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  • El renacimiento indio por el arte
    Suárez A., Humberto
    In this article the writer Humberto Suárez (who uses the pseudonym Kocha-Puma) profiles the photographer Martín Chambi. Suárez describes the city of Cuzco as an emblematic artistic center that indigenous artists should work to promote. He [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1136775

  • Entre el cuerpo ausente y su saturación
    Cerón, Jaime, 1967-
    This essay by the critic Jaime Cerón appeared in the catalogue for the exhibition Ruven Afanador presented at Fotomuseo in 2002. Cerón divides his essay into three sections, as follows: i) “Entrada” [Entrance], in which he describes photography [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1133980

  • Entrevista a Miguel Ángel Rojas : Bogotá, 2000
    Gutiérrez, Natalia, 1954-
    The Colombian critic Natalia Gutiérrez interviews Miguel Ángel Rojas, asking questions about Corte en el ojo [Cut in the Eye] (2000), the work Rojas presented at the 39th Salón Nacional de Artistas [National Artists Salon] (2004). The interview [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1099201

  • Exposição de fotografias de Ademar Manarini
    Pfeiffer, Wolfgang, 1912-
    In this review of Ademar Manarini’s photography exhibition, at the Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo, Wolfgang Pfeiffer notes the quality of the photographs. The critic is acutely aware of the debate in progress about the visual arts, which he [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111015

  • Exposición de Fotografías de Tina Modotti
    Toor, Frances
    In this article, Frances Toor develops her analysis of the exhibition of works of Tina Modotti that opened at the Biblioteca Nacional on December 3, 1929. Toor states that this is the first exhibition sponsored by the Universidad Nacional [UNAM] [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 752384

  • Flora Necrológica
    Roca, José Ignacio
    “Social Taxonomy and Political Botany” are alternative names associated with the text “Flora Necrológica” [Necrological Flora], in which the art critic José Ignacio Roca discusses the meaning of the term “violence” from a Colombian [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1092353

  • Foto conceitual
    Yamagishi, Harumi
    This text by Harumi Yamagishi provides information about artistic research in photography, a study undertaken by Roberto Okumura, who thinks that photography is, first and foremost, a support of ideas. In addition, photography is mentioned as a means [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110872

  • Fotografia - caminhos diversos
    Farkas, Thomas J.
    Thomas Farkas is interested in the dynamics as well as the progression of photography. He states that professionals as well as amateurs learn through investigation of classic and modern techniques and what can further be done with photography; that [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110873

  • Fotografia : Miguel Rio Branco : aproximações
    Coutinho, Wilson
    Art critic Wilson Coutinho weaves an analysis of the photographic work of Miguel Rio Branco, stating that the artist works with the idea of the “unproductive economy,” since his photographs focus on the economically marginalized sector of the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110964

  • Fotografia abstrata? (Conclusão)
    Koranyi, João
    In João Koranyi’s view, the term “abstract photograph” contains a contradiction: the optical process that the camera itself entails is based on the objective reproduction of the object. Abstraction can be obtained without recourse to the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110874

  • Fotografía en Brasil: años 90 = Photography in Brazil in the 1990s
    Chiarelli, Tadeu, 1956-
    This essay is an analysis of current photography in Brazil that finds its production vigorous and diverse with a historical basis that brings to light its maturity. The author, Tadeu Chiarelli, begins the study with the most successful trio of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110894

  • Fotografiar lo invisible : Víctor Robledo
    This document is the flyer for the exhibition Fotografiar lo invisible featuring work by Colombian artist Víctor Robledo; the show was held at the gallery of the downtown campus of the Alliance Française in Bogotá from June 13 to July 5, 2001. The [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1133013

  • Fotomontaje
    Alvarez Bravo, Lola
    This is the cover for the magazine Frente a Frente [Front to Front] (Mexico City January 1938) published by the LEAR (Liga de Escritores y Artistas Revolucionarios) [League of Revolutionary Writers and Artists]; it included a photomontage by Lola Á [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 822833

  • Gonzalo Díaz : pintura por encargo
    Valdés, Adriana, 1943-
    In this essay Adriana Valdés discusses Pintura por encargo (Commissioned Painting), the work by the visual and Conceptual artist Gonzalo Díaz. Valdés describes it as follows: the viewer stands before a commissioned portrait of D& [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 744852

  • Gretta
    Gretta, 1947-
    Greek-Brazilian artist Gretta Sarfaty asserts that there is an undeniable tie between her art and her life as a woman in this society. As a woman, she faces constant aggression against, among other things, her sensuality—an issue that, by means of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111212

  • Hallazgo de un fotógrafo : Agustín Jiménez
    Ortega, Febronio
    To Fernando Gamboa, the contemporary Mexican painters are not imitators of ancient art; rather their intention is to recreate the past in modern terms. In the Mexican past, they found formal inspiration for creating their own language that resulted [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 788121

  • Historias de identificación : recomposición del álbum familiar
    Madrid, Alberto, 1955-
    The curator and researcher Alberto Madrid analyzes Historias de identificación (Histories of Identification), housed in one of the rooms at the grand exhibition held at the MNBA in Santiago, Chile, which uses portraits to record presence and [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 745848

  • Historias de transferencia y densidad en el campo plástico chileno (1973-2000)
    Mellado, Justo Pastor, 1949-
    The theorist Justo Pastor Mellado outlines his curatorial approach for the exhibition 1973–2000: Transferencia y densidad. He begins by defining concepts such as “curator,” discussing the term’s evolution in Chile and its [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 740449

  • Historias, escenas e intervalos : fotografía y vídeo : artistas y obras en la exposición
    Herrán, Juan Fernando, 1963-
    Entitled “Artistas y obras en la exposición,” this chapter features the works selected for the Historia, Escenas e Intervalos: Fotografía y Video component of Proyecto Pentágono2000, a research project on contemporary art from Colombia [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1102611

  • Historias, escenas e intervalos : fotografía y video : introducción
    Herrán, Juan Fernando, 1963-
    Historias, escenas e intervalos: fotografía y video is the title of a theoretical research project undertaken by Juan Fernando Herrán in the framework of his curatorship of the area of photography and video for Proyecto Pentágono, an investigation [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1102595

  • Hoy es arte lo que no era
    D'Amico, Margarita
    In the first section of Sí y No, her column in the Caracas newspaper El Nacional, the journalist Margarita D’Amico publishes some of the thoughts on “today’s art” expressed by Claudio Perna, the photographer and conceptual artist. Perna [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1068360

  • Imagemega
    Plaza, Julio
    This critical essay poem by Julio Plaza reviews a sequence of computer-processed images produced by José Wagner Garcia, based on a (Landsat 5) satellite image of Guarujá Beach on the coast of São Paulo. In Plaza’s opinion, the work is a metaphor [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111133

  • Info foto: grafias
    Plaza, Julio
    The graphic artist Julio Plaza claims that all forms of cultural expression are supported by a technique; based on that premise, he briefly outlines the development of the concepts involved in the production of images. He refers in particular to the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111091

  • Inmobilia : ver con buenos ojos
    Fuenmayor, Jesús
    The curator Jesús Fuenmayor introduces Inmobilia (Sala Mendoza, Caracas, 1997), the exhibition of works by the Venezuelan photographer Luis Molina Pantin. Fuenmayor uses the idea of a “frame” as a metaphor in his review of the artist’s [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1162343

  • Interview with an out of focus Nuyorican
    Sommer, Doris, 1947-
    Literary critic Doris Sommer and Adal Maldonado discuss his transition from documentary projects in the 1970s to the employment of photography in conceptual installations in the 1990s. He relates the importance of prior works, such as Portraits of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 841901

  • Introdução
    Yamagishi, Harumi
    Written by Harumi Yamagishi, this overview of photography in the twentieth century was the presentation of the exhibition Foto/Idéia held at the Museu de Arte Contemporânea de São Paulo (MAC-USP) in 1982. Yamagishi asserts that photography as a [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111243

  • Introdução
    Gomes, Alair, 1921-1992
    Alair Gomes discusses at length the nude male photographs that are currently making the rounds. He discusses the range of the subject, from porn to the artistic nude shot, noting how photography is excluded from contemporary art, and comments on the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111419

  • Iole de Freitas : a imagem da idéia e a realidade da imagem
    Venancio Filho, Paulo
    Critic Paulo Venâncio Filho discusses the continuities and divergences in the photography of Brazilian artist Iole de Freitas from the seventies to the eighties. The critic argues that whereas in de Freitas’s early work the camera acts as a [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110959

  • La exposición Jiménez-Latapí
    This is a review written in the journal Helios about an exhibition mounted by Agustín Jiménez, a photography professor at the Escuela Nacional de Bellas Artes (Mexico City) with his disciple Aurora Eugenia Latapi (no accent). In this show, they [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 774697

  • La fotografía como documento en el arte conceptual de Barranquilla
    This document is an informative flier about the exhibition La fotografía como documento en el arte conceptual de Barranquilla. Inviting the public to attend free of charge, this program references anexhibition to take place on January 16, 1981, in [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1131111

  • La fotografía de Edward Weston
    The article explains that neither of Edward Weston’s two exhibitions of photographs taken in Mexico had been well received in Los Angeles, California. The writer says that Weston was aware that, in California, Mexicans were considered an inferior [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 736826

  • La fotografía y la fotografía en México
    Aragón Leiva, Agustín
    In this article, Aragón Leyva defends the artistic qualities relevant to photography. In a rapid analysis ranging from scientific to technical discourse about the image, the writer points out the specific characteristics of photographic creation. [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 789232

  • La frivolidad de Emilio Amero
    Casanovas, Martí, 1894-1966
    While passing through Mexico after four years in New York, artist Emiliano Amero shares his notebooks with author Martí Casanovas, who enthusiastically points out his themes of advertising, as well as café and cabaret life. In his judgment, they [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 737702

  • La gracia de los retratos antiguos
    Fernández Ledesma, Enrique
    La gracia de los retratos antiguos [The Charm of Old Portraits] by Enrique Fernández Ledesma (1950) is required reading to learn about the history of photography in Mexico. It includes a prologue written by the diplomat Marte R. Gómez, as well as a [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 785694

  • La mirada contaminada: otras fotografias = The contaminated gaze: other photographies
    Chiarelli, Tadeu, 1956-
    This essay states that Brazilian photography was usually seen through an anthropological lens and analyzed as a form of purely autonomous expression; it is now being examined in this text as a process for seeking identity and for an establishment of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110893

  • La primera exposición de arte fotográfico en México
    This article tells the story of one of the most important art events that took place during those years: an exhibition of art photography by the photojournalists of Mexico City. It points out the relevance of the exhibition and tells of some of the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 759177

  • La última sábana
    Azcarate, Ana de
    Researcher Ana de Azcárate analyzes the art of Sandra Vivas from her early production through 2004. De Azcárate points out constants in Vivas’s work, such as feminism and machismo, the use of her own body in performances and in videos, and the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1164030

  • Las fotografías de Emilio Amero
    This article analyzes the photographs exhibited by Emilio Amero at the Galería de Arte Moderno (GAM) under the Dirección de Acción Educativa [Educational Activities Office] of the Departamento del Distrito Federal [DDF, Mexico City-City Hall]. [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 736648

  • Las obras de Tina Modotti
    This article attempts to show Tina Modotti’s creative and artistic side during the media coverage that she endured in the difficult time following the assassination of her life partner and comrade in militancy, Julio Antonio Mella, who founded the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 748731

  • Leo Matiz
    Kassner, Lily S. de
    The synopsis and the annotations in English are coming soon.                                However, our bilingual readers can click on “Español” to access this information in Spanish [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1100836

  • Lo pictórico, lo fotográfico y lo “pompier”
    Pereira, Raúl María, 1916-2007
    In this text, Raúl María Pereira rejects the notion of sincerity—a value as arbitrary as it is ungraspable—as privileged category in artistic creation. He upholds, rather, the duty born of “today’s agonizing mindset”—the search for the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1289806

  • Lo uno y lo otro : María Isabel Rueda
    Gutiérrez, Natalia, 1954-
    The chapter in the book Ciudad espejo [Mirror City] by the Arts Faculty of the Universidad Nacional de Colombia [National University of Colombia] (2009), written by Natalia Gutiérrez,  explains in detail the importance of the discussion concerning [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1099381

  • Los años setentas : y el arte en Colombia
    Serrano, Eduardo, 1939-
    In the article “Los años setentas y el arte en Colombia,” written for the Medellín-based magazine, Re-Vista del Arte y la Arquitectura en América Latina, art critic and curator Eduardo Serrano Rueda takes stock of the Colombian art scene in [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 860458

  • Mameluquices e cabanagens
    Herkenhoff, Paulo
    On the occasion of the XI Salão Arte-Pará held in 1992, Paulo Herkenhoff provides an overview of photography from the Equator region of northern Brazil. He compares the production from the state of Pará and its capital city Belém to that of the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111170

  • Mauricio Lupini V-6. 811.042
    Auerbach, Ruth
    This text by curator Ruth Auerbach introduces Venezuelan artist and photographer Mauricio Lupini on the occasion of the 1995 exhibition Mauricio Lupini V-6.811.042, held at the Sala Mendoza in Caracas. Auerbach reflects on two specific points: the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1162295

  • Miguel Ángel Rojas : la realidad como reflexión
    González, Miguel, 1950-
    This review by the art critic Miguel González, published in the Revista Arte en Colombia [Art in Colombia Magazine], considers the work of Miguel Ángel Rojas, and discusses his constant questioning of the procedures involved in Realism and indeed [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1098370

  • Miguel Ángel Rojas : rastrear el origen de una mirada indeleble
    Gutiérrez, Natalia, 1954-
    This article, “Miguel Ángel Rojas. Rastrear el origen de una mirada indeleble” [Miguel Ángel Rojas: Tracing the Origins of an Indelible Perspective], is the product of an extensive interview with the artist identified in the title. In her [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1134206

  • Miguel Rio Branco : bons tiros na hora certa
    Canongia, Ligia
    This is an interview by the art critic Ligia Canongia with the artist Miguel Rio Branco. Here the two discuss the status of photography in terms of “art,” its links with “reality,” and the absence of any specialized photography criticism in [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110965

  • Militância política e dissonância poética
    Fernandes Jr., Rubens (Fernandes Júnior)
    In this presentation of his research, Rubens Fernandes Júnior attempts to provide an overview of photography from the state of Paraná in southern Brazil, placing it in wider historical and geographic context. The author not only summarizes the most [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111168

  • Negotiated frontiers : contemporary chicano photography
    González, Jennifer A.
    In this essay, art historian Jennifer A. González examines the works of six Chicano/a photographers: Miguel Gandert, Delilah Montoya, Harry Gamboa, Jr., Kathy Vargas, Christina Fernandez, and Robert C. Buitrón. She compares the formal and [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1081892