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  • [Letter] [1974 Agosto 17, Minturno to] Libero Badii
    Paparella, Aldo
    In this text Aldo Paparella writes to Líbero Badii regarding the sculptor as an entity and also makes general comments about Italy and Argentina [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 754706

  • [Letter] 1943 Julio 20, Buenos Aires [to] Presidenta de la Federación de Estudiantes Plásticos del Uruguay
    Oliva Navarro, Juan Carlos, 1888-; Mazza, Raul, 1888-
    This letter from the Asociación Estímulo de Bellas Artes (AEBA) in Argentina to the Federación de Estudiantes Plásticos del Uruguay (FEPU) invited the Uruguayan students to attend the opening of the exhibition Arte argentino del pasado y del [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1210802

  • [Letter] 1967 Marzo 4, Roma [to] León [Ferrari]
    Alberti, Rafael, 1902-1999
    Rafael Alberti, the Spaniard poet, remarks on how long it has been since they last wrote to each other. He refers affectionately to the Ferrari’s house in Castelar, in the outskirts of Buenos Aires, and mentions his latest poems [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 749320

  • [Letter] 1968 Mayo 15, Londres [to] León [Ferrari]
    Maler, Leopoldo
    Leopoldo Maler writes about the translation of Palabras ajenas [Other People’s Words]. Maler talks about what he is working on, and reports on the writer Tomás Eloy Martínez’s opinion on the situation in Argentina. He also mentions the student [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 744374

  • [Letter] 1968 [Octubre], Londres [to] León [Ferrari]
    Maler, Leopoldo
    Leopoldo Maler writes in detail about the first performance of the London stage production of Listen Here Now. A New Concert for Four Voices and a Soft Drum. He discusses the difficulties concerning the various BBC announcers involved in the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 758807

  • [Letter] 1968 Enero 16, Londres [to León] Ferrari
    Maler, Leopoldo
    Leopoldo Maler wrote to León Ferrari to acknowledge receipt of the work Palabras ajenas [Other People’s Words] (Buenos Aires: Falbo Editor, 1967) written by the latter. Maler, employed by the BBC in London, mentioned, in a general way, films on [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 749158

  • [Letter] 1968 Febrero 5, Londres [to] León [Ferrari]
    Maler, Leopoldo
    Leopoldo Maler writes to Ferrari. He is excited about the book, Palabras ajenas [Other People’s Words], and proposes a stage version to be produced in London, where he lives. Maler mentions certain people who might be interested, suggesting that [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 749166

  • [Letter] 1968 Noviembre 18, Castelar [to] Leopoldo [Maler]
    Ferrari, León, 1920-
    León Ferrari writes to Leopoldo Maler about Palabras ajenas [Other People’s Words], to discuss the staging of the London production and to critique European culture. He talks about the presentation of Tucumán Arde at the Rosario and Buenos Aires [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 749152

  • [Letter] 1968 Octubre 18, Rosario [to] Benito Romano Delegado Regional de la C.G.T. Regional Tucumán
    Quagliaro, Héctor
    This letter, signed by the regional secretary of the CGT (Confederación General del Trabajo) in Rosario and addressed to Tucumán’s CGT regional delegate, informs us about the existing tight bonds and mutual support between artists and labor-union [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 760144

  • [Letter] 1968 Octubre 2, Londres [to] León [Ferrari]
    Maler, Leopoldo
    Leopoldo Maler, the artist, writes about the London stage production of Palabras ajenas [Other People’s Words], which will use BBC radio announcers; Maler was working at the BBC at the time, and mentions that the stage version will be presented at [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 744047

  • [Letter] 1968 Octubre 7, Castelar, Argentina [to] Leopoldo [Maler]
    Ferrari, León, 1920-
    León Ferrari writes to Leopoldo Maler about the London stage production of his book, Palabras ajenas [Other People’s Words].  He agrees to the new title of the English version, Listen Here Now, while proposing that it include the word “Vietnam [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 749162

  • [Letter] 1968, Octubre 14, Aguilares, Argentina [to] Obispo de la ciudad de Concepción, Monseñor Juan Carlos Ferro
    Sánchez, Raúl Miguel
    This is a letter written by Raúl Miguel Sánchez, secretary general of the union representing the factory and field workers of the Aguilares Sugar Refinery in Tucumán, Argentina, addressed to the Bishop of Concepción, denouncing the destruction of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 750392

  • [Letter] 1970 Junio 1, Buenos Aires [to] Samuel Paz
    Cortés Conde, Roberto
    This document is a letter written by Roberto Cortés Conde, who succeeded engineer Enrique Oteiza as Director of the Instituto Torcuato di Tella [Torcuato Di Tella Institute]. (Buenos Aires); it is addressed to Samuel Paz and, in accordance with the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 762037

  • [Letter] 1971 VI 22, Santiago, [Chile to] Ernesto [Deira]
    Pellegrini, Aldo
    The art critic sent this letter to Ernesto Deira informing him about the Instituto de Arte Latinoamericano [Latin American Art Institute], which includes the Museo Latinoamericano [Latin American Museum], for which he requests the collaboration of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 745056

  • [Letter] 1972 Enero 10, Buenos Aires [to] Horacio I. Carballal
    Heredia, Alberto
    In this letter Alberto Heredia declines the prize awarded him by the jury of the Certamen Nacional de Investigaciones Visuales [The National Visual Arts Resarch Competition] (Buenos Aires, Argentina). He bases his rebuttal on the discrimination [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 772297

  • [Letter] 1974 diciembre 28, Minturno [to] Libero Badii
    Paparella, Aldo
    Aldo Paparella writes to Libero Badii about the people who have visited him and mentions Argentinean sculptor Alberto Heredia. Paparella sends the normal end-of-year greetings [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 754878

  • [Letter] 1974 Julio, Barco Cristoforo Colombo [to] Libero Badii
    Paparella, Aldo
    Aldo Paparella writes to Libero Badii about his conception of drawing, understood as a medium that supports the artwork. For him, the real problems of artistic production can be duly understood through drawing. Paparella maintains he feels drawing as [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 754682

  • [Letter] 1977 Enero 17, Santos [Brasil] [to] Eduardo [Jonquieres]
    Ferrari, León, 1920-
    León Ferrari writes about his situation in exile in Sao Paulo, discussing in depth how he and his family escaped from Buenos Aires, and the early stages of their life in Brazil. He refers to his works in process, his writings, and his wire [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 749360

  • [Letter] 1977 Junio 1, São Paulo [to] Eduardo [Jonquieres]
    Ferrari, León, 1920-
    León Ferrari wrote about his situation in exile, particularly the escape from Buenos Aires with his family, and the beginning of his artistic life in Brazil. He wrote about the works he was creating, the writings and the wire sculptures [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 748818

  • [Letter] 1978 Noviembre 25, São Paulo [to] Rafael [Alberti]
    Ferrari, León, 1920-
    León Ferrari mentioned his meeting with the filmmaker Fernando Birri. By and large, Ferrari wrote about the numerous complications generated from being in exile; in particular, he mentioned the disappearance of his son, Ariel, kidnapped by the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 743726

  • [Letter] 1982 Julio 11, São Paulo [to] Eduardo [Jonquieres]
    Ferrari, León, 1920-
    León Ferrari writes about his trip to Mexico City, his reaction to the culture, and his encounters with other Argentines living there in exile. Ferrari discusses a technique he developed using blue prints and photocopies [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 749358

  • [Letter] 1982 Junio 1, São Paulo [to] Ricardo [Carreira]
    Ferrari, León, 1920-
    León Ferrari talks about traveling from São Paulo to Buenos Aires to find out what had happened to his son, who had disappeared. This was also the occasion of his first contact with the Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo. Ferrari mentions the artists he [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 749356

  • [Letter] 1986 Febrero 11, [Buenos Aires] [to] María Teresa [Gramuglio]
    Ferrari, León, 1920-
    León Ferrari contributes drawings to Punto de Vista magazine. Ferrari discusses his work on the subject of religion, and mentions the founding of the Heathen’s Club [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 749324

  • [Letter] 1986 Marzo 23, Buenos Aires [to] León [Ferrari]
    Gramuglio, María Teresa
    The document refers to the drawings that León Ferrari contributed to Punto de Vista magazine. It critiques Ferrari’s ideas concerning the relationship between art and repression, while endorsing the variety of functions that are possible in an [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 749322

  • [Letter] 1986 Mayo 12, São Paulo [to] María Teresa [Gramuglio]
    Ferrari, León, 1920-
    León Ferrari contributes drawings to Punto de Vista magazine. Ferrari discusses his political views, and replies to María Teresa Gramuglio’s critique of the relationship between religion, art, and repression, reaffirming both his ideas and the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 749354

  • [Me complace destacar a estos jóvenes artistas...]
    Romero Brest, Jorge
    In this article, the Argentine critic Jorge Romero Brest compares and contrasts the work of two young artists—Luis Alberto Wells and Pérez Celis—and suggests that they both create something “innovative” and thus connect to what “is real [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 768933

  • [Muchos se preguntan: ¿cuál es la relación entre el arte concreto y lo que el pensamiento...?]
    Maldonado, Tomás, 1913-
    Prologue by Tomás Maldonado included in the catalogue for the Exposición Arte Concreto: Pinturas / Esculturas / Dibujos [Concrete Art Exhibition: Paintings/ Sculptures/Drawings], which took place at Instituto de Arte Moderno in 1950. The artists [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 794740

  • [Nadie ha logrado como Artaud]
    Pellegrini, Aldo
    A text by Pellegrini which introduces the translation, which he himself wrote, of a text by the French poet Antonin Artaud. He points out that nobody other than this author has lived through the paroxysm of the most extreme questions a human being [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 744689

  • [Nelson Blanco y Carlos Pacheco, ganadores ambos del Premio Braque...]
    Yurkiévich, Saúl, 1931-
    Poet and essayist Saúl Yurkiévich identifies Nelson Blanco and Carlos Pacheco as two figurative artists who react against Informalism, although he tracks the influence of chromatic geometry in both. For Yurkievich, the dynamics of new painting [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 762759

  • [Ninguna de las artes...]
    Pellegrini, Aldo
    The critic highlights the fact that—in Roberto Aizenberg’s work—a process of purification was set into motion by three essential elements: space, light, and architecture. Pellegrini points out that technical perfection and impeccable detailing [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 744959

  • [No aceptamos ningún tipo de tutelaje...]
    FATRAC (Frente Antimperialista de Trabajadores de la Cultura)
    The document is one of the small flyers that the FATRAC (Frente Antiimperialista de Trabajadores de la Cultura) [Anti-Imperialist Cultural Workers Front] threw into the air during the incidents that occurred during the 1968 Premio Braque award [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 755932

  • [No es más fácil definir la nacionalidad...]
    Alloway, Lawrence
    This text for the Lawrence Alloway exhibition relates the language of art to the national identity; it analyzes the diversification of distribution channels and, as such, points out the international dissemination of artistic production. Alloway [a [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 757049

  • [No estas aqui para gozar tus matices preferidos...]
    Parpagnoli, Hugo
    Hugo Parpagnoli introduced, with a brief text, the exhibition of the group Otra Figuración [Another Figuration] as the birth of a new language. Parpagnoli held that Otra Figuración assumed chaos—a key concept according to the theory of Noé, one [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 741539

  • [No quiero, ni pretendo, que estas líneas expliquen los cuadros de Squirru...]
    Paz, Samuel
    Art critic Samuel Paz analyzes the work of Carlos Squirru from the concept of advertising, distant from the way in which it is used for carrying out propaganda. Different from the American artists—who handle advertising embedded in a popular trait [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 768920

  • [Nous autres madistes, prenant les éléments propres de...]
    Movimiento Madí
    This text describes in French a manifesto by the artists who were members of the Movimiento Madí [Madí Movement], in which they propose the idea of the “invención real” [actual invention]. This is a creation whose aesthetic corresponds as much [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 751035

  • [Nuestra encuesta sobre la nueva generación literaria : de Jorge Luis Borges]
    Borges, Jorge Luis, 1899-1986
    Jorge Luis Borges answer to an opinion poll conducted by the Nosotros [We] journal of writers younger than thirty and trying to determine the existence and qualities of Argentina’s “new literary generation.” The poll consisted of seven [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 730796

  • [Obra de Rubén Santantonín presentada en el Premio de Honor Ver y Estimar, 1962]
    Rubén Santantonín is selected for the Premio de Honor [Prize of Honor] at Ver y Estimar 1962 (Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Buenos Aires [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 758647

  • [Obra de Rubén Santantonín presentada en el Premio de Honor Ver y Estimar, 1963]
    Rubén Santantonín is selected for the Premio de Honor [Prize of Honor] at Ver y Estimar 1963 (Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Buenos Aires [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 758661

  • [Para aquellos a quienes esta exposición pueda sorprender...]
    Kemble, Kenneth, 1923-
    Kenneth Kemble wrote the introduction for his exhibition at the Galería Pizarro. He mentioned “1954” as the inception of his work with collages created with extra-pictorial materials. Kemble analyzed, as well, the use of tin and rusty metals, [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 741363

  • [Participé en el premio Braque de dibujo...]
    Ferrari, León, 1920-
    León Ferrari outlines his involvement in the Braque Drawing Prize and develops several sketches to be sent to the Torcuato Di Tella Institute’s 1965 National and International Prize [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 743798

  • [Por segunda vez expone Federico Manuel Peralta Ramos...]
    González Frías, Federico
    Federico Gonzalez-Frías writes about the shift occurred in the painting of Federico Peralta-Ramos, and how he gave himself with abandon to luxurious and baroque illusions in order to carry out his search by means of pictorial materials, a more [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 759620

  • [Por segunda vez, ante la numerosa indiferencia de los muchos...]
    Borges, Jorge Luis, 1899-1986
    This text refers to the second issue of Prisma: revista mural; underscoring the bold and at times inscrutable quality that characterized the first number of the magazine—which did not exclude the unusual way in which it was published. In this sense [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 732628

  • [Por tercera vez se organiza el "Premio Ver y Estimar"]
    Romero Brest, Jorge
    This text introduces the catalogue for the 1962 installment of the Premio de Honor Ver y Estimar [To See and Ponder Magazine Runner-up Prize] (Buenos Aires). According to the author, the prize, now in it its third incarnation, “has begun to reveal [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 753937

  • [Porque no soy realista...]
    Noé, Luis Felipe
    In Noé’s opinion, the image of man has changed. It operates in existential relationship to his fellow men as well as to all things; this is the fundamental nexus for his group Otra Figuración [Another Figuration] given that things exist in a [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 740692

  • [Postcard] 1964 diciembre 10, Taormina, Sicilia [to] León Ferrari
    Alberti, Rafael, 1902-1999; León, María Teresa
    In this text the Spanish poet Rafael Alberti and his wife María Teresa León send greetings to the Argentine artist León Ferrari and his wife Alicia, and also comment on their location—Taormina, Sicily. The message concludes by sending their best [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 743737

  • [Presentar a Oscar Melano implica correr cierto riesgo...]
    Romero Brest, Jorge
    Jorge Romero Brest introduces the exhibition of works by Carlos Melano and refers to Melano’s predilection for art in search of an audience that sees the world as he does. Romero Brest claims to have accepted the risk of presenting such a [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 765452

  • [Roberto Aizenberg, Osvaldo Borda, Victor Chab y Julio H. Silva...]
    Llinás, Julio
    Julio Llinás states that Roberto Aizenberg, Osvaldo Borda, Victor Chab, and Julio H. Silva are gathered again after ten years in order to restart their dialogue. According to Llinás, their heterodoxy did not imply a formal and irrational [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 762798

  • [Se notaba la ausencia de Benedit en Buenos Aires...]
    Parpagnoli, Hugo
    Hugo Parpagnoli introduces Luis Benedit’s exhibition at the Galería Lirolay (Buenos Aires, December, 1964). Parpagnoli describes Benedit’s work in terms of windows that open onto a bright, cheerful world. He claims that, although Benedit has [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 765323

  • [Se reconocerá por Arte Madí...]
    The Madí group expressed a desire to invent and construct objects in the very heart of a society that is capable of releasing energy and controlling both space and time. They also proposed that their ideas could be applied to all artistic [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 732008

  • [Señora Ursulina...]
    Mujica Láinez, Manuel, 1910-
    Manuel Mujica Láinez wrote a brief letter addressed to a so-called Tía Ursulina [Aunt Ursulina] in which he held that Alberto Greco was a wizard; in other words, a producer of many paintings, of mysterious richness in every painting [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 766472