Topic Descriptor: Colombian×
  • ¡Cláro que hay jóvenes con talento!
    Traba, Marta
    In this April 1964 magazine article, Marta Traba attests to Beatriz González’s artistic talents, reaffirming the decision by MAM (Museo de Arte Moderno de Bogotá) to exhibit the young artist’s work in a debut solo exhibition [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1342966

  • ¿Arte joven?
    Serrano, Eduardo, 1939-
    The text, “¿Arte joven?” [Young Art?] by art critic Eduardo Serrano Rueda introduces the exhibition Nombres nuevos en el arte de Colombia [New Names in Colombian Art] held at the Museo de Arte Moderno [Museum of Modern Art] in Bogotá in March [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 855747

  • ¿Realismo es decadencia? ¿Abstraccionismo es solo incapacidad?... y el público...¿Qué prefiere?: Tres destacados pintores y un crítico plantean una polémica / Una encuesta de Jorge Moreno Clavijo para "Lecturas dominicales"
    Moreno Clavijo, Jorge, 1921-
    This article published in the “Lecturas Dominicales” or Sunday Readings section of the Colombian newspaper El Tiempo (April 1962) evidences the polemic surrounding abstract and figurative art in Colombia at the time. In the introduction to the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1087938

  • ¿Un arte religioso? : Manolo Vellojín en la Galería Garcés Velásquez Bogotá
    Cobo Borda, Juan Gustavo, 1948-
    With this text, Colombian poet and essayist Juan Gustavo Cobo Borda introduces the exhibition of works by painter Manolo Vellojín held at Galería Garcés Velásquez in Bogotá in 1978. In Cobo Borda’s view, Holy Week (a Spanish religious [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1134355

  • "Las paredes hablan al pueblo!"
    Nel Gómez, Pedro, 1899-1984
    Pedro Nel Gómez, creator of the controversial frescos of the old city palace in Medellín, which at the time of this writing (2009), houses the Museo de Antioquia—explains his reasons for undertaking that major pictorial series. He also provides [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1093449

  • "Nada está flotando..."
    Gutiérrez, Natalia, 1954-
    In this essay, which is the introduction to the book Ciudad–Espejo [City–Mirror] (2009), the Colombian critic Natalia Gutiérrez bases her review of Colombian contemporary art on the works presented at the 39 Salón Nacional de Artistas [39th [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1099231

  • "Testimonios" de un nuevo arte colombiano
    Erminy, Perán
    The art critic Perán Erminy reviews and analyzes the exhibition Testimonios organized by El Techo de la Ballena in the context of an international meeting of this group. In this text, Erminy points out what he finds interesting in this exhibition: [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1168332

  • "Un mes de desahogos pasionales" : llama B. Salcedo su exposición
    By way of a brief interview, this text announces the opening of Bernardo Salcedo’s exhibition, Un mes de desahogos pasionales, at UD gallery in Parque de la Independencia in Bogotá. It explains that once the show is over, the works in it will [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 864509

  • “Grano” y otras obras de Miguel Ángel Rojas
    Serrano, Eduardo, 1939-
    In 1981, Eduardo Serrano, the director of the Museo de Arte Moderno of Bogotá at the time, wrote a profile introducing to the Colombian public the life and work of young artist Miguel Ángel Rojas, which in Serrano’s view are intrinsically bound [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 860486

  • “No se debe esperar a que llegue la inspiración” : Alicia Tafur prepara su exposición
    This is an article written by the editorial staff at the weekly Magazine Dominical about the life and work of Alicia Tafur, the Colombian artist. It was written on the occasion of the “first large exhibition for Bogotá” at the Banco de la Repú [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1133397

  • [Después de varias semanas...]
    Eiger, Casimiro, 1909- 1987
    In this text, Polish art critic Casimiro Eiger praises Luis Alberto Acuña’s art. He specifically mentions the artist’s use of color, the monumentality of his painting, the severity of his sculptural volumes, and his controversial approach to [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1132676

  • [Discurso de inauguración de la Exposición de Bellas Artes en la Celebración del Centenario]
    Marroquín Osorio, José Manuel, 1874-
    This document reproduces the speech given by priest and historian José Manuel Marroquín Osorio at the opening of the exhibition of fine arts on the occasion of the celebration of the centennial of Colombian independence—Celebración del Primer [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1093433

  • [En la nueva cultura visual,...]
    Laignelet Sourdis, Victor, 1955
    The Colombian artist Víctor Laignelet discusses the ability in painting to expand its range of action—what he calls its antropofagia [anthropophagy]—as it absorbs “new visual expressions” such as “installations,” exposing the roots of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1076692

  • [Entrevista a la escultura Hena Rodríguez- Programa radial "Cosas de Mujeres" -La emisora H.J.C.K. frecuencia F.M. Estérero]
    In 1954, journalist Gloria Valencia de Castaño interviewed sculptor Hena Rodríguez on HJCK, a Bogotá radio station with a cultural orientation. This text is a transcription of a simple conversation in which the artist describes her art education, [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1129718

  • [Good afternoon. I would like to thank the people...]
    Muñoz, Oscar, 1951-
    This manuscript was created by Óscar Muñoz, with photographs of his major works for his presentation at the Tate Gallery in London, as part of the Global Photography Now: Latin America conference held on November 10, 2006. Muñoz provides an [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 868613

  • [Hablando de...]
    Rojas, Carlos, 1933-
    In this notebook, which is one of several kept by Colombian artist Carlos Rojas, the author writes down thirty-two points essential to his art.  Written like a manifesto, this particular manuscript contains ideas that Rojas considers innate to his [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1089916

  • [Hace tres años, la Alianza Colombo Francesa de Bogotá...]
    Norden, Isadora de
    Isadora de Norden—who was president of the Colombian-French Alliance’s Cultural Committee in Bogotá—wrote this introduction to the first publication of “Nuevas propuestas: arte colombiano 1999-2002” [New Works: Colombian Art 1999-2002]. [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1098451

  • [Hacer política desde el arte,...]
    Sandoval, Rosemberg, 1959-
    This essay was written by the artist Rosemberg Sandoval as the introduction to the exhibition catalogue Dibujos sobre lona, video e instalación, Rosemberg Sandoval that was organized by the Galería Casas Riegner in 2009. In his essay, Sandoval [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1134110

  • [Hay dos categorías de pintores...]
    Eiger, Casimiro, 1909- 1987
    In this manuscript, Polish critic Casimiro Eiger, who lived in Colombia, discusses the work in the first solo exhibition of painter Marco Ospina, held at Galerías de Arte in 1949. In Eiger’s view, the merit of Ospina’s work lies in its order. [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1132692

  • [La artista explora desde hace algún tiempo la idea del tejido...]
    Jaramillo, Carmen María, 1958-
    In this essay—that appeared in the leaflet for the exhibition En la Trama personal [In the Personal Web] that was presented at the Alonso Garcés Gallery in Bogotá in June-July 2004—the art critic Carmen María Jaramillo discusses the latest [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1099546

  • [La obra de Ever Astudillo]
    Serrano, Eduardo, 1939-
    Eduardo Serrano introduces the retrospective exhibition of the work of Ever Astudillo. Serrano considers Astudillo to be among the first Colombian artists to “imbue the art of drawing with a meaning and a presence that positioned it as an [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1075907

  • [Letter] 1927 April 9, Paris [to] madre y hermanas
    Vélez, Eladio, 1897- 1967
    In 1927, the painter Eladio Vélez, from Antioquia, fulfilled his dream of going to study in Europe. The letters he wrote to his family when he was a student in Europe have been copied and kept. In the one selected here (written on April 9, 1927), to [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1131904

  • [Letter] 1950 September 26, Paris, France [to] Casimiro Eiger
    Ramírez Villamizar, Eduardo, 1923-2004
    This is a letter written by Eduardo Ramírez Villamizar twelve days after his arrival in France in September 1950. The painter writes to his friend, the art critic Casimiro Eiger, who lived in Bogotá, describing his impressions of his first brief [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1133237

  • [Letter] 1954 June 15, n.l. [to] Roberto García Peña, director del Tiempo
    Eiger, Casimiro, 1909- 1987
    This is a letter written by Casimiro Eiger to Roberto García Peña, the director of the Bogotá newspaper El Tiempo, in response to an article published in that newspaper on June 15, 1954. According to the letter in question, the painter Ignacio Gó [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1133269

  • [Letter] 1977 August 8, Budapest [to] Emma Araujo Vallejo
    Salcedo, Bernardo, 1939-2007
    This letter was a part of the correspondence maintained by Bernardo Salcedo with Emma Araujo de Vallejo, director of the Museo Nacional de Colombia from 1974 to 1982. From Budapest (Hungary), and dated August 8, 1977, the letter was written during [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1131127

  • [Los buenos pintores no saben hablar...]
    Caballero Holguín, Luis, 1943-1995; Hernández, José
    This extensive interview, which was motivated by journalist José Hernández’s curiosity about where Luis Caballero’s images come from, covers many topics: Caballero’s conception of art and painting; his sense of himself as Colombian; his view [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1088097

  • [Los especialistas crean las leyes ...]
    Rojas, Carlos, 1933-
    In this handwritten text found in one of Carlos Rojas’s notebooks, the artist explains some of the ideas surrounding his work, specifically in relation to two major questions: his perception of the laws of nature, which he understands in terms of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1089994

  • [Los públicos pueden "mirar" muy fácilmente a la pintura y gustarla...]
    Ospina, Marco, 1912-1983
    This text, written by Marco Ospina, was included in the catalog for the Exposición de pinturas de Armando Villegas en la Galería El Callejón (Bogotá, 1955). Along with the text is a list of the paintings that made up that show. In his article, [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1133445

  • [Primero fue la nada...]
    Valencia, Elmo
    This catalogue in brochure form describes the show of wooden sculpture by Hernando Tejada that opened on May 25, 1965, at the Museo de Arte Moderno of Bogotá (MAM). The document consists of a black and white photograph of the Colombian artist, an [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1097982

  • 1990-2000, una década en el arte colombiano
    Gutiérrez, Natalia, 1954-
    The anthropologist and art critic Natalia Gutiérrez examines some representative works by Colombian artists in order to analyze Colombian art of the 1990s. She believes this method helps her to avoid using general theories that “pigeonhole” them [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1133605

  • 20 Hipótesis múltiples y estructuralmente diferenciadas para las obras gráficas de Pedro Alcántara
    Viggiani, Beatriz
    Art critic Beatriz Viggiani enumerates twenty important points in the work of Colombian artist Pedro Alcántara including his disregard for formalism in relation to his graphic work. What Alcántara is interested in—according to Viggiani—is form [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 865275

  • 50 kilómetros de arte “computado” : la obra de Manzur
    Levy, Alegre
    The article “50 kilómetros de arte ‘computado’. La obra de Manzur” by journalist Alegre Levy was published in Bogotá-based newspaper El Tiempo on November 20, 1972. It is a review of the exhibition Manzur that would open the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1134630

  • A conversation : Juan Manuel Echavarría and Laurel Reuter = una conversación : Juan Manuel Echavarría y Laurel Reuter
    Reuter, Laurel
    The synopsis and the annotations in English are coming soon.    However, our bilingual readers can click on “Español” to access this information in Spanish [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1100590

  • A Siqueiros, al partir
    Siqueiros, David Alfaro
    This printed poster is divided into two parts. In the upper left-hand corner, a black-and-white photograph shows a close-up of a man behind bars looking straight ahead. In the background there is a two-story structure with white walls. To the right [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 864589

  • Actualidad de Ricardo Rendón : el artista y su mundo
    Vidales Jaramillo, Luis, 1900-1990
    In this article, Luis Vidales Jaramillo discusses the historical and sociological importance of the portrait artist and caricaturist Ricardo Rendón and the universality of his work. Vidales reflects on the eternal nature of genuine works of art. He [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1089394

  • Alberto Baraya o el arte de desplegar, coleccionar en fin, el arte de encontrar las relaciones que están ahí y que no vemos
    Gutiérrez, Natalia, 1954-
    In this article, the critic Natalia Gutiérrez reviews a number of works by Alberto Baraya, such as his photomontages in Proyecto recorridos (1997–98), Mitificación artificial de una pintura (1998), Herbario de plantas artificiales (2002−), and [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1130395

  • Alcántara : gráfica atenta
    González, Miguel, 1950-
    This is an article written by Miguel González for the newspaper El País de Cali on the occasion of the retrospective exhibition of work by Colombian draftsman and printmaker Pedro Alcántara presented at the Luis Ángel Arango Library in Bogotá. [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1076497

  • Alicia Barney : el paisaje alternativo : aferrada al drama que la naturaleza provoca
    González, Miguel, 1950-
    The article “Alicia Barney: el paisaje alternativo, aferrada al drama que la naturaleza provoca” [Alicia Barney: The alternative landscape, clinging to the drama that nature brings] by Colombian critic Miguel González was published in the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1078601

  • Alicia Barney entre la realidad del arte y la de la vida
    González, Miguel, 1950-
    Critic Miguel González begins this interview with Alicia Barney acknowledging the seriousness with which she undertakes her work. The conversation, which took place in 1983, addresses Barney’s experience starting with her academic training in [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1087494

  • Álvaro Barrios : raros, preciosos y bellos
    Serrano, Eduardo, 1939-
    This is an introduction to the work of the Colombian artist Álvaro Barrios, written by the Colombian curator and critic Eduardo Serrano. The introduction is followed by an interview in which Serrano investigates highlights of the artist’s work [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1092518

  • Ana Mercedes Hoyos premiada en la exposición “Espacios Ambientales”
    This article documents a $20,000 prize awarded to the Colombian artist Ana Mercedes Hoyos for her work in the exhibition Espacios ambientales, held by the Museo de Arte Moderno of Bogotá (1968). The work awarded the prize was Blanco sobre blanco, [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1134961

  • Análisis de la obra de Feliza Burstyn [sic]
    González, Miguel, 1950-
    This article, entitled “Análisis de la obra de Feliza Burstyn” [Analysis of Feliza Burstyn’s Work], was published on September 25, 1974 in the Cali-based newspaper El País. It is one of the responses to art critic and historian Álvaro Medina [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 868498

  • Análisis frío de "Llamarada" : I Salón Regional
    Valencia, Luis Fernando
    The Colombian artist and critic Luis Fernando Valencia wrote an article in response to the first prize awarded to Juan Camilo Uribe for the work Llamarada (1976), at the I Salón Regional de Artes Visuales of the northwestern region of Colombia ( [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1092593

  • Andrés de Santa María (Galería de Arte)
    Engel, Walter, 1908-2005
    In this article the Austrian critic Walter Engel reviews the exhibition of works by the painter Andrés de Santa María held at the Galerías de Arte in Bogotá. Engel begins his article by mentioning that the Colombian artist died in Brussels, [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1094300

  • Anexo 1 : entrevista con José Alejandro Restrepo
    Gutiérrez, Natalia, 1954-
    “Anexo 1 – Entrevista con José Alejandro Restrepo” is the third and final part of the book Cruces by Colombian art critic Natalia Gutiérrez. The book, published in 2000, was the result of her master’s thesis in history and theory of art and [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1091801

  • Antes de que el mundo fuera
    Iovino Moscarella, María, 1962-
    “Antes de que el mundo fuera” [Before the World Existed] is the essay that María Iovino wrote for the book LUIS ROLDÁN (Segmento I) published in 2007, that presented a retrospective of the artist’s work, which has always been concerned with [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1092458

  • Antonio Caro en “El Sindicato”
    Serrano, Eduardo, 1939-
    The art critic Eduardo Serrano discusses some of the works of art produced by Antonio Caro from 1970 through 1977, which link the chronological importance of the works to the exhibitions in which they were shown. He describes the rough nature of the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1073298

  • Antonio Caro guerrillero visual = visual guerrilla
    Camnitzer, Luis
    Artist and critic Luis Camnitzer analyzes the production of Antonio Caro on the basis of several works Caro produced between 1975 and 1995, specifically: El carrito de Marlboro [The Marlboro Cart], Colombia Cocacola [Coca-Cola],  Todo está muy Caro [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 860606

  • Apolonio : un objeto encontrado
    Jaramillo, Carmen María, 1958-
    In her essay “Apolonio: un objeto encontrado”—about the painter Luis Luna’s series El libro de Apolonio—the critic and curator Carmen María Jaramillo takes a long look at the work of this Colombian artist. Jaramillo scrutinizes the visual [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1185122

  • Apóstol abstraccionista
    Lloreda, Diana
    “Apóstol Abstraccionista” [Abstract Art Apostle] is a conversation between the journalist, Diana Lloreda, and the artist, Danilo Dueñas, published in the Lecturas Dominicales [Sunday Readings] section of the daily newspaper, El Tiempo, in Bogot [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1099171