Topic Descriptor: public art×
  • Declaración de principios de la C.T.I.U
    Confederación de Trabajadores Intelectuales del Uruguay
    The Union of Visual Artists was part of the structure of the C.T.I.U. (Confederación de Trabajadores Intelectuales del Uruguay [Confederation of Intellectual Workers of Uruguay]) federation created in Montevideo at the request of David Alfaro [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1216968

  • Gego
    Traba, Marta
    Marta Traba analyzes the special characteristics of Gego’s visual language by studying the public works rendered by the artist in Caracas. In her opinion, Gego’s work is based on an understanding of the structures that underlie nature and how [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1160134

  • Un nuevo monumento en Lima
    Goyburu, Emilio
    In this article, Emilio Goyburu discusses public sculpture, specifically the monument to be built to aviator Jorge Chávez and the call for submission for it. Goyburu asserts that the jury’s clear lack of criteria is evident in their complete [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1143291

  • La Galería Santa Fe, una historia en tres momentos
    Lozano Rocha, Ana María
    In her article, “La Galería Santa Fe, una historia en tres momentos”, the freelance curator Ana María Lozano discusses the significant cultural changes that took place in Bogotá in recent decades and how this transformation made the city more [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1134190

  • Artista de inflar : el arquitecto colombiano Carlos Blanco les demostró al mundo del arte y a su familia...
    The article “Artista de inflar” [An Inflating Artist] provides a brief biography of the Colombian architect and artist Carlos Blanco. It lists the highlights of his art career: (i) the long and winding road that took him from architecture to art [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1133637

  • Obituario : Adolfo Bernal 1954-2008 : señales efímeras
    Posada, Gloria, 1967-
    Gloria Posada presents an overview of the work of Adolfo Bernal, who like Posada, was a Colombian artist. Bernal’s work consisted of ephemeral urban art projects—created or installed in public spaces—that were different from “the concept of a [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1131647

  • En asuntos de ciudad, la estética urbana sí tiene que ver con todo
    Suárez Zúñiga, Álvaro
    The text “En asuntos de ciudad, la estética urbana sí tiene que ver con todo” by architect and urbanist Álvaro Suárez Zúñiga was originally presented at the opening ceremony of Arte para Bogotá (1995), a joint initiative of the Art School [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1130902

  • El tren de los curados/ [por] Colectivo Des-carrilados.
    Colectivo Des-carrilados (Colombia)
    The text “El tren de los curados” was published in the catalogue of the 40 Salón Nacional de Artistas/11 Salones Regionales de Artistas (2006), in the section “Región Pacífico–7 (Salón) de Octubre 2005.” The article was written by the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1130211

  • Castles : que los materiales se defiendan
    In 1983, a sculpture garden opened in Cerro Nutibara in Medellín, Antioquia, featuring works by international artists Manuel Felguérez (Mexico); Julio Le Parc (Argentina); Sérgio [de] Camargo (Brazil); Carlos Cruz Díez and Jesús Rafael Soto ( [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1129926

  • 7 Festival de Performance de Cali un proyecto de Helena
    Helena Producciones (Cali, Colombia)
    This document is the postcard produced to publicize the call for submissions organized by the Helena Producciones collective for the seventh edition of the Festival de Performance of Cali. It was released to the public on May 23, 2008 at an event [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1129358

  • Palavra imagem cidade
    Oberson, Anne-Laure; Zaya, Antonio, 1954-; Barrus, Edson; Espaço Coringa; Barros, Fabiana de; Costas, Laura; Palhares, Pedro, 1978-
    This bound and offset printed leaflet reflects the joint efforts of two groups of Brazilian artists—Espaço Coringa and Projeto Aberto—whose goal was to stimulate activities targeting “Public Arts, Contextual Art, and the Social Artist,” as [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110714

  • Intervenções urbanas
    Peixoto, Nelson Brissac
    Nelson Brissac Peixoto’s introduction to the book Intervenções Urbanas, which he coordinated, presents the Arte/Cidade project, taking stock of the first three editions of the event held in São Paulo in 1994, 1995, and 1997. On the basis of a [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110702

  • Viajou sem passaporte
    Raghy, Luiz Sergio
    In 1979 the writer and actor Luiz Sérgio Raghy agreed to be interviewed by the alternative newspaper Oras, Pombas! about the Brazilian group Viajou Sem Passaporte. Raghy talks about the origins of the group and its earliest theatrical productions, [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110679

  • Um spray na mão e uma idéia na cabeça
    Arruda, Valdir
    In order to write this article, the architect Valdir Arruda had to make an effort to understand the phenomena of graffiti, and street painting and writing, which were on the rise in São Paulo in the 1980s. The text reproduces passages from various [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110678

  • Arte na rua
    Amaral, Aracy A., 1930-
    In her role as the director of the MAC-USP (Museu de Arte Contemporânea da Universidade de São Paulo), Aracy Amaral praises the results of the first edition of Arte na Rua [Art in the Street], the project suggested by the artists Ana Maria Tavares [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110675

  • "Out"-arte?
    Barros, Stella Teixeira de
    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

  • 3NÓS3/ Interversão urbana
    Hudinilson Jr., 1957-; Ramiro, Mario; França, Rafael, 1957-1991
    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

  • Arte no metrô
    Costa, Cacilda Teixeira da
    The article by Cacilda Costa develops her ideas about “public art” as one of the possible links for creating an alliance between “power, politics and the image.” In other words, it is a “resource that governments and companies may deploy to [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110657

  • El sentido de su mensaje escultórico
    Traba, Marta
    Originally published in La Patria newspaper based in Manizales, Colombia, this text is a journalistic version of the two television programs aired in 1956 that critic Marta Traba dedicated to the work of sculptor Rodrigo Arenas Betancourt. Traba [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1100526

  • Proyecto: "Echando Lápiz" : diario de observaciones
    Santana Cediel, Manuel; Duarte, Graciela
    This text by Colombian artists Graciela Duarte and Manuel Santana, founders of the Echando Lápiz [Using the Pencil] Project (which has been in operation since 2000), describes the conceptual idea behind the initiative. Its goal is to reflect on the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1099411

  • Definitivo : no se hará el monumento de Negret : homenaje a Bolívar
    This document is Edgar Negret’s response to the press release from the Ministry of Public Works in which he set forth points related to the controversy generated about Abstract art in Colombia based on the monument to Bolívar, a sculpture the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1099096

  • Será un monumento popular : respuesta de Edgar Negret
    Negret, Edgar, 1920-2012
    The sculptor, Edgar Negret, refuted the statements made by a group of historians from the Academia Colombiana de Historia [Colombian History Academy], led by Germán Arciniegas, on the Monument to Bolívar commissioned for the celebration of the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1098751

  • Críticas por monumento a Bolívar : rueda de prensa en Andiarios con historiadores
    Appearing in El Espectador, a Colombian daily newspaper with national circulation, this is an article on a press conference held by members of the Academia Colombiana de Historia [Colombian History Academy] through which they took their criticism of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1098736

  • Introducción
    Cristancho, Raúl, 1955-
    In the essay “Ciudad Kennedy: Memoria y Realidad. Proyecto colectivo de creación plástica” [Kennedy City: Memory and Reality. Visual Art Creation – A Group Project] (2000-2002) the artist and professor Raúl Cristancho discusses the Project [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1098571

  • Hacer arte público como memoria colectiva, como metáfora y como acción
    Lacy, Suzanne
    In the text “Hacer arte público como memoria colectiva, como metáfora y como acción,” North American artist Suzanne Lacy develops her thesis on the community impact of an artistic strategy. In so doing, she analyzes the definition of “public [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1093626

  • Arte al estilo del colectivo Excusado
    Forero Barón, Fabian
    The article written by the journalist Fabián Forero Barón and published in the Colombian newspaper El Tiempo (December 2007) reviews the visual artwork of the collective Excusado Printsystem, and its impact in Bogotá since 2003. It places major [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1093385

  • Encuentros Artísticos con el dolor, las memorias y las violencias
    Riaño Alcalá, Pilar
    In this article, Colombian anthropologist Pilar Riaño Alcalá presents the concepts underlying her reflections on the connection between art and social processes, as well as between public art, art in general, and memory in Colombia.  On the basis [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1091786

  • Ministro de obras : no ordenó monumento de Negret
    This press release, written by the Minster of Public Works and Transportation (1980) Enrique Vargas Ramírez, was distributed to the Colombian media on the occasion of the controversy concerning the monument commissioned from the sculptor Édgar [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1089334

  • ¿Realismo es decadencia? ¿Abstraccionismo es solo incapacidad?... y el público...¿Qué prefiere?: Tres destacados pintores y un crítico plantean una polémica / Una encuesta de Jorge Moreno Clavijo para "Lecturas dominicales"
    Moreno Clavijo, Jorge, 1921-
    This article published in the “Lecturas Dominicales” or Sunday Readings section of the Colombian newspaper El Tiempo (April 1962) evidences the polemic surrounding abstract and figurative art in Colombia at the time. In the introduction to the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1087938

  • Multiculturalism and its conundrums : public art and its multicultural community : the art collection at Chicago's new central library
    Piron, Alice
    In this article, Alice Piron considers the public art collection at the Chicago Harold Washington Library Center, notable for having the largest “Percent for Art Program” budget—at the time in excess of $1 million—and for having specific [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1064494

  • A Muralist Answers: "Chicago Murals, are they our best public art?"
    Weber, John Pitman, 1942-
    In this text, John Weber, a distinguished muralist and co-founder of the Chicago Mural Group, responds to a recent article about murals in Chicago and denies that Chicago’s mural scene is unique. He fears that such a term implies that the scene is [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1061333

  • Félix González Torres, Projects 34
    Umland, Anne
    The North American curator, Anne Umland, claims that the artist, Félix González Torres, who was born in Cuba and lives in New York, is questioning the meaning of private and public in his series of advertising proposals. The photographs in this [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1055135

  • From beats to borders : an alternative history of Chicano art in California
    Noriega, Chon A., 1961-
    In his essay, scholar and curator Chon Noriega explores the process of writing alternative histories through three case studies in Chicano visual arts. He presents each example as the result of an engagement with both identity politics and the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 862140

  • El Puente = The Bridge : dos video proyecciones - two video projections / [por] Oscar Muñoz
    Muñoz, Oscar, 1951-
    El Puente, dos videoproyecciones [The Bridge, Two Video Projections] is the leaflet that was used in connection with the urban action event performed by Óscar Muñoz in November 2004. The document presents the photographic record of the event, some [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 858315

  • The donkey cart caper : some thoughts on socially conscious art in anti-social public space
    Avalos, David
    David Avalos recounts the installation of his sculpture San Diego Donkey Cart in front of the Federal Courthouse, and its subsequent removal by Chief Judge Gordon Thompson. The artist describes the piece as a reworking of Tijuana donkey carts where [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 849027

  • The art of the Chicano movement and the movement of Chicano art
    Martinez, Manuel J.
    In this essay, Manuel J. Martinez discusses the origins of Chicano art and proposes that it is an art of social protest at all. According to him, Chicano art is influenced by three sources: indigenous, colonial Spanish, and modern Mexican (or mestizo [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 847019

  • Murals as Peoples Art
    Weber, John Pitman, 1942-
    In this text, John Weber speaks about his experiences and beliefs as a political artist, and summarizes the Chicago mural movement in which he participated. First, the author gives a brief overview of Chicago mural history from the 1930s Works [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 840874

  • Chicano Art of the Southwest in the Eighties
    Goldman, Shifra M., 1926-
    In this essay, Shifra M. Goldman discusses the inextricable link between the politics and art of the Chicano movement. Political and social rifts of the 1980s were echoed within the Chicano art world. The main point of contention in both realms was [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 820994

  • Judy Baca
    Baca, Judith Francisca
    In this essay, muralist Judy Baca details the development of the contemporary Chicano mural movement that began in the 1960s, focusing on Los Angeles as the site of some of the most prolific and innovative mural projects. Baca underscores the deep [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 809296

  • Whose monument where: public art in a many-cultured society
    Baca, Judith Francisca
    Artist, writer, and activist, Judy Baca analyzes the ideological function served by traditional forms of public art: monuments that commemorate dominant histories and confirm the power of the state and works that ultimately serve the interests of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 803081

  • [This exhibition at El Museo del Barrio celebrates a public work by a Puerto Rican artist...]
    Torruella Leval, Susana
    The essay provides a biographical overview of the career of mural artist Nitza Tufiño, the daughter of Puerto Rican printmaker Rafael Tufiño. In it, curator Susana Torruella Leval describes Nitza Tufiño’s process of creating a ceramic tile mural [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 802505

  • Un llamamiento a las Plásticas Argentinas
    Siqueiros, David Alfaro
    David Alfaro Siqueiros explains that he is working with other painters and sculptors in Argentina and Uruguay to create a monumental visual arts movement for the masses. His goal is to remove works of art from museums, cemeteries, and private [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 786031