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  • O popular como matriz
    Amaral, Aracy A., 1930-
    Aracy Amaral explains that since the early twentieth century, fine artists from Latin America in search of their cultural roots have taken an interest in the themes and formal usage of popular expression. The examples she cites include Tarsila do [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110503

  • O procedimento cafona
    Favaretto, Celso F. (Celso Fernando), 1941-
    This essay analyzes images of Brazil created by song writers who compose in the Tropicália style, expressing aspects of the country’s cultural past from a modern perspective. Like surrealist works—as in the case of the “Jeu du cadavre exquis [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110507

  • O tropicalismo é nosso, viu?
    This article describes Tropicalism as an enigmatic and ambiguous movement. It emerged from a fusion of a number of cultural expressions and forms in the wake of the rivalry that pitted the Jovem Guarda (who were fans of British Yeah-Yeah-Yeah and [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110422

  • O trópico entrópico de Tropicália
    Chamie, Mário
    In this text, Mário Chamie distinguishes the Tropicalism of sociologist Gilberto Freyre from the Tropicália of singer-songwriter Caetano Veloso using the different postures of their native states, Pernambuco and Bahia respectively, in relation to [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1075019

  • Polémica : Autoctonismo y Europeismo : réplica a Franz Tamayo
    Casanovas, Martí, 1894-1966
    In this text, Martí Casanovas responds to a letter by Franz Tamayo considering the question of what direction the development of Indio-American culture should take. Distinguishing his philosophy from Tamayo’s, Casanovas explains that he believes [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 839776

  • Por que Oxalá usa ekodidé
    Mestre Didi
    This is a story written by the African-Brazilian sculptor Deoscóredes Maximiliano dos Santos, alias Mestre Didi. In it, he recounts a legend from the mystic universe of Candomblé (a fairly widespread Brazilian cult with African roots) about the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110544

  • Por uma fala amazônica sobre a cultura
    Loureiro, João de Jesus Paes
    [This text offers] perspective on Amazonian sensibility, through which the author proposes a radical shift by marginalizing the “elitist” focus. According to this vision, the history of the cultural production of that region has been “a tragic [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111175

  • Por una cultura real
    Salazar del Alcazar, Hugo; Buntinx, Gustavo
    This editorial appeared in number 2/3 (1983) of the magazine U-tópicos: Entornoalovisual (Lima). The text refers to the ongoing failures of the Peruvian government’s cultural organizations over the course of two decades, including the “ [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1292528

  • Proposición de la mesa de trabajo No 3, tema : "Contexto social del arte iberoamericano"; para ser presentada en la sesión plenaria del Primer Encuentro Iberoamericano de críticos de arte y artistas plásticos
    Arjona, Marta
    This document includes a summary of the proposals presented by the participants at the Primer Encuentro Iberoamericano de Críticos de Arte y Artistas Plásticos who were sitting together at work table number three. Referring to the subject “The [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 850349

  • Seminário III (segundo semestre de 1981)
    Chauí, Marilena de Souza
    This seminar analyzes research, debates, interviews, and statements collected by the Núcleo de Estudos e Pesquisas of the Fundação Nacional da Arte (FUNARTE). The main topic addressed is how “the national” and “the popular” have been [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110452

  • Signs of a Transational Fable
    Merewether, Charles
    In this text, Charles Merewether argues that an overwhelmingly homogeneous concept of Latin American culture has been promoted by both state and market interests. He argues that Latin America can no longer be understood as any kind of fixed entity, [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1065604

  • Sob o signo do sincretismo
    Risério, Antonio
    Antonio Risério discusses the origins of the artistic avant-garde in Bahia in the 1950s and 1960s. He notes the syncretic nature of this particular form of art that embraces everything from high culture to popular culture to mass communication. He [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110506

  • Sobre el premio nacional de arte
    Adolph, José B., 1933-2008
    On the occasion of the decision to grant the 1975 Premio Nacional de Cultura [award] to Andean altarpiece maker Joaquín López Antay (1897–1981), journalist José B. Adolph reviews the categories of “high art” and “folk art.” While Adolph [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1136108

  • Soy loco por ti, América
    Capinan, José Carlos; Gil, Gilberto
    The author declares his love for Latin America, which is portrayed as a lover whose color is white foam and whose sky is a flag. Soy loco por ti [I’m Crazy About You] talks about a (nameless) country distinguished by its features (rivers, stars, [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 776458

  • Szyszlo o acerca de la confluencia de lo abstracto y lo mítico : exposición en la Galería Latinoamericana de la Casa de las Américas
    Alonso, Alejandro G.
    According to the Cuban journalist, there is “a rich tradition of indigenous art” behind the paintings by Fernando de Szyszlo that were exhibited in Havana: a form of popular art whose roots can be traced back to pre-Hispanic culture in the Andean [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1292994

  • Telling Images Bracket the "Broken-Promise(d) Land": The Culture of Immigration and the Immigration of Culture across Borders
    Sorell, V. A. (Victor A.)
    Victor Alejandro Sorell’s essay is a comprehensive study addressing more than one hundred twentieth-century Chicano and Mexican artists and collectives active between the 1960s and 1990s, including film and performance practitioners and activists, [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 782784

  • 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 Legend of the origin
    Zarur, Jorge
    This text is an introduction to the catalogue of the individual exhibition by the Brazilian sculptor Maria Martins at the Valentine Gallery (New York, 1943). Using poetic language, Jorge Zarur outlines certain characteristics (both physical and [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110400

  • Un precursor del movimiento de Arte Mexicano : el grabador Posadas
    Charlot, Jean
    After reviewing the rich array of techniques used by the printmaker José Guadalupe Posada, Jean Charlot attributes to this producer of “anonymous work” the nature of creator and turns him into a representative of national Indo-American art. [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 779806

  • Un vernissage para la artesanía
    Lauer, Mirko, 1947-
    In this text, Mirko Lauer (under the pseudonym “N. O. Sengai”) points out that only artists and intellectuals, not artisans, have participated in the debate around granting the Premio Nacional [award] to López Antay. He argues that that is due [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1136124