Topic Descriptor: political art×
  • Arte, arte puro, arte propaganda-
    Lamarque, Nydia, 1906-
    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

  • Arte, arte puro, arte propaganda...
    Waismann, Luis
    This is Luis Waismann’s answer to the question posed by Contra magazine: “Should art address social issues?” He claims that art has become a political weapon, and that no art should be considered greater than that which represents the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 733529

  • Artes plásticas
    The Nazi-affiliated nationalist newspaper Crisol [Melting pot] writes about the exhibition of Mexican artist David Alfaro Siqueiros that took place at Amigos del Arte [Friends of Art], a liberal institution that promotes the modernization of the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 789873

  • Artistas Argentinos de Vanguardia : “Tucumán Arde”
    Confederación General del Trabajo de los Argentinos; Grupo de Arte de Vanguardia (Argentina)
    In this text, the work is presented as a joint production of the Grupo de Artistas Argentinos de Vanguardia (this is the only document in which they use that exact name) and the labor union. The basis of their denunciation of the government policy is [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 760046

  • Artistas contra el imperialismo
    This short article was published in a medium that rarely paid attention to events in the art milieu. The publication was El Combatiente [The Combatant], an organ of the Partido Revolucionario de los Trabajadores (PRT) [Workers Revolutionary Party]. [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 750569

  • Artistas de vanguardia
    This note appeared in La Gaceta [The Gazette],Tucumán’s most important newspaper, reporting on the Rosario artists’ first exploratory trip to Tucumán in September 1968.  The trip had repercussions in the media, as seen by this account in the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 758511

  • Artistas de vanguardia en Tucumán
    This short notice in La Tribuna, a Rosario daily newspaper, records the beginning of the artists’ journey to Tucumán. The work in progress is proposed as a collective effort that would integrate artists from different disciplines. Moreover, the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 758498

  • Asalto a la conferencia de Romero Brest
    Grupo de Arte de Vanguardia (Argentina)
    This is one of the key documents bringing to the fore the increasingly political radicalization of the late 1960s Argentinean avant-garde artists, as was demonstrated dramatically by a number of groups in a crucial year: 1968. The document is written [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 752318

  • Balcón de Buenos Aires : pintores y pinturas
    The text praises the exhibition organized by Francisco Llobet at Amigos del Arte [Friends of Art] with works by Jean-Louis Forain lend from Argentinean collections. Forain’s works are considered as real art, in comparison with those previously [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 769699

  • Berni
    Aragon, Louis, b.1897
    French poet Louis Aragon begins this text by establishing a comparison between the wood of the quebracho tree and the peasants; he describes their physical characteristics and their living conditions. Aragon points out Berni’s early relation to [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 779832

  • Berni : collages para el tercer mundo : de la mano de Juanito y Ramona
    This document is an interview with Antonio Berni in which he describes the relationship between the landscapes he painted in the 1950s and the collages of his Juanito Laguna and Ramona Montiel series. He also comments on some aspects of his engraving [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 785377

  • Berni : la plena libertad
    In this interview, artist Antonio Berni explains his vision of North American culture, and contemporary art and techniques. He also speaks about his work in the print medium and his notion of realism [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 785417

  • Berni y el mundo de Ramona Montiel
    Zaldívar, Eduardo
    Eduardo Zaldívar writes about the Antonio Berni exhibition at the Museo de Arte Moderno de Buenos Aires, where the artist presented his series of prints on Ramona Montiel [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 785440

  • Cada 20 años
    Eltit, Diamela, 1949-
    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

  • Cada día : la creación de un arte social
    Neustadt, Robert
    This book consists of research on and documentation of all the works carried out by C.A.D.A. (Colectivo Acciones de Arte) [Art Action Collective] during its existence, 1979 – 1985. The book includes interviews of Lotty Rosenfeld, Juan Castillo, [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 732411

  • Cada uno en su lugar
    Berni, Antonio, 1905-1981
    The Argentinean painter Antonio Berni harshly criticizes the artists linked aesthetically to Horacio Butler (the Paris Group as widely known in Argentina) as well as those linked to Atilio Chiappori (Fernando Fader, among others). Berni believes them [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 732982

  • Campo artístico, escena de avanzada y autoritarismo en Chile
    Brunner, José Joaquín, 1944-
    José Joaquín Brunner explains how the authoritarian regime that came into power after the 1973 coup d’état impacted cultural production in its various forms and, more specifically, what was going on in the Escena de [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 738628

  • Campo de Agramante
    Pettoruti, Emilio, 1892-1971
    This article reproduces a letter sent by painter Emilio Pettoruti to Martín Fierro; in it he makes it clear that the letter has not met with acceptance by the magazine.  It responds to an article published in Martín Fierro regarding a text that [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 737989

  • Carta a León sobre el caso “Ferrari”
    Noé, Luis Felipe
    Luis Felipe Noé, the artist and art critic, portrays León Ferrari as someone who questions reality, particularly the justice as well as aesthetics and existence itself. He places Ferrari in the hierarchy of generations, pointing out that the artist [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 744385

  • CAyC : Arte de Sistemas en el Museo de Arte Moderno (GT54)
    Centro de Arte y Comunicación (Buenos Aires, Argentina)
    The text announces the opening of the Arte de Sistemas [Systems Art] exhibition (Buenos Aires: Museo de Arte Moderno, July, 1971) and defines this term as that which “includes the latest art trends of the second part of this century. Art as an idea [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 747665

  • CAyC : diecisiete interrogantes acerca del arte (GT-135)
    Zabala, Horacio, 1943-
    This CAyC document (dated June 12, 1972) presents a series of questions that establish a relationship between art and social and political problems [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 761156

  • CAyC : El arte como conciencia en la Argentina : Luís Pazos y Juan Carlos Romero: Charla a propósito de la muestra Hacia un perfil del arte latinoamericano (GT-138)
    Centro de Arte y Comunicación (Buenos Aires, Argentina)
    This text characterizes the nature of the talk given by Luis Pazos and Juan Carlos Romero at the Centro De Arte y Comunicación [Center for Art and Communication] (CAyC) in connection with the show Hacia un perfil del arte latinoamericano [Towards a [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 761129

  • Censure au Centre Pompidou
    Le Parc, Julio
    Julio Le Parc presents a brief explanation about a situation in which he was not permitted to include a pamphlet with his works in the Denise René L’intrépide exhibition. Due to this situation, which he considered to be censorship, Le Parc [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 773247

  • César Paternosto
    Paternosto, Cesar, 1931-
    César Paternosto’s response against the 1971 São Paulo Biennial. His emphatic response stresses: “…Simply NO to the Biennial [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 766155

  • Circular a todos los gremios
    Quagliaro, Héctor; Zubiri, Juan Carlos
    This circular, signed by the regional secretary and the secretary for Press and Propaganda of the CGT (Confederación General del Trabajo) [General Work Confederation] of Rosario is addressed to the union members in order to inform them on the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 761529

  • Comiendo y gritando con Berni en N. York
    Ferrari, Santiago
    Santiago A. Ferrari writes about meeting Antonio Berni in New York; he discusses the artist’s everyday life and the changes in his political views concerning Marxism [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 785353

  • Como protesta contra la censura, varios artistas se retiran de otra exposición
    Monzón, Hugo
    The article points out that the artists invited by the Academia Nacional de Bellas Artes (Argentina) to the Primer Premio de Grabado “Facio Hebecquer” [First “Facio Hebecquer” Prize for Engraving] (1971) communicated their refusal to submit [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 772322

  • Como una protesta contra la censura : los plásticos no participarán del Salón Nacional
    Monzón, Hugo
    This article explains that the Sociedad Argentina de Artistas Plásticos [Argentine Society of Visual Artists] called a meeting at which they decided not to participate in the National Salon (Buenos Aires, Argentina, 1971). Instead, they agreed to [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 772411

  • Competencia entre la realidad y el arte
    Hernández Rosselot
    In this essay, Hernández Rosselot claims that reality competes with art in Antonio Berni’s work. He writes about the materials Berni uses and reviews the collages in the Juanito Laguna and Ramona Montiel series. Rosselot goes on to compare Berni [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 785336

  • Compromiso y arte
    Carreira, Ricardo, 1942-1993
    In this text, Ricardo Carreira distances himself from the idea that the artist or artwork must be committed “by moral requirement.” In his judgment, “The problem arises when we attempt to describe art’s degree of effectiveness.” The [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 760298

  • Comunicación a nivel social
    Glusberg, Jorge
    This article—a summary of Tucumán Arde [Tucumán is Burning] when it was still in the process of being realized—is of interest because it identifies the work as belonging to “Arte y comunicación de masas” [Art and mass communications], [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 761492

  • Comunicados emitidos ante los sucesos del Premio G. Braque 68
    FATRAC (Frente Antimperialista de Trabajadores de la Cultura)
    The FATRAC (Frente Antiimperialista de Trabajadores de la Cultura [Culture Workers’ Anti-Imperialist Front]) was the cultural arm of the PRT (Partido Revolucionario de los Trabajadores [Revolutionary Workers Party]), which played an active role in [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 750938

  • Cultura : (Trabajo leído el 27/12/68 en el Primer Encuentro de Buenos Aires “Cultura 1968”)
    Ferrari, León, 1920-
    In this text León Ferrari (1920–2013) claims responsibility for three occurrences in 1968: the meeting between artists who had been linked to political art for some time with others who had just begun working in this trend; the breakup of the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 761370

  • Cultura e política, 1964-1969 : algums esquemas
    Schwarz, Roberto
    In this essay, Roberto Schwarz discusses the growing prevalence of leftist politics in Brazilian cultural circles after the military coup of 1964 (which kept its grip on power for two decades). He confirms that, the right wing military dictatorship [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110509

  • Cultura y reacción
    Berni, Antonio, 1905-1981
    Antonio Berni writes about the resilience of fascist attitudes and their attacks on the culture of Humanism. He sounds a cautionary note concerning the political history of Nazism, Falangism, and fascism, reminding his readers that these movements [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 776987

  • D. Alfaro Siqueiros y los “próximos-pasados”
    González Tuñon, Raúl, 1905-1974
    The Argentine poet and journalist, Raúl González Tuñón, mounts a defense of the work of the Mexican artist, David Alfaro Siqueiros, supporting his position of taking artwork to the street. The writer comments on Siqueiros’s lectures at the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 733230

  • Datos de Tucumán (datos de interés)
    Tucumán Arde
    One of the systems used by participating artists to gather information during their research project in Tucumán, Argentina, was this simple questionnaire. It covers six basic areas of interest: family, work, health, education, housing, and standard [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 750902

  • David A. Siqueiros es un caballo troyano en Los Amigos del Arte : su exposición de pintura será custodiada por el cuerpo de bomberos
    This article calls attention to the agitation produced by the work of Mexican painter David Alfaro Siqueiros among Argentinean artists. It warns about the possibility of an attempt against his works by reactionary painters, although it does not name [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 734000

  • David Alfaro Siqueiros
    Pérez, Juan
    Juan Pérez [John Doe], pseudonym of an unknown author, writes about the political content in David Alfaro Siqueiros’s work, emphasizing that muralism is a tool of the proletarian revolution. The anonymous author expresses the local Communist [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 763539

  • Declaración : encuentro de Plástica Latinoamericana Casa de las Américas : La Habana, Cuba Octubre 1973
    Carnevale, Graciela
    A statement concerning the agreements arrived at by the participating artists at the II Encuentro de Plástica Latinoamericana [Second Gathering of Latin American Visual Artists], held in Havana in October 1973, immediately after the military coup d [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 765863

  • Declaración del grupo de artistas plásticos participantes en la exposición “Homenaje a Latinoamérica”, redactada y leída como ponencia por Ricardo Carpani en “Encuentro Cultura 68”, Diciembre de 1968, Sociedad Argentina de Artistas Plásticos (SAAP) ...
    Carpani, Ricardo
    In his presentation Carpani distances himself from certain ideas proposed by the avant-garde of that era when he defends the individuality of conscience and creation. He denies “the medieval concept that proclaims the end of an artist’s [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 762492

  • Declaración programática y 1ª, 2ª, 3ª, y 4ª reuniones : 8 de septiembre y 8 de diciembre 1935 y 8 de febrero y 7 de marzo de 1936
    A.I.A.P.E. (agrupación de intelectuales, artistas, periodistas y escritores - rosario)
    In this pamphlet, written in 1935, the Agrupación de Intelectuales, Artistas, Periodistas y Escritores (A.I.A.P.E) [Association of Intellectuals, Artists, Journalists, and Writers] in Rosario, Argentina, urged the Latin American intellectual [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 767956

  • Defensa de la juventud disconforme : Testimonio estimulante en una muestra
    This is a review of an exhibition of new art that was held at the Faculty of Medicine during a symposium on social psychopathology. The event was a means of acknowledging the positive role taken by “dissatisfied youth,” both in visual arts’ [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 753865

  • Dossier Argentine : Les Fils de Marx et Mondrian
    This report includes an extensive unsigned article as well as a number of important documents and photos. It begins by presenting the placement and positions of “the boldest artists of their country…and one of the most brilliant teams of the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 761610

  • Edgardo Vigo
    Vigo, Edgardo Antonio
    Edgardo Antonio Vigo’s response to the summons to side against the 1971 São Paulo Biennial. This artist explains that—upon being invited to the event—he had already agreed to participate. The subsequent resignation of the Argentinean selection [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 766206

  • Eduardo Favario : 9 al 21 de septiembre
    Favario, Eduardo
    In the introduction to his proposal, Eduardo Favario stresses that the public should play an active role by means of intervention. He encourages those who had responded to his invitation to set off on an excursion (from the closed venue to another [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 753356

  • Eduardo Ruano expone en el Instituto Di Tella a la Institución Torcuato Di Tella
    Ruano, Eduardo
    Eduardo Ruano’s leaflet denounces the “cultural machine,” identifies a number of recent acts of censorship at different official art institutions (the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, the Museo de Arte Moderno de Buenos Aires), and denounces the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 751352

  • Ejercicio plástico
    Siqueiros, David Alfaro
    Indeed, by way of a manifesto, this document is signed by the Equipo Poligráfico Ejecutor [Polygraphic Work Team], made up of David Alfaro Siqueiros, Lino Enea Spilimbergo, Enrique Lázaro, Juan C. Castagnino, and Antonio Berni. The article [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 733109

  • El arte de liberación y la praxis de la muerte
    Escobar, Elizam, 1948-
    Puerto Rican artist Elizam Escobar applies semiotic and Marxist theories to analyze social value in art occurring in an historical era that proclaims itself both postmodern and postcolonial. He observes that such discourse renders people oppressed by [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 802830

  • El arte de los significados
    Ferrari, León, 1920-
    This text was presented by León Ferrari (1920–2013) for discussion at the Primer Encuentro Nacional del Arte de Vanguardia [First National Conference of Vanguard Art] (Rosario, Argentina, 1968); it proposed what he called an “arte de los [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 755986