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  • Ante América
    Ponce de León, Carolina, 1955-; Mosquera, Gerardo; Weiss, Rachel
    The introduction to the catalogue for the exhibition of Latin American art Ante América [Regarding America]—presented in late 1992 at the Luis Ángel Arango Library and the Banco de la República in Bogotá—that was written by the art critic [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1098386

  • Apêndice : I Bienal Latino-Americana de São Paulo
    Morais, Frederico, 1936-
    This is a scathing critique of the 1st Latin American Biennial held in São Paulo in November and December 1978, which featured exhibitions and symposia on “myth and magic.” Frederico Morais reports, “All the negative predictions concerning [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 777145

  • Aproximación metodológica para una comprensión de la retórica del arte latinoamericano
    Glusberg, Jorge
    In his paper, Argentinean critic Jorge Glusberg provisionally applies the term “Latin American art,” although he considers it inadequate to define the parameters in which the “regional Latin American rhetoric” plays out. It is an analysis [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 815475

  • Apuntes sobre Amelia Peláez y el arte latinoamericano
    Rodríguez, Bélgica, 1941-
    Venezuelan art critic Bélgica Rodríguez suggests that Latin American art is largely homogeneous. She discusses the impact of different international styles and artistic movements on Latin American artists such as Cuban painter Amelia Peláez, who [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 805572

  • Apuntes sobre la colección de Arte de América
    Palomera, Federica, 1954-
    This text by Federica Palomero was written for Arte de América, the exhibition she curated in 1988 on the occasion of the anniversary of the founding of the Museo de Bellas Artes de Caracas. The text describes the origins of the collection of Inter- [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1161144

  • Art and Identity: Hispanics in the United States
    Paz, Octavio
    In this text, Octavio Paz contemplates the characteristics of “Hispanic” art in the United States. In a section entitled “Names and Constitutions,” he begins by describing what he argues is an archetype of all societies: the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1065195

  • Arte da América Latina : questionamentos sobre a discriminação
    Amaral, Aracy A., 1930-
    The author of this article, Aracy Amaral, discusses the comment she made concerning exhibitions of “Latin American art” in the United States, explaining that this is an absurd description because there is no artistic school involved, much less a [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 776879

  • Arte en América Latina
    Rojas-Mix, Miguel, 1934-
    Chilean art critic Miguel Rojas Mix provides an overview of the exhibition Art in Latin America held at the Hayward Gallery in London in mid-1989. Rojas Mix’s account attempts to explain the curatorial criteria underlying the show, its organization [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1091066

  • Arte en las calles
    Padín, Clemente, 1939-
    In this essay, the artist and performer Clemente Padín explains the concept of “street art and urban art” following the alternative art exhibition, Tomarte, held in the city of Rosario, Argentina, in April 1990, with the pretense of injecting [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1243093

  • Arte Latino Americano actual
    Traba, Marta
    In this book, Marta Traba examines how the growing influence of art of the United States has shaped the art of Latin America during the 1950s and ‘60s, and how Latin American artists have both succumbed and resisted the effects of this influence. [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 833707

  • Arte Latinoamericano en Estados Unidos
    Camnitzer, Luis
    In this text, Uruguayan artist Luis Camnitzer—resident of New York since 1964 who was a correspondent from there for the Montevideo-based weekly Marcha—discusses the rising importance of “Latin American” art in New York art galleries and in [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1246055

  • Arte Latinoamericano en los Estados Unidos : al margen de algunas exposiciones
    Barradas, Efraín
    The Puerto Rican critic Efraín Barradas writes about the full schedule of exhibitions in the United States, where he lives; according to him very few include Latin American art, since little is known about Latin American artists and their work. Be [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 805513

  • Arte Latinoamericano hoy
    Cobo Borda, Juan Gustavo, 1948-
     The Colombian poet Juan Gustavo Cobo Borda talks about the Argentine critic Damián Bayón and his passion for Latin American art. He mentions some of Bayón’s books, such as: Aventura plástica de Hispanoamérica [Hispanic America’s Visual [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 806367

  • Arte popular latinoamericano
    Alves Duffrayer, Luciano
    The Brazilian art researcher Luciano Alves Duffrayer believed that thanks to the nationalism of the 1920s and the assimilation of the European avant-gardes led the way to overcoming the 19th century prejudices tacitly fostered by art academies. These [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1155447

  • 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

  • Assigned identities
    This catalogue documents a project created by the Chicago-based artist Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle and twelve students in the Adult Education Program at the Emerson House Community Center in Chicago. Introductory text explains that this project was [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 781562

  • Augusto Rodin
    Mauclair, Camilo
    The avant-garde journal Los Nuevos was created in Montevideo in 1919 in an attempt to renew the European roots of literary modernism. The first issue contains an article on the life and work of French sculptor Auguste Rodin. The text asserts that [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1196229

  • Avan-propos
    Rouquié, Alain
    These passages by Alaine Rouquié, a French political scientist, are excerpted from his book, Amérique latine. Introduction à l’Extrême-Occident (1989). Rouquié considers the lack of unity in Latin America and the problems encountered when [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 838924

  • Bello afiche para un gran festival
    This was the first time a national publication—the Lima newspaper El Comercio—had published the guidelines for the Festivales de Lima, an event of great importance in Latin America that took place in October and November 1966. The event consisted [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1302789

  • Between two waters : image and identity in Latino-American art
    Ramírez, Mari Carmen, 1955-
    In this essay, curator and art historian Mari Carmen Ramírez argues that demographic trends and the emergence of multiculturalism have generated renewed debate about the conditions for representation and identity among marginalized groups. While [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 820488

  • Beyond ‘The Fantastic’: Framing Identity in US Exhibitions of Latin American Art
    Ramírez, Mari Carmen, 1955-
    Mari Carmen Ramírez argues that exhibitions of Latin American and Latino art in the United States during the 1980s have promoted false, colonial representations of these cultures by championing the paradigm of this art as the “fantastic other.” [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1065386

  • Bienal de San Juan
    Tolentino, Marianne de
    The French critic and historian based in the Dominican Republic, Marianne de Tolentino, wrote a critical review of the IV Bienal de San Juan del Grabado Latinoamericano [4th San Juan Biennial of Latin American Graphic Arts] (1979) organized by the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 805900

  • Botero/Colombia en Washington
    Traba, Marta
    In this review, the Argentine art critic Marta Traba discusses the exhibition of works by the Colombian artist Fernando Botero at the Hirshhorn Museum in Washington, DC. Traba describes the exhibition as a fitting tribute to the artist who “ [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 804888

  • Brasil na América Latina : uma pluralidade de culturas
    Amaral, Aracy A., 1930-
    Aracy Amaral comments in this essay on the term “Latin American” as an aesthetic category, which would suggest being identified as something different and also the need to search for universal values. This would be one of the paths: the denial of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 776834

  • Brasil: integrante da America Latina = Brasil, país integrante de la América Latina
    Barata, Mário
    According to the Brazilian critic Mario Barata, cultural identity derives from qualities that go beyond natural phenomena; it is also the result of planning and the promotion of works of art produced by a particular country. Permanent status is thus [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 805751

  • Buscando la identidad : encuentro latinoamericano de artes plasticas
    In this essay, various aspects of the II Encontro Latino-americano de Artes Plásticas [Second Latin American Meeting of the Visual Arts] held in Porto Alegre, Brazil, are summarized, emphasizing the performing artistic practices and the need to [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1242413

  • Caliban: Notes Toward a Discussion of Culture in Our America
    Fernández Retamar, Roberto
    In this essay, Roberto Fernández Retamar outlines a vision for a revolutionary American culture based in a political and intellectual history that began with José Martí and other intellectual-soldiers of the era of Independence in Latin America, [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1056617

  • Carta a la juventud de Colombia; Dirigida a Germán Arciniegas
    Vasconcelos, José
    In this letter, José Vasconcelos calls upon the youth of Colombia to lead the way in the triumph of a new, unified, utopian America. Drawing as usual on both the rhetoric of science and mysticism, Vasconcelos explains how the united America of the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1053099

  • Carta abierta a los revolucionarios : una clarinada de alerta a la juventud de la República
    List Arzubide, Germán
    In his role as director of Horizonte, the Estridentista magazine, Germán List Arzubide expresses his opposition to the tribute paid by the mainstream press—specifically Excélsior newspaper—to Salvador Díaz Mirón. He also denounces the crimes [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 799691

  • Cartographies
    Mesquita, Ivo
    The curator Ivo Mesquita discusses the concepts and criteria that informed his curatorial process in organizing the Latin American art exhibition Cartographies (Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, Canada, 1993). He proposes the concept of “cartography [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 807646

  • Catalyst for the Latin Americans
    O'Connor, John J.
    John O’Connor reviews the exhibition Latin America: New Paintings and Sculpture. Juan Downey, Agustín Fernández, Gego, and Gabriel Morera (New York: Art Gallery of the Center for Inter-American Relations, 1969). O’Connor acknowledges the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1159626

  • 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
    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

  • Ciento cuarenta pintores de América Latina en el Museo de Arte Moderno de Paris
    Abril, Julio, 1912-
    In this article, Colombian sculptor Julio Abril reflects on Jean Rollin’s criticism of the exhibition Ciento cuarenta pintores de América Latina [One Hundred Forty Painters from Latin America] at the Museum of Modern Art in Paris (1962). Rollin [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 855025

  • Comentarios a la Cuarta Bienal de Grabado
    Bayón, Damián
    The Argentine critic Damián Bayón, who lived in Puerto Rico during the 1950s, believes that the five-year hiatus in the Bienal de San Juan del Grabado Latinoamericano [San Juan Biennial of Latin American Graphic Art] was harmful to the event. [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 822562

  • Comentarios sobre el nacimiento de la arquitectura hispano-americana
    Noel, Martín, 1888-1963
    In "Comentarios sobre el nacimiento de la arquitectura hispano-americana," Argentinean architect, art historian, and writer Martín Noel asserts that colonial architecture represents the foundation of the Latin American architectural styles that [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1125848

  • Comments on the Article by Damián Bayón
    Romero Brest, Jorge
    In this text, Jorge Romero Brest responds to an article by Damián Bayón about what qualities make art produced by Latin American artists Latin American, and to four related questions about the nature of Latin American art which were sent to him by [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1061762

  • Comunicación masiva al mas alto nivel: la tercera Bienal Americana de Arte
    This document underscores the mass communication function of the 3rd Latin American Art Biennial, which opened on October 14, 1966, in Córdoba, Argentina. The article refers to Marshall McLuhan’s theories concerning the media, as expressed in his [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 770553

  • Con Marta
    Martorell, Antonio, 1939-
    Puerto Rican artist Antonio Martorell provides a glimpse of the images that come to mind when he remembers Marta Traba when she was living in Puerto Rico. He says that she possessed a “provocative, questioning, and polemical mind committed to [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 825003

  • Contemporary Regional Schools in Latin America
    Morley, Grace, 1900-1985
    In this text, Grace L. McCann Morley reviews recent developments in Latin American art, and makes a number of suggestions about how the appreciation of Latin American art can be furthered in the United States. McCann Morley begins by reminding us of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 833729

  • Cruz Diez :"No imitamos, nos imitan"
    Mendoza, Plinio Apuleyo, 1932-
    Plinio Apuleyo Mendoza interviews Carlos Cruz-Diez in Paris. After providing a physical description of the Venezuelan Kinetic artist and a brief summary of his career, the Colombian author asks him for his opinions about art in general, and Latin [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 862938

  • Cruzeiro do Sul
    Meireles, Cildo
    Cildo Meireles asserts that he doesn’t defend any profession or nationality, and that he instead speaks about a region named Cruzeiro do Sul  [the Southern Cross], which was divided by an imaginary line known as the Tordesillas line. He comments [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 776747

  • Cuadros en una exposición
    Pérez Oramas, Luis, 1960-
    The Venezuelan critic Luis Pérez-Oramas discusses the exhibition of Latin American artists on display at the Centre George Pompidou in Paris from November 1992 until January 1993. He questions the curators’ chronological perspective of Latin [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 815786

  • Cuban art in South Florida
    Pau-Llosa, Ricardo
    Ricardo Pau-Llosa’s chapter focuses on fine art production by Miami’s Cuban-American population. Before discussing the work thematically, he notes that in Miami there has been a “resistance to seeing Cuban and Latin American Art as an equal [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 847639

  • Cultura en el orden internacional
    Oribe, Emilio, 1893-1975
    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

  • Culturas latinoamericanas : ¿culturas de la repetición o culturas de la diferencia?
    Richard, Nelly
    Nelly Richard ponders the state of contemporary art in Latin American cultures, both in terms of its circulation and regarding its frame of references. She wonders whether international themes and subjects are repeated at a local level or whether new [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 732082

  • Curator’s Statement
    Vargas, Kathy
    This document is a curatorial statement by Kathy Vargas, curator of the exhibition, Intimate Lives: Work by Ten Contemporary Latina Artists. Vargas notes the similarity of preoccupations reflected in the exhibition works but stresses the importance [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 820428

  • Da adversidade vivemos ou uma cartografia em construção
    MELENDI, Maria Angélica
    In her essay, María Angélica Melendi discusses how Latin America fits into artistic and cultural grand narratives (grand-récits). In her opinion, the art produced in Latin America seeks to insert itself into these narratives in two different ways [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 808351

  • Da crítica como produtora de teorias à socialização da atividade crítica
    Morais, Frederico, 1936-
    In this document, the Brazilian critic Frederico Morais discusses one of the unflattering traits for which Latin America is becoming known. He refers to the major biennials where there is scant “acknowledgement” of the specifics of regional art [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 777169

  • Dada y América Latina
    Rodríguez Prampolini, Ida
    In her lecture, the Mexican art historian Ida Rodríguez Prampolini warns about the dangerous influence of Dadaist ideas in Latin America. She thus sharply criticizes the art movement that began in Europe in the early twentieth century, and goes on [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 815758

  • Damian Bayon : um olhar sobre a América
    Amaral, Aracy A., 1930-
    In this essay, Aracy Amaral discusses the career of the historian and art critic Damián Carlos Bayón, stressing the important role that he and Marta Traba played throughout the Americas by fostering a deeper understanding of Latin American art. [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 776714