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  • [Speech given at the Terra Museum of Art, Chicago]
    Sierra, Paul, 1944-
    The Cuban-American artist Paul Sierra begins this lecture, delivered at the Terra Museum of Art in Chicago, by declaring that even though he has been asked to speak about the “sources of Hispanic Art,” he has decided to speak instead about [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1064040

  • Asunto fundamental
    Méndez, Evar, 1888 -1955
    Evar Méndez maintains that the “imposition of a foreign intellectual meridian on the Argentines, whose young culture and nascent art just needs time to grow and assert itself until it achieves its own, unique identity […], is ridiculous and [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 731342

  • Aterrizajes. Inyecciones a la lengua
    Pedreira, Antonio Salvador, 1899-1939
    This editorial poses a linguistic challenge: the need to revitalize the Spanish language. [The article contends that] language is alive, dynamic, continually growing, and should be enriched with the wealth of valuable expressions imposed by necessity [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 853045

  • Descubrir a Gego
    Lowry, Glenn D.
    In this essay, Glenn D. Lowry discusses his reaction when in Venezuela in 2000, he discovered Gego’s work, having only ever seen a few of her sculptures and prints. He claims that he would have liked to meet her, and lists the questions he would [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1159482

  • Discurso de incorporación a una sociedad literaria de Santiago pronunciado en la sesión del 3 de mayo de 1842
    Lastarria, José Victorino, 1817-1888
    This address was given by the Spanish-born, Chilean-based scholar José Victorino Lastarria in 1842 during a meeting of the recently formed Sociedad Literaria, a literary society of important Chilean scholars and politicians. In his speech to the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1125103

  • Dos lenguajes contrastantes en el arte colombiano : nueva figuración e indexicalidad, en el contexto de la problemática sociopolítica de las décadas de 1960 y 1980
    Malagón Kuka, María Margarita
    In this article, art historian María Margarita Malagón-Kurka analyzes a series of works by Colombian artists that address the topic of violence. She argues that there are two distinct tendencies that took shape in two different historical moments. [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1093658

  • El ateneo en 1894
    Schiaffino, Eduardo, 1858-1935
    This article records a polemical debate over Argentinean national artistic and literary practices that took place in 1894 between three Argentinean artistic figures: poet and playwright Rafael Obligado; painter, critic, and scholar Eduardo Schiaffino [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1125286

  • El futuro de nuestra lengua
    Rosenblat, Ángel, 1902-1984
    Ángel Rosenblat studies the changes that have occurred in the Spanish language over the last two hundred years, supported by his historical and linguistic research into various cultures. The philologist analyzes the place of that language in the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 815645

  • El poder de la palabra
    Pellegrini, Aldo
    This text reflects on the power of words, keeping in mind that each human being includes a little of himself or herself into the words that he or she uses. Avoiding to discuss the usefulness of language, Aldo Pellegrini raises two points: its [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 745248

  • Esto no es un límite
    Araujo, Gabriel
    According to the poet Gabriel Araujo, the Venezuelan visual artist Luis Romero’s works on paper stretch limits and genres, and overrun the borders of literature. Romero associates images with words that complement each other (“the opacity of the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1160353

  • Giangrandi
    Rivero, Mario, 1935- 2009
    In 1978, the poet Mario Rivero, who was the art critic for the Revista Diners for many years, wrote an article on the recent work of Umberto Giangrandi. In his text, Rivero interprets the work of the printmaker born in Italy—residing in Colombia [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1134893

  • Huesos, vísceras, pieles y sangre como elementos pictóricos en Contramaestre : resurge "El Techo de la Ballena" con un homenaje a la necrofilia
    Ras (Eduardo Robles Piquer)
    In this newspaper article, Eduardo Robles Piquer (alias RAS) describes the exhibition Homenaje a la necrofilia and interviews the painter and writer Carlos Contramaestre, whose work is shown at the exhibition, and who is a member of El Techo de la [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 868651

  • Image and Play as a Strategy for Latina o Agency
    Suaréz, Bibiana, 1960-
    In this lecture at the Maryland Institute College of Art, Puerto Rican-born artist Bibiana Suarez presents an overview of her work and considers the role of race and ethnicity in her art. She begins the lecture by explaining her ethnic background and [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 867498

  • Imperialismo baldio
    Rojas Paz, Pablo, 1896-
    Pablo Rojas Paz explains that Guillermo de Torre’s proposal is nothing more than a formal protest, imperialist in character; one of many that Latin America has been subjected to periodically, be it by France, North America, or in this case, Spain. [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 731332

  • La nostalgia de la historia en el proceso de la imaginación plástica en América Latina
    Noé, Luis Felipe
    In this text, Luis Felipe Noé explains his theory that the shared impulse that defines Latin American painting is its preoccupation with “inventing history.” He argues that this impulse is a direct result of Latin American artists’ experience [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1061890

  • Living Borders/Buscando America : languages of Latino self-formation
    Flores, Juan; Yudice, George
    Written at a time when the United States’ English-only movement was expanding, this article examines the construct of Latino identity in its social, political and aesthetic dimensions, through the struggle over language. The authors discuss [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 841662

  • Mirentxu Ganzaraín: Chile
    Ganzaraín, Mirentxu
    In this text, the artist Mirentxu Ganzaraín discusses the inadequacy of terminology in use in the United States to describe and categorize the art by artists whose ethnic backgrounds are other than normative ones. As a North American of Chilean and [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 782615

  • Nuyorican Aesthetics
    Algarín, Miguel
    Poet Miguel Algarin maintains that rather than a sign of ignorance the mixing of Spanish and English words by Puerto Ricans in New York expresses linguistic creativity. He argues that Puerto Ricans in New York are forging a new language and culture [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 842571

  • O vídeo em questão : a perspectiva de uma arte do vídeo como referência-chave para a representação
    Bambozzi, Lucas
    In this essay, artist and curator Lucas Bambozzi analyzes the development of video production from Brazil starting in the eighties. Bambozzi argues that although promising video artists emerged in Brazil in the late seventies, the eighties will be [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111116

  • Panorama da Arte
    Silvia, Maria; Plaza, Julio
    These are transcribed excerpts provided by the author, Julio Plaza, to the columnist Maria Silvia. In the document, Plaza declared that his work derived from reflecting on art as a language with an inherent system he defined as a metalanguage. He [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110752

  • Proceso a la imagen : recorrido conceptual : elementos para una reflexión activa
    Lublin, Lea, 1929-
    Conceptual artist Lea Lublin writes that she tries to substitute adaptation for creation and the cultural conditioning for the questioning of all the elements of the system that determine it. In her musings, she explains the system of multiple [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 766561

  • Proceso a la imagen II : terranautas : Instituto Torcuato Di Tella. Septiembre de 1969 : experiencia I
    Lublin, Lea, 1929-
    Argentinean conceptual artist Lea Lublin describes with precision the materials, route, and luminous instructions to her Terranauta [Terranaut] (1969) environment, as seen from the perspective of her theory Life/Language= Art, seeking to provoke the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 766861

  • Siting the event : Gego, modernity, and the cartographic turn
    Bosteels, Bruno
    In this essay, Bruno Bosteels, a Belgian professor of Romance languages and literature, analyzes Gego’s art, focusing particularly on her environmental work, Reticulárea (1969). Bosteels grounds his analysis on the work of scholars from a number [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1148248

  • The "Grupo de Arte Jóven de Tocoal"
    Deal, Raoul
    In this lecture, Raoul Deal reflects on his experiences living in Mexico between 1988 and 1998, on the history of art and education in Mexico, and the work of the workshop of El Tesoro de Tamulté in the state of Tabasco. Deal stresses Leandro Soto [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 840704

  • The multicultural paradigm : an open letter to the National Arts Community
    Gómez-Peña, Guillermo
    In this essay, Guillermo Gómez-Peña discusses a major paradigm shift by which North/South relations have become more central to the United States, and how immigration has redefined the culture of the country. He states that this has created a new [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 849066

  • The Puerto Rican equation: art as plebiscite for survival, struggle and sovereignty
    Sánchez, Juan, 1954-
    In this essay, Nuyorican artist Juan Sánchez explains that The Puerto Rican Equation commemorates the centennial of the United States invasion of Puerto Rico in 1898. Sánchez writes that the work of the artists in the exhibition demonstrates that [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 842653

  • Traducción [ex machina]
    Burbano Valdéz, Andrés, 1973-
    The text “Traducción [ex machina]” addresses the relationship between automatic translation and artificial intelligence. It formulates a method for the collective construction of a global language for the sake of greater access to and the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1091156

  • Una arquitectura de la información
    Restany, Pierre
    Pierre Restany writes that Lea Lublin’s work Fluvio Subtunal [Sub-Tunnel Flow] (1969) is a systematic work about the structures of psycho-sensorial communication. Restany explains the development of Lublin’s production as a research into visual [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 766884

  • Xul Solar
    Pellegrini, Aldo
    The text analyzes Xul Solar’s career, keeping in mind that his life was an ongoing effort to penetrate the unknown. Pellegrini’s essay proposes a periodization of his artwork, even though each phase does not necessarily mean a total rupture with [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 745171

  • Yslas
    Martorell, Antonio, 1939-
    Puerto Rican artist Antonio Martorell offers a poetic essay that starts by explaining the use of the “Y” in the spelling of Islands: Art in Transit/Yslas: Arte en tránsito, an exhibition held in 1994. Y translates in Spanish as “and,” which [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 842749