Topic Descriptor: art exhibitions×
  • 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 : el encuentro consigo mismo
    Guevara, Roberto, 1932-1998
    1970
    Art critic Roberto Guevara states in El Nacional that Venezuelan plastic arts are facing “one of the most difficult periods of their history.” According to him, there is, in spite of their talent, a lack of “creative determination& [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1331580

  • 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 : yo siempre era la esposa de Alejandro y no una artista
    Pérez, María Josefa
    1979
    In this 1979 article in El Nacional, María Josefa Pérez interviews Mercedes Pardo regarding her retrospective exhibition Color: piel, presencia meditada. Mercedes Pardo Exposición antológica at the GAN ( [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1331363

  • 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

  • Mercedes Pardo y su obra
    Pardo de Leygonier, G. F.
    1963
    In 1963, Guillermo F. Pardo de Leygonier published this article in El Universal expressing his initial hesitations on writing about the work of his niece, the modernist artist Mercedes Pardo. Indeed, he fears that his critical ideas on art would be [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1331660

  • Mercedes Pardo, nueva síntesis del color
    Montero Castro, Roberto
    1977
    In this 1977 article, Roberto Montero Castro discusses the work of the Venezuelan abstract painter Mercedes Pardo regarding her exhibition at Galería Adler/Castillo in Caracas. The author introduces her by reflecting on the proneness in [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1331548

  • Mis colores son vitales : conversan, se pelean y cantan como las personas
    Comerlati, Mara, 1952-
    1977
    Mara Comerlati writes a press article about the modernist painter Mercedes Pardo in El Nacional. The exhibition involves her most recent work (twelve paintings and twenty silkscreens), at the Galería Adler/Castillo in Caracas. The subheading [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1331516

  • Mobiliario e indicialidad en la obra de Alicia Villarreal
    Mellado, Justo Pastor, 1949-
    1997
    In this essay Justo Pastor Mellado discusses four works produced by Alicia Villarreal in 1996–97 that were shown at various exhibitions. He sees similarities in them, in both thematic and material terms, based on their focus on books and [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 773527

  • Mónica Bengoa. Al son de un suave y blando movimiento
    Valdés, Adriana, 1943-
    2006
    Adriana Valdés wrote this essay for the catalogue for an exhibition of works by Mónica Bengoa. Organizing her text around six themes, Valdés writes about stories, pixels, the unspeakable, “To the sound of a smooth, soft [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 775512

  • 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-
    1985
    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

  • 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

  • Paideia de Juan Downey
    Oyarzún Robles, Pablo, 1950-
    1995
    In this essay Pablo Oyarzún discusses the emancipating quality of Juan Downey’s work via paidéia (teaching). The essayist notes Downey’s constant focus on the creation, circulation, and meaningful social transmission of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 739185

  • Paz Errázuriz y el tango
    Lihn, Enrique, 1929-1988
    1988
    In this essay, Enrique Lihn discusses the Tango series of photographs by Paz Errázuriz, based on a review of the works of authors who have written about the origins and lyrics of this particular style of music and dance. Lihn claims that & [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 773616

  • Pedro Millar
    Lihn, Enrique, 1929-1988
    1970
    This essay is a review by Enrique Lihn on Pedro Millar’s exhibition at the Instituto Cultural de Providencia, and it being part of the IV Bienal Americana del Grabado in Santiago, Chile in 1970. Lihn characterized Millar’s work as [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 767093

  • 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

  • Subversiones/Imposturas
    Muñoz Zárate, Patricio, 1960-
    2004
    In this essay, Patricio Muñoz Zárate discusses his curatorial approach to the exhibition Subversiones/Imposturas organized for the IV Bienal de Arte. He describes a likely scene in which young artists try to change what is “ [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 753543

  • 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

  • Un amor de leche
    Mellado, Justo Pastor, 1949-
    1984
    The curator and critic Justo Pastor Mellado wrote this essay to be included in the catalogue for Se me nubla la cabeza. Te quiero y no puedo amarte más, the exhibition of paintings by Samy Benmayor at the Galería Sur (Santiago, 1984). [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 756978

  • 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