Topic Descriptor: political art×
  • [Letter] 1968 June 10, Buenos Aires [to] Harry E. Wilhelm
    Oteiza, Enrique
    1968
    Enrique Oteiza informs the Ford Foundation that the Centro de Artes Visuales of the Instituto Torcuato Di Tella [Center of Visual Art of the Torcuato Di Tella Institute] regrets the episode that occurred with the authorities (both police and [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 759973

  • [Letter] 1968 Junio 18, Castelar [to] Robert Perraud, Consejero Cultural de la Embajada de Francia
    Paksa, Margarita
    1968
    The first artist to condemn the modification to the rules of the 1968 Premio Braque (promoted by the French embassy in Argentina) was Margarita Paksa. She sent a letter to the organizers, dated June 18, in which she, besides resigning her [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 756318

  • [Letter] 1968 marzo 15, Castelar [to] Leopoldo [Maler]
    Ferrari, León, 1920-
    1968
    León Ferrari writes to Leopoldo Maler about the London stage production of Palabras ajenas [Other People’s Words]. He discusses the polyphonic work involving the various texts in the book, and talks about the staging, the visual elements, the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 749148

  • [Letter] 1968 Mayo 13, Buenos Aires [to] Jorge Romero Brest
    Suárez, Pablo, 1937-
    1968
    Pablo Suarez’s letter is defined as a work of art. It is, at the same time, a quit of his participation in the exhibition, which he handed out to the attending public at the Experiencias 1968 [The 1968 Visual Practices]. The author starts by [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 756351

  • [Letter] 1968 Mayo 25, Castelar [to] Leopoldo Maler
    Ferrari, León, 1920-
    1968
    León Ferrari writes to Leopoldo Maler about the London stage production of Palabras ajenas [Other People’s Words]. He discusses the polyphonic work involving the various texts in the book, and talks about the economic situation and the student [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 749150

  • [Letter] 1968 Mayo 27, Buenos Aires [to] Jorge Romero Brest
    Sociedad Argentina de Artistas Plásticos
    1968
    In his position as the vice-president of the Sociedad Argentina de Artistas Plásticos (SAAP), the artist Ignacio Colombres sent a letter to the director de Artes Plásticas del Instituto Torcuato Di Tella; in it he condems the closure of one of the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 761973

  • [Letter] 1968 Noviembre 18, Castelar [to] Leopoldo [Maler]
    Ferrari, León, 1920-
    1968
    León Ferrari writes to Leopoldo Maler about Palabras ajenas [Other People’s Words], to discuss the staging of the London production and to critique European culture. He talks about the presentation of Tucumán Arde at the Rosario and Buenos Aires [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 749152

  • [Letter] 1968 Octubre 18, Rosario [to] Benito Romano Delegado Regional de la C.G.T. Regional Tucumán
    Quagliaro, Héctor
    1968
    This letter, signed by the regional secretary of the CGT (Confederación General del Trabajo) in Rosario and addressed to Tucumán’s CGT regional delegate, informs us about the existing tight bonds and mutual support between artists and labor-union [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 760144

  • [Letter] 1968 Octubre 2, Londres [to] León [Ferrari]
    Maler, Leopoldo
    1968
    Leopoldo Maler, the artist, writes about the London stage production of Palabras ajenas [Other People’s Words], which will use BBC radio announcers; Maler was working at the BBC at the time, and mentions that the stage version will be presented at [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 744047

  • [Letter] 1968 Octubre 7, Castelar, Argentina [to] Leopoldo [Maler]
    Ferrari, León, 1920-
    1968
    León Ferrari writes to Leopoldo Maler about the London stage production of his book, Palabras ajenas [Other People’s Words].  He agrees to the new title of the English version, Listen Here Now, while proposing that it include the word “Vietnam [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 749162

  • [Letter] 1968, Octubre 14, Aguilares, Argentina [to] Obispo de la ciudad de Concepción, Monseñor Juan Carlos Ferro
    Sánchez, Raúl Miguel
    1968
    This is a letter written by Raúl Miguel Sánchez, secretary general of the union representing the factory and field workers of the Aguilares Sugar Refinery in Tucumán, Argentina, addressed to the Bishop of Concepción, denouncing the destruction of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 750392

  • [Letter] 1969 April 22, New York [to] Gyorgy Kepes
    Haacke, Hans, 1936-
    1969
    Hans Haacke’s letter shows that he pondered the invitation sent by Gyorgy Kepes and decided not to represent the United States abroad for a pair of reasons: because Americans were supporting an immoral war in Vietnam and a fascist government was [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 774427

  • [Letter] 1977 Enero 17, Santos [Brasil] [to] Eduardo [Jonquieres]
    Ferrari, León, 1920-
    1977
    León Ferrari writes about his situation in exile in Sao Paulo, discussing in depth how he and his family escaped from Buenos Aires, and the early stages of their life in Brazil. He refers to his works in process, his writings, and his wire [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 749360

  • [Letter] 1977 Junio 1, São Paulo [to] Eduardo [Jonquieres]
    Ferrari, León, 1920-
    1977
    León Ferrari wrote about his situation in exile, particularly the escape from Buenos Aires with his family, and the beginning of his artistic life in Brazil. He wrote about the works he was creating, the writings and the wire sculptures [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 748818

  • [Letter] 1978 Noviembre 25, São Paulo [to] Rafael [Alberti]
    Ferrari, León, 1920-
    1978
    León Ferrari mentioned his meeting with the filmmaker Fernando Birri. By and large, Ferrari wrote about the numerous complications generated from being in exile; in particular, he mentioned the disappearance of his son, Ariel, kidnapped by the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 743726

  • [Letter] 1986 Febrero 11, [Buenos Aires] [to] María Teresa [Gramuglio]
    Ferrari, León, 1920-
    1986
    León Ferrari contributes drawings to Punto de Vista magazine. Ferrari discusses his work on the subject of religion, and mentions the founding of the Heathen’s Club [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 749324

  • [Letter] 1986 Marzo 23, Buenos Aires [to] León [Ferrari]
    Gramuglio, María Teresa
    1986
    The document refers to the drawings that León Ferrari contributed to Punto de Vista magazine. It critiques Ferrari’s ideas concerning the relationship between art and repression, while endorsing the variety of functions that are possible in an [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 749322

  • [Letter] 1986 Mayo 12, São Paulo [to] María Teresa [Gramuglio]
    Ferrari, León, 1920-
    1986
    León Ferrari contributes drawings to Punto de Vista magazine. Ferrari discusses his political views, and replies to María Teresa Gramuglio’s critique of the relationship between religion, art, and repression, reaffirming both his ideas and the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 749354

  • [Lo llamábamos Ho Chi Min...]
    Monzón, Hugo
    1984
    Hugo Monzón welcomes León Ferrari to Buenos Aires on his return from exile. Monzón mentions the 1960s political art and Ferrari’s various forms of creative art making, describing his work by means of a concept: “module for repetition [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 744359

  • [No aceptamos ningún tipo de tutelaje...]
    FATRAC (Frente Antimperialista de Trabajadores de la Cultura)
    1968
    The document is one of the small flyers that the FATRAC (Frente Antiimperialista de Trabajadores de la Cultura) [Anti-Imperialist Cultural Workers Front] threw into the air during the incidents that occurred during the 1968 Premio Braque award [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 755932

  • [No Brasil, nos primeiros salões nacionais de belas artes] - [excerto de texto]
    Ferraz, Geraldo, 1905-1979
    1955
    With a brief historical sketch of wood engraving, “the most authentic medium within the visual languages,” the author establishes connections between expressionist art —such as the Brücke [Bridges], Blaue Reiter [Blue Rider], and Sturm [Storm [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110610

  • [Par ordre émanent du Département Culturel du Ministère des Affaires Etrangères Brésilien...]
    1969
    This text provides information regarding the measures imposed upon Brazilian culture after the state coup of 1964. It particularly refers to the actions derived from the Institutional Act No. 5, dated December 13, 1968. Once the Parliament was [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 774640

  • [Un conjunto de artistas impresionados...]
    Acevedo, Hugo
    1967
    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

  • 17 artistas detrás de la dialéctica de lo simple : Tucumán: planta piloto para un nuevo concepto
    Glusberg, Jorge
    1969
    Glusberg’s article describes (with a few inaccuracies) Tucumán Arde [Tucumán Is Burning] (1968), the landmark artwork/event produced by the avant-garde of Rosario, Argentina, during the period spanning 1966–68. In terms of the work involved, [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 750378

  • 1968: Somos domésticos?
    Clark, Lygia
    1980
    In the middle of 1968—a critical year in the 20th century—Lygia Clark wrote this brief essay on the position that the artist should pursue in society; in the wake of the student protests that began in Paris in May of that year, demands for change [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110516

  • A arte do AI-5 hoje
    Roels, Reynaldo; Santos, Joaquim Ferreira dos, 1951-
    1986
    This article contains a survey carried out on the occasion of the exhibition Depoimento de uma geração [Statement of a Generation] curated by critic Frederico Morais. The show, which took place at the Galeria de Arte Banerj in 1986, intended to [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110475

  • A trajetória de León Ferrari
    Magalhães, Fábio
    1978
    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

  • Abraham Haber
    Haber, Abraham
    1971
    Abraham Haber responds to the summons to carry out a counter-biennial with his contribution, in spite of making it clear that he has received an invitation intended for the artists. He is however a professor of art history and a member of the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 766142

  • Agitación y propaganda : artistas plásticos en el conflicto de Fabril
    1969
    This unsigned report, published in Sobre Nº 1 [Envelope no. 1], documents the experiences of a group of artists who joined the strike committee of Fabril Financiera in February 1969. It discusses the difference between producing a work of art or an [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 761435

  • Américo J. Castilla : Brasil tu carceñ es la nuestra
    Castilla, Américo
    1971
    Américo Castilla’s response to the summons to side against the 1971 São Paulo Biennial. He does it through an image that centralizes the silhouette of the Brazilian territory, in which a face melts with several vertical lines in reference to jail [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 766098

  • Antonio Berni
    Rozzisi, Miguel Angel
    1965
    Miguel Angel Rozzisi writes about Antonio Berni’s art as though it has overcome the decadence of the system. He maintains the existence of class warfare between the official culture and that of the people, with Berni as the representative for the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 785457

  • Antonio Berni : el pensamiento y la trascendencia
    Berni, Antonio, 1905-1981
    1978
    This document contains a description of the attendees at the opening of Antonio Berni’s show at the Galería Imagen (Buenos Aires, 1972) and an interview with the artist about the Latin American art scene. In his answers, Berni criticizes [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 775908

  • Antonio Berni et les aventures de Ramona Montiel
    Ragon, Michel
    1963
    French art critic Miguel Ragon writes about Antonio Berni’s engraving technique, as well as the question of narrative in his work with regard to the development of his chief characters: Juanito Laguna and Ramona Montiel [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 780155

  • Antonio Berni incorpora el fotomontaje a sus diversificados mecanismos expresivos
    1974
    Antonio Berni states his position on hyperrealism; he mentions the work of his surrealist stage in order relate the mechanisms of creation for photomontage and the collages from his Juanito Laguna series [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 785316

  • Arde Tucumán
    1968
    This article includes the most significant sections of the report prepared by Miguel Murmis, Silvia Sigal, and Carlos Waisman, the sociologists and members of the CICSO (Centro de Investigación en Ciencias Sociales [Social Sciences Research Center [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 751376

  • Argentina y nuestra generación
    Córdova Iturburu, C. (Cayetano), 1902-
    1931
    This article exemplifies a spate of publications that came out in opposition to art that was “comprometido,” [“engagé” art]. It sets out to defend both art magazines/newspapers and the specialization of culture, in open opposition to placing [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 734061

  • Argentine subversive art : the vanguard of the Avant-Garde
    Comité Coordinador de la Imaginación Revolucionaria
    1970
    This United States academic journal disseminates the translation of the Cronología [Chronology] prepared by the artists reporting on the events that occurred throughout 1968, as well as other documents of their timetable, although with modified [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 761589

  • Arte : Antonio Berni (1922-1965)
    Safons, Horacio
    1965
    Horacio Safons reports on Antonio Berni’s exhibition at the Centro de Artes Visuales (Buenos Aires, 1965) at the Instituto Torcuato Di Tella, principally analyzing his Ramona Montiel series from a formal perspective and with regard to the nature of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 779853

  • Arte de vanguardia : Tucumán Arde en la CGT
    1968
    This brief note, which appeared in Rosario’s most important daily newspaper, reports on the inauguration of the Tucumán Arde [Tucumán Is Burning] show at the CGT (Confederación General del Trabajo) headquarters in Rosario on November 3, 1968. It [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 758479

  • Arte e subversão
    Leirner, Sheila, 1948-
    1982
    In this article, the art critic Sheila Leirner avoids mentioning any particular case while discussing the “discouragement” caused by the news of the imprisonment of an artist accused of the crime of “free expression.” She muses on the role of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110510

  • Arte plástico y anexo : Exposición Doctor Figari
    Chiabra Acosta, Alfredo, 1889-1932
    1925
    Following an exhibition by Uruguayan painter Pedro Figari, Alfredo Chiabra-Acosta reviews the character of his pictorial production and considerations made about it by art criticism. Regarding the latter, he ponders that in view of such praise—“ [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 768699

  • Arte y comunicación de masas : Artistas plásticos del litoral dieron en una conferencia de prensa las características de un plan de información
    1968
    This extensive article first appeared in La Gaceta [The Gazette], Tucuman’s most important newspaper, reporting on the first press conference given by the artists upon arriving at Tucumán for their second research trip in October 1968. Accompanied [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 758524

  • Arte y política
    Verbitsky, Horacio
    1968
    This prescient op-ed takes the events at the 1968 Braque Prize (sponsored by the French embassy in Argentina) as a starting point and uses them to arrive at the conclusion that the finest artwork was the “uproar” that occurred due to the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 766289

  • Arte y política : David Alfaro Siqueiros
    Martínez, Amaro
    1933
    Amaro Martínez presents an aesthetic and political critique of David Alfaro Siqueiros’s work and political agenda. The author defends art as an expression of man; he considers proletariat art absurd. At the same time that he defends the concept of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 789563

  • Arte y revolución en América Latina
    Moog, Carlos
    1934
    Carlos Moog writes a theoretical essay on the relationship between aesthetics and politics in Latin America. The author believes that art is a political weapon. He studies the relation between Marxism and art, including the differences in social [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 767917

  • Arte, Arte puro
    1933
    Due to the debate produced by David Alfaro Siqueiros’s activities in Buenos Aires, the magazine Contra [Against] carried out a survey concerned with the following question: “Should art serve social problems?” This text notes the editorial [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 733324

  • Arte, arte puro, arte propaganda
    Borges, Jorge Luis, 1899-1986
    1933
    Jorge Luis Borges’s response to the survey sponsored by the magazine Contra [Against]: “Should art serve social problems?” Borges asserts that art should not serve political causes. He then continues with his humorous response, distinguishing [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 730253

  • Arte, arte puro, arte propaganda
    Córdova Iturburu, C. (Cayetano), 1902-
    1933
    Response of Cayetano Córdova Iturburu to the survey sponsored by the magazine Contra [Against]: “Should art serve social problems?” He challenges the response given by Jorge Luis Borges en Contra, issue 3, stating that it is mere humor and [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 763591

  • Arte, arte puro, arte propaganda ...
    Girondo, Oliverio, 1891-1967
    1933
    Oliverio Girondo’s response to a survey given by the magazine Contra: “Should art serve social problems?” Girondo argues that the ideological content of artwork is of lesser importance, and he considers the essential element of art to be its [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 730272

  • Arte, arte puro, arte propaganda-
    Lamarque, Nydia, 1906-
    1933
    Response of writer Nydia Lamarque to the survey sponsored by the magazine Contra [Against]: “Should art serve social problems?” In her judgment, art, as a product and synthesis of social factors, reflects the reality of society; moreover, she [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 730263