Topic Descriptor: art exhibitions×
  • Ernesto Pujol : American Fields
    Herzberg, Julia P.
    2002
    Written by guest curator Julia P. Herzberg, this exhibition leaflet explains the ideas behind Ernesto Pujol’s installation American Fields. This Cuban artist’s work comprises a wooden table, a metal chair, and cast-aluminum corn cobs, as [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1343815

  • Espacios vivientes
    Calzadilla, Juan, 1931
    1960
    This is an introduction written by Juan Calzadilla for the first iteration of Espacios Vivientes (Living Spaces), a salón held at the Palacio Municipal in Maracaibo, Venezuela from February 14 to 28, 1960, that explored new currents in the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1279384

  • Espacios vivientes se revelarán en Maracaibo
    1960
    The article reports the opening of the Salon Espacios Vivientes in the Sala Principal del Palacio Municipal in Maracaibo, Venezuela. The artists contributed two artworks each, either paintings or sculptures, and they are presented as “not yet [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1331708

  • Excerpts from a conversation with Carlos Alfonzo and César Trasobares=Extractos de una conversación entre Carlos Alfonzo y Cesar Trasobares
    Herzberg, Julia P.
    1997
    This text, included in an exhibition catalogue for artist Carlos Alfonzo, is a transcription of a conversation between Alfonzo and his friend César Trasobares. The interview was videotaped by Alfonzo’s friend Craig Robins in November [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1469668

  • Expõe o 'Atelier Abstração
    Zanini, Walter, 1925-
    1954
    In this newspaper article dated June 20, 1954, professor Walter Zanini reviews the exhibition of works by artists representing the Atelier Abstração at the MAM-SP (Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo). Despite the fact that, as a [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1316720

  • Exposição nacional de arte concreta : artes visuais poesia : Museu de arte moderna, 4 a 18-dezembro
    Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo
    1956
    This poster was designed to promote the inaugural Exposição nacional de arte concreta: artes visuais, which was presented in December 1956 at the Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo (MAM-SP) and in January–February 1957 at [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1232176

  • Exposición El Mirador Azul
    Universidad de Puerto Rico
    1957
    A list of the eleven artists who took part in the 1957 exhibition organized by the Surrealist group, El Mirador Azul [Blue Lookout Point], and their works: Frank, M. Espada, R. Alberty, F. del Valle, J. Jolguera, L. Maisonet, Lima, Granell, G. L. Mu [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 823591

  • Figari como inspirador de la literatura nacional
    Ragni, Héctor, 1897-1952
    1947
    The exhibition of works by Pedro Figari—a tribute to the artist held in Montevideo in 1945, seven years after he died—was curated by the architect Carlos Herrera Mac Lean and was well-attended by the public and by members of the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1263733

  • Galeria de arte da folha : prêmio leirner de arte contemporânea
    Galeria de Arte da Folha (São Paulo, Brasil)
    1960
    This flier—produced by the Galeria de Arte das Folhas for the Prêmio Leirner de Arte Contemporânea, 1960—names most of the members of the Concrete art Grupo Ruptura (with the exception of Judith Lauand). They are introduced by [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1316812

  • Galeria de la Raza : a study in cultural transformation
    Mesa-Bains, Amalia
    1990
    In this document, Amalia Mesa-Bains details the development of the Galería de la Raza [Gallery of the People], an important San Francisco cultural institution established in 1970 in the midst of the Chicano Movement. Mesa-Bains describes the ways in [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1086087

  • Gonzalo Díaz : el kilómetro cientocuatro
    Mellado, Justo Pastor, 1949-
    1985
    The critic and curator Justo Pastor Mellado writes about Gonzalo Díaz’s participation in the exhibition Cuatro artistas chilenos en el CAYC de Buenos Aires: Díaz, Dittborn, Jaar, Leppe. Pastor Mellado discusses the role that D& [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 734722

  • Hércules Barsotti
    Castro, Willys de, 1926-1988
    1959
    This group exhibition, held at the Galería de Arte das Folhas in November 1959, included works by Giselda Leirner, Maria Leontina, Tomie Ohtake, Hércules Barsotti, and Willys de Castro. The latter introduces Barsotti’s drawings [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1324959

  • Imitar y pintar
    Torres-García, Joaquín, 1874-1949
    1950
    After seeing the exhibition of works by Juan Manuel Blanes at the Teatro Solís in Montevideo (1941), Joaquín Torres-García noted that there were pictorial qualities in the artist’s sketches that were lost in the final [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1263756

  • Intertexto
    Richard, Nelly, 1948-
    1985
    This text by Nelly Richard is based on a collection of quotes, which trace an argumentative arc that express her ideas about the exhibition she is reviewing. She also discusses certain situations in the art field at the time that show how the first [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 734686

  • Josely Carvalho : On the Violence of War
    Herzberg, Julia P.
    1993
    This exhibition essay by Julia P. Herzberg explains and describes two installations by Josely Carvalho: It’s Still a Time to Mourn: Dia Mater I and Tempos de Luto: Dia Mater II (both 1993). Both works are part of the larger series It’s [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1343863

  • La ciudad hidroespacial : [Kosice, arquitectura y urbanismo hidroespacial, maquetas, dibujos y proyectos de vivienda, memorias descriptivas permutables, constelaciones, exposición del 21 de septiembre al 11 de noviembre de 1979]
    Kosice, Gyula, 1924-; Planetario de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires
    1979
    This small catalogue of Gyula Kosice’s exhibition The Hydrospatial City [La ciudad hidroespacial] at the Planetarium of the City of Buenos Aires [Planetario de la Ciudad de Buenas Aires] in September 1979 contains an introductory text by the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1274894

  • La cuna del delfín : Sobre Quadrivium, de Gonzalo Díaz
    Oyarzún Robles, Pablo, 1950-
    1998
    Pablo Oyarzún, the Chilean essayist, discusses Quadrivium, the installation by Gonzalo Díaz. He begins by describing previous installations whose formal designs were also based on the Stations of the Cross and identifies components of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 735850

  • La mente meditativa, creativa y perceptiva : Pabhavikas, Emergences y River Library=The meditative, creative, and perceiving mind : Pabhavikas, Emergences, and The River Library
    Herzberg, Julia P.
    2008
    This exhibition essay discusses three interrelated artistic works by Raquel Rabinovich: the Pabhavikas series, the Emergences series, and the Riverbed Library series. It details how she brings together the creative and perceptive mindset of her [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1344119

  • La piel visual
    Balza, José, 1939-
    1978
    This article presents the retrospective on Mercedes Pardo’s art production at Museo de Arte Moderno de México (1978) by witnessing her international reach. Jose Balza focuses on the links that Pardo has with both Caracas and its [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1331740

  • La propuesta hidroespacial de Kosice
    Whitelow, Guillermo, 1923-2011
    1971
    This text by Guillermo Whitelow celebrates the power of visionary ideas—specifically, Gyula Kosice’s The Hydrospatial City [La ciudad hidroespacial]. The author compares The Hydrospatial City to the Tower of Babel as a genuine attempt “to reach [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1274910

  • La segunda exposición anual del C.T.I.U.
    Verdié, Julio, 1900-
    1935
    According to the Uruguayan artist Julio Verdié—a member of the board of directors of the C.T.I.U. (Confederación de Trabajadores Intelectuales delUruguay [Confederation of Intellectual Workers of Uruguay]) founded in Montevideo in 1933, the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1212032

  • Leandro Erlich: Neighbors
    Herzberg, Julia P.
    2001
    This exhibition brochure, written by guest curator Julia P. Herzberg, explains the ideas behind Leandro Erlich’s installation Neighbors. The brochure contains her curatorial statement and a brief artist’s biography. It describes Neighbors [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1343991

  • Leandro Katz : una decada de obra=a decade of work
    Herzberg, Julia P.
    1995
    This exhibition essay by guest curator Julia P. Herzberg addresses two major long-term projects by Leandro Katz. The Catherwood Project (1985–1995, 2001) is a photographic reconstruction of the two mid-nineteenth century expeditions of John [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1469667

  • Lógica e lírica
    Brito, Ronaldo, 1949-
    1988
    This essay by the Brazilian art critic Ronaldo Brito appears in the catalogue for the exhibition Milton Dacosta Anos 50 (1988). Brito describes Milton Dacosta’s Constructivist work, produced in the late 1950s, as a paradoxical hybrid after the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1315398

  • Lothar Charoux
    Zanini, Walter, 1925-
    1974
    Professor Walter Zanini, the director of the Museu de Arte Contemporânea (an affiliate of the Universidade de São Paulo), begins his introductory essay by congratulating the graphic artist and painter Lothar Charoux on behalf of the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1315748

  • Luiz Sacilotto, Nosso artista em Zurich
    Sacramento, Enock, 1937-
    1968
    This newspaper article, dated November 1968, chronicles the interview in which Enock Sacramento asked the Concrete artist Luís Sacilotto about the recent opening of an exhibition of his works at the Salon de Arte Contemporânea de Santo [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1233137

  • Madre patria
    Eltit, Diamela, 1949-
    1987
    Diamela Eltit writes about Juan Downey’s work on the occasion of his exhibition in Chile, Festival Downey. Eltit’s essay is divided into two sections: “La patria: todas las patrias” [The Homeland: All the Homelands] and &ldquo [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 735694

  • Maria Leontina
    Gullar, Ferreira, 1930-
    1959
    At an exhibition of works being considered for the Prêmio Leirner de Arte Contemporânea at the Galeria de Arte das Folhas in 1959, the Neo-Concrete art critic and theorist Ferreira Gullar discusses the dominant features of Maria Leontina& [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1324995

  • Mercedes Pardo : abstracción, espacio y tiempo
    Rodríguez, Bélgica, 1941-
    1978
    This article was written on the occasion of the exhibition of Venezuelan abstract modernist Mercedes Pardo at Museo de Arte Moderno de México that featured works from the early 1950s to her most recent production: all abstract works, since she [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1331443

  • Mercedes Pardo : es poco cuanto se diga de su obra
    Gamboa, Fernando, 1909-1990
    1978
    This 1978 article was published in El Nacional to inform the Venezuelan public about Mercedes Pardo’s exhibition at Museo de Arte Moderno de México (MAM). The subheading introduces the text by the director of the MAM, Fernando Gamboa, [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1331475

  • Mercedes Pardo en México
    Acha, Juan, 1916-1995
    1978
    Art critic Juan Acha writes about the retrospective of the Venezuelan abstract artist Mercedes Pardo, held at Museo de Arte Moderno de México. He argues that the exhibition of over twenty years of artistic production (1952–78) shows us [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1331459

  • Neoconcretismo e Merleau-Ponty : através
    Coutinho, Wilson, 1947-2003
    This essay by the Brazilian art critic Wilson Coutinho appeared in the catalogue for the exhibition Ciclo de exposições sobre arte no Rio de Janeiro: 1. Neoconcretismo (Rio de Janeiro: Galeria de Arte BANERJ, 1984). The essay outlines [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1315430

  • Nuevos Rumbos : la exposición de "1927"
    Casanovas, Martí, 1894-1966
    1927
    This militant text, published about a week after the inauguration of the exhibition sharing the title with the journal—1927, justifies the program of the radical artistic renewal that both the show and 1927: revista de avance proposed. The author, [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1280155

  • O hoje do ontem neoconcreto
    Pontual, Roberto, 1939-
    1977
    In this essay, written for the paradigmatic exhibition Projeto Construtivo Brasileiro na Arte, Roberto Pontual discusses the survival of the Neo-Concrete art movement that existed “officially” for “a little less than two years, from [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1315192

  • O modernismo : Entre a renovação formal e a descoberta do Brasil
    Amaral, Aracy A., 1930-
    1988
    This essay, by the Brazilian curator and art historian Aracy Amaral, appeared in the catalogue for the exhibition Modernidade: arte brasileira do século XX (Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo, 1988). Amaral discusses the origins of the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1315764

  • O Salão Preto e Branco
    Herkenhoff, Paulo, 1949-
    1954
    In his introductory essay, Paulo Herkenhoff describes the 1954 Salão Nacional de Arte Moderna —also known as the Black-and-White Salon—as a political statement that was expressed in an official exhibition space. In protest against [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1307599

  • Pepón Osorio : Transboricua
    Herzberg, Julia P.
    1999
    These exhibition notes explain RISD’s (Rhode Island School of Art and Design) Art ConText series and artist Pepón Osorio’s work Transboricua. These socially engaged installations originate from his past experiences as a social [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1344071

  • Premio Armando Reverón
    Gramcko, Ida, 1924-1994
    1991
    As a prominent figure of Venezuelan culture herself, Ida Gramcko reflects on the success of the abstract painter Mercedes Pardo, 1991 winner of the Premio Armando Reverón. Being awarded a prize is not a “guarantee of the quality” [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1331139

  • Prêmio Leirner de Arte Contemporânea, 1960
    Galeria de Arte da Folha (São Paulo, Brasil)
    1960
    The leaflet produced for the Prêmio Leirner de Arte Contemporânea (Leirner Prize for Contemporary Art) in 1960 includes a brief biography of each of the artists who won a prize that year. There are also short critiques that focus on [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1232976

  • Protocollage de lectura
    Oyarzún Robles, Pablo, 1950-
    1985
    The essayist Pablo Oyarzún discusses the work of Eugenio Dittborn, stitching together a patchwork quilt of quotes and references. He talks about what is “legible” and “illegible” in the Chilean experimental artist&rsquo [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 735197

  • Raul Porto
    Pignatari, Décio, 1927-2012
    1960
    In this poetic essay, which was included in the brochure produced for the Prêmio Leirner de Arte Contemporânea (Leirner Prize for Contemporary Art) in 1960, Décio Pignatari discusses the concept of “avant-garde” and [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1309108

  • Re-membering identity : vision of connections
    Herzberg, Julia P.
    1990
    Curator Julia Herzberg’s exhibition essay for The Decade Show: Frameworks of Identity in the 1980s explores the construct of “identity” in the art of the 1980s. It discusses the twenty-five Hispanic, Latino, Chicano, Latin American [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1343879

  • Rethinking the Possible
    Herzberg, Julia P.
    2012
    Written for Iván Navarro’s midcareer exhibition, this essay explores his early work from the 1990s to the 2000s, enabling us to understand his evolution over time. Growing up in Chile during the Augusto Pinochet regime (1973–90), [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1469682

  • Rio : vertente construtiva
    Morais, Frederico, 1936-
    1984
    In his introductory essay, Frederico Morais identifies the basic criteria underpinning the three retrospective exhibitions that were presented as part of the Ciclo de exposições sobre arte no Rio de Janeiro (1984). He briefly discusses [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1317025

  • Ritual in performance
    Herzberg, Julia P.
    2008
    This exhibition essay discusses several Central American and Caribbean artists who draw on rituals in their performative works, including Ernesto Pujol, María Magdalena Campos-Pons, José Bedia, Pepón Osorio, Tania Bruguera, [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1344103

  • Run Away, Run Away = Huye, Huye
    Herzberg, Julia P.
    2001
    This exhibition essay discusses the Chilean artist Catalina Parra’s collages on view in the exhibition Catalina Parra: It’s Indisputable. It includes seven series with seventy works, which comprise collages made of newspaper clippings [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1344087

  • Sanson Flexor
    Martins, Luís, 1907-1981
    1958
    In this essay, which appeared in the brochure for an exhibition of the 1948–58 work of Samson Flexor, Luis Martins claims that the painter experienced a transitional phase in his career when he stopped producing figurative art. In fact, as the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1316704

  • Signes de Mercedes Pardo en la Sala Mendoza."
    Otero, Alejandro, 1921-1990
    1964
    Alejandro Otero writes this article for Revista Cal to reflect on the work of fellow pioneer in abstract art (and his wife) Mercedes Pardo. It focuses on Pardo’s series of Signes, on view at the Sala Mendoza in Caracas. The Venezuelan modernist [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1331628

  • Soy pintora existencial y de pocas galerías
    Minaya, Virginia
    1996
    Virginia Minaya promotes Mercedes Pardo’s exhibition at the Museo Sacro of Caracas in this newspaper article of September 2, 1996. The show is presented as the optimistic return of Pardo to the art scene with twenty-four recent works that [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1331020

  • Temor y temblor en busca de una íntima trascendencia
    1996
    This article was published in El Nacional (Caracas, August 11, 1996), on the day of the opening of Mercedes en el Museo Sacro. Obras recientes de Mercedes Pardo in this institution. This anonymous text points to a dual reading of the exhibition&rsquo [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1331053