Topic Descriptor: performance art×
  • ¡Qué viva "La Novia", que viva! : performance en la exposición "Ataque del presente al resto de los tiempos"
    The article “¡Que viva ‘La novia’ que viva!” was published in the Culture – Entertainment section of the Bogotá newspaper El Tiempo on September 16, 1997 on the occasion of the performance of La novia ( [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1100756

  • "Omelette" a la Guillermo Marín : en la Galería Carlos Alberto González
    Pignalosa, Maria Cristina
    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: 1100804

  • "Performances" en la Galería de Arte Nacional
    Flores, Elsa
    In this article, Elsa Flores comments on the performances of a group of “action-language artists” gathered by the actor, Marco Antonio Ettedgui, who is also a performance artist. Together, they designed and presented their plans at the Galería [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1055962

  • [Colo emerges from a tradition that emphasizes and inventing of art more than a making of art]
    Ingberman, Jeanette, 1952-2011
    This essay by curator Jeannette Ingberman analyzes ten years of work by Papo Colo in painting, sculpture, drawing, and performance. According to the author, Colo’s work explores the metaphysical and the spiritual, incorporating organic forms and [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 849870

  • [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

  • 7 Festival de Performance de Cali un proyecto de Helena
    Helena Producciones (Cali, Colombia)
    This document is the postcard produced to publicize the call for submissions organized by the Helena Producciones collective for the seventh edition of the Festival de Performance of Cali. It was released to the public on May 23, 2008 at an event [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1129358

  • 80 : una versión disparatada
    Zerpa, Carlos, 1950-
    This document is an article by artist Carlos Zerpa in which he critiques the opinions historian Mariana Figarella offered in her essay “Los años ochenta. Panorama de una década” on the evolution of his career, the content of his work, and his [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1051973

  • Aborigines of the western world
    Fusco, Coco; Gómez-Peña, Guillermo
    In this essay published in the exhibition catalog, Remerica! Amerika, artists Coco Fusco and Guillermo Gomez-Peña contend that the origins of dada events and performance art date back to the 1500s when native peoples from Africa and the Americas [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 799233

  • Acción divisoria del espacio
    In Acción divisoria del espacio, the Venezuelan performance artists Yeni and Nan [Jennifer Hackshaw and María Luisa González] describe their presentation. They explain that it is staged in a space where images are projected from four slide [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1097491

  • Acciones
    Serrano, Eduardo, 1939-
    This article by the Colombian critic and curator Eduardo Serrano is divided into three parts. In the first part, Serrano provides a historical account of the events and artists that, from 1972 through 1982, helped to introduce performance art to [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1100675

  • Acciones para la venta : Rosemberg Sandoval en Casas Riegner
    Junca, Humberto, 1968-
    In this article, visual artist Humberto Junca provides a powerful critical analysis of Rosemberg Sandoval’s solo exhibition, entitled Acciones Políticas, held at Casas Riegner gallery in Bogotáin 2008. The author divides the text into three [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1129541

  • Acerca de la poesía en acción
    Barboza, Diego, 1945-
    In his proposal/script Acerca de la poesía de acción the Venezuelan artist Diego Barboza explains the importance of this urban project. The performance is a collective experience in which participants wear (red and blue) hats which, in his opinion [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 865802

  • Actos de fabulación : arte, cuerpo y pensamiento
    Pabón, Consuelo, 1961-
    In this chapter, Consuelo Pabón discusses the philosophical platform she used to curate Actos de fabulación – arte cuerpo y pensamiento (2000) [Acts of Fantasy – Art, Body, and Thought (2000)], created as part of the Proyecto Pentágono — [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1099666

  • Actos de fabulación : arte, cuerpo y pensamiento
    Pabón, Consuelo, 1961-
    In this chapter Consuelo Pabón presents the results of the second stage of research of her philosophical curatorial project Actos de fabulación – arte cuerpo y pensamiento (2000) [Acts of Fantasy – Art, Body, and Thought (2000)], created as [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1099681

  • Álvaro Herazo
    Rubiano Caballero, Germán, 1938-
    This article by critic and curator Germán Rubiano was published in the obituary section of the September 1988 issue of the magazine Arte en Colombia. In it, Rubiano bemoans the death of Álvaro Herazo at the age of forty-six on Tuesday, May 24 of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1100220

  • Arte a flor de piel : debate/ reflexiones sobre el "performance"
    The article “Arte a flor de piel” was published in the “Culture” section of the Bogotá newspaper El Tiempo on May 18, 2001, on the occasion of the opening of the fourth Festival de Performance de Cali at the Museo La Tertulia on May 20. The [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1129734

  • Arte de Acción en Latinoamérica : cuerpo político y estrategias de resistencia
    De Gracia, Silvio, 1973-
    In this essay, critic and performer Silvio de Gracia explains the importance of and provides context for “action art” in Latin America. He demonstrates its specificity in the region, showing how it differs from similar tendencies in Europe and [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1240673

  • Arte en las calles
    Padín, Clemente, 1939-
    In this essay, the artist and performer Clemente Padín explains the concept of “street art and urban art” following the alternative art exhibition, Tomarte, held in the city of Rosario, Argentina, in April 1990, with the pretense of injecting [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1243093

  • Arte, ciência e trópico
    Freyre, Gilberto, 1900-1987
    The five lectures given by Gilberto Freyre in his city of Recife and in São Paulo comprise this book. The one theme that tied all five lectures together was the imperative need to instill a tropical equatorial Portuguese Brazilian lifestyle. In a [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110800

  • Artistas Cali entes: entrevista a Juan F. Mejía y Wilson Díaz
    In the interview conducted by the Colombian journal Vice Versa, Juan Fernando Mejía and Wilson Díaz have the opportunity to talk about their artistic beginnings, joint projects, and themes that interest them. They also discuss the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1130967

  • ASCO
    Gamboa, Harry, Jr.
    In this essay, Harry Gamboa, Jr. profiles the Chicano artist collective, ASCO, to which he belonged. He highlights Walking Mural (1972) as the performance that first introduced the group to the Chicano community. He describes how ASCO followed this [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 821080

  • Bode; A exposição de Antônio Manuel de zero às 24 horas nas bancas de jornais
    Manuel, Antonio
    The artist Antonio Manuel describes two works that were conceived for an exhibition at the MAM-RJ (Museu de Arte Moderna do Rio de Janeiro) in 1973, an event that the museum canceled on the eve of its opening in an attempt to avoid “difficult [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110565

  • Bom público para as perfomances no Sesc
    The (anonymous) critic mentions the public’s reception of León Ferrari’s performances. The writer of this text discusses both the instrument sculpture — the inverted pendulum — and the music, which the artist himself describes as non- [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 743870

  • Cali
    González, Miguel, 1950-
    This article, written by the Colombian critic Miguel González for the reviews section of the 8th volume of the magazine Re-vista de arte y arquitectura en Latinoamérica [Review of Art and Architecture in Latin America] (published in [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1100692

  • Carlos Leppe : nota sobre la obra de Leppe : el juego de lo citado y de lo citante
    Richard, Nelly, 1948-
    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

  • Ceremonia con armas blancas
    Zerpa, Carlos, 1950-
    The Venezuelan artist Carlos Zerpa, in the text “Ceremonias con armas blancas,” describes his proposal for performance art and explains it from two perspectives: one “conceptual” and the other “artistic.” In the former, he states that the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1097511

  • Cuerpo final : el máximo lienzo
    Echeverry, Santiago, 1970-
    “Cuerpo final: el máximo lienzo” [Final Body: The Ultimate Canvas], an article written by Santiago Echeverry, appeared in the second edition of Clave 019–17, the magazine published by Multimedia Creation Major in the art department at the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1133932

  • Del rito a la performancia
    Monsalve Pino, Juan Cristóbal, Bogotá, 1951-
    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: 1100740

  • Diana López en PS1
    Fuenmayor, Jesús
    Curator Jesús Fuenmayor explores the work of Venezuelan artist Diana López on the basis of her participation in an annual show at PS 1 Contemporary Art Center, in New York. The theme López presented for that show was the result of her experiences [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1163934

  • El performance (Colombia) : María Teresa Hincapié : acción, corporeidad y el dominio de lo femenino en colombia
    Iovino Moscarella, María, 1962-
    In this text, researcher María Iovino reflects on the place of performance in Colombian art. She begins with a discussion of María Teresa Hincapié’s work Una cosa es una cosa [A Thing Is a Thing], a performance that was awarded first prize at [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1088273

  • El performance en Colombia a finales del siglo XX : apuntes sobre una investigación de una generación olvidada
    Arcos Palma, Ricardo
    The article “El performance en Colombia a finales del siglo XX. Apuntes sobre una investigación de una generación olvidada,” (2007), was published in the second issue of Reflector, a virtual publication that specialized in film and theater [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1129750

  • El ribereño
    Llerena, Alberto
    In this newspaper article, Alberto Llerena recounts the career of Alfonso Suárez Ciodaro, placing emphasis on the three works for which he received honorable mentions at three consecutive regional and nationwide art salons (from 1995 to 1998). [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1129974

  • El Ribereño: arte objeto, disfraz, danza
    Suarez Ciodaro, Alfonso, 1952-
    This article appeared in the fortnightly newspaper Última Página [Last Page], published in the city of Barranquilla, four months after the prize at the VIII Salón Regional Zona Norte [Eighth Regional Salon, Northern Zone] was [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1131952

  • El salón de la extravagancia
    Ponce de León, Carolina, 1955-
    Written by Carolina Ponce de León under the title “El salón de la extravagancia,” this document was published in the “Nuestra Época” section of the Bogotá daily newspaper El Espectador, on May 8, 1994. It was written as a criticism of the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1130195

  • Entrada al cuerpo del cuerpo
    Flores, Elsa
    In this essay about the Venezuelan communicator, dramatist, and performance artist Marco Antonio Ettedgui, Elsa Flores discusses his work as a body artist. Flores explains that, in Ettedgui’s events, the act of communicating and educating is just [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1152721

  • Flávio 1 2 3 : louco lunático infantil
    Sangirardi Júnior
    In this essay Sangirardi Jr. writes about Flávio de Carvalho. The author mentions eccentric aspects of the artist’s career, such as his controversial utopian expeditions and his bizarre ideas. Contrary to what most people think, all these very [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110717

  • Gronk : off-the-wall artist
    Gamboa, Harry, Jr.
     Harry Gamboa, Jr. begins the interview with comments on the early performances, street theater, and multimedia conceptual works of Gronk from the 1960s and ‘70s. In the interview, Gamboa and Gronk both discuss the “No Movies,” an invented [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 795762

  • Gronk and Herron : muralists
    Gamboa, Harry, Jr.
    In this interview, Harry Gamboa, Jr. talks to muralists, Gronk and Willie Herrón. Gamboa’s introduction describes the collaborations of Gronk and Herrón that began in 1972: the two East Los Angeles muralists met that year and started [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 795784

  • Guillermo Marín : la incapacidad adquirida de escapar
    Roca, José Ignacio
    In his “Columna de arena” (an online column of art criticism), José Ignacio Roca discusses the performance La incapacidad adquirida de escapar [The Acquired Inability to Escape] by Guillermo Marín at the Alianza Colombo-Francesa in Bogotá, [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1129814

  • Hospitalización por cálculo renal : evento informacional de la serie 'Salones de Belleza' llevados a la práctica por su artista favorito Marco Antonio Ettedgui
    Ettedgui, Marco Antonio, 1958-1981
    The artist, journalist, and theatre director Marco Antonio Ettedgui, in Hospitalización por cálculo renal, performed in Caracas, describes the action as a therapeutic experience of having a kidney stone. According to Ettedgui, the performance is [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 865734

  • Ida Píngala II
    Wenemoser, Alfred, 1954-
    The creator of the work “Ida Píngala II,” Alfred Wenemoser, wrote a text organized into two parts describing the work, which was shown at the Bienal de São Paulo in 1981. In the first part, the artist summarizes in six steps the content of his [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1152581

  • II Feria de Performance
    Díaz Polanco, Wilson
    This text is the second chapter in the book Festival de Performance de Cali-Colombia (2006) published by the Helena Producciones collective. In it, the collective’s cofounder, artist Wilson Díaz, describes the academic and social context from 1996 [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1102548

  • Introduction
    Ratcliff, Carter
    In this essay, American art critic Carter Ratcliff offers a wide-ranging analysis of the diverse themes explored by Puerto Rican-born, New York-based artist, Rafael Ferrer, in his exhibition, Deseo [Desire] from 1973. According to the author, Ferrer [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 799276

  • Introduction=Introducción
    Richard, Nelly, 1948-
    This is Nelly Richard’s “Introduction” to her book Margins and Institutions. Art in Chile Since 1973, in which she outlines the concept of the Escena de Avanzada. The “advanced scene” flourished in an unofficial sector [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 738523

  • Invitación al sacrificio
    Torres, Alejandro
    In the text “Invitación al sacrificio” [An Invitation to Sacrifice], commentator Alejandro Torres discusses the poetic quality of the staging and production in the work of the Mapa Teatro collective directed by Colombian artist Rolf Abderhalden [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1184781

  • La domadora
    Gómez, Fernando, 1974-
    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: 1100772

  • La lección de anatomía : instalación y performance : Dioscórides y Grupo Dedalus : exposición Tránsito
    Pérez, Dioscórides, 1950-
    These documents written by Dioscórides Pérez consist of two texts published in the catalogue Tránsito (2001). Both articles serve as a report on the performance La lección de anatomía (2000), presented by the writer himself, working with the Dé [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1130102

  • La performance desde la perspectiva Latinoamericana
    Padín, Clemente, 1939-
    In this article Clemente Padín discusses the historical development of performance art in Europe and in North America. He also refers to specific examples to describe the nature of this action art as practiced in Latin America. He believes [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1240733

  • La última sábana
    Azcarate, Ana de
    Researcher Ana de Azcárate analyzes the art of Sandra Vivas from her early production through 2004. De Azcárate points out constants in Vivas’s work, such as feminism and machismo, the use of her own body in performances and in videos, and the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1164030

  • Las "acciones" de Teresa Vila
    Vila, Teresa, 1931-2009
    In an artistic “manifesto” published on a flier to be handed out to the audience, Teresa Vila explains the aims of her “action art,” also called “actions with theme,” which had political and media impact in Uruguay in the sixties. Her [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1236324