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

  • [1. Ey, principal...]
    Dittborn, Eugenio, 1943-
    1981
    Eugenio Dittborn published a poetic-visual creation in La Separata: a text illustrated with a photograph taken by Carlos Gallardo. Dittborn’s poetic prose is based on three points whose sequence produces a similar structure. It begins with & [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 731861

  • [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

  • A propósito de Yanomami (1977)
    Olhagaray, Néstor, 1946-2020
    1987
    In this essay Néstor Olhagaray writes about Yanomami, the video by Juan Downey, focusing on specific moments or scenes. He analyzes the role of the “creator of images” who addresses a proposed fictional reality and its viewers. [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 735727

  • 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

  • Alberto Pérez
    Brugnoli, Francisco, 1935-
    2003
    In this text Francisco Brugnoli writes a first-person account of his first meeting with Alberto Pérez and records his opinions of him as an artist and an art history teacher. Brugnoli thinks back to when he originally met Pérez, who was [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 756960

  • 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

  • Apuntes para una década (1980-1990)
    Galaz, Gaspar, 1941-
    1990
    In this brief essay Gaspar Galaz discusses a series of landmark events that took place in the 1980s and 1990s. In his opinion this period was characterized by an economic boom in Chile (fueled by neoliberal policies) and by conceptual approaches to [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 736102

  • 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

  • Artes visuales : una mirada crítica
    Ivelic, Milan, 1935-
    1987
    In this article Milan Ivelic discusses conditions in Chile for the benefit of Spanish visitors to the exhibition Chile Vive that was held at the Círculo de Bellas Artes in Madrid. One of the main things that stands out about Chile, as seen [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 754428

  • Berlín-Berlín : ¿Dónde estoy? (Un texto en dos tonos y tres impertinencias)
    Brugnoli, Francisco, 1935-
    1989
    In this historical review, prompted by the exhibition of contemporary Chilean art in Berlin, the artist and teacher Francisco Brugnoli reflects on the “impertinence” of (ethnic-geographical and artistic) otherness as seen from the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 736090

  • 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, 1918-1993
    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

  • Chile
    Romera, Antonio R., 1908-1975
    1962
    In this essay Antonio Romera discusses the collection of works by Chilean artists that was sent to the Primera Bienal Americana de Arte in Argentina. He states that the roots of current Chilean painting in the 1960s can be traced back to three [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 750845

  • Chile : bordes, límites, fronteras
    Richard, Nelly, 1948-
    1996
    Nelly Richard discusses the work of the following Chilean photographers: Gonzalo Díaz, Eduardo Vilches, Alicia Villarreal, Enrique Zamudio, and Alfredo Jaar. Richard explains how each of these artists uses and contextualizes photography, and [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 748031

  • Claudio Bravo
    Galaz, Gaspar, 1941-
    1994
    This article was written by Gaspar Galaz on the occasion of a retrospective exhibition of works by Claudio Bravo at the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes in Santiago, Chile. Galaz refers to a debate about art and how it should be defined that was [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 766994

  • Claves y constantes definidoras
    Romera, Antonio R., 1908-1975
    1969
    The art critic Antonio Romera identifies the uniquely Chilean aspects of Chilean painting in his study of four constants that, in his opinion, are repeated throughout its history: landscape, color, French influence, and character. Similarly, the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 754547

  • 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

  • Crítica; historia. Sobre el libro Márgenes e Instituciones de Nelly Richard
    Oyarzún Robles, Pablo, 1950-
    1987
    This is Pablo Oyarzún’s critical review of Nelly Richard’s book Márgenes e Instituciones (Margins and Institutions). He acknowledges her role in the field of Chilean art and her contributions to a new approach to art [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 741255

  • 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

  • Cuerpo sin alma : acerca del mecanismo de la cita en el materialismo pictórico de Juan Dávila
    Richard, Nelly, 1948-
    1983
    Nelly Richard writes about Juan Domingo Dávila’s paintings, which rely on quotes, referring to the concept of “bodies” in each of the nine sections in the text. Richard explains how quotes can dismantle the whole and, with it [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 730158

  • Del taller de grabado a la búsqueda de los procesos de transformación
    Soro, Mario, 1957-
    1995
    This essay is by the artist Mario Soro, who was educated at the Escuela de Arte de la Universidad Católica in Santiago, Chile where he studied under the printmaker Eduardo Vilches. Soro describes his teacher in terms of his experience as a [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 745031

  • 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

  • Deslindes y giros fotográficos
    Muñoz Zárate, Patricio, 1960-
    2006
    The essay written by Patricio M. Zárate covered the new emerging generation of Chilean artists. According to the author “customary artistic boundaries had been disregarded” with the incorporation of artistic works pertaining to [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 773560

  • 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 arte en Chile
    Richon Brunet, Ricardo, 1866-1946
    1910
    In this essay Ricardo Richon Brunet reviews the evolution of Chilean art since the arrival of Raymond Monvoisin in the mid-nineteenth century. He describes the kind of work that was produced by the early artists, especially those who trained at the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 748557

  • 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 comportamiento de la crítica
    Muñoz Zárate, Patricio, 1960-
    2000
    In his essay about the vast subject of art criticism in Chile from 1950 to 1973, Patricio Muñoz Zárate highlights the field’s defining moments, milestones, and notable personalities. In a series of subchapters, he sheds light on [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 757179

  • el deseo de antígona
    Mellado, Justo Pastor, 1949-
    2001
    Justo Pastor Mellado wrote this introduction to El deseo de Antígona (The Desire of Antigone), the exhibition of works by Patricia Israel. In a review of earlier projects and exhibitions, the critic explains how the artist researches and [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 757113

  • El deseo de archivo de Guillermo Nuñez
    Mellado, Justo Pastor, 1949-
    2003
    In 2003 Justo Pastor Mellado wrote an essay for the catalogue for La quinta del sordo, the exhibition of works by Guillermo Núñez. On this occasion Mellado looks back to the retrospective Núñez presented in 1993, for which [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 757295

  • 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 grabado en Chile 1950-1973 en la época de las planificaciones globales
    Soro, Mario, 1957-
    2000
    This essay by Mario Soro was one of the chapters in the catalogue for the exhibition Chile 100 años (Chile 100 Years) covering the second period, 1950–73, titled “Entre modernidad y utopía” (Between Modernity and [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 767226

  • El gran texto del mundo (y sus fragmentos di-versos)
    Valdés, Adriana, 1943-
    1994
    In this text the essayist Adriana Valdés discusses the work of Alicia Villarreal, who has created a game based on the alphabet that uses images of discarded objects as vowels to be read as a text. Based on the Walter Benjamin quote (the search [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 757328

  • El infinito de la obra
    Brugnoli, Francisco, 1935-
    2005
    “El infinito de la obra” by Francisco Brugnoli is the introductory essay in the catalogue for the exhibition Centenario Carlos Hermosilla, 1905–2005, which acknowledged the centenary of the birth of the famous printmaker from [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 773534

  • El lugar ideal
    Galende, Federico, 1965-
    1996
    Federico Galende wrote this detailed review of Las cuatro operaciones del aparato reproductor, an intervention created by Mario Soro  in a public space. Galende reflects on the kind of cartography that can provide orientation for a work of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 757598

  • 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 Movimiento "Forma y Espacio"
    Romera, Antonio R., 1908-1975
    1970
    Antonio Romera writes about the emergence and characteristics of the Rectángulo group. He explains that it was the first Chilean art group in which members shared a philosophy, an ethic, and an aesthetic. He reviews the career of Ramón [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 749831