Topic Descriptor: culture×
  • Ariel, evangelio de humanismo americano
    Beltrán Guerrero, Luis, 1914-1997
    1952
    Luis Beltrán Guerrero, in his re-reading of the famous book from 1900 by José Enrique Rodó, Ariel, diminishes the importance of its criticism of “yanqui” (Yankee) culture, given that in his judgment, the Uruguayan philosopher could not [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 850156

  • Art of the Other México: Sources and Meanings=Arte del Otro México: Fuentes y Significados
    Mesa-Bains, Amalia
    1993
    In this text, Amalia Mesa-Bains introduces an exhibition of Chicano art with an account of Chicano cultural history, and a description of how the works of art in the show relate to several themes. She organizes her account of Chicano cultural history [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 782743

  • Arte "brasileira" não existe
    Dias, Antônio, 1944-
    1981
    From the perspective of a practicing artist, Antonio Dias demands greater organization of the Brazilian cultural sector. He asserts that following the military coup of 1964, Brazilian culture became irrelevant on the global scene due not to a lack of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1075066

  • Arte Antiguo Mexicano
    Rivera, Diego, 1886-1957
    1956
    Rivera claims that societal conditions influence a society’s cultural expression, and insists that making art is an integral part of the social fabric. Speaking from an essentially Marxist platform, he explains that art will disappear in future [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 780488

  • Arte melancólico
    Flores, Manuel María
    1900
    In this interesting article, the poet Manuel M. Flores exposes the contrast between the character and nature of life in Mexico (busy, erotic and festive) and the national art in all its manifestations (melancholic and grave in nature). Alluding to [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 778168

  • Arte Nacional Puertorriqueño
    Quero Chiesa, Luis, 1911-
    1945
    Puerto Rican educator Luis Quero Chiesa while searching for his cultural roots, begins with the Spanish discovery of Puerto Rico in 1493. He says that the conquerors had no compunctions about wiping out any trace of the native Taino culture. In [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 823742

  • Arte, ciência social e sociedade
    Freyre, Gilberto, 1900-1987
    1958
    This is a speech given by Gilberto Freyre in Recife, the capital of the state of Pernambuco, on the twenty-fifth anniversary of theEscola de Belas Artes. In the speech, the author equates the economy and culture in importance, from which art and [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110801

  • Artes plásticas no século XX : internalização e modernidade
    Bueno, Maria Lucia
    1999
    In her text, Maria Lúcia Bueno follows the course of twentieth century visual arts, from modernity to globalization. She in turn probes the art world, relating art spaces and dissemination of art to their social context. Based on her analysis of the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111309

  • Artes unidas de Michigan : Advancing Latino Arts and Culture in Michigan
    Artes Unidas de Michigan
    2003
    This brochure outlines the background and mission of Artes Unidas de Michigan [United Arts of Michigan], including its relationship with previous initiatives to foster Latino and Chicano art and culture in Michigan and its goals to advance Latino [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 781975

  • Artist's Statement : Recognizing the Mexican Influence
    Castillo, Mario
    1982
    Mario Castillo, the distinguished Chicano/Mexican multimedia creator, writes in this artist statement that his work has always dealt with birth, life, death, and the afterlife, and that he has always tried to relate it to his Mexican heritage. He [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1063621

  • Assim falou o papa do futurismo : como Mario de Andrade defina a escola que chefia
    Andrade, Mário de, 1893-1945
    1925
    This is an interview with Mário de Andrade, who is referred to here as the “Daddy” of the new art movement that the newspaper calls “futuristic,” and that the São Paulo writer calls “modernist.” De Andrade prefers to reply to the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 784366

  • Asunto fundamental
    Méndez, Evar, 1888 -1955
    1927
    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 : cultura e hispanoamericanismo
    Gili Gaya, Samuel
    1930
    The Spanish linguist Samuel Gili Gaya (1898–1976) states that the values in Puerto Rican culture should not be derived from what Puerto Rico can copy from Spain or assimilate from Anglo-Saxon civilization, but on what it can distill from its own [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 853185

  • Aterrizajes : nuestro aislamiento
    Pedreira, Antonio Salvador, 1899-1939
    1930
    As part of a message addressed to young Cubans, Índice magazine reviews Puerto Rico’s situation. The article discusses Puerto Rico’s isolation, diminutive size, and solitude. As though that were not enough, Puerto Ricans are born and raised in a [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 853147

  • Balanço geral da vida oficial das artes plásticas em 1950
    Cordeiro, Waldemar, 1925-1973
    1951
    Waldemar Cordeiro, one of the major figures in Brazilian visual arts, provides a broad overview of events in that field in the early 1950s, a key decade in the history of the arts in Brazil. Cordeiro lists the exhibitions, courses, and conferences [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1085395

  • Barricades of ideas: Latino culture, site-specific installation, and the U.S. Art Museum
    Noriega, Chon A., 1961-
    1999
    In this document, scholar and curator Chon Noriega uses the model of identity articulated by José Martí in order to construct a more accurate understanding of U.S. Latino cultural expression and, more specifically, Latino installation art. He [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 862121

  • Bases para la política cultural de la revolución peruana
    Perú. Gobierno Revolucionario de las Fuerzas Armadas
    1977
    This charter document lists the main cultural guidelines established by the self-styled Gobierno Revolucionario de las Fuerzas Armadas Peruanas (1968–80). The text, which is divided into several chapters, discusses a number of prior situations and [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1139418

  • Bits and pieces : the Mexican American folk aesthetic
    Seriff, Suzanne; Limón, José
    1986
    In "Bits and Pieces: The Mexican American Folk Aesthetic," authors Suzanne Seriff and José Limón argue that a common aesthetic pervades all aspects of Mexican American culture including folk art, food, music, games, and rituals. Seriff and Limón [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1126066

  • Border culture : the multicultural paradigm
    Gómez-Peña, Guillermo
    1990
    In this text, Guillermo Gómez-Peña declares the new dominant U.S. culture “border culture,” and assesses how Latino culture has infiltrated U.S. culture writ large. U.S. culture has, he argues, become fundamentally multicultural, and the “ [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1065568

  • Brasil diarréia
    Oiticica, Hélio, 1937-1980
    1970
    According to Hélio Oiticica, the future of Brazilian modernism depends on the creation of an artistic language that can adopt a universal critical approach that is both “permanent and experimental.” His diagnosis of the state of Brazilian [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1090409

  • Caderno do Congresso
    1954
    This is the closing report of the Primeiro Congresso Nacional de Intelectuais held in 1954 in Goiânia, state of Goiás. It was written by journalist Salim Miguel—a member of the Delegação de Santa Catarina—for publication in the magazine Sul [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110339

  • Cansinos Assens comenta "Estética del Novecientos"
    Cancinos Assens, Rafael
    1928
    The article “Cansinos Assens comenta Estética del Novecientos” is a study on the book Estética del Novecientos by Uruguayan essayist and historian Alberto Zum Felde, who sought to establish cultural views about his country and Latin America [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1197025

  • Caráter nacional da arte
    Gullar, Ferreira, 1930-
    1982
    According to the poet and critic Ferreira Gullar, the essential problem concerning the “national” nature of art is directly related to the cultural dependence of the country. By way of explanation, he suggests that this question would not arise [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 807930

  • Caribe : a new magazine focusing on the visual arts and culture of caribbean people
    Moreno Vega, Marta
    Dr. Marta Moreno Vega’s editorial statement for the first issue of Caribe magazine lays out the aims and goals of the new publication. She states that Caribe willfocus on Caribbean subjects that have been misinterpreted by colonizing powers. She [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 841497

  • Centro Cultural São Paulo : 1991
    Barros, Stella Teixeira de
    1991
    This text is an analysis of the two years that had passed since the opening of the Divisão de Artes Plásticas do CCSP (Centro Cultural São Paulo), reorganized in 1989. Stella Teixeira de Barros emphasizes that in spite of remaining fairly distant [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111297

  • César Martinez
    Martínez, César Augusto, 1944-
    1981
    This text includes excerpts from two letters written by Texas artist César Martinez in 1979. The first letter discusses the importance of culture within the Chicano movement, describing the discontent created by negative representations of Chicano [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 795980

  • Charlas literarias : los conceptos de Luis Vidales sobre la actual cultura de Europa : las orientaciones de la juventud de la post-guerra : el panorama intelectual de Colombia : los nuevos
    1929
    In this interview, Colombian writer and critic Luis Vidales provides an overview of European cultural thought of the late 1920s. First, he discusses the debate between nationalism and internationalism in the sphere of culture in order to flesh out [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1080192

  • Chicago Show Jury Process Compromised
    Chicago Artists’ Coalition
    In this statement, the Chicago Artists' Coalition (CAC) voices its objection to the mid-competition change of rules and procedures for selecting artists for The Chicago Show. It calls the organizers’ decision to add an invitational component to [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 867431

  • Chicano art
    Goldman, Shifra M., 1926-
    1974
    In this essay, Shifra Goldman defines Chicano art as the expression of the historical conditions of what she calls the “double-mestizaje” [double-intermingling] of Chicano experience. Beginning with a consideration of the unresolved question of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1061662

  • Chicano chronicle and cosmology : the works of Carmen Lomas Garza
    Mesa-Bains, Amalia
    1991
    This essay by Amalia Mesa-Bains was included as the introduction of the catalogue to the exhibition of Carmen Lomas Garza’s art, A Piece of My Heart/Pedacito de Mi Corazón, which traveled to various cities in the states of Texas, California, and [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 803276

  • Chicano Montage : art and cultural crisis
    Benavidez, Max
    1995
    This is an essay by independent scholar Max Benavídez in which he considers the impact of what he calls the “internal exile and displacement,” and decades of social marginalization on the self-identification of many Chicanos. He explores the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1086178

  • Cinco días en Cali-Fanny : grandezas y miserias de la cultura subdesarrollada
    Traba, Marta
    1964
    Marta Traba wrote an exhaustive chronicle on “the high and low points” of the Festival de Arte de Cali (1964). She highlighted the performance of the actress Fanny Mikey, the enthusiastic organizer of the event, who became “Califanny” for the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1105031

  • Citings (sic) from a Brave New World : The Art of the Other Mexico
    Sorell, V. A. (Victor A.)
    In this review of the exhibition Art of the Other Mexico: Sources and Meanings, Victor Alejandro Sorell writes that the border is the exhibition’s overarching and master trope. The exhibition features works of art by the “greater Mexican [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 801878

  • Club de Grabado: desde la crisis con pesar
    Peluffo Linari, Gabriel
    1984
    The crisis and feelings of “remorse” (that, in this case, connotes political impotence) of the 1980s were the result of more than ten years of military dictatorship that had effectively dismantled the network of cultural organizations that had [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1185468

  • Colonización cultural : la cultura del petróleo. Rasgos y efectos en nuestra población. La situación del colonizado. La descolonización cultural.
    Quintero, Rodolfo, 1909-1985
    1976
    Venezuelan anthropologist Rodolfo Quintero describes the “oil culture” in this thesis as the most devastating consequence of cultural colonization suffered by his country. Through it, the colonizers altered and distorted the social development of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 815702

  • Conceito moderno de etnologia
    Baldus, Herbert, 1899-1970
    1935
    Here, the well-known ethnologist Herbert Baldüs presents [what was then considered] the strange concept of “ethnology” as the science that studies the phenomenal and total form of people and its links with the phenomenal for­ms of other people [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 780673

  • Conditions for producing chicana art
    Venegas, Sybil
    1977
    In this essay, art historian and curator Sybil Venegas discusses the social and economic conditions that led to the public emergence of Chicana artists in the 1970s. According to Venegas, by the 1970s Chicanas had developed both the economic means, [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 845778

  • Confluencias : Leandro Soto and Raoul Deal
    Soto, Leandro, 1956-; Deal, Raoul
    2004
    This booklet for the exhibition Confluencias: Leandro Soto and Raoul Deal contains three texts: an interview with the artists by Linda Corbin-Pardee, an essay by Gregory Jay, and a short text by Awam Amkpa entitled “The Story of Oggun.” Jay [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 840815

  • Creative aspects of La Raza inspired by chicano experiences
    Torres, Salvador Roberto, 1936-
    1973
    In this Masters of Fine Arts (MFA) thesis, Salvador Torres presents the theoretical foundation for his project that traces the development of the United Farm Workers’ Huelga (Strike) banner through a series of six paintings and six drawings. [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 820503

  • Cultura audiovisual e arte contemporânea
    Ramos, José Mário Ortiz; Bueno, Maria Lucia
    2001
    This text analyzes the reorganization of cultural production, principally of an audiovisual and visual nature, in the context of globalization. Its authors examine the role of governmental policies in culture and the growing importance of culture in [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111336

  • Cultura de liberación
    Grompone, Antonio, 1893-1965
    1936
    This essay is on the author of the speech delivered at the Ateneo de Montevideo, Antonio Miguel Grompone, on “the culture of liberation,” where he highlights the cultural and political importance of the “peoples” universities or adult [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1226424

  • Cultura en el orden internacional
    Oribe, Emilio, 1893-1975
    1939
    In the early twentieth century, Europe—which had, until that time, been Latin America’s cultural referent par excellence—was deeply immersed in a devastating socio-economic crisis brought about as a result of the First World War. Fascism and [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1223996

  • Cultural Expression for a Community Outside of the Law : Paper presented at "Murals in Education", a panel discussion on Chicano Art in the future at the Centro Cultural de la Raza, San Diego, California on April 27, 1984.
    Avalos, David
    1984
    In this document, artist David Avalos posits that the Chicano community has been marginalized, and exists “outside of the law”; it has, for the most part, been kept outside of the institutions of mainstream American society. He writes that this [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1086130

  • Culture 'En Proceso' : Demystifiying Latino Identity
    Suaréz, Bibiana, 1960-
    In this text, Bibiana Suárez addresses the misconceptions of a Latino identity that is portrayed as one-dimensional and homogenous in both mainstream and Latino discourses in the United States. She discusses the new tendency to conflate Latino with [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 782135

  • Culture in the battleground : from nationalist to Pan-Latino projects
    Dávila, Arlene M., 1965-
    2000
    Written by Puerto Rican anthropologist Arlene Dávila, this article analyzes the reasons for the still subordinated position of Latin culture in New York’s artistic and cultural landscape, despite the relative popularity of Latin American art since [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 841288

  • Darío el Dibujante
    Suro, Federico
    1999
    Federico Suro—a journalist and former diplomat who is the son of the artist, Darío Suro—wrote this essay. Anecdotal in tone, this article offers many insights into the artist’s almost obsessive approach to drawing, which he called the “life- [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 822016

  • David Cooper con el Grupo de los Trece
    Glusberg, Jorge
    1973
    The text discusses the work method of the Grupo de los Trece [Group of Thirteen] in relation to its constitution. As the coordinator of the group, David Cooper analyzes, on the one hand, the internal problems of the group, “las ansiedades de cada [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 761221

  • De memoria : nueva fauna y flora : proyecto colaborativo-participativo
    Escobar, Fernando, 1973-
    2000
    Here Fernando Escobar develops the proposal for his art project De memoria. Nueva fauna y flora. Escobar concretely renders visible the conceptual sphere from which he derives his “participative, collective” research, as he categorizes it, [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1130038

  • Declaración de los intelectuales frente al paro nacional
    Sanín Cano, Baldomero, 1861- 1957
    1957
    “Declaración de los intelectuales colombianosdurante el paro general” is an open letter dated May 8, 1957 published in issue No. 13 of the magazine Mito. It is signed by twenty-five people, among them politicians, writers, poets, and artists. [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1185102

  • Declaración General del Primer Congreso Nacional de Trabajadores de la Cultura
    1980
    In response to the implicit threat that the Puerto Rican government made in wanting to hand over political and cultural control of the Island to the United States, the attendees at the Primer Congreso de Trabajadores de la Cultura de Puerto Rico [ [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1060833