Topic Descriptor: Chilean×
  • "C.A.D.A. : A South American art"
    Colectivo Acciones de Arte
    1983
    This article by C.A.D.A. (Colectivo Acciones de Arte) describes the group’s participation in the IN/OUT exhibition in Washington, DC. Due to the international nature of the exhibition, the text points out differences, provides some context for [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 731898

  • [Ayer al fin de la tarde..]
    Toral, Mario
    Chilean artist Mario Toral speaks of his experiences when he arrived in New York as an exile in 1973, immediately after the coup d'état led by General Augusto Pinochet. He compares the squandering of North Americans, who throw everything away, with [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 861808

  • [Chicago Latino]
    Sorell, V. A. (Victor A.)
    1992
    This exhibition catalog, Chicago Latino, was part of an intercultural dialogue initiated by two “socially-minded arts groups,” the 369 Gallery of Edinburgh, Scotland, and the Near Northwest Arts Council of Chicago, Illinois. The exhibition [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1056360

  • Ahora Chile
    Mellado, Justo Pastor, 1949-
    1983
    The art critic Justo Pastor Mellado examines the connections between politics and the visual arts in Chile from 1970 to 1983, from the election of Salvador Allende and the Unidad Popular (1970–73) to the tenth anniversary of the dictatorship [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 731465

  • Alfredo Jaar : para América Latina espacios de reflexión
    Valdés, Adriana, 1943-
    1985
    In this article, Adriana Valdés discusses the work of Alfredo Jaar, specifically his installations, which she sees as opportunities for open reflection. She rates “space” above “message,” since Jaar’s work does [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 734782

  • Alquimista de imágenes
    Mege Rosso, Pedro
    1987
    In this text the anthropologist Pedro Mege challenges the label of “documentary” that is frequently applied to Juan Downey’s work. He suggests that Downey is an artist who presents his specific and subjective images while actively [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 735772

  • Altamirano : respuestas a un cuestionario
    Altamirano, Carlos, 1954-
    1979
    “Altamirano. Respuestas a un cuestionario” (Altamirano. Answers to a Questionnaire) is a transcript of the conversation in which CAL magazine and gallery interviewed Carlos Altamirano about the exhibition Revisión crítica de [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 731491

  • American residues=Residuos americanos
    Colectivo Acciones de Arte
    1983
    In this short text, members of C.A.D.A. (Colectivo Acciones de Arte) describe the group’s project, Residuos Americanos [American Residues]. They explain that the installation suggests a connection between “American clothes” ( [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 747333

  • Arte suramericano
    Emar, Jean
    2003
    The text, “Arte Suramericano” [South American Art], by Jean Emar, is one of his “Notas de arte” [Art Notes] written in the daily newspaper, La Nación between 1923 and 1925. In this text, Emar, in his capacity as an art critic, analyzed the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 749835

  • Cada 20 años
    Eltit, Diamela, 1949-
    1999
    In her essay “Cada 20 años” (Every 20 Years), Diamela Eltit reviews the art activities organized by C.A.D.A. (Colectivo de Acciones de Arte; Art Action Collective) during the two decades since the group was started in 1979. She [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 740299

  • Carlos Leppe : nota sobre la obra de Leppe : el juego de lo citado y de lo citante
    Richard, Nelly, 1948-
    1985
    Nelly Richard addresses three different points in her review of Carlos Leppe’s work. She begins by noting his embrace of international art referents, highlighting his exclusion on the grounds of “being Latin American.” In her [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 734807

  • Carta aérea : a mi hijo Pablo
    Antúnez, Nemesio
    1988
    This text is a letter from the painter, muralist, printmaker, and architect by training Nemesio Antúnez to his son Pablo. It is written in the first person, in an innovative narrative style that was in vogue in Chile at the time. In this sort [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 749456

  • Carta sobre el grabado
    Antúnez, Nemesio, 1918-1993
    1989
    Nemesio Antúnez shares his thoughts and discusses his printmaking experiences and his training under William Hayter. He recalls incidents with famous artists at the Atelier 17 and the circumstances that led him to set up the Taller 99 in his [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 749419

  • Catalina Parra
    Bardeguez- Brown, Carmen; Bosques, Wilnelya; Irizarry, Angelica M.; León, Mauren; Mir, Claudio
    1998
    In this essay, Carmen Bardeguez-Brown weighs the influence of the Berlin Dadaists (1918–22) on photomontage artist Catalina Parra. Of Chilean descent, Parra went to college in Germany where she was exposed to Dada art in 1968. She was drawn to the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 842058

  • Catalina Parra
    León, Mauren; Mir, Claudio; Bardeguez- Brown, Carmen; Bosques, Wilnelya; Irizarry, Angelica M.
    1998
    In this essay, Carmen Bardeguez-Brown weighs the influence of the Berlin Dadaists (1918–22) on photomontage artist Catalina Parra. Of Chilean descent, Parra went to college in Germany where she was exposed to Dada art in 1968. She was drawn to the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 842081

  • Comunicato alla stampa
    Le Parc, Julio
    1975
    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

  • Congestionamientos
    Eltit, Diamela, 1949-; Brito, Eugenia, 1950-
    1980
    Diamela Eltit and María Eugenia Brito coauthored this essay about Lotty Rosenfeld’s project Una milla de cruces sobre el pavimento [A Mile of Crosses on the Pavement]. The text includes a prologue and eight chapters, each identified with [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 744653

  • Conversation with Iván Navarro
    Herzberg, Julia P.; Navarro, Iván, 1972-
    2012
    In this interview with Iván Navarro, Julia P. Herzberg poses questions about process and materials, the use of electricity, and art historical influences on his work from the 1990s to the 2000s. Navarro’s Blade Runner series (2004), [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1469683

  • Crushed Jewels, Air, Even Laughter : Matta in the 1940s
    Smith, Elizabeth A. T.; Dartnall, Colette
    2001
    This essay examines the impact of Roberto Matta’s presence in the United States during 1939–1948, when, as part of a Surrealist cohort of émigrés, he established temporary residence in New York to escape the war in Europe. The authors [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 840187

  • Desacatos
    Eltit, Diamela, 1949-
    1986
    Diamela Eltit writes about Lotty Rosenfeld’s intervention, which consisted of altering the intermittent lines painted on streets to create traffic lanes. The text is arranged in a non-traditional layout that testifies to its poetic, reflective [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 734576

  • Desde el andén
    Richard, Nelly, 1948-
    1983
    Nelly Richard discusses the background that inspired the works that Francisco Brugnoli and Virginia Errázuriz presented at the Paisaje / Brugnoli / Errázuriz exhibition. Richard analyzes the works and notes that, despite the artists& [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 729866

  • Discursive Images and Resonant Words Address the Vox Populi: The Visceral Art of Carlos Cortéz Koyokuikatl
    Sorell, V. A. (Victor A.)
    2001
    In this catalogue essay, Victor Alejandro Sorell considers the 36-year career (spanning 1964–2000) of the Chicano artist Carlos Cortez, praising him as the “quintessential artist-reporter,” and emphasizing his virtuosity as a master printmaker [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 840498

  • Discurso de incorporación a una sociedad literaria de Santiago pronunciado en la sesión del 3 de mayo de 1842
    Lastarria, José Victorino, 1817-1888
    1944
    This address was given by the Spanish-born, Chilean-based scholar José Victorino Lastarria in 1842 during a meeting of the recently formed Sociedad Literaria, a literary society of important Chilean scholars and politicians. In his speech to the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1125103

  • El caso "Simón Bolívar" : o el arte como zona de disturbios
    Richard, Nelly, 1948-
    1994
    In this essay “El caso Simón Bolívar o el arte como zona de disturbios” (The Simón Bolívar Case, or Art as a Site of Civil Unrest), Nelly Richard addresses the outrage expressed in the Santiago press and by the general [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 756001

  • El collage social
    Castillo, Juan, 1952-
    1982
    This poetic text refers to the art actions that Juan Castillo produced in 1981. The Chilean artist’s project, titled Te devuelvo tu imagen (I Return Your Image), was photographed by Lotty Rosenfeld. The text describes Rosenfeld’s filming [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 731848

  • El día de Díaz
    Oyarzún Robles, Pablo, 1950-
    2003
    "El día de Díaz" is a text written by Pablo Oyarzún on the subject of Biografía, a work by Gonzalo Díaz. Oyarzún provides a detailed description of the piece, a triptych in which each part [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 745133

  • El misterio de la gran pirámide
    Mellado, Justo Pastor, 1949-
    1987
    Justo Pastor Mellado discusses Juan Downey’s work in the audiovisual series titled Transamérica and Ojo Pensante (Thinking Eye). He believes it is especially necessary to view the video Moving (1974) and draws attention to several shots [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 735702

  • El nomadismo fotográfico de Paz Errázuriz
    Mellado, Justo Pastor, 1949-
    1996
    Justo Pastor Mellado writes about Los nómadas del mar, the selection of photographs taken by Paz Errázuriz. The text is divided into four sections, beginning with comments on the artist’s work as a whole, which Pastor Mellado [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 757526

  • El ojo de la papa : autobiografía y video en la obra de Juan Downey
    Mellado, Justo Pastor, 1949-
    1987
    In this essay Justo Pastor Mellado discusses the autobiographical nature of Juan Downey’s work, referring to the links to that genre to be found in Chile and stating that this suggests the emergence of a lesser, secondary, and recently [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 735710

  • Eugenio Dittborn: doblemente geográfica. A propósito de la pintura postal de Eugenio Dittborn
    Richard, Nelly, 1948-
    1985
    Nelly Richard discusses the artistic aspects of the genre of works by Eugenio Dittborn known as Pintura aeropostal (Airmail Painting). Rather than focusing on a particular work, Richard contemplates the artist’s process and its effects. While [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 734740

  • Francisca Sutil in conversation with Julia P. Herzberg=Francisca Sutil en conversación con Julia P. Herzberg
    Herzberg, Julia P.; Sutil, Francisca, 1952-
    2013
     This art magazine interview between Julia P. Herzberg and Francisca Sutil involves a conversation about the artist’s painting process in general and her recent series Mute (2009), in particular. Sutil explains that prior to initiating [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1344151

  • Gonzalo Díaz : pintura por encargo
    Valdés, Adriana, 1943-
    1996
    In this essay Adriana Valdés discusses Pintura por encargo (Commissioned Painting), the work by the visual and Conceptual artist Gonzalo Díaz. Valdés describes it as follows: the viewer stands before a commissioned portrait of D& [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 744852

  • Juan Downey : haciendo señales
    Downey, Juan, 1940-1993; Fariña, Soledad, 1943-
    1982
    In this interview, the poet Soledad Fariña asks Juan Downey about his video work and its exposure in the United States and Chile. The Chilean artist, who lives in the United States, talks about his interest in video, electronics in general, [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 731813

  • Klenzografía; área movediza de la pinturita
    Codocedo, Víctor Hugo
    In this text, Klenzografía; área movediza de la pinturita (Klenzography: The Shifting Area of Minor Painting), Victor Hugo Codocedo refers to the “Klenzo girl” painted by the Chilean artist Gonzalo Díaz. Codocedo [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 731874

  • La ampliación del espacio crítico
    Galaz, Gaspar, 1941-; Ivelic, Milan, 1935-
    1988
    “The broadening of the critical space” represents one section of the book, Chile Arte Actual [Chile Art Today], written by the art historians, Gaspar Galaz and Milan Ivelic. In the book, the authors ask themselves why the late 1970s and [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 734883

  • La economía dramática de la ciudad
    Brito, Eugenia, 1950-
    1986
    María Eugenia Brito discusses Lotty Rosenfeld’s project Una milla de cruces sobre el pavimento [A Mile of Crosses on the Pavement]. She addresses the artist’s intervention of traffic lines painted on city roads from what she [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 734565

  • La faena de nuestra América
    Mistral, Gabriela, 1889-1957
    2005
    This is the text of the speech Gabriela Mistral gave at the special session of the board of directors of the Pan American Union in Washington, DC, in 1946, the year after she received the Nobel Prize in Literature in Stockholm. The Chilean poet [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 773675

  • La narrativa de Diamela Eltit : un nuevo paradigma socio-literario de lectura
    Brito, Eugenia, 1950-
    1994
    In her essay “La narrativa de Diamela Eltit: un nuevo paradigma socio-literario de lectura” (Diamela Eltit’s Narrative: A New Socio-Literary Paradigm for Reading), Eugenia Brito discusses Eltit’s “writing” (l&rsquo [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 751690

  • La redefinición del contrato simbólico entre escritor y lector : La Nueva Novela, de Juan Luis Martínez
    Brito, Eugenia, 1950-
    1994
    After the 1973 coup d’état in Chile, the country’s literature underwent a process of transformation that prompted a redefinition of concepts such as, among other things, the roles of writers and readers as well as their limits and [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 751667

  • Lo que nos demuestra la Exposición de pintores chilenos : qué es lo que de ellos podemos aprender
    Grau, Ricardo
    1937
    Regarding the show of Chilean painting on exhibit in Lima, Ricardo Grau states that “it can be calamitous to have an artistic past like Peru’s” since it often serves as a pretext behind which to hide defects or weaknesses. Because no such [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1146583

  • Madre patria
    Eltit, Diamela, 1949-
    1987
    Diamela Eltit writes about Juan Downey’s work on the occasion of his exhibition in Chile, Festival Downey. Eltit’s essay is divided into two sections: “La patria: todas las patrias” [The Homeland: All the Homelands] and &ldquo [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 735694

  • Manifiestos : non Serviam
    Huidobro, Vicente, 1893-1948
    1976
    “Non Serviam,” a manifesto written by Chilean poet Vicente Huidobro, records his rejection of naturalism in poetry. He declares that poets should no longer imitate or reproduce nature; instead, they should create distinct new worlds through their [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1126176

  • Matta y su pintura
    Salazar Bondy, Sebastián
    1954
    In this article, Sebastián Salazar Bondy discusses the work of Chilean painter Roberto Matta. In Salazar Bondy’s view, true art does not copy the appearance of “everyday vulgarity,” but questions conventions. That is why the run-of-the-mill [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1138199

  • Mirentxu Ganzaraín: Chile
    Ganzaraín, Mirentxu
    1992
    In this text, the artist Mirentxu Ganzaraín discusses the inadequacy of terminology in use in the United States to describe and categorize the art by artists whose ethnic backgrounds are other than normative ones. As a North American of Chilean and [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 782615

  • Paisaje
    Mellado, Justo Pastor, 1949-
    1983
    Justo Pastor Mellado reviews Paisaje (Landscape), the exhibition of works by Francisco Brugnoli and Virginia Errázuriz, within the context of the contemporary approach in Chilean painting. According to the curator and art critic, the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 730016

  • Pequeña novela del grabado chileno
    Mellado, Justo Pastor, 1949-
    1995
    Justo Pastor Mellado explains the reasons that motivated the Chilean submission to the X Mostra da Gravura, which was a desire to articulate a new artistic cartography. The hypothesis he lays out in this text points to formal movements in the field [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 736031

  • Proposición para (entre) cruzar espacios límites : comentario de la autora
    Rosenfeld, Lotty, 1943-2020
    1986
    This is Lotty Rosenfeld’s written commentary on her video-performance Proposiciones para (entre) cruzar espacios límites [Proposals for Intertwining/crossing Borderlands], which refers to the two frontiers involved in her project. First [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 744898

  • Protocollage de lectura
    Oyarzún Robles, Pablo, 1950-
    1985
    The essayist Pablo Oyarzún discusses the work of Eugenio Dittborn, stitching together a patchwork quilt of quotes and references. He talks about what is “legible” and “illegible” in the Chilean experimental artist&rsquo [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 735197

  • Recovering histories : considerations on the practices of twelve artists = Historias recuperadas : reflexiones sobre la trayectoria de doce artistas
    Herzberg, Julia P.
    1993
    This exhibition essay by Julia P. Herzberg discusses twelve Chilean artists working in experimental and avant-garde modalities (from the late 1970s to early 1990s). These artists are lesser known outside Chile because they stayed in the country [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 748926

  • Reivindicación de la sentimentalidad como discurso
    Richard, Nelly, 1948-
    1982
    Nelly Richard discusses Gonzalo Díaz’s painting, which she sees as an example of a revitalizing trend in Chilean visual arts that, in her opinion, had been waning in recent art exhibitions during that time. Richard claims that Dí [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 731548