between art produced in an underdeveloped society and that produced in a developed society. In the developed society, there are modern economic relationships [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 864162

  • El problema de la ‘existencia’ del artista latinoamericano
    Traba, Marta
    1956
    In this text, Marta Traba considers the problem of how Latin American artists can produce art “continental” in character at a moment when realism is not the contemporary mode of expression. She introduces the problem by observing how European [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1061801

  • Em Brasil High Tech, o xeque ao pós-modernismo
    Kac, Eduardo
    2004
    In this introduction, Eduardo Kac shows that the artists known as “Geração Brasil High-Tech” (including Otávio Donasci, Mario Ramiro, and Paulo Bruscky) represent a type of work that refers back to both Waldemar Cordeiro and Abraham Palatnik. [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111320

  • Introdução: resistir ou libertar?
    Morais, Frederico, 1936-
    1979
    In this text, Frederico de Morais emphasizes the importance—and to a certain extent the impotence—of a greater union among Latin American countries. In the beginning of the passage, he states that Brazil was no longer able to ignore the relevance [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1061858

  • La actual división técnica del trabajo artístico en América Latina
    Acha, Juan, 1916-1995
    1978
    In his presentation, the theorist and critic Juan Acha—whose central theme is on the analysis of the processes of artistic work and its technical divisions—makes a cursory historical overview on the topic before addressing the case of Latin [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 815489

  • La construcción de un lenguaje
    Cruz-Diez, Carlos
    1989
    In this autobiographical essay, Carlos Cruz-Diez recounts key moments and experiences in his career, starting with his graduation from the Escuela de Bellas Artes de Caracas (at that time, Cruz-Diez was convinced that the artist’s task consisted of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 857057

  • La industria nacional
    Gamio, Manuel, 1883-1960
    1916
    In this article, Mexican anthropologist Manuel Gamio argues that despite the abundant natural resources and the skill of its workers, Mexico’s industry fails to expand due to the preferential treatment given to foreign products over nationally [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 780242

  • La necesaria pluralidad del arte latinoamericano = The neccesary plurality of Latin American art
    Felguérez, Manuel, 1928-
    1975
    In this text, Manuel Felguérez considers the problems associated with identifying and defining a Latin American aesthetic within contemporary artistic production. He begins by explaining that the Brazilian government’s display of aspects of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1065156

  • La obra de arte en México
    Gamio, Manuel, 1883-1960
    1916
    In “La obra de arte en México,” the anthropologist Manuel Gamio attempts to classify Mexico’s cultural production in light of its varying cultural roots and historical adaptations. He offers the following categories for classifying artwork in [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 752495

  • La resistencia : fragmento del capítulo "La resistencia". Dos décadas vulnerables en las artes plásticas latinoamericanas 1950/1970.
    Traba, Marta
    1984
    Renowned Latin American art historian, Marta Traba, establishes a theoretical link between cultural-economic dependency and the art of developing countries in these two milestone texts, “La resistencia” and “La cultura de la Resistencia.” [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1126517

  • Local/global: arte em trânsito
    Anjos, Moacir dos
    2005
    In this text, curator Moacir dos Anjos analyzes the global conditions transforming contemporary artistic production. Mondialisation, he argues, entails rupture in the traditional associations between place, culture, and identity, ushering in [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111037

  • Los 41 maricones : Encontrados en un baile de la calle la Paz el 20 de noviembre de 1901
    Posada, José Guadalupe, 1852-1913; Berdecio, Roberto
    1901
    The synopsis and the annotations in English are coming soon. However, our bilingual readers can click on “Español” to access this information in Spanish [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 779746

  • Lygia Pape : a radicalidade do real
    Doctors, Marcio
    1990
    Art critic Márcio Doctors analyzes the work of Lygia Pape, whom he considers the most radical of the three Neo-Concrete artists (Lygia Clark, Hélio Oiticica, and Pape). These artists set out to confront the radical experience of space as if it were [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111257

  • Mameluquices e cabanagens
    Herkenhoff, Paulo
    1992
    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

  • Mary Dritschel I
    Leirner, Sheila, 1948-
    1982
    The Brazilian art critic Sheila Leirner considers the scope of the exhibition by Mary Dritschel, the U.S. artist with a show at the Luisa Strina gallery in São Paulo: Da Caixa à Flor. The artist’s work was a contemporary example of “ [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111361

  • Mi vida con Siqueiros : Graciela Amador narra su vida con el pintor : La historia de un amor vivido con intensidad (Primera parte)
    Amador, Graciela
    1948
    In 1948, many years after their relationship ended, Graciela Amador tells of the events of her life with David Alfaro Siqueiros, in this article, the first in a series of four. This first article begins on January 6, 1918, when she met the painter; [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 815248

  • Pintura brasileira e moda internacional
    Pedrosa, Mário
    1959
    In this short newspaper article, written on the occasion of the Extraordinary International Congress of AICA (International Association of Art Critics) held in Brazil in 1959, the chief advocate of Brazilian Modernism, critic Mário Pedrosa, [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1126469

  • Prologue
    Day, Holliday T.; Sturges, Hollister
    1987
    In this prologue, Holliday T. Day and Hollister Sturges explain how the theme of “the fantastic” underlies the art of the twenty-nine artists included in the exhibition The Art of the Fantastic: Latin America, 1920-1987. They explain how this [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1065311

  • Proposiciones de la mesa de trabajo No 2, tema "Critica, teoría e investigación de las artes plásticas Iberoamericanas"; para ser presentadas a consideración de la sesión plenaria del Primer Encuentro Iberoamericano de críticos y artistas plásticos
    Goodall, Donald B.
    1978
    This document summarizes the proposals submitted by the participants at the Primer Encuentro Iberoamericano de Críticos de Arte y Artistas Plásticos who were sitting at work table number two. Referring to the subject “Criticism, Theory, and [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 850368

  • Respuesta de los artistas al llamamiento del Partido Comunista Mexicano
    Siqueiros, David Alfaro
    1950
    David Alfaro Siqueiros, Diego Rivera, Xavier Guerrero and José Chávez Morado led the call for Mexican artists to orient their artistic production to the guidelines of social realism. They responded “. . .  by rejecting the theories and formalist [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 822760

  • Sammy Cucher : entrevista : haciendo notas del inconsciente
    Blyde, Aurora
    1993
    Aurora Blyde interviews Sammy Cucher during the exhibition CCS-10. Arte venezolano actual (Caracas: Fundación Galería de Arte Nacional, 1993). Cucher discusses the various ways in which his work addresses social issues; he explains how he thinks [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 864676

  • Se lo lleva la corriente
    Ponce de León, Carolina, 1955-
    2004
    In this text, Carolina Ponce de León provides a brief overview of Colombian art of the 1980s and 1990s. The 1980s, she asserts, witnessed a return to painting thanks to advertising aesthetics, and the 1990s the awakening of interest in “the other [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1083671

  • Solicitud de Beca Guggenheim
    Baez, Myrna, 1931-
    In this essay, Puerto Rican artist Myrna Báez explains why she needs the prestigious Guggenheim Scholarship. Without it, Báez states, she would not be able to concentrate fully on her artwork since her teaching obligations take up most of her time [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 856855

  • Sur la nature des femmes
    Daibert, Arlindo, 1952-1993
    1995
    In this brief essay, Arlindo Daibert asserts that Western art is patently masculine. In a few lines, he expresses the idea that there is a gender division in art whereby “the masculine” governs the field of production and “the feminine” the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111063

  • The special case of Puerto Rico
    Benítez, Marimar
    1988
    In this article, Puerto Rican art historian Marimar Benítez addresses Puerto Rico’s twentieth-century art production made on the Island and in the United States as torn between the quest for a national artistic expression and that which embraces [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 841269