Topic Descriptor: art exhibitions×
  • Obras de Mercedes Pardo en el Museo de Bellas Artes
    Ramos Giugni, Ángel, 1934-1992
    1969
    Ángel Ramos Giugni published this article in Imagen concerning 1x9, a silkscreen exhibition by Mercedes Pardo at the Museo de Bellas Artes in Caracas. The modernist abstract artist is praised for maintaining her own “personal rhythm to [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1331612

  • 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

  • Pierre Flouquet
    Casanovas, Martí, 1894-1966
    1927
    In this article, the Catalan writer and journalist Martí Casanovas assesses some work by the Belgian painter Pierre Flouquet that had been brought to Cuba by the poet Mariano Brull. This work was presented at an exhibition promoted by the journal [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1299881

  • 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

  • Thomaz Perina
    Cordeiro, Waldemar, 1925-1973
    1960
    In this rare essay about “realist” artist Thomaz Perina, the Brazilian Concrete art theorist Waldemar Cordeiro discusses the importance of this kind of work, describing it as “an art medium that still [in the early 1960s] harbors [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1309148

  • Todo el color para Mercedes Pardo
    1995
    This article, published in El Nacional in February 1995, was written on the occasion of the closure of Obra Grafica de Mercedes Pardo at the Galería de los Espacios Cálidos del Ateneo de Caracas. The show was co-organized by the GAN ( [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1331069

  • Tomie Ohtake
    Pfeiffer, Wolfgang, 1912-
    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 art critic and businessman Wolfgang Pfeiffer discusses the parameters of Tomie Ohtake’s work. [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1325013

  • Un Album
    Gramcko, Ida, 1924-1994
    1983
    This article, published in the Caracas newspaper El Nacional in December 1983, was written by the Venezuelan journalist Ida Gramcko. The occasion was an exhibition of Mercedes Pardo’s postcards at Galeria Sagitario (Caracas) titled Inesauribile [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1325250

  • Una selección de artistas Hispano Americanos en los Estados Unidos
    Herzberg, Julia P.
    1991
    This foldout pamphlet for the III Bienal Internacional de Pintura in Cuenca, Ecuador, discusses the six artists of Latin American and Caribbean descent included in the biennial’s U.S. representation. The curatorial introduction by Julia P. [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1343847

  • Variaciones no ornamentales
    Christ, Ronald J.
    1991
    Ronald Christ mentions a number of events that influenced the Chilean artist Catalina Parra’s creative development over the course of her life. Christ begins by discussing Imbunches, one of Parra’s first solo exhibitions, held at the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 748852

  • Vivo la pintura siempre, ese es mi modo de ser : Mercedes Pardo muestra sus "travesuras"
    Monsalve, Yasmin
    1996
    Yasmin Monsalve writes this article for El Globo, Caracas, for the upcoming opening of an exhibition of Mercedes Pardo in Galeria del Sacro. Fourteen paintings and ten screenprints are shown after her five years of silence. The works are said to be [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1331036

  • Willys de Castro
    Spanudis, Theon, 1915-1986
    1959
    At an exhibition of works being considered for the Prêmio Leirner de Arte Contemporânea in 1959, this essay is about one of the artists whose work is part of the Adolpho Leirner Collection. Written by Theon Spanudis—one of the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1325033