Topic Descriptor: Argentine×
  • [Si el pintor, el escultor, el poeta, el arquitecto madí, están...]
    Kosice, Gyula, 1924-
    Kosice’s essay refers to the topical nature and, therefore, the universal quality of “arte madí” [Madí Art]. He explains that Madí art has already spread beyond its original core in Buenos Aires, as he notes in his comments on this [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 743080

  • [Si nos remitimos a la aparición del hombre...]
    Kosice, Gyula, 1924-
    In this article, Gyula Kosice analyzes the function of art from prehistoric times until the present, thus stressing the importance—to modern art—of invention and of pure composition achieved by means of concrete elements [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 770319

  • [Son las condiciones materiales de la sociedad, las que condicionan las superestructuras ideológicas]
    Arden Quin, Carmelo, 1913-
    An analytical piece in which Carmelo Arden Quin uses dialectical materialism to explain the transition from representation to the phase of “invention” and pure creation in art [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 729906

  • [Tal vez sea abusivo el empleo de la palabra "experiencia"...]
    Romero Brest, Jorge
    Jorge Romero Brest ponders the term “experiencia” [full-blasted experience] in regard to the 1960s vanguards. He considers that those experiences are based on attitudes, usually addressed toward a special kind of realities in order to generate [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 762833

  • [Telecor S.A.C.I. Canal 12 TV y la Bienal Americana de Arte, invitan a usted y familia …]
    This is the invitation to the lecture “Humor para argentinos con humor” [Humor for Argentines with a Sense of Humor] that was presented on October 29, 1966, at the Cine Centro República, as part of the III Bienal Americana de Arte [3rd Latin [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 771898

  • [Terminó el 1962...]
    Ferrari, León, 1920-
    León Ferrari reviews his life in 1962, referring to highlights such as his trip to Europe, the development of his “musical pieces” – a series of drawings in which the lines are arranged as one would a musical score, and his sales for the year [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 743784

  • [Testimonio de casi tres años de batallar...]
    Bayley, Edgar
    This prologue introduces an exhibition of works by Manuel Espinosa and Tomás Maldonado, held at theSociedad Argentina de Artistas Plásticos [Argentine Society of Visual Artists], in September 1947. Bayley chronicles the development of both artists [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 731723

  • [Todo verdadero artista se busca a lo largo de su vida...]
    Bayón, Damián
    Damián Bayón writes about the work of Argentinean-Japanese artist Kasuya Sakai by analyzing his different stages; that is, concerning the harmony of contrasting colors; the influence of Hartung and calligraphy; black forms in a more complex [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 768981

  • [Um grupo de jovens pintores e escultores argentinos]
    Romero Brest, Jorge
    This document is the forewod to the Grupo de Artistas Modernos Argentinos [Modern Artists Group of Argentina] exhibition that presented works by the concrete artists Tomás Maldonado, Alfredo Hlito, Enio Iommi, Claudio Girola, Lidy Prati, as well as [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 743236

  • [Un conjunto de artistas impresionados...]
    Acevedo, Hugo
    Hugo Acevedo writes about the artists brought together by the events of daily life, who, in his experience, are moving on to action. He demonstrates that there is no intention of delving deeply into artistic matters, rather the goal is to pay tribute [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 763695

  • [Un inmenso movimiento de industrialización...]
    Hahn, Otto
    This introductory text by Otto Hahn analyzes some of the consequences of modern life within an industrialized city, such as uniformity, anonymity and the acceptance of triviality. He places the work of Robert Rauschenberg within this framework, as [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 757744

  • [Un numeroso grupo de argentinos residentes y no residentes...]
    This written testimonial expresses the reasons why a group of residents and nonresidents took over the Pabellón Argentino de la Ciudad Universitaria de París [Argentinean Building of the University Boarding Complex of Paris] in 1968. It denounces [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 773186

  • [Un poeta que pinta provoca siempre...]
    Pellegrini, Aldo
    Pellegrini’s text presents a sampling of inks and drawings by Miguel Ángel Bustos, inaugurated simultaneously with the presentation of the book El Himalaya o la moral de los pájaros. [The Himalayas or the Morality of Birds]. Since Pellegrini is [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 744989

  • [Una confrontación que dé idea de la situación en la que se encuentran...]
    Pellegrini, Aldo
    This is the text of an introductory essay for an exhibition of both Figurative and Non-figurative art. In Aldo Pellegrini’s opinion, both alternatives have not only overcome their old enmity but now proclaim the vitality of painting to those who [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 744539

  • [Una confrontación que dé idea de la situación...]
    Pellegrini, Aldo
    Aldo Pellegrini writes about the current situation of the debate between Abstraction and Figuration (1968) and presents it as something that has been overcome, while he also points out its avant-garde quality as a demonstration of the vitality of the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 769009

  • [Unidos a los medios formales de la línea y el valor...]
    Grela, Juan
    Juan Grela wrote about his understanding of art and of training young men and women in keeping with their own temperament. In his opinion, evolution did no apply; within an artist, there was only “being,” for which artists needed to connect to [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 763622

  • [Vivimos una época de innovaciones...]
    Curatella Manes, Pablo, 1891-1962
    Pablo Curatella-Manes presents an exhibition dedicated to sculpture, painting, and urban, as well as architectural projects by Martín Blaszko, Juan Kurchan, Juan Melé, and Simón Ungar, pointing out the relationship among the three media. The [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 765590

  • [Yo pinto]
    Robirosa, Josefina
    Josefina Robirosa wrote a very brief, poetic text about the nexus between her “innermost self” and her painting, and by means of her simple text she came close to linking the individual and painting [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 762871

  • A panorama of Argentine art
    Kemble, Kenneth, 1923-
    Kenneth Kemble praises the exhibitions of three artists: Pablo Curatella Manes, Carlos Squirru, and Kazuya Sakai, all from quite dissimilar generations, different racial origins and artistic influences. These differences make it possible to sketch a [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 741288

  • A trajetória de León Ferrari
    Magalhães, Fábio
    Brazilian critic Fábio Magalhães writes about the works of León Ferrari based on the nexus between artistic internationalization and the artwork’s efficiency in accounting for specific local realities. He also weighs the problem regarding the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 743960

  • A un siglo de la muerte de Lautréamont
    Pellegrini, Aldo
    Aldo Pellegrini’s text presents the centennial tribute for the death of Count of Lautréamont, Isidore Ducasse. Pellegrini highlights that Ducasse’s work uses canons, or rules, in order to break them and—by means of this mechanis— outwit or [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 745061

  • Antonio Sequí
    Pieyre de Mandiargues, André, 1909-1991
    This short essay was written for the 1969 exhibition catalog of lithographs by Argentine artist Antonio Seguí held at the Galería Colibrí in Puerto Rico. In it, French writer André Pieyre de Mandiargues (1909–1991) asserts that Seguí is an [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 860059

  • Arte Argentino del pasado y del presente
    Asociación Estímulo de Bellas Artes (Buenos Aires, Argentina)
    In 1943, an exhibition of one hundred and seven Argentinean artists, consisting of late 19th- century and early 20th-century painters and sculptors, was held in Montevideo under the auspices of the National Commission of Fine Arts of Montevideo and [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1228201

  • Berni
    Pellegrini, Aldo
    This text—included in the offprint “Elementos para una biografía” [Elements for a Biography] taken from the exhibition catalogue for Berni - Óleos y Collages [Berni: Oils and Collages]— points out the trajectory of Berni’s work through [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 744975

  • Breve historia del arte argentino
    Bayón, Damián
    This brief but thorough review by the Argentine critic Damián Bayón explores the development of Argentine art from the eighteenth century to the present day. He mentions artists, architects, and sculptors who have helped to define the concept of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 805103

  • Cae decorado de Berni bajo la piqueta del G.O.U
    This article reports on the destruction of a theater set made by Antonio Berni at the Teatro del Pueblo in Buenos Aires. The report mentions the situation that artists were facing under the repressive measures of the G.O.U. (a group of Argentinian [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1225213

  • Comunicato alla stampa
    Le Parc, Julio
    The text informs the Italian press that in the meeting which took place on October 15 and 16, 1975, it was agreed among the artists representing Argentina, Brazil, Chile, France, Italy, the Netherlands and Uruguay to constitute the Fronte [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 774007

  • Contenido : exhibición no. 1
    Porter, Liliana, 1941-
    This is the mail art that Liliana Porter exhibited at Experiencias 69 I [Visual Practices 69 I] at the Centro de Artes Visuales at the Instituto Torcuato Di Tella (September 5–14, 1969.) Porter’s exhibit consisted of four envelopes, each with its [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 773755

  • Contra la Corriente
    Siqueiros, David Alfaro
    This cover of the “Revista multicolor de los sábados” [full-color Saturday Magazine], a supplement of the daily newspaper, Crítica, features a print of the work Contra la Corriente [Against the Current] by David Alfaro Siqueiros (1896–1974 [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 733143

  • Correspondencia : Reflexiones acerca de una exposición
    Bayón, Damián
    In this article Damián Bayón comments on an exhibition of work drawn from museums in Berlin, which was held at the Petit Palais in Paris. Based on his observations of the European public, Bayón states that the way “to recognize the superior [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 786154

  • Del patrioterismo en el arte
    Malharro, Martín
    Despite the title “Del patrioterismo en el arte,” in this article the Argentinean painter Martín Malharro rejects the idea of a narrowly prescribed and defined national art school. He partially does so in opposition to the influence of the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1125318

  • Demetrio Urruchúa con Nosotros
    The (unknown) author of this article reports and comments on the exhibition of works by the Argentinian painter, printmaker, and muralist Demetrio Urruchúa at the Ateneo de Montevideo. The article specifically mentions certain iconographic aspects [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1223661

  • Discusión del cubismo
    Bayón, Damián
    Damián Bayón provides a far-reaching reading of Cubism on the basis of an exhibition held at the Musée d’Art Moderne de Paris that ran from February to April 1953. Before delving into specific concerns, he explains the overall perspective of his [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 787233

  • El hombre antes que el hombre
    Squirru, Rafael, 1925-
    Rafael Squirru explains that the idea for this exhibition as well as its “puesta en marcha” [initiation] arose from a conversation with Martha Minujín and Rubén Santantonín regarding the defeatist and indifferent situation of the country’s [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 758601

  • El marco : un problema de plástica actual
    Rothfuss, Rhod
    This is an essay by Rhod Rothfuss, in which he discusses the limitations of the standard, regular picture frame. Thinking beyond the traditional “window” effect, Rothfuss suggests that the work must be done by means of a frame rigorously [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 729833

  • El mensaje de A. Berni
    Vitureira, Cipriano S. (Cipriano Santiago), 1907-
    This essay notes the bonds of friendship and ideological affinity that existed between the multifaceted Antonio Berni, whose paintings are steeped in realism and social awareness, and his fellow travelers in Uruguay. This friendship between the AIAPE [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1223596

  • El método que aplico
    Romero Brest, Jorge
    Jorge Romero Brest’s introductory text refers to his method, including the explanation behind why artworks are realities that allude as much to reality as to unreality, and that they produce beings within the [social] imaginary. Along this [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 757064

  • El momento actual de la escultura
    Briano, Pedro Zonza
    The Argentinean sculptor Pedro Zonza Briazo sketches a critique of modern sculpture so that he may defend the concept of the artist as creative genius and nature as the model to be followed. The author believes that modern sculpture has lost its way [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 767888

  • El momento actual de la pintura
    Chiáppori, Atilio, 1880-1947
    Atilio Chiappori writes about the current time in Argentinean painting from his authority as the director of Argentina’s Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes [National Museum of Fine Arts] in order to critique the development of modern art. And this in [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 733960

  • El movimiento surrealista
    Pellegrini, Aldo
    This article by Pellegrini analyzes Surrealism by taking into account some of the daily life changes at the beginning of the twentieth century: the standardization and dehumanizing brought about by capitalist industrialization, as well as the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 745425

  • El mundo de Carmelo Carra
    Pellegrini, Aldo
    The text presents the work of Carmelo Carrá stating that they represent the real world seen by someone without prejudice. They deal with an anti-conventional reality, and the result is unpredictable, limitless and open to new discoveries. It is [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 745055

  • El nuevo realismo
    Berni, Antonio, 1905-1981
    The Argentinean painter Antonio Berni surmises that the perceived decadence of art is a result of a disconnection between the artist and the public. In his judgment, art has always been firmly rooted in a search for realism. Then, Berni proposes that [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 767930

  • El pintor colonial Melchor Pérez de Holguín y su realismo dramático
    Berni, Antonio, 1905-1981
    Antonio Berni describes Melchor Pérez de Holguín as the finest artist of the Potosí and Chuquisaca schools. He defines Pérez de Holguín’s work as being in the Spanish tradition, and analyzes the painter’s technique while commenting on [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 774978

  • El pintor Siqueiros : el debate de la pintura mural es el tema del día en el ambiente artístico
    The chronicle shows the impact in the local media of the lectures on mural painting by David Alfaro Siqueiros, including discussions about the political function of art, the organization of artists, and mural painting. These lectures have created [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 734039

  • El poder de la palabra
    Pellegrini, Aldo
    This text reflects on the power of words, keeping in mind that each human being includes a little of himself or herself into the words that he or she uses. Avoiding to discuss the usefulness of language, Aldo Pellegrini raises two points: its [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 745248

  • El premio internacional de escultura
    Brughetti, Romualdo
    Romualdo Brughetti's critique of the Torcuato Di Tella Prize emphasizes some aspects of sculpture that are related to society, materials, and to going beyond the limits of traditional sculpture, as well as its outcome in the art field. After having [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 763954

  • El Premio Nacional Instituto Di Tella 1966
    Romero Brest, Jorge
    This text summarizes the concepts raised by Jorge Romero Brest in relation to the debates provoked by the Premio Torcuato Di Tella [Torcuato Di Tella Prize]. It establishes rules to be followed for the analysis of those who paint or sculpt images, [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 761929

  • El realismo en el arte de Gómez Cornet
    Berni, Antonio, 1905-1981
    In this article, Antonio Berni reviews the exhibition of drawings by Ramón Gómez Cornet at the Viau Gallery (Buenos Aires, 1940) which, in his opinion, represent something new in Argentine art—something with a strong connection to the earth. [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 774856

  • El Rojas
    Gumier Maier, Jorge, 1953-
    The text narrates, as it explains, how the Galería del Centro Cultural Ricardo Rojas was born; the main traits of the works and artists that it housed; the support and enthusiasm received from the first moments by already acclaimed artists such as [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 768212

  • El taller total en Bellas Artes : los alumnos de la escuela Pueyrredón intentan una experiencia pedagógica
    Monzón, Hugo
    This article reports on the student demands at the Escuela Nacional de Bellas Artes Prilidiano Pueyrredón [National School of Fine Arts] in Buenos Aires, Argentina. It also discusses the dismissal of twelve professors and the recognition of the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 779134