Topic Descriptor: art exhibitions×
  • Diez preguntas de Marta Traba a Beatriz González
    Traba, Marta; González, Beatriz, 1938-
    In this interview, art critic Marta Traba poses ten questions to Colombian artist Beatriz González. Traba begins by inquiring about the ironic nature of González’s subjects and the kitschy character of the objects she produces. In [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1343029

  • Directrices
    Casanovas, Martí, 1894-1966; Ichaso, Francisco, 1901-1962; Mañach, Jorge, 1898-1961; Marinello, Juan, 1898-1977; Tallet, José Zacarías, 1893-1989
    In this June 15, 1927 issue of Revista de avance, the “Guidelines” section includes five brief articles. The first is a response to an article published by Regino E. Boti (1878–1958) in the journal Orto about “1927.” The [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1299857

  • Dr Antonio Frasconi
    Frasconi, Antonio, 1919-2013
    Through an open letter to the president of the Comisión Nacional de Artes Plásticas published in the weekly journal Marcha, the Uruguayan printmaker Antonio Frasconi, who was residing in New York, expressed his solidarity with the Visual Arts Guild [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1246348

  • El arte es revelación, no producción
    Freilich, Miriam, 1954-
    This article by Miriam Freilich was written on the occasion of the retrospective Mercedes Pardo: Moradas del Color, held at GAN (Galeria de Arte Nacional) in Caracas and covering fifty years of her production through 258 artworks. The author [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1325266

  • El azul y más allá
    Jaén, Gustavo
    Gustavo Jaén writes this article for the Caracas newspaper El Universal, on the occasion of the exhibition of Mercedes Pardo’s work at the Museo Sacro. By introducing the significance of color in her work—with references to its [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1331004

  • El color : búsqueda infinita en la obra de Mercedes Pardo.
    This article appeared in El Nacional the day of the opening of Obra gráfica de Mercedes Pardo at the Galería Los Espacios Cálidos in Caracas. The show was organized in tandem by the Ateneo de Caracas and the GAN (Galería [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1331123

  • El color es mi búsqueda infinita
    This article was written for El Globo on the occasion of the exhibition Obra Grafica de Mercedes Pardo, recently opened at the Galería de los Espacios Calidos of the Ateneo de Caracas. The author positions the work of the abstract artist both [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1331085

  • El deseo de archivo de Guillermo Nuñez
    Mellado, Justo Pastor, 1949-
    In 2003 Justo Pastor Mellado wrote an essay for the catalogue for La quinta del sordo, the exhibition of works by Guillermo Núñez. On this occasion Mellado looks back to the retrospective Núñez presented in 1993, for which [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 757295

  • El infinito de la obra
    Brugnoli, Francisco, 1935-
    “El infinito de la obra” by Francisco Brugnoli is the introductory essay in the catalogue for the exhibition Centenario Carlos Hermosilla, 1905–2005, which acknowledged the centenary of the birth of the famous printmaker from [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 773534

  • El nomadismo fotográfico de Paz Errázuriz
    Mellado, Justo Pastor, 1949-
    Justo Pastor Mellado writes about Los nómadas del mar, the selection of photographs taken by Paz Errázuriz. The text is divided into four sections, beginning with comments on the artist’s work as a whole, which Pastor Mellado [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 757526

  • El oro y lo blanco de colon-izacion
    Goldman, Shifra M., 1926-
    Shifra M. Goldman writes about Patricia Israel’s painting in the early 1990s. She shares her thoughts on conditions in Latin American and their historical roots, focusing on how the discovery of America continues to be problematic five [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 756283

  • El poema de amor de Francisco J. Smythe
    Zurita, Raúl, 1950-
    ICAA Record ID: 754200

  • El uso y la contemplación
    Ramírez Ribes, María, 1944-2009
    In this 1991 article written for El Universal, María Ramírez Ribes presents the Mercedes Pardo retrospective Moradas del color, on view at the GAN (Galeria de Arte Nacional) in Caracas. The works on show span from 1941 to 1991 and [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1331187

  • Entrevista a Carlos Altamirano sobre el dispositivo del grabado
    Altamirano, Carlos, 1954-
    In this interview, on the occasion of his exhibition at the Galería Cromo de Santiago (1977), the artist Carlos Altamirano answers five basic questions about his work. The questions, which relate to an early period in his career, address the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 731766

  • Ernesto Pujol : Conversion of Manners
    Herzberg, Julia P.
    This exhibition brochure, written by consulting curator Julia P. Herzberg, addresses Ernesto Pujol’s installation Conversion of Manners. The title comes from a Benedictine vow that Catholic monks take when they leave secular life and enter [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1343831

  • Ernesto Pujol : American Fields
    Herzberg, Julia P.
    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
    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
    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.
    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-
    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
    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 de arte suramericano de hoy en el Museo de Dallas, Texas
    Gómez Sicre, José
    This article published in the Boletín de Artes Visuales summarized the exhibition Exposición de arte suramericano de hoy that was presented in the United States by José Gómez Sicre at the Museum of Fine Arts, Dallas (Texas [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1213149

  • Exposición El Mirador Azul
    Universidad de Puerto Rico
    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

  • fantasmas pretéritos (preterite ghosts)
    Christ, Ronald J.
    Ronald Christ writes about Catalina Parra’s exhibition Imbunches and mentions a childhood anecdote that evokes the work. He explains that the artist explores different forms of silencing, and her work therefore defies interpretation. The author [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 740245

  • Figari como inspirador de la literatura nacional
    Ragni, Héctor, 1897-1952
    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)
    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
    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

  • Giselda Leirner
    Bardi, P. M. (Pietro Maria), 1900-1999
    At an exhibition of works being considered for the Prêmio Leirner de Arte Contemporânea, 1959, at the Galeria de Arte das Folhas, Pietro Maria Bardi, the art critic and director of the Museu de Arte (later the MASP), discusses Giselda [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1324939

  • Gonzalo Díaz : el kilómetro cientocuatro
    Mellado, Justo Pastor, 1949-
    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

  • Grupo "Montparnasse". En la casa Rivas y Calvo, exposición de las obras de Manuel Ortíz, Julio Ortíz, Henriette Petit, José Perotti y Vargas Rosas
    Emar, Juan, 1893-1964
    In this essay, Jean Emar writes about the Grupo Montparnasse’s first exhibition and its origins. He discusses the group’s name, which, for its five members, was neither a painting trend nor an objective; it was simply a referent. He [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 750202

  • Hércules Barsotti
    Castro, Willys de, 1926-1988
    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
    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-
    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.
    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
    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-
    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 dieta de los artefactos
    Rojas, Sergio, 1960-
    This article appeared in Lecciones de cosas. 7 textos postfacio, the catalogue about Quadrivium ad usum Delphini (1998), the installation by Gonzalo Díaz. Drawing on his schooling and experience as a philosopher, Sergio Rojas ponders the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 735507

  • 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.
    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 noción de filiación
    Mellado, Justo Pastor, 1949-
    In this essay, Justo Pastor Mellado discusses the works by the painters Pablo Burchard, Gracia Barrios, and José Balmes at the exhibition curated by Francisco González. Pastor Mellado notes that González’s curatorial plan [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 749819

  • La persistencia programática de una década
    Mellado, Justo Pastor, 1949-
    In this essay Justo Pastor Mellado discusses Quadrivium, the exhibition of works by Gonzalo Díaz, presenting a critical overview of the latter’s production since 1982. Mellado’s review could be split into two parts, each of which [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 735491

  • La piel visual
    Balza, José, 1939-
    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 pintura es el lenguaje que busca expresar el concepto del mundo
    This article appeared in El Nacional, and refers to the 1960 XXI Salón Oficial de Arte held in the Venezuelan capital city. It focuses on the Premio Puebla de Bolívar awarded to Mercedes Pardo. The abstract modernist artist is [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1331692

  • La propuesta hidroespacial de Kosice
    Whitelow, Guillermo, 1923-2011
    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-
    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.
    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.
    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

  • Lo visible de lo invisible
    Salinas, Enrique
    Written by Enrique Salinas, this article was included in the cultural section of the Zacatecas (Mexico) newspaper Imagen, of which he was the editor. It reports the opening of the exhibition Barichara, lo visible de lo invisible at Galeria Arroyo de [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1325282

  • Lógica e lírica
    Brito, Ronaldo, 1949-
    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-
    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-
    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