Topic Descriptor: Latin American×
  • Arte da América Latina : questionamentos sobre a discriminação
    Amaral, Aracy A., 1930-
    2006
    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-
    1989
    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-
    1990
    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
    1972
    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
    1966
    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
    1988
    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-
    1982
     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
    1980
    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
    1991
    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
    1920
    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
    1987
    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
    1966
    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-
    1994
    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

  • Bienal de San Juan
    Tolentino, Marianne de
    1979
    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
    1980
    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-
    1997
    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
    1984
    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
    1990
    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

  • Carta abierta a los revolucionarios : una clarinada de alerta a la juventud de la República
    List Arzubide, Germán
    1925
    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
    1993
    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.
    1969
    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
    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

  • Ciento cuarenta pintores de América Latina en el Museo de Arte Moderno de Paris
    Abril, Julio, 1912-
    1973
    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
    1979
    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
    1915
    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
    1975
    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
    1966
    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-
    1984
    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
    1945
    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-
    1975
    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
    1999
    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-
    1993
    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
    1991
    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
    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

  • Culturas latinoamericanas : ¿culturas de la repetición o culturas de la diferencia?
    Richard, Nelly
    1983
    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
    2004
    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-
    1979
    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
    1978
    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-
    1995
    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

  • Desafiando la pistola cargada de piroxilina de Siqueiros : José Luis Cuevas arremete contra la falsa pintura oficial
    Cuevas, José Luis
    1959
    Following a trip through South America, José Luis Cuevas published this article to announce that in many countries there was no longer any interest in the “rubble” of the Mexican School of painting and its nationalist inclinations. In Venezuela [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 772239

  • Do mundo, a América Latina. Entre as geometrias, a sensível
    Pontual, Roberto, 1939-
    1978
    This essay posits the concept of “geometría sensível” [Sensitive Geometry] as one of the unitary characteristics of contemporary Latin American art, and notes the growing interest (within the region and further afield) in the art produced in [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 771399

  • Duas cartografias da América Latina : Joaquín Torres Garcia e Anna Bella Geiger
    Fabris, Annateresa
    2002
    This essay suggests a reading of the works of Joaquín Torres García (1875–1949) and the contemporary Brazilian artist Anna Bella Geiger through the lens of their compositional approaches, both of which were related to the field of cartography. [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 808407

  • El arte en América : ¿evolución o revolución?
    Enjuto Ferrán, Federico
    1941
    Federico Enjuto, a Spanish critic in exile in Puerto Rico, claims that the Americas do not have a defined art of their own because the culture is imported from Europe. He asserts that it is important for art from the Americas to gain independence if [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1062989

  • El arte latinoamericano : un falso apocalipsis
    Traba, Marta
    1965
    Marta Traba argues in her paper that in the last five years, Latin American art “has suffered from a visible process of depersonalization” and “mimesis.” She points out the principal causes of the phenomenon, among them: artists who move [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 799377

  • El Arte, base del Panamericanismo
    Rivera, Diego, 1886-1957
    1943
    To Diego Rivera, the crisis the world is going through leading up to World War II is a problem to be analyzed scientifically. The painter believes that Western culture is based on slavery, and presents a phenomenon that he calls “el cesarismo [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 747257

  • El artista debe superar las limitaciones de las ideologías : Jacobo Borges en Nueva York
    Florez, Armando J.
    1983
    In this interview with Armando J. Florez, Jacobo Borges states that an artist should have a global perspective when it comes to politics and mankind’s real values, and should be free of any limitations imposed by ideologies. The painter believes [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1065435

  • El artista latinoamericano en relación al encuentro de dos mundos
    Sindicato Uruguayo de Artistas Plásticos
    1991
    This text is the manifesto of Latin American art issued by the Sindicato Uruguayo de Artistas Plásticos (SUAP) in 1991, after the Primer Congreso de Arte Hispanoamericano held in La Paz, Bolivia. It addresses issues facing the region as a whole, [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1236260

  • El artista latinoamericano y su identidad
    Romero Brest, Jorge
    1978
    Argentine critic Jorge Romero Brest remarks that he was not invited to participate in the symposium “El artista latinoamericano y su identidad” [The Latin American Artist and His Identity] held at the University of Texas en Austin in October 1975 [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 822512