Topic Descriptor: political art×
  • El artista argentino radicado en San Pablo nos trajo todo su “arte nuevo” : León Ferrari entrecruzadas varillas de acero para sus esculturas “musicales”
    Feinsilber, Jorge
    The critic mentions Ferrari’s return to Argentina and the art milieu of Buenos Aires. He also talks about the works in this exhibition as well as the ones that Ferrari created in São Paulo [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 744032

  • El caso "Simón Bolívar" : o el arte como zona de disturbios
    Richard, Nelly, 1948-
    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 comunista Siqueiros y su conferencia con interrupciones en Signo : Una relación verídica para replicar una crónica tendenciosa de Crítica
    Hardoy, Emilio, 1911-
    An anticommunist and anti-Semitic interpretation of the lecture given by David Alfaro Siqueiros in the building of the Agrupación de Artistas Signo; the text contains aggressive and derogatory statements towards both groups [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 733166

  • El credo estético de José Juan Tablada
    Luquín, Eduardo
    In this article, the avant-garde poet José Juan Tablada states his points of view on such aesthetic questions as the “art for art” trend, the relationship between art and politics, and the intrinsic nature of popular art. According to Eduardo [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 752254

  • El cuestionamiento sobre las Artes Visuales
    Paksa, Margarita
     In this unpublished text, [Margarita] Paksa traces the art history of western culture for the preceding five centuries. Her thesis is that the configuration of a new society would allocate an entirely different function to art within the immediate [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 761382

  • El happening inoportuno
    This article reports on Eduardo Ruano’s budding artistic career, which was interrupted by his violent political actions at the museum. It also shows that the authorities were mistaken in believing that Ruano’s work was actually the panel that had [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 751325

  • El pintor Siqueiros, su estética y su ideología
    The editorial  note considers David Alfaro Siqueiros detrimental to Argentinean identity through his painting and Communist political activism. Bandera Argentina [Argentinean Flag] considers itself an anti-Communist force that believes Communism is [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 733206

  • El último diálogo
    Vázquez, María Esther
    María Esther Vázquez interviews artists Antonio Berni and Raúl Soldi who speak of an artist’s commitment to his or her work, the opportunities that they came upon in their early careers, the risks faced by well-established artists, as well as [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 794522

  • Elizam Escobar : libre mirada a la vida
    Vázquez Zapata, Larissa
    This is an interview by Puerto Rican journalist Larissa Vázquez Zapata of Elizam Escobar, an artist and political prisoner, released after 19 years in U.S. federal prison. In the interview, he reflects on how for him, art turned into an “act of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1052358

  • Emilio Ghilioni, Rodolfo Elizalde : 23 al 28 de septiembre
    Ghilioni, Emilio; Elizalde, Rodolfo
    Emilio Ghilioni and Rodolfo Elizalde describe their happening as an endeavor in tandem, the result of endless rounds of critical reexamination of both avant-garde art and the deteriorating state of the traditional nexus between the artwork and the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 753377

  • En la Escuela de Artes Decorativas de la Nación
    Canale, Mario A., 1890-1951
    Mario Canale relates events that occurred at the National School for Decorative Arts; they concern the interaction between professors of drawing and a group of students, under the supposed influence of David Alfaro Siqueiros, who protested over the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 733281

  • Entrevista
    Cocchiarale, Fernando França; Duarte, Paulo Sérgio; Klabin, Vanda Mangia; Zilio, Maria del Carmen
    This interview with Carlos Zilio was written in conjunction with the exhibition Carlos Zilio: Arte e política, 1966–1976 held at the Museu de Arte Moderna do Rio de Janeiro (MAM-Rio) in 1996. The questions put to the artists by a number of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110517

  • Entrevista con Elizam Escobar
    Cortez, Leticia
    In this interview of Puerto Rican artist Elizam Escobar by journalist Leticia Cortez, the subjects discussed include politics and an overview of Escobar’s concepts as an artist and thinker. The interview also focuses on his time as a prisoner in a [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1051725

  • Equipo de contrainformación
    This document by the Equipo de Contrainformación [Counter-information Team] (the only material written by the group) is divided into three sections. The first is a declaration of principles; the second is the script for the historical account ( [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 761451

  • Escaparate literario : Concurso literario
    Chiabra Acosta, Alfredo, 1889-1932
    In this article, Atalaya criticizes the results of the literary competition organized by the Sociedad Amigos del Arte [Friends of Art Society], specifically in relation to its juries. He brands them as lacking in “independence” as well as being [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 738002

  • Estética de la sed Lonquén 10 años, diez años después
    Oyarzún Robles, Pablo, 1950-
    In this essay Pablo Oyarzún, an authority on philosophical matters, discusses Lonquén 10 años (Lonquén 10 Years), the installation by the Chilean artist Gonzalo Díaz, keeping in mind the procedures, relationships, [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 734853

  • Estimado compañero
    Questioning the pertinence of the 1971 São Paulo Biennial, a letter inviting artists to participate in the Contrabienal [Counter-Biennial] was promoted and signed by artists and intellectuals who belong to both Museo Latinoamericano and the MICLA [ [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 766014

  • Expone León Ferrari
    Alonso, Alejandro G.
    The critic refers to the defining features of Leon Ferrari’s work, mentioning both its extensive use of signs and its references to the alienation of modern life. The article, which has a distinctly political edge, mentions certain formal aspects [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 743882

  • Exposición de Ferrari en la Casa de las Américas
    López Oliva, Manuel
    Manuel López Oliva writes about the exhibition by León Ferrari in Casa de las Américas in Havana. The Cuban critic portrays Ferrari in political terms, as an anti-imperialist artist, barely referencing his artistic production (plans, photocopies, [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 743896

  • Expozitia de arta plastica : Antonio Berni, pictor argentinian
    Originally published in Romanian, this unsigned text describes the career of Antonio Berni, who is presented as an intellectual and artist deeply committed to the social situation of the Argentine people. This essay was written on the occasion of the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 780104

  • Fermín B. Fèvre
    Fèvre, Fermín, 1939-
    Fermín Fèvre’s response to the summons to side against the 1971 São Paulo Biennial. The art critic’s response states that the Brazilian biennial is already a corpse and therefore should not be feared [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 766113

  • Ferrari e sua arte cheia de variantes
    The (anonymous) critic offers a formal assessment of León Ferrari’s work, pointing out the artist’s interest in the public’s reception and in creative freedom. The writer also refers to the search for an unfinished object and to the artist’s [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 743845

  • Fresco sobre la agresión neocolonialista : intenso y poético experimento de comunicación política y estética
    Jacoby, Roberto
    Roberto Jacoby, the artist and art critic, discusses the stage version of León Ferrari’s Palabras Ajenas [Other People’s Words] in his review of a performance, and mentions the role of the audience. Jacoby discusses the declining aesthetic [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 743946

  • Fueron ganadoras en el II certamen de Investigaciones Visuales : Como un desagravio, el Estado compra obras prohibidas en el '71
    Gutman, Daniel
    Daniel Gutman points out that the Argentine Government apologizes to the artists censored in the II Certamen Nacional de Investigaciones Visuales[Second National Competition of Visual Research] and, although it will not return the amount of the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 774413

  • Gestos críticos
    Eltit, Diamela, 1949-
    In “Gestos Críticos” (Critical Gestures) Diamela Eltit, a member of the group Colectivo Acciones de Arte (C.A.D.A), discusses the art actions that were performed during the military dictatorship in Chile (1973–90). According [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 736098

  • Gordon Matta
    Matta-Clark, Gordon, 1943-1978
    After discussing the origins of the São Paulo Biennial and the earliest incidents of censorship imposed by Brazilian authorities on artists who submitted their work to the Paris Biennale, Matta points out that an injustice had occurred in February [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 766244

  • Graciela Carnevale : 7 al 19 de octubre
    Carnevale, Graciela
    This text, written by Graciela Carnevale, explains her intention to lock the public into the exhibition space. She recalls being helped by Nicolás Rosa, and that the text was not circulated to the public until the happening was over. Carnevale makes [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 753392

  • Hélio Oiticica
    Pereira, Carlos Alberto M.; Hollanda, Heloísa Buarque de, 1939-; Oiticica, Hélio, 1937-1980
    This interview with Hélio Oiticica was conducted by the anthropologist Carlos Alberto Pereira and the literary critic Heloísa Buarque de Hollanda in Rio de Janeiro on October 15, 1979. Here the artist makes a clear distinction between political [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110511

  • Horacio Safons
    Safons, Horacio
    Horacio Safons’s response to the summons to side against the 1971 São Paulo Biennial. In his answer, Safons uses self-criticism, saying that to carry out a contra-biennial is to force himself to fight in his adversary’s field. Likewise, he [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 766193

  • Hoy, el último adiós a Berni : se durmió para siempre el duende juguetón de su pincel, hecho de luz e inquietudes
    This article, dated October 14, 1981, describes the death and burial of Antonio Berni, the artist, and mentions the official visitors at his funeral service [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 785272

  • Impugnación y rebeldía en el arte y fuera del arte
    Romero Brest, Jorge
    This text summarizes the first class given by Jorge Romero Brest in response to the request of the Departamento de Adherentes at the Instituto Torcuato Di Tella [Department of Adherents at the Torcuato Di Tella Institute]. In this class, the critic [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 761959

  • Incuestionables y precursoras
    Giudici, Alberto
    Within the context of the historic reparation received by Gabriela Bocchi—who created Celda [Cell] in tandem with Jorge de Santa María (deceased)—and by Hugo Pereyra—who in turn conceived Made in Argentina with Ignacio Colombres (deceased)— [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 774524

  • Informe : viaje a Tucumán de los artistas
    This text is a detailed report prepared by the Tucumán Arde [Tucumán Is Burning] organizers that informed the press about the exhibition’s objectives, sent out briefly before the show’s inauguration at the CGT (Confederación General del [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 760022

  • Informe del Grupo de artistas latinoamericanos firmantes del llamamiento residentes en París
    Le Parc, Julio
    After attending the Primer Encuentro de Plástica Latinoamericana [First Latin American Visual Arts Encounter], which took place at the Casa de las Américas in Havana, Cuba, Julio Le Parc and Brazilian artist Sérvulo Esmeraldo undertook the task of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 794123

  • Informe sobre el clausurado Certamen Nacional de Investigaciones Visuales
    Sociedad Argentina de Artistas Plásticos
    The Sociedad Argentina de Artistas Plásticos reports that the II Certamen Nacional de Investigaciones Visuales [Second National Visual Arts Research Competition] was not held in accordance with the Reglamento [Regulations] on November 12, 1971. The [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 772310

  • Inserções em circuitos ideológicos
    Meireles, Cildo
    This is a proposal for a work of art, by Cildo Meireles, to be called “Inserções em Circuitos Ideológicos — Projeto Coca-Cola.” In the proposal, the Brazilian artist gives specific instructions for the execution of the project: make the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110615

  • Inserções em circuitos ideológicos (1970)
    Meireles, Cildo
    In this text, Brazilian artist Cildo Meireles recalls the late sixties when he and other artists “first came into contact with what was truly of interest,” mainly acting directly on real “situations” rather than creating representations of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110568

  • Intenciones
    Chiabra Acosta, Alfredo, 1889-1932
    In this short article, the Argentine critic, Alfredo Chiabra Acosta, questions the concept of originalidad [genuine making] in art. In his own terms, the writer ventures that originality does not stem from rarity or from something unlike anything [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 738068

  • Interrogantes
    Le Parc, Julio
    The text by Julio Le Parc takes as its starting point the need to overcome individualistic ideas in order to be able to suggest future expansions. Thus, he introduces the idea with a series of questions, which, at first, refer to the general [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 774036

  • Intimación de mejoras
    [This document is the] warrant to inspect the Centro de Artes Visuales del Instituto Torcuato Di Tella [ Visual Arts Center of the Torcuato Di Tella Institute] premises at 936 Florida, Buenos Aires. The official notice reports that obscene [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 759874

  • Investigaciones visuales : opinan artistas y jurados ante un decreto discriminatorio
    Monzón, Hugo
    This article explains that, eight days after the opening of the II Certamen de Investigaciones Visuales [2nd Visual Research Contest] in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in 1971, the public was informed about Decree 5696, which partially acknowledged the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 772399

  • J. C. Romero
    Romero, Juan Carlos, 1931-
    Response made by Juan Carlos Romero to the summons to side against the 1971 São Paulo Biennial. In order to illustrate his view, Romero cuts out news pieces from the local papers, referring to kidnappings and torture, then centering on the matter of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 766181

  • Jorge Glusberg : Por qué resolví participar en “Art Systems” en la Bienal de San Pablo y ahora desisto
    Glusberg, Jorge
    Jorge Glusberg’s open letter clarifies that, when Francisco Matarazzo invited him to organize “Arte como Idea [Art as an Idea” and “Arte Cibernético [Cybernetic Art]” at the Eleventh São Paulo Biennial (1971), he had some initial doubts [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 766259

  • Julio Le Parc : función social del arte en la sociedad contemporánea
    Le Parc, Julio
    Julio Le Parc responds to a request to side against the 1971 São Paulo Biennial. This artist wrote a statement in which the crisis of art is brought up. After enumerating several issues at stake, he concludes that the art’s revolution will be [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 766029

  • La Asamblea de Artistas Plásticos enjuició a organismos culturales
    Monzón, Hugo
    This article describes how, on December 7, 1971, the Sociedad Argentina de Artistas Plásticos [Argentine Society of Visual Artists] issued a statement to vigorously protest the situation provoked by the Academia Nacional de Bellas Artes, the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 772386

  • La Asociación de Críticos de Arte calificó la censura a un concurso
    Monzón, Hugo
    This article explains that the Argentine Association of Art Critics, whose president at the time was Basilio Uribe, circulated a statement disagreeing with the decision taken by the Ministry of Culture regarding the II Certamen Nacional de [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 772360

  • La banda comunista en Signo
    The nationalist Catholic newspaper Bandera Argentina [Argentinean Flag] writes about the lecture given by Mexican painter David Alfaro Siqueiros at Signo facilities, an association of artists directed by Leonardo Estarico. The columnist believes that [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 763580

  • La cultura inculta : el caso de la obra de arte clausurada
    Nero, Eduardo Felipe
    Eduardo Felipe Nero, the editor of the news agency Servicio Informativo Continental (Argentina), reports on the incidents caused by Roberto Plate’s work Baño [Bathroom]. The article comments on the reports by some media sources regarding the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 761988

  • La decoración mural y las ideas sociológicas : el caso Siqueiros
    Canale, Mario A., 1890-1951
    Mario Canale presents an evaluative reading on Mexican muralism and in particular on the proselytism carried out by David Alfaro Siqueiros in Argentina. Canale writes against the use of art as a political instrument. In his judgment, art should not [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 732942

  • La Falange contra Picasso
    Maldonado, Tomás, 1913-
    Text in which Maldonado opposes the article written against Picasso published by Arriba (Arise). Also, he gives his opinions regarding propaganda art [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 730452