Topic Descriptor: identity×
  • Cruzeiro do Sul
    Meireles, Cildo
    1999
    Cildo Meireles asserts that he doesn’t defend any profession or nationality, and that he instead speaks about a region named Cruzeiro do Sul  [the Southern Cross], which was divided by an imaginary line known as the Tordesillas line. He comments [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 776747

  • Cuando se habla de arte popular
    Chacón, Alfredo, 1937-
    1988
    In this article the Venezuelan researcher Alfredo Chacón discusses the Venezuelan concept of popular art. He asks: When do we talk about popular art? He goes on to explore different social factors that define what Venezuelans consider “popular [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1172461

  • Cuba Colombia : raíces comunes
    Corporación Prografica (Cali, Colombia)
    1978
    This text introduces the print portfolio, Cuba-Colombia, raíces comunes [Cuba/Colombia, Common Roots], the second work of the Corporación Prográfica [Prográfica Association] (Cali, Colombia)—after El graficario de la lucha popular en Colombia [ [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1098961

  • Culturas latinoamericanas : ¿culturas de la repetición o culturas de la diferencia?
    Richard, Nelly
    1983
    Nelly Richard ponders the state of contemporary art in Latin American cultures, both in terms of its circulation and regarding its frame of references. She wonders whether international themes and subjects are repeated at a local level or whether new [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 732082

  • Culture 'En Proceso' : Demystifiying Latino Identity
    Suaréz, Bibiana, 1960-
    In this text, Bibiana Suárez addresses the misconceptions of a Latino identity that is portrayed as one-dimensional and homogenous in both mainstream and Latino discourses in the United States. She discusses the new tendency to conflate Latino with [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 782135

  • Da raça à cultura : a mestiçagem e o nacional
    Ortiz, Renato, 1947-
    1985
    This text is an analysis of the process through which black/white mixing ceased to be limited by the boundaries of nineteenth-century racial categories. This emerged in news commentary and studies of Brazilian culture. Based on those categories, this [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111332

  • Damian Bayon : um olhar sobre a América
    Amaral, Aracy A., 1930-
    1995
    In this essay, Aracy Amaral discusses the career of the historian and art critic Damián Carlos Bayón, stressing the important role that he and Marta Traba played throughout the Americas by fostering a deeper understanding of Latin American art. [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 776714

  • De cómo el arte Chicano es tan indocumentado como los indocumentados
    Stellweg, Carla
    1981
    In a continuation of an article published in Artes Visuales in 1978, Carla Stellweg provides an overview of issues relevant to Chicano art and the diverse approaches artists use to negotiate such conditions. She further outlines how early Chicano [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 820637

  • Definición y orientación : ¿qué somos? ¿cómo somos?
    Meléndez Muñoz, Miguel, 1884-1966
    1929
    In 1929, the publishers of Índice, the Puerto Rican magazine, were curious about their contemporary countrymen, and wondered who they were and what they were like. To aid in the discussion, they posed three specific questions: 1) Do you think there [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 853083

  • Definición y orientación: ¿qué somos? ¿cómo somos?
    Coll Vidal, José, 1892-
    1929
    In 1929, the publishers of Índice, the Puerto Rican magazine, were curious about their contemporary countrymen, and wondered who they were and what they were like. To aid in the discussion, they posed three specific questions: 1) Do you think there [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 852903

  • Definición y orientación: ¿qué somos? ¿cómo somos?
    Colorado, Antonio
    1929
    In 1929, the publishers of Índice, the Puerto Rican magazine, were curious about their contemporary countrymen wondering who they were and what they were like. To aid in the discussion, they posed three specific questions: 1) Do you think there is a [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 853064

  • Definición y orientación: ¿qué somos? ¿cómo somos?
    Ramírez, Rafael W.
    In 1929, the publishers of Índice, the Puerto Rican magazine, were curious about their contemporary countrymen, and wondered who they were and what they were like. To aid in the discussion, they posed three specific questions: 1) Do you think there [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 853102

  • Del populismo al pop : las artes gráficas de los movimientos Chicano y puertorriqueño
    Estrada, Henry C.
    1999
    In this essay, curator and scholar Henry C. Estrada argues that despite the fact that Latinos are a heterogeneous cultural group, they share a history of colonialism, geographic displacement, internal exile, and racial discrimination. The experience [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 849809

  • Domesticana : the sensibility of Chicana rasquache
    Mesa-Bains, Amalia
    1999
    Building upon scholar and cultural critic Tomás Ybarra-Frausto’s theorization of rasquachismo as a set of aesthetic practices that adopt an oppositional stance to dominant culture and articulate a Chicano identity, Amalia Mesa-Bains—a cultural [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 847038

  • Domino / Dominó
    Suaréz, Bibiana, 1960-
    2000
    The author discusses her installation entitled Domino/Dominó wherein she used the principles of the domino game as an organizing structure for visual images exploring her own experience of acculturation as a Puerto Rican living in the United States [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 782103

  • El arte latinoamericano : un falso apocalipsis
    Traba, Marta
    1965
    Marta Traba argues in her paper that in the last five years, Latin American art “has suffered from a visible process of depersonalization” and “mimesis.” She points out the principal causes of the phenomenon, among them: artists who move [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 799377

  • El artista latinoamericano y su identidad
    Romero Brest, Jorge
    1978
    Argentine critic Jorge Romero Brest remarks that he was not invited to participate in the symposium “El artista latinoamericano y su identidad” [The Latin American Artist and His Identity] held at the University of Texas en Austin in October 1975 [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 822512

  • El debate queda abierto : ¿la clase intelectual participa en el cambio social o se beneficia con la miseria?
    1971
    The question that constitutes the title of this article is posed as a challenge not only to intellectuals, but to society as a whole. In its attempt to answer that question, Revista Flash decided to interview individuals in the art world, despite the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1102659

  • El escenario de la memoria
    Haber, Alicia, 1946-
    1991
    Alicia Haber was the curator of the 1991 exhibition Charrúas y montes criollos, presenting the contemporary work of Uruguayan artist Rimer Cardillo, who had been residing in New York since 1984. According to the curatorial text, the exhibition [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1313207

  • El éxito de los derrotados
    Traba, Marta
    1970
    The Argentine critic Marta Traba, who was based in Puerto Rico at the time of this article, evaluates the works presented on the occasion of the Primera Bienal de San Juan del Grabado Latinoamericano [1st San Juan Biennial of Latin American Graphic [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 806451

  • El pachuco y otros extremos
    Paz, Octavio
    1973
    In “The Pachuco and Other Extremes,” the Mexican poet, writer, and diplomat Octavio Paz grapples with the issues related to the search for the national identity in post-revolutionary Mexico and, more broadly, the existential relationship of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1126549

  • El vanguardismo en el Brasil
    Peregrino Júnior, João, 1898-
    1928
    This article was written by the Argentinean critic Peregrino Junior about the expansion of modern art in Brazil. The writer emphasizes the avant-garde (peripheral to Brazil’s main art world) developed in the small town of Cataguases (state of Minas [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 777342

  • En torno a la pintura de hoy
    Debourg, Narciso, 1925-
    1950
    In this article, Narciso Debourg outlines the difficulties he faces as a young artist of Latin American descent the moment he tries to review, assimilate, or subscribe to any of the present trends he yearns to follow specifically within the European [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 813597

  • Encuentro de Plástica e Identidad Latinoamericana, México, Nov. 1981
    Le Parc, Julio
    1981
    A drawing by Julio Le Parc depicting Latin American identity produced during the Encuentro de Artes Visuales e Identidad en América Latina and sent for publication in the Propuestas para el humor [Proposals for Humor] journal. Le Parc presented the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 774079

  • Especial : Ante América, encuentro teórico : arte, cultura y posmodernidad en América Latina
    Gil Marín, Francisco Javier, 1955-
    1993
    The Revista Arte Internacional, published by the Museo de Arte Moderno de Bogotá, dedicated its 15−16 edition to the theme “Latin America: Identity and Art.” In a special entry of the section “Registro,” Javier Gil, the Colombian art [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1098496

  • Etsedron II
    Amaral, Aracy A., 1930-
    196-
    In Aracy Amaral’s view, the debate around the Etsedron group could give rise to reflection on a Latin American aesthetic insofar as it entails an expressionistic and primitivistic interpretation of reality from an environmental perspective. Amaral [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111219

  • Expressions and visions
    Salicrup, Fernando
    1990
    In this essay, artist Fernando Salicrup recalls his first years at Taller Boricua [Puerto Rican Workshop]. Salicrup notes that he was introduced to the collective by the artist Jorge Soto, and during the 1970s, he was also influenced by poets such as [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 797373

  • Fernell Franco, Presentación María Iovino M.
    Iovino Moscarella, María, 1962-
    2004
    This text, which compiles interviews and conversations that took place between art critic and researcher María Iovino and photographer Fernell Franco between 2001 and 2004, is the introduction to the catalogue, Otro Documento. The catalogue was part [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 860546

  • Figari filósofo, pintor, poeta
    Roustan, Désire, 1873-1941; Ardao, Arturo, 1912-2003
    1960
    Revista Nacional was a quarterly journal published by the Academia Nacional de Letras del Uruguay [National Academy of Letters]. This article refers to one of the most important figures in the intellectual history of the River Plate [region], Pedro [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1218493

  • Forging a mexican national identity in Chicago : mexican migrants and hull house
    López, Rick Anthony
    2004
    In this essay from 2004, historian Rick A. López argues that the Hull-House in Chicago played an important role in promoting a Mexican nationalist aesthetics among the Mexican migrant community that settled in the city in the 1920s. Behind the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1052494

  • Formas Exquisitas del Pensamiento Crítico : Entrevista a Iñigo Maglano-Ovalle
    Vicente, Mercedes
    2003
    In this text, Mercedes Vicente interviews the artist Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle, who talks at length about the progression of his oeuvre between 1989 and 2001. Manglano-Ovalle elaborates on his investigation and questioning of the meanings of cultural [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 802059

  • From cara to caca : the multiple anatomies of Chicano/a art at the turn of the new century
    Gaspar de Alba, Alicia, 1958-
    2001
    In this essay, Alicia Gaspar de Alba reviews nine post-1990 exhibitions of Chicano art, all of which have sought to “materialize” Chicano/a from within the mainstream art museum, or as she calls it, the “master’s house.” The exhibitions [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 847058

  • From Latin American Art to Art from Latin America
    Mosquera, Gerardo
    2003
    Gerardo Mosquera considers the usefulness of the idea of Latin American art, ultimately taking a firm position against it as it has been understood up to now. He begins by describing Latin American culture’s “neurosis of identity” as the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1065622

  • From populist to pop : the graphic arts of the Chicano and Puerto Rican movements
    Estrada, Henry C.
    1999
    In this essay, curator and scholar Henry C. Estrada argues that despite the fact that Latinos are a heterogeneous cultural group, they share a history of colonialism, geographic displacement, internal exile, and racial discrimination. The experience [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 842806

  • Fruto da aliança dos povos da floresta
    Kaxináwa, Siã
    1990
    The synopsis in English are coming soon [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111143

  • Gender, muralism and the politics of identity : Chicana muralism and indigenist aesthetics
    Latorre, Guisela, 1970-
    2003
    In this document, Guisela Latorre examines the emergence of a Chicana muralist program that developed in response to the unequal treatment of women within national Chicano political and artistic movements, which often regarded their participation as [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 849343

  • Hacia la sociohistoria de nuestra realidad artística
    Acha, Juan, 1916-1995
    Juan Acha, the Peruvian critic and historian who has lived in Mexico long time ago, claims that it is a mistake to see art criticism as an appendix to artistic expression. According to Acha, art criticism “should examine artistic reality and [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 805661

  • Hepari idub' rada, Obrigado, irmão
    Tserewahu, Divino
    1999
    The synopsis in English are coming soon [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111142

  • Historia, modernidad y ruina peruana : notas sobre identidad y espacio en la obra de Carlos Runcie Tanaka
    Quijano, Rodrigo, 1965-
    2004
    Rodrigo Quijano argues that Tiempo detenido—the installation by ceramicist Carlos Runcie Tanaka—does more than illustrate a traumatic event. Since its beginnings, Quijano asserts, the work has been linked to the artist’s search for identity. To [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1293738

  • Huellas : avanzada estética por la liberación nacional
    Sánchez, Juan, 1954-
    1988
    Curator and artist Juan Sánchez compares colonialism to an epidemic that causes physical and mental harm. He maintains that the will of the Puerto Rican people to survive colonial oppression is manifested in their culture. Quoting from the writings [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 802874

  • Iberoamérica y su identidad artística y cultural
    Areán González, Carlos Antonio, 1921-
    1978
    Addressing the subject strictly from the perspective of his particular field of expertise, the Spanish historian Carlos Areán discusses the issue of identity. According to him, Spain, Portugal, and Latin America as a whole are facing an identity [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 815730

  • Ida Píngala II
    Wenemoser, Alfred, 1954-
    1993
    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

  • Identidades da gravura
    Fabris, Annateresa
    1995
    Annateresa Fabris questions the status of the image in contemporary art in the context of the exhibition Gravura Paulista. Fabris begins the text by referring to film, which she considers the vision of those who cannot forge a relationship with the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111258

  • Identity and freedom : a challenge for the nineties
    Torruella Leval, Susana
    1990
    This essay posits the 1980s as a period of intense self-reflection among Latin American artists living in the United States. Susana Torruella Leval considers the complex relationships of these artists to the tumultuous North American art milieu, [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1127509

  • Identity and variations: Cuban visual thinking in exile since 1959
    Pau-Llosa, Ricardo
    1988
    Ricardo Pau-Llosa’s essay discusses six generations of modern and contemporary Cuban artists, most in exile, and their art as it deals with alienation and uprooting. According to Pau-Llosa, the first generation (1920s) includes the founding fathers [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 800345

  • Image and Play as a Strategy for Latina o Agency
    Suaréz, Bibiana, 1960-
    2006
    In this lecture at the Maryland Institute College of Art, Puerto Rican-born artist Bibiana Suarez presents an overview of her work and considers the role of race and ethnicity in her art. She begins the lecture by explaining her ethnic background and [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 867498

  • Imagen histórica de Puerto Rico a través de las artes plásticas
    Fernández Méndez, Eugenio
    Puerto Rican historian Eugenio Fernández Méndez submits a “descriptive and literary review of how artists from different periods have viewed the history of Puerto Rico.” He remarks that it is important to be universal, but claims that one must [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 823805

  • Introdução : América Latina : territorialidades e práticas artísticas
    Maria Amélia Bulhões; Kern, Maria Lúcia Bastos
    2002
    In the introduction to their anthology of essays, María Amalia Bulhões and Maria Lúcia Kern explain their goal of assembling works by thinkers who suggested alternatives to the problem of territorializing art practices in Latin America. This [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 808075

  • Introducción
    Guevara, Roberto, 1932-1998
    1990
    The basis of curator Roberto Guevara’s critical discussion of the exhibition Figuración / Fabulación is an analysis of, among other things, the origin of the term “Latin America” and the search for a regional identity. Guevara states that his [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1161192

  • Introduction
    Grynzstejn, Madeleine
    1995
    In this essay, the author explains that the exhibition About Place considers the "redefinition" of the Western Hemisphere brought upon by the economic integration of the region, increased electronic communications, and improved long-distance [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 782447