• [a supressão da fase material dentro de artístico...]
    Castro, Willys de
    1960
    This essay was published in the leaflet produced for the 1960 solo exhibition of Brazilian painter Willys de Castro at the Galeria Aremar in the city of Campinas. The artist himself defines the most distinctive quality of his visual art, which he [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1090101

  • [Letter] 1988 June 20, London [to] Adolpho Leirner
    Brett, Guy
    1988
    In this letter dated June 20, 1988, the English critic and curator Guy Brett expresses his gratitude to the Brazilian collector Adolpho Leirner and his wife, Fulvia Leirner, for the time they spent together in São Paolo. Brett is especially [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1232349

  • [Letter] 1998 September 15, São Paulo [to] Aracy Amaral
    Maluf, Antônio, 1926-2005
    1998
    In September 15, 1998, graphic artist Antônio Maluf writes to art historian Aracy Amaral regarding her book Arte Construtiva no Brasil Coleção Adolpho Leirner. Even before its release, in his view, the book was considered an [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1317439

  • 1 Salão Paulista de Arte Moderna
    Galeria Prestes Maia São Paulo
    1951
    This flier announces the first Salão Paulista de Arte Moderna, held at the Galeria Prestes Maia. The event was organized by the Secretaria do Governo do Estado de São Paulo during the same year it launched the Bienal de São Paulo [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1334683

  • 10. Salão Paulista de Arte Moderna
    Galeria Prestes Maia São Paulo
    1961
    The country was awash in optimism that year, when Brasília was officially declared the new capital city. The tenth edition of the salão paulista de arte moderna was held at the Galería Prestes Maia, organized on this occasion by [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1334818

  • 11. Salão Paulista de arte moderna
    Galeria Prestes Maia São Paulo
    1962
    The flier’s cover is illustrated with a work of geometric abstraction (with no mention of the painter’s name), but includes no title for the event. The eleventh edition of the salão paulista de arte moderna, organized by the state [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1334833

  • 3. Salão Paulista de Arte Moderna
    Galeria Prestes Maia São Paulo
    1954
    This is the official flier for the third edition of the Salão Paulista de Arte Moderna, held in 1954 at the Galeria Prestes Maia under the auspices of the Secretaria do Governo do Estado de São Paulo. Mário Zanini was responsible [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1334713

  • 4. Salão Paulista de Arte Moderna
    Galeria Prestes Maia São Paulo
    1955
    This is the official flier for the fourth edition of the Salão Paulista de Arte Moderna, organized by the Secretaria do Governo do Estado de São Paulo at the Galeria Prestes Maia in 1955. The organizing committee was headed by two well- [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1334728

  • 5. Salão Paulista de Arte Moderna
    Galeria Prestes Maia São Paulo
    1956
    In 1956, what proved to be a critical year in Brazilian art circles, the first Concrete art exhibitions were organized at a national level. But this development had no impact at all in terms of the participants or the type of works presented at the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1334743

  • 6. Salão Paulista de Arte Moderna
    Galeria Prestes Maia São Paulo
    1957
    After President Getúlio Vargas committed suicide in August 1954, Brazil embarked on a program of renewal focused on two basic areas: industrialization and development. The democratically elected government of Juscelino Kubitschek (1956-1960) [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1334758

  • 7. Salão Paulista de Arte Moderna
    Galeria Prestes Maia São Paulo
    1958
    This flier, which announces the seventh edition of the Salão Paulista de Arte Moderna, has an excellent minimalist design on the cover. The (ordinal) “ o ” becomes one of the squares in the black and yellow composition, which uses [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1334773

  • 8. Salão Paulista de Arte Moderna
    Galeria Prestes Maia São Paulo
    1959
    The flier for the eighth edition of the salão paulista de arte moderna has been redesigned and relies mainly on lowercase letters, double-page spreads, and a simple cover design. Willys de Castro is a member of the jury responsible for the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1334788

  • 9. Salão Paulista de Arte Moderna
    Galeria Prestes Maia São Paulo
    1960
    The ninth edition of the salão paulista de arte moderna (still written in lowercase letters) was held in June 1960 at the usual venue, the Galeria Prestes Maia de São Paulo. The flier carries over many elements from the previous year& [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1334803

  • A arquitetura é a grande arte de nosso tempo —1948 : Romero Brest em São Paulo
    Romero Brest, Jorge
    2016
    This text includes a few excerpts from the six lectures that Jorge Romero Brest gave in São Paulo in 1948. At that time, Romero Brest held an academic position at the Universidad de Montevideo and was the director of the magazine Ver y estimar [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1314972

  • A concretude de Judith
    2011
    This article, published in the magazine of the Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo (MAM), highlights the artist Judith Lauand, the subject of the “anthological exhibition” Judith Lauand: Experiências. It begins with a [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1316766

  • Anatol Wladyslaw
    Vieira, José Geraldo, 1897-1977
    1958
    In this brochure produced for the exhibition of works by prizewinners at the 1958 Prêmio Leirner de Arte Contemporânea, José Geraldo Vieira describes Anatol Wladyslaw’s work as a “painting of separations.” Having [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1322921

  • Anatol Wladyslaw
    Ferraz, Geraldo, 1905-1979
    1961
    In this brochure produced for the exhibition of works by prizewinners at the 1960 Prêmio Leirner de Arte Contemporânea, Gerardo Ferraz discusses how Anatol Wladyslaw’s work transitioned from the “mathematics and geometry&rdquo [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1325562

  • Arte Concreta
    Gullar, Ferreira, 1930-
    1977
    In this essay, Ferreira Gullar challenges the position taken by Rio de Janeiro’s so-called neo-Concrete artists in his account of the two movements’ shared history and disagreements. In his opinion, the genesis of Brazilian Concrete art [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1315020

  • Arte neoconcreta : uma experiência radical
    Gullar, Ferreira, 1930-
    1984
    In this essay, Ferreira Gullar describes the context in which the Neo-Concrete art movement was created by artists in Rio de Janeiro. He outlines the movement’s evolution as he identifies key developments in its history, such as the series [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1315414

  • Arte neoconcreta, uma contribuição brasileira
    Gullar, Ferreira, 1930-
    In this essay, Ferreira Gullar offers a “panoramic view” of the developments and theoretical tenets of Neoconcrete art in Brazil. As in other essays [see in the ICAA digital archive “Da arte concreta à arte neoconcreta” (1315036)], Gullar [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1315052

  • As bienais e a abstração
    Gonçalves, Lisbeth Rebollo
    In her introductory essay for As Bienais e a Abstração. A Década de ’50 (1978), the exhibition organized by the Museu Lasar Segall in 1978, Lisbeth Gonçalves explains that the goal of the event was to review [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1315350

  • As ideologias construtivas no ambiente cultural brasileiro
    Brito, Ronaldo Correia de
    1977
    In this essay Ronaldo Brito discusses Brazilian Constructivism as an integral part of an “organized cultural strategy” that was in effect from the 1940s to the 1960s and was closely aligned with “the country’s social and [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1315150

  • Atelier Abstração
    1956
    These documents are the invitation to and the program of the Third Exhibition of the Atelier-Abstração, held in São Paulo in June 1956. The Atelier-Abstração was a studio set up by the Brazilian artist Samson Flexor [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1232253

  • Camargo
    Camargo, Sérgio de, 1930-1990; Gimpel Fils
    1970
    This is the catalogue published to accompany Camargo, the exhibition organized by the Gimpel Fils gallery in London. The Brazilian artist Sérgio Camargo’s works were exhibited there from November 17 through December 5, 1970. The [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1232709

  • Concretismo / Neoconcretismo : quem é, quem não é, quem aderiu, quem precedeu, quem tangenciou, quem permaneceu, saiu, voltou, o concretismo existiu?
    Morais, Frederico, 1936-
    1977
    Frederico Morais uses an extremely long title to provide a précis of his essay. But it only complicates the simplified narratives of a movement—whose embrace of doctrinaire Constructivism was followed by a critical rift between Concrete [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1315134

  • Concretistas na Galeria das "folhas"
    1959
    This brief, anonymous article, published on January 25, 1959, in the Brazilian newspaper Folha de São Paulo, notes that the Galeria de Arte das Folhas closed out 1958 with a group exhibition of Concrete art. The article names the six [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1232732

  • Concretos de São Paulo no MAM do Rio
    Gullar, Ferreira, 1930-
    In this essay, Ferreira Gullar critiques the exhibition of works by São Paulo Concrete artists at the MAM-RJ (Museu de Arte Moderna de Rio de Janeiro, 1957). He also critiques Waldemar Cordeiro’s introductory essay and its assertion that [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1315102

  • Da arte concreta à arte neoconcreta
    Gullar, Ferreira, 1930-
    In this essay, Ferreira Gullar articulates the position of the so-called Neoconcrete artists of Rio de Janeiro by tracing a shared history and points of divergence with the Concrete art movement. For Gullar, Concrete art begins in Brazil with the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1315036

  • Desexpl(l)os(ign)ção
    Campos, Haroldo de; Campos, Augusto de
    1997
    This brochure was designed in 1996 for the exhibition Desexp(l)os(ign)ição (a compound word meaning something like ignited-signs-that-do-not-explode-in-the-non-exhibition). This event was a historical celebration of the Exposiç& [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1315953

  • Duas linhas de contribuição : Concretos em São Paulo/ Neoconcretos no Rio
    Amaral, Aracy A., 1930-
    1977
    In this introductory essay, which appeared in the catalogue for the paradigmatic exhibition Projeto Construtivo Brasileiro na Arte, Aracy Amaral describes the “revelation” she experienced as she researched the period in question: “ [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1315176

  • 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

  • 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

  • Giselda Leirner
    Bardi, P. M. (Pietro Maria), 1900-1999
    1959
    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

  • 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

  • Ideário Concreto
    Nogueira Lima, Maurício
    1983
    Artes, the visual arts magazine, devoted a portion of its fifty-seventh issue (December 1983–January 1984) to this lengthy article about Maurício Nogueira Lima, with photos of the artist and a number of his works. The magazine, which is [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1315937

  • IV Bienal do Museu de Arte Moderna
    Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo
    1957
    The first Bienal Internacional de São Paulo at the Museu de Arte Moderna en São Paulo (MAM-SP) was presented in 1951; it was a groundbreaking event outside of Europe, attracting the sort of attention usually reserved for the Venice [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1232311

  • Judith Lauand
    Wilder, Gabriela Suzana
    1992
    In this essay, printed in the brochure for the exhibition Efemérides: Judith Lauand, Gabriela Wilder writes that the works of Judith Lauand are an example of the best concrete art produced in São Paulo in the 1950s. “They also [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1316781

  • 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

  • Lygia Clark at Signals London: 27th May to 3rd July
    Pedrosa, Mário; Clark, Lygia
    1965
    “Lygia Clark at Signals London, 27th May to 3rd July” is a special edition of Newsbulletin of Signals London devoted to Lygia Clark (1920−1988) on the occasion of the Brazilian artist’s first solo exhibition in England, which [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1232662

  • 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

  • Memorial dos artistas ao Ministro da Educação e Cultura
    Gama, Flory, 1916-; Portinari, Cândido; Burle Marx, Roberto
    1985
    This memorandum, addressed to Antônio Balbino, the Brazilian Minister of Education and Culture, was signed by hundreds of artists who demanded radical changes in the political decisions that restricted the import of ink, pigments, paper, and [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1307648

  • Moacyr Rocha
    Pfeiffer, Wolfgang, 1912-
    1960
    In this brief essay, which was published in the brochure for the 1960 Prêmio Leirner de Arte Contemporânea, Wolfgang Pfeiffer writes about a drawing of a fish on the sand by Moacyr Rocha that appears at the beginning of the essay. The [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1309168

  • Murillo Penteado
    Andrade Filho, Oswald de, 1914-1972
    1960
    In this brief essay, which appeared in the brochure produced for the 1960 Prêmio Leirner de Arte Contemporânea (Leirner Prize for Contemporary Art), Oswald de Andrade Filho—the son of the famous writer—describes Murillo [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1309128

  • Música e poesia concreta
    Mendes, Gilberto, 1922-2016
    1977
    This essay, written by Gilberto Mendes, the Brazilian composer of experimental music, appeared in the catalogue for the exhibition Projeto Construtivo Brasileiro na Arte (1977). Mendes provides a brief description of how creators of Concrete poetry [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1315272

  • 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

  • Niobe Xandó
    Pfeiffer, Wolfgang, 1912-
    1960
    In this brief essay, which was published in the brochure for the 1960 Prêmio Leirner de Arte Contemporânea, Wolfgang Pfeiffer discusses the spontaneity and imagination he sees in the work of Niobe Xandó. A self-taught painter, Xand [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1309188

  • O concretismo e o desenho industrial
    Katinsky, Júlio, 1932-
    1977
    In this essay, written for the paradigmatic exhibition Projeto Construtivo Brasileiro na Arte, Júlio Katinsky discusses the relationship between the Concrete art movement in São Paulo and industrial design. He points out that, in both [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1315208