Topic Descriptor: artists' collectives×
  • Exposições : no Rio
    Campofiorito, Quirino
    Painter Quirino Campofiorito was the creator of Belas Artes, a publication in circulation in Rio de Janeiro. In this text, he provides a critical reading of an exhibition of paintings by [Alberto da Veiga] Guignard held at the Palace Hotel in that [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111003

  • Expressionismo vs. neo-expressionismo
    Guinle, Jorge, 1947-1987
    The young Brazilian painter Jorge Guinle discusses the painting produced by internationally recognized artists of the 1980s (such as Philip Guston, Julian Schnabel, and Enzo Cucchi, among others), and compares their work to the legacy of early [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110955

  • Festa e democracia na arte do Parque Lage
    Coutinho, Wilson
    In this text, the art critic Wilson Coutinho comments on the eruption of a special moment in the Brazilian art world, starting with the exhibition Como vai você, Geração 80?,held at the Escola de Artes Visuais del Parque Lage (Rio de Janeiro, 1984 [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110956

  • Gosto deste cheiro de pintura
    Morais, Frederico, 1936-
    This is a text with a pronounced personal tone that was written for the purpose of erasing the line that divides an object from an interpretative reading of it. Frederico Morais pointed out a set of factors underlying the resurgence of painting at [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110992

  • Grupo Almeida Júnior
    This is an article about the founding of the Grupo Almeida Júnior in São Paulo in 1935, a group that was organized to host conferences and an annual exhibition of works by its members, who were: the painters Anita Malfatti, Georgina de Albuquerque [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 782864

  • Grupo de Bagé - I : "O importante hoje é fazer uma arte nacional" diz início do depoimento
    Nine texts published in the daily Correio do Povo during the month of September 1976 sum up eleven hours of recordings by the Grupo de Bagé (Carlos Scliar, Danúbio Gonçalves, Glauco Rodrigues, and Glênio Bianchett). All four artists, and Carlos [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111022

  • Grupo Seibi
    This text was featured in the catalogue for 8º Salão de Artes Plásticas that was organized by the Grupo Seibi in 1964. It recounts the history of the group of artists from the Japanese community in the state of São Paulo, a group created in 1935 [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110646

  • Gute Nacht Herr Baselitz ou Helio Oiticica onde está você?
    Morais, Frederico, 1936-
    This long text by the art critic Frederico Morais, divided into 12 sections, described the mood of the art being created in Brazil in the 1980s. The emotions and pleasure were the main drivers of this new work, along with a celebration of youth. [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110957

  • Hoy como ayer
    Balcells, Fernando, 1950-
    Twenty years after the production of Para no morir de hambre en el arte —the first art action performed by CADA (Colectivo Acciones de Arte, Art Actions Collective)—one of the members of the group, Fernando Balcells, discusses its works, [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 740288

  • Introduction
    Wilde- Biasiny, Betty
    Betty Wilde-Biasiny recounts the emergence of the photography collective, En Foco [Focused], to the rise of alternative artist-run spaces and collectives in New York City during the 1970s. Wilde-Biasiny states that En Foco’s promotion of cultural [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 842153

  • Introduction
    Ybarra-Frausto, Tomás, 1938-
    In this document Tomás Ybarra-Frausto discusses the philosophical and sociological underpinnings of Chicano art. He links its development to the political goals of the Chicano movement, describing the work of Chicano artists as a model for freedom [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 848932

  • La ampliación del espacio crítico
    Galaz, Gaspar, 1941-; Ivelic, Milan, 1935-
    “The broadening of the critical space” represents one section of the book, Chile Arte Actual [Chile Art Today], written by the art historians, Gaspar Galaz and Milan Ivelic. In the book, the authors ask themselves why the late 1970s and [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 734883

  • Lápis e pincéis
    Chabloz, Jean-Pierre, 1910-1984
    Jean-Pierre Chabloz relates his experience in the state of Ceará (Northeast Brazil), a memory he closely links to his pencil and brush. He owes his encounters with artists in the region to drawing, and he believes the work he created then was the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110778

  • Leonilson : a Geração 80 ficou para trás
    Morais, Frederico, 1936-
    In this text, art critic Frederico Morais reviews the work of (José) Leonilson and his position, vis-à-vis what was known as Geração 80, making use of the artist’s personal testimony. After recalling a trip he made through Europe (including [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110961

  • Luiz Áquila: vai passar, vai ficar (a evolução da liberdade e a persistência da memória)
    Costa, Marcus de Lontra
    In this article the critic Marcus Lontra Costa talks about the painter Luiz Áquila. Lontra begins with a discussion of the “spiritual” conditions involved in the so-called “return to painting” movement of the 1980s. According to the author, [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110962

  • Manifiesto Excusado
    This document is a preliminary sketch of the frontispiece for the first issue of Excusado, an independent publication in Bogotá, rendered one year before it was published (2004). The text contains the unpublished version of the Excusado manifesto as [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1092473

  • Meia hora no "atelier" do Jacaré
    Martins, Ibiapaba, 1917-
    This newspaper article is about the Grupo Quinze, a group of Japanese-Brazilian artists that was formed in São Paulo in the late 1940s. The critic Ibiapaba Martins explains what led them to form this association. He describes the workshop and [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110647

  • Mineiros no Centro Cultural
    Ramiro, Mario
    In this text, Mario Ramiro comments on Construção Selvagem, a show of artists from Minas Gerais held at the Centro Cultural São Paulo. The author asserts that by bringing together various artists, group shows give rise to reflection and illustrate [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111283

  • Nem oito, nem oitenta: oi, tô aí
    Plaza, Julio
    In this text, Julio Plaza questions the notion of the “Geração ‘80” that circulated widely in Brazil. Brazilian art criticism used that term to define new artistic production that differed from the experimentalism prevalent in the seventies; [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111270

  • Novos mineiros no Galpão
    Sebastião, Walter
    Walter Sebastião describes the activities at the group studio (located in a shed in Belo Horizonte) where eight young contemporary artists work together. They all explore different techniques and languages, but share a preference for a density of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111287

  • O Clube de Gravura do Rio de Janeiro
    This article describes the origins, operation, and goals of the Clube de Gravura of Rio de Janeiro, which was founded in 1952 “thanks to the growing interest in printmaking that is sweeping the country.” Clubs of this nature have contributed to [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110336

  • O conceito da imagem na nova pintura do sé. XX
    Guinle, Jorge, 1947-1987
    In this article, the young painter Jorge Guinle looks at how Brazilian painters of his generation—“Geração 80”—approach the image. He describes its characteristics in terms of a recent overview of art and a history that is mainly focused on [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110968

  • O Coringa
    Lopez, Fabrício
    This text presents “Espaço Coringa,” an eight-member art collective based in São Paulo. The main focus of the group’s work is graphic art that involves the public space [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110713

  • O líder da renovação
    Essay written by artist Nilo de Brito Firmeza (better known as Estrigas) about the role Mário Baratta played in the development of the artistic scene in the State of Ceará during the 1930s and 1940s. The author’s descriptions of the events of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110785

  • O que é a SPAM, que se inaugurou quinta-feira à noite
    Segall, Lasar
    When the painter Lasar Segall was interviewed by a São Paulo newspaper, he reviewed the SPAM (Sociedade Pró-Arte Moderna) association’s program to create an “environment [to foster] modern art” in the city of São Paulo. Segall discussed the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 783486

  • Observations on "Events"
    Gumpert, Lynn
    In this essay, American curator Lynn Gumpert compares the socio-aesthetic programs adopted by Taller Boricua [Puerto Rican Workshop] and Fashion Moda, two art collectives based in Latino neighborhoods in New York City that were invited to present [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 799091

  • Os geodemas de uá Moreninha
    Valle, Enéas
    In this chronicle by Enéas Valle, the artist/writer weaves a rhapsody that tells the story of the group called A Moreninha, of which he was a member (1986?87) in Rio de Janeiro. After providing the art background of Rio in the 1980s, the writer [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110969

  • Palavra imagem cidade
    Oberson, Anne-Laure; Zaya, Antonio, 1954-; Barrus, Edson; Espaço Coringa; Barros, Fabiana de; Costas, Laura; Palhares, Pedro, 1978-
    This bound and offset printed leaflet reflects the joint efforts of two groups of Brazilian artists—Espaço Coringa and Projeto Aberto—whose goal was to stimulate activities targeting “Public Arts, Contextual Art, and the Social Artist,” as [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110714

  • Papai era surfista profissional, mamãe fazia mapa astral legal: "Geração 80" ou como matei uma aula de arte num shopping center
    Guinle, Jorge, 1947-1987
    The young painter Jorge Guinle thinks the exhibition Como vai você, Geração 80? [How Are You Doing, 80s Generation?] provides extensive insight into the overall, and not just artistic, mood of the 1980s when the event took place at the Escola de [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110971

  • Para la restitución del magma
    El Techo de la Ballena
    Written by the members of the group El Techo de la Ballena and published in the first issue of their magazine Rayado sobre el Techo, this essay expresses their desire to return to matter—that is, to “the magma”—in an original act that frees [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1060710

  • Pequeño laboratorio del imaginario social
    Abderhalden, Rolf, 1956-
    “Pequeño laboratorio del imaginario social” [Small-scale Social Awareness Laboratory] is a lecture written by the artist Rolf Abderhalden and delivered at the Cátedra Manuel Ancízar (2006) at the National University of Colombia. It includes a [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1094236

  • Pincéis e violinos
    Baratta, Mário, 1914-1983
    Mário Baratta references the quietness of the art world in Fortaleza, Brazil, the capital of the state of Ceará, during the dark period of the Second World War. He became acquainted with the Swiss artist Pierre Chabloz, who had settled there in [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110784

  • Pintura dos anos 80 : algumas observações críticas
    Basbaum, Ricardo
    In his article, the artist Ricardo Basbaum suggests applying a more rigorous theory to the painting produced in the 1980s, especially in Brazil, with the specific goal of demystifying the so-called Geração 80. The author begins by establishing [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110972

  • Pintura moderna
    Milliet, Sérgio, 1898-1966
    In his essay, critic Sérgio Milliet analyzes the painting taking place in São Paulo at the end of the 1930s, with an eye toward two exhibitions: the first, at the II Salão de Maio and the other, at the Salão do Sindicato dos Artistas Plásticos ( [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 783090

  • Prefácio
    Andrade, Mário de, 1893-1945
    SPAM (Sociedade Pró-Arte Moderna) was founded in December 1932 in São Paulo. Its stated goals were to create closer artistic ties, and relationships between artists and the public. The catalogue for the SPAM 1ª Exposição de Arte Moderna includes [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 783393

  • RAYAS update
    Armas, José
    This document, composed in 1978 by writer José Armas, is a report on the state of the organization, Revolución Artística y Acción Social (RAYAS), and is also an appeal for action on outstanding issues. RAYAS, a group founded by Armas and other [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1082329

  • Recordação do Clube dos Artistas Modernos
    Carvalho, Flávio de
    The artist Flávio de Carvalho describes the circumstances that led to the founding of the CAM [Modern Artists Club] with the painters Emiliano Di Cavalcanti, Carlos Prado, and Antonio Gomide. He also discusses the events and activities that defined [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 781340

  • Ruptura
    Cordeiro, Waldemar, 1925-1973
    This text was written by Waldemar Cordeiro in response to Sérgio Milliet’s critique of his “Manifesto Ruptura” that was published in the newspaper O Estado de S. Paulo on December 13, 1952. In addition to replying to each one of Milliet’s [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1085337

  • São os do Maranhão que vêm
    Medeiros, Aluízio, 1918-1971
    ICAA Record ID: 1110777

  • Sobre as pinturas de Mônica Nador
    Chiarelli, Tadeu, 1956-
    This is Tadeu Chiarelli’s critical text on the paintings created by Mônica Nador, written as the introduction to an exhibition by this Brazilian artist at the Luisa Strina gallery (São Paulo) in 1994. According to Chiarelli, these paintings are [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111256

  • SPAM (Sociedade Pró-Arte Moderna) - Manifesto
    Segall, Lasar; Almeida, Paulo Mendes de
    This manifesto states, briefly, that the goal of SPAM (Sociedade Pró-Arte Moderna), the pro-modern art association, is to create an environment devoted to the “development” of artistic activities. Founded in 1932 by a group of intellectuals, [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 783455

  • The event
    Mottel, Syeus
    Written by Syeus Mottel, a theater and film director, and a photographer, this essay describes how the community action group, called CHARAS, originated, and how its members worked together to build the first geodesic domes in the Lower East Side of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 849784

  • Totalismo creador
    Silveira, Tasso da, 1895-1968
    In the editorial published in this sixth edition of the magazine Festa, Tasso da Silveira claims to see a kind of “violence” in Brazilian modern art that wants to create an all-embracing future. In his opinion there are three modernist movements [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 782588

  • Traços históricos do desenvolvimento da pintura em Fortaleza
    Montezuma, Maria de Fátima Sales
    The essay “Traços Históricos do Desenvolvimento da Pintura em Fortaleza” [Historical Features of the Development of Painting in Fortaleza, Capital of Ceará] by Fátima Montezuma provides an overview of the history of art from the state of Cear [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110772

  • Transgresiones urbanas : construcción del espacio público mediante el vandalismo gráfico
    Cerón, Jaime, 1967-
    This text was published as one chapter of the 2007 book Dibujos de la calle by the School of Arts at the Universidad de Bogotá – Jorge Tadeo Lozano, written by the members of the Excusado Printsystem collective. The chapter clearly and concretely [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1093369

  • Transvanguarda no Brasil : os novos punks da pintura
    Coutinho, Wilson
    This essay by the critic Wilson Coutinho provides an assessment of the new artistic generation that emerged in the Brazilian artistic scene of the 1980s, starting with the retrospective presented at the Thomas Cohn Gallery in Rio de Janeiro with [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110977

  • Um caso artistico
    Malagoli, Ado
    Painter Aldo Malagolia, a member of the Núcleo Bernardelli ---which by that date had all but disbanded--- remembers the history of the Brazilian group in this article. When it lost its headquarters, the Núcleo ran the risk of breaking up; which in [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111009

  • Um panorama e algumas estratégias
    Osorio, Luiz Camillo
    Luiz Camillo Osório sets out to identify those elements and/or characteristics that constituted Brazilian art at the beginning of the millennium. In his view, the exhibition Panorama da Arte Brasileira brings clarity and relevance to a type of work [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110978

  • Um pintor bageense
    Assumpção, Clóvis
    This was the first press review to be published in Porto Alegre, the capital of the state of Rio Grande do Sul, about a group of local “modernist” artists that became the Grupo de Bagé, later known as the Clube da Gravura [Printmakers’ Club] [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111021

  • Uma exposição e a história de dois grupos
    Medeiros, Aluízio, 1918-1971
    Aluízio Medeiros discusses the third Salão de Abril presented by the SCAP (Sociedade Cearense de Artes Plásticas). Medeiros recalls the assembly of artists and intellectuals that took place six years earlier in the city of Fortaleza. He explains [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110776