• Un continente semiotizado en femenino : la escritura de Raúl Zurita
    Brito, Eugenia, 1950-
    1994
    In this essay, Eugenia Brito discusses three works by the writer, poet, and artist Raúl Zurita: Purgatorio (Purgatory), Áreas verdes (Green Areas), and Anteparaíso (Anteparadise). Through these works, the author created an impact [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 751680

  • Arte en Chile de veinte, treinta años
    Oyarzún Robles, Pablo, 1950-
    1999
    In this article Pablo Oyarzún provides a critical review of the art produced over the course of three decades. He notes the lack of a tradition that could bear witness to and interpret art production in Chile. From the early twentieth century& [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 745095

  • El caso "Simón Bolívar" : o el arte como zona de disturbios
    Richard, Nelly, 1948-
    1994
    In this essay “El caso Simón Bolívar o el arte como zona de disturbios” (The Simón Bolívar Case, or Art as a Site of Civil Unrest), Nelly Richard addresses the outrage expressed in the Santiago press and by the general [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 756001

  • Cada día : la creación de un arte social
    Neustadt, Robert
    2001
    This book consists of research on and documentation of all the works carried out by C.A.D.A. (Colectivo Acciones de Arte) [Art Action Collective] during its existence, 1979 – 1985. The book includes interviews of Lotty Rosenfeld, Juan Castillo, [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 732411

  • Sobre arte y política(s) : contraoficialidad, poder y lenguajes
    Richard, Nelly, 1948-
    1989
       In her essay “Sobre arte y política(s): contraoficialidad, poder y lenguajes,” written for the exhibition catalogue Cirugía plástica (Plastic Surgery), Nelly Richard reflects on the socio-political and [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 736073

  • A propósito de la fotografía en Chile
    Fonseca, Mario, 1948-
    1987
    In this article, which is one of the first formal written accounts of the history of Chilean photography, Mario Fonseca emphasizes the absence of history, criticism, and market. He talks about the arrival of the first daguerreotypes in Chile, in 1840 [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 754408

  • La redefinición del contrato simbólico entre escritor y lector : La Nueva Novela, de Juan Luis Martínez
    Brito, Eugenia, 1950-
    1994
    After the 1973 coup d’état in Chile, the country’s literature underwent a process of transformation that prompted a redefinition of concepts such as, among other things, the roles of writers and readers as well as their limits and [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 751667

  • Parpadeo y piedad
    Oyarzún Robles, Pablo, 1950-
    1989
    The essay “Parpadeo y piedad,” which appeared in the catalogue for the exhibition Cirugía plástica (Plastic Surgery), held in Berlin, discusses art in Chile, specifically, the art produced in the wake of the 1973 fascist [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 736077

  • La ampliación del espacio crítico
    Galaz, Gaspar, 1941-; Ivelic, Milan, 1935-
    1988
    “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

  • La narrativa de Diamela Eltit : un nuevo paradigma socio-literario de lectura
    Brito, Eugenia, 1950-
    1994
    In her essay “La narrativa de Diamela Eltit: un nuevo paradigma socio-literario de lectura” (Diamela Eltit’s Narrative: A New Socio-Literary Paradigm for Reading), Eugenia Brito discusses Eltit’s “writing” (l&rsquo [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 751690

  • La escena: infierno grande
    Nordenflycht, José de
    2001
    This text is part of El gran solipsismo, Juan Luis Martínez. Obra visual (Santiago: Editorial Puntángeles, 2002), the collection of essays written by the researcher José de Nordenflycht. The author considers the work in question [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 751609

  • Sobre patologías en el arte : discusión con Jorge Elliott
    Risco Neira, Ana María
    2004
    This essay is representative of the debate over art that divided Chile in the mid-twentieth century, pitting the figurative values of painting against modern painting and abstract art. That division was reflected in the art produced by two different [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 773343

  • Una resta de sentido
    Richard, Nelly, 1948-
    1986
    In this essay, Nelly Richard discusses some of the “art actions” that Lotty Rosenfeld—a member of the art action group known as CADA—created on public roads and highways in Chile. Rosenfeld altered traffic signage and lines on [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 734543

  • El misterio de la gran pirámide
    Mellado, Justo Pastor, 1949-
    1987
    Justo Pastor Mellado discusses Juan Downey’s work in the audiovisual series titled Transamérica and Ojo Pensante (Thinking Eye). He believes it is especially necessary to view the video Moving (1974) and draws attention to several shots [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 735702

  • Ahora Chile
    Mellado, Justo Pastor, 1949-
    1983
    The art critic Justo Pastor Mellado examines the connections between politics and the visual arts in Chile from 1970 to 1983, from the election of Salvador Allende and the Unidad Popular (1970–73) to the tenth anniversary of the dictatorship [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 731465

  • Un arte específicamente americano
    Pérez, Alberto, 1926-1999
    1987
    The author offers a critical, manifesto-style review of the situation in the field of Latin American art and, especially, culture. Alberto Pérez describes himself as an “American,” “Hispanic American,” “Indian [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 754446

  • Una historia de miedo
    Valdés, Adriana, 1943-
    1990
    This article by Adriana Valdés is a continuation of “Escritura y silenciamiento” (Writing and Silencing) published in 1977 in Revista Mensaje, a text that would have been unthinkable at the height of the repression and censorship [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 736114

  • Juan Downey : haciendo señales
    Downey, Juan, 1940-1993; Fariña, Soledad, 1943-
    1982
    In this interview, the poet Soledad Fariña asks Juan Downey about his video work and its exposure in the United States and Chile. The Chilean artist, who lives in the United States, talks about his interest in video, electronics in general, [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 731813

  • Trama urbana y fugas utópicas
    Richard, Nelly
    1999
    In her essay “Trama urbana y fugas utópicas” (Urban Fabric and Utopian Flights), Nelly Richard discusses CADA (Colectivo Acciones de Arte) two decades after the group launched its program of urban actions in Santiago. She describes the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 740281

  • Chile en la XII Bienal de París
    Richard, Nelly, 1948-
    1983
    In her essay Chile en la XII Bienal de París (Chile at the Twelfth Paris Biennial), Nelly Richard compares the history of Latin American art to the history of art (in its most visible European and North American versions) on the occasion of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 734895

  • El arte en Chile : una historia que se recita, otra que se construye
    Richard, Nelly, 1948-
    1979
    In the document El arte en Chile: una historia que se recita, otra que se construye (Art in Chile: One Historical Account That Is Recited, Another That Is Constructed), Nelly Richard discusses the historical skullduggery involved in that particular [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 730164

  • [Letter] 1972 Abril 26, Santiago [to] Salvador Allende Gossens
    Pedrosa, Mário
    1972
    This letter from Mario Pedrosa, the Brazilian critic, stresses the importance of the gesture made by artists who donated their works to the Museo de la Solidaridad in a spirit of soladarity with the people of Chile, who were at that time on the road [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 765622

  • 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

  • [Discurso de abertura, Museo de la Solidaridad, Santiago, Chile]
    Pedrosa, Mário
    1972
    As President of the Artistic Solidarity Committee with Chile, Mário Pedrosa addresses then President Salvador Allende Gossens during the reception ceremony for the works that would make up the collection of the Museo de la Solidaridad in Santiago. [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 807990

  • A los artistas del mundo
    Allende Gossens, Salvador, 1908-1973
    1972
    This is the text of the inaugural speech given by President Salvador Allende of Chile, in which he expresses his gratitude for the donations that amassed the collection of the Museo de la Solidaridad, and agrees to maintain it. He also mentions his [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 765609

  • Gestos críticos
    Eltit, Diamela, 1949-
    1990
    In “Gestos Críticos” (Critical Gestures) Diamela Eltit, a member of the group Colectivo Acciones de Arte (C.A.D.A), discusses the art actions that were performed during the military dictatorship in Chile (1973–90). According [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 736098

  • Hacia una arquitectura y una decoración autóctona
    Feuereisen, Carlos, 1900-1969
    1929
    This text written by the Chilean architect, Carlos Feuereisen, is a folkloric meditation on the need to introduce the visual culture of the pre-Hispanic peoples into the design of decorative art and architecture made in Chile in the early 1930s. In [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 748424

  • 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

  • ¡Ay sudamerica! 400.000 textos sobre Santiago
    Colectivo Acciones de Arte (Chile)
    1981
    This document was part of the action with the same name—¡Ay sudamerica! 400.000 Textos sobre Santiago—[Ay, South America! 400,000 Texts over Santiago] carried out by C.A.D.A. (Colectivo de Acciones de Arte) [Art Action Collective] in 1981 in [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 730004

  • [Imaginar esta página completamente blanca...]
    Colectivo Acciones de Arte (Chile)
    1979
    This page done by the group C.A.D.A. (Colectivo Acciones de Arte) [Art Action Collective] was political commentary in the form of a magazine insert. Such an insertion was included among the activities specified in the art action, Para no morir de [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 732047

  • La esquina como juntura y desencuadre = The corner : coupling and defocus
    Richard, Nelly, 1948-
    2004
    The author, Nelly Richard, suggests an analogy between Galería Metropolitana’s location in an outlying area of the city (Comuna Pedro Aguirre Cerda in Santiago) and its editorial approach. She uses symbolic opposites, such as center and [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 753579

  • Un fragmento sobre la crítica
    Oyarzún Robles, Pablo, 1950-
    2003
    In this essay Pablo Oyarzún explains that Chile lacks the critical space needed to accommodate a public and autonomous line of argument. He condemns the absence of an institution devoted to the production, circulation, and reception of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 745333

  • Al encuentro de América Latina
    Peluffo Linari, Gabriel; Gilmet, Hugo
    1972
    This interview with Uruguayan artist Jorge Damiani addresses the Primer Encuentro de Artistas Plásticos del Cono Sur held in Santiago, Chile. As the Uruguayan delegate, Damiani took part in debates on art in Latin America, specifically in relation [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1246126

  • Cada 20 años
    Eltit, Diamela, 1949-
    1999
    In her essay “Cada 20 años” (Every 20 Years), Diamela Eltit reviews the art activities organized by C.A.D.A. (Colectivo de Acciones de Arte; Art Action Collective) during the two decades since the group was started in 1979. She [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 740299

  • El ojo de la papa : autobiografía y video en la obra de Juan Downey
    Mellado, Justo Pastor, 1949-
    1987
    In this essay Justo Pastor Mellado discusses the autobiographical nature of Juan Downey’s work, referring to the links to that genre to be found in Chile and stating that this suggests the emergence of a lesser, secondary, and recently [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 735710

  • No (más): llamado a artistas del Colectivo Acciones de Arte (C.A.D.A.)
    Colectivo Acciones de Arte (Chile)
    2001
    In this text, the CADA art action group appeals to artists all over the world, urging them to take part in a “collective art project.” This appeal grew out of a determined response to the violence and destruction caused by the imperialist [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 732069

  • Una ponencia del C.A.D.A.
    Colectivo Acciones de Arte (Chile)
    1982
    This document presents the principles of the Colectivo de Acciones de Arte [Art Action Collective] (better known as C.A.D.A.) regarding the relationship between art and politics, their stance on the international art scene and on the tradition of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 732133

  • Catálogo de los artistas que ya están en Chile
    1972
    This list contains information about the artists who donated works to the Museo de la Solidaridad in Santiago, Chile. It gives their name, country of origin, and a description of the works that, at the time of publication, were already in the museum [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 765636

  • Discurso de incorporación a una sociedad literaria de Santiago pronunciado en la sesión del 3 de mayo de 1842
    Lastarria, José Victorino, 1817-1888
    1944
    This address was given by the Spanish-born, Chilean-based scholar José Victorino Lastarria in 1842 during a meeting of the recently formed Sociedad Literaria, a literary society of important Chilean scholars and politicians. In his speech to the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1125103

  • Klenzografía; área movediza de la pinturita
    Codocedo, Víctor Hugo
    In this text, Klenzografía; área movediza de la pinturita (Klenzography: The Shifting Area of Minor Painting), Victor Hugo Codocedo refers to the “Klenzo girl” painted by the Chilean artist Gonzalo Díaz. Codocedo [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 731874

  • Lectura de escena
    Oyarzún Robles, Pablo, 1950-
    2003
    Pablo Oyarzún wrote this short essay, Lectura de escena (Reading the Scene), about a book by Nelly Richard in which he identifies four main themes: (1) support for the artistic, poetic, and discursive practices that the Escena de Avanzada [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 747293

  • [La reciente publicación de "El otoño del Patriarca..."]
    Medina, Alvaro, 1942-
    2000
    This document was written by the Colombian critic and historian Álvaro Medina by way of an introduction to Gustavo Zalamea’s 1975 exhibition El gran Burundún-Burundá, presented in the gallery Viva México, in the city of Caracas, Venezuela. This [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1093208

  • [Letter] 1971 VI 22, Santiago, [Chile to] Ernesto [Deira]
    Pellegrini, Aldo
    1971
    The art critic sent this letter to Ernesto Deira informing him about the Instituto de Arte Latinoamericano [Latin American Art Institute], which includes the Museo Latinoamericano [Latin American Museum], for which he requests the collaboration of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 745056

  • Arte suramericano
    Emar, Jean
    2003
    The text, “Arte Suramericano” [South American Art], by Jean Emar, is one of his “Notas de arte” [Art Notes] written in the daily newspaper, La Nación between 1923 and 1925. In this text, Emar, in his capacity as an art critic, analyzed the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 749835

  • Culturas latinoamericanas : ¿culturas de la repetición o culturas de la diferencia?
    Richard, Nelly
    1983
    Nelly Richard ponders the state of contemporary art in Latin American cultures, both in terms of its circulation and regarding its frame of references. She wonders whether international themes and subjects are repeated at a local level or whether new [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 732082

  • Lo que nos demuestra la Exposición de pintores chilenos : qué es lo que de ellos podemos aprender
    Grau, Ricardo
    1937
    Regarding the show of Chilean painting on exhibit in Lima, Ricardo Grau states that “it can be calamitous to have an artistic past like Peru’s” since it often serves as a pretext behind which to hide defects or weaknesses. Because no such [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1146583

  • El mundo de Carmelo Carra
    Pellegrini, Aldo
    1971
    The text presents the work of Carmelo Carrá stating that they represent the real world seen by someone without prejudice. They deal with an anti-conventional reality, and the result is unpredictable, limitless and open to new discoveries. It is [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 745055

  • Problemas de influencias, de universalismo y localismo, de técnicas y de significados en la obra de Andrés de Santamaría
    Traba, Marta
    1974
    Marta Traba begins the fourth chapter of her book Historia abierta del arte colombiano [Open History of Colombian Art] (1970) with a quote from the Colombian art historian Eugenio Barney Cabrera, from which she extrapolates the three points around [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1098661

  • Alianza de intelectuales, artistas y escritores bolivianos
    1938
    This article announces the founding of the Bolivian AIAPE (Agrupación de Intelectuales, Artistas, Periodistas y Escritores) a few years after the founding of homonymous associations in Argentina and Uruguay. The Bolivian group basically embraced the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1225763

  • Arte : La pintura mural de Xavier Guerrero en Chillán
    Izquierdo, María
    1942
    María Izquierdo describes the customs of the inhabitants of the small mining village of Chillán, Chile, which was damaged by a strong earthquake in January 1939. Mexico declared its support for Chile, presenting Chillán with the construction of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 804354