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  • A polícia também foi ao teatro no sábado
    This newspaper article reports on the raid carried out at the Teatro Ruth Escobar, in São Paulo, on June 8, 1968, when federal police violently shut down the Iª Feira Paulista de Opinião, an event produced by the Teatro de Arena group and directed [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110660

  • A produção contemporânea e as imagens técnicas = Contemporary production and technical images
    Cocchiarale, Fernando França
    Fernando Cocchiarale wrote a historical overview of the pioneering uses of technology in art created in Rio de Janeiro, emphasizing the return of the close links between art and life initiated in the 1960s. The writer also foresaw the revival of the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111427

  • A propósito de la cultura mermelada
    Renzi, Juan Pablo, 1940-
    Brazenly, this manifesto categorically rejects the official forms of art and its practices in the city of Rosario, Argentina. It also stresses the marked unity and mutual understanding among the Grupo de Arte de Vanguardia when the group‘s [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 753432

  • A respeito do sorriso
    Barcellos, Vera Chaves
    The seventh issue of the journal Nervo Óptico showed the photographic work of Vera Chaves Barcellos, with text at the bottom of the page limited to “Regarding the Smile,” consisting of 15 photos arranged in five sets of three. Each photo has a [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110919

  • A sala escura da tortura
    Prometheu, Edna
    In this text, curator Edna Prometheu explains that Sala Escura da Tortura is a new staging of the exhibition that took place at the Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris in 1973—at a time when a large number of Brazilian exiles from the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111162

  • A terceira Bienal de São Paulo : três artigos de um cronista de província
    Valladares, José
    José Valladares published three reviews of the III Bienal de São Paulo (1955) in the Diário de Notícias, the Bahia newspaper. He notes that he was close to the jury that selected the works for this edition of the international event, and then [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110829

  • Acerca de la verdad artística
    Romero Brest, Jorge
    Jorge Romero Brest’s presentation muses on artistic truth. The critic wonders if scientific and artistic truths have anything in common, suggesting that genuine artistic truth is devoid of preexisting realities. He also wonders if works of art are [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 757941

  • Adansônia
    Álvares, Mara
    This is the second issue of the publication Nervo Óptico. Like all issues of this publication except the first, there is neither an epigraph nor text; the name of the artist and the work are stated at the bottom of the page. This work is a series of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110914

  • Algunas reflexiones después de haber participado al Primer Encuentro Iberoamericano de Críticos de arte y artistas plásticos celebrado en Caracas en agosto de 1978
    Le Parc, Julio
    Le Parc’s text points out that the I Encuentro Iberoamericano de Críticos de Arte y Artistas Plásticos [First Latin American Art Critics and Visual Artists Encounter] (Caracas, 1978) was indeed positive because it allowed for the exchange of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 774051

  • Amazônia reinventada
    Nunes, Benedito, 1929-
    This text by writer Benedito Nunes is a comparison of two works, both of them urban scenes from his collection: a painting by Emmanuel Nassar and a photograph by Gratuliano Bibas. Drawing on the author’s background in philosophy, the text is a [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111165

  • América Latina, ahora! Acción postal
    This text asserts that the Amazon is a place of continuity of Latin-ness insofar as it is considered and envisions itself as representing an extension of artistic thought from the Americas. There is a responsibility, the document claims, to fully [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111014

  • American residues=Residuos americanos
    Colectivo Acciones de Arte
    In this short text, members of C.A.D.A. (Colectivo Acciones de Arte) describe the group’s project, Residuos Americanos [American Residues]. They explain that the installation suggests a connection between “American clothes” ( [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 747333

  • Anamorfas
    Silveira, Regina, 1939
    The Brazilian artist Regina Silveira introduces the exhibition of her own works, entitled Anamorfas: um estudo sobre as aparências representadas pelos códigos projetivos. She created these works that deal with codes and seemingly simple [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110653

  • Aporte de Julio Le Parc para el diálogo sobre : “El artista en el contexto social actual”
    Le Parc, Julio
    This text by Julio Le Parc addresses the artist’s problems within the social context, posing a series of questions about the myths that continue to surround and affect a work of art. In general terms, it questions those who maintain the idea of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 774022

  • Apresentação
    Machado, Lourival Gomes
    This text was the introduction to the Iª Bienal do Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo, written by the art director for the exhibition, Lourival Gomes Machado. The text explains the form in which this exhibition was proposed by the organizers, who [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110834

  • Apuntes para una década (1980-1990)
    Galaz, Gaspar, 1941-
    In this brief essay Gaspar Galaz discusses a series of landmark events that took place in the 1980s and 1990s. In his opinion this period was characterized by an economic boom in Chile (fueled by neoliberal policies) and by conceptual approaches to [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 736102

  • Arco das Rosas : marchand como curador
    This text by Celso Fioravante was featured in the catalogue to the exhibition Arco das Rosas: o marchand como curador, curated by José Roberto Aguilar, and held at the Casa das Rosas in São Paulo in 2001. In it, Celso Fioravante analyzes the role [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111315

  • Art in Latin America : permanencia de lo pintoresco
    Amaral, Aracy A., 1930-
    Aracy Amaral discusses the different approaches taken by curators of exhibitions of Latin American art in Europe and North America. She analyzes the various reviews published in the British press on the occasion of the Art in Latin America exhibition [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 807837

  • Arte "brasileira" não existe
    Dias, Antônio, 1944-
    From the perspective of a practicing artist, Antonio Dias demands greater organization of the Brazilian cultural sector. He asserts that following the military coup of 1964, Brazilian culture became irrelevant on the global scene due not to a lack of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1075066

  • Arte como expresión del pueblo
    Rodríguez, Pedro
    In this essay, Pedro Rodríguez discusses the complicated history up to the present (the document was written in 1981) of Chicano visual art, which he views as a critical means for the expression of the will and desires of the greater Chicano [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 820841

  • Arte concreta semântica
    Cordeiro, Waldemar, 1925-1973
    Waldemar Cordeiro formulates a “semantic” version of Concrete art, which, in his view, implies a “qualitative leap” in relation to historical Concrete art as well as new tendencies in art from Europe.  According to him, those tendencies were [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110835

  • Arte da América Latina : questionamentos sobre a discriminação
    Amaral, Aracy A., 1930-
    The author of this article, Aracy Amaral, discusses the comment she made concerning exhibitions of “Latin American art” in the United States, explaining that this is an absurd description because there is no artistic school involved, much less a [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 776879

  • Arte e Ideología en CAyC al Aire Libre
    Glusberg, Jorge
    This text suggests that although there is no “Latin American art” as such — that is, art produced by Latin American nations — these countries certainly share a number of “common problems” in terms of the social and political reality of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 747360

  • Arte en Chile de veinte, treinta años
    Oyarzún Robles, Pablo, 1950-
    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

  • Arte híbrida
    Romagnolo, Sérgio, 1957-
    In this text, Sérgio Romagnolo expresses the need for a “unique vision” in order to understand Brazilian art. He believes that Brazilian artists should not be seen from a European perspective and maintains that it is still possible to develop [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1075117

  • Arte latinoamericano en París : (Crítica a los críticos de una exposición)
    Bayón, Damián
    Damián Bayón analyzes some of the reports by critics, both French and North American, on the Latin American exhibition that was held in Paris from August to September 1962 at the Musée de la Ville. In these reports he finds lines of reasoning that [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 785925

  • Arte na cidade
    Motta, Flávio L. (Flávio Lichtenfels), 1923-; Nitsche, Marcello, 1942-
    This proposal, which envisioned a program of artistic activities in “public spaces,” was submitted to the City Hall of São Paulo in 1974 by the artist and architect Flavio Motta and the artist Marcello Nitsche. The project called for greater [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110634

  • Arte na cidade
    Motta, Flávio L. (Flávio Lichtenfels), 1923-
    Flávio Motta discusses the connections between the landscape and urban living conditions in large cities, which he believes affect human relationships. Cities that grow haphazardly with no urban planning are a reflection of a disorganized society. [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110633

  • Arte na rua
    Amaral, Aracy A., 1930-
    In her role as the director of the MAC-USP (Museu de Arte Contemporânea da Universidade de São Paulo), Aracy Amaral praises the results of the first edition of Arte na Rua [Art in the Street], the project suggested by the artists Ana Maria Tavares [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110675

  • Arte no metrô
    Costa, Cacilda Teixeira da
    The article by Cacilda Costa develops her ideas about “public art” as one of the possible links for creating an alliance between “power, politics and the image.” In other words, it is a “resource that governments and companies may deploy to [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110657

  • Arte reprimida em São Paulo
    Morais, Frederico, 1936-
    The art critic Frederico Morais begins this article by drawing the reader’s attention to the work of “avant-garde artists” in São Paulo (“active, agitated, and/or agitators”) in the late 1960s. Among other things, he mentions the “ [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110638

  • Arte-mídia : novos enfoques, novas possibilidades e características da produção artística
    Bambozzi, Lucas; Bousso, Daniela; Goifman, Kiko; Mello, Christine; Pizzini, Joel
    Daniela Bousso opens the roundtable by introducing the participants, their practices, and their work in the realm of audiovisual art. Christine Mello assesses the Prêmio Sérgio Motta, which, in her view, is limited insofar as it is a prize for [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111302

  • Arte, ciência e trópico
    Freyre, Gilberto, 1900-1987
    The five lectures given by Gilberto Freyre in his city of Recife and in São Paulo comprise this book. The one theme that tied all five lectures together was the imperative need to instill a tropical equatorial Portuguese Brazilian lifestyle. In a [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110800

  • Arte, literatura e sociologia: em tôrno do problema da interpretação da vida e da arte como formas
    Freyre, Gilberto, 1900-1987
    This essay is about the proposal of the author Gilberto Freyre about the need for teaching the sociology of art within a planned fine art curriculum, highlighting the importance of this and anthropology. In his opinion, one must try to understand a [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110802

  • Arte, mujer, imagen
    Valdés, Adriana, 1943-
    In this essay Adriana Valdés discusses the production of women artists, and takes a sweeping look at women artists in Latin America and Chile. She follows María Zambrano’s lead regarding the cultural and historical forces that [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 775510

  • Arteônica
    Cordeiro, Waldemar, 1925-1973
    Waldemar Cordeiro considers how art envisioned as information is conveyed in the mass media. Cordeiro acknowledges that art has become less traditional; its scale has changed and it has moved beyond the context of galleries to enter the urban and [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110836

  • Artes do espaço e fluxo do tempo = Arts of space and arts of time
    Cocchiarale, Fernando França
    Art critic and curator Fernando Cocchiarale argues that the expansion of the visual arts into other fields has implied greater distance from the traditions of which it formed part. The inclusion of time and space in art became an important mark of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111426

  • Artes plásticas no século XX : internalização e modernidade
    Bueno, Maria Lucia
    In her text, Maria Lúcia Bueno follows the course of twentieth century visual arts, from modernity to globalization. She in turn probes the art world, relating art spaces and dissemination of art to their social context. Based on her analysis of the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111309

  • Artistas formam cooperativa
    Magalhães, Fábio
    This is a news report on the formation of the Cooperativa dos Artistas Plásticos de São Paulo in 1979, which in fact was a pioneering initiative in Brazil. Instead of meeting to discuss issues on aesthetics, the collective sought to establish an [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110658

  • As bandeiras apreendidas
    This is a report on the seizure of flags and banners presented by artists Nelson Leirner and Flavio Motta at the corner of Avenida Brasil and Rua Augusta (December 1967); the repressive action was ordered by the city’s district attorneys. According [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110639

  • As formas migrantes de Diana Domingues
    Machado, Arlindo
    Arlindo Machado’s point of departure in this text is that noise, rather than signals, is the basis of writing in video. Grids of lines and dots are laid out on a surface, but when an electrical current is applied the figures are manipulated and [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111229

  • As novas possibilidades = The new possibilities
    Zanini, Walter, 1925-
    The art critic Walter Zanini introduces the exhibition Poéticas Visuais, which he describes as an opportunity to see the work of artists who work in multimedia. He stresses the considerable involvement of other countries in the event in order to [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110585

  • Berlín-Berlín : ¿Dónde estoy? (Un texto en dos tonos y tres impertinencias)
    Brugnoli, Francisco, 1935-
    In this historical review, prompted by the exhibition of contemporary Chilean art in Berlin, the artist and teacher Francisco Brugnoli reflects on the “impertinence” of (ethnic-geographical and artistic) otherness as seen from the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 736090

  • Brasil (es)/Brazil(s)
    Herkenhoff, Paulo
    In his essay, Paulo Herkenhoff seeks to portray Brazil as though it were one country and several countries at the same time, presenting its art as though it were both a singular and a multiple phenomenon. The critic thinks of Brazil as just a point [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1075090

  • Brasil na América Latina : uma pluralidade de culturas
    Amaral, Aracy A., 1930-
    Aracy Amaral comments in this essay on the term “Latin American” as an aesthetic category, which would suggest being identified as something different and also the need to search for universal values. This would be one of the paths: the denial of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 776834

  • Busca da dimensão mais firme para a realidade
    Plaza, Julio
    This is an interview with Julio Plaza where he revealed his personal views about art, stating that he considered it a cultural product, as he did not believe it had the capability to universally please all audiences and social groups. He commented on [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110750

  • Cabildo abierto de las artes plásticas
    Le Parc, Julio
    Julio Le Parc describes a picture of the economic crisis in Latin America, a by-product of the countries’ external debt and the global power centers’ manifested will via cultural penetration. He proposes the creation of a common front, or entity [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 774165

  • Câmara obscura
    Plaza, Julio
    Julio Plaza introduces his exhibition Câmara Obscura, fully aware of the risks involved in translating a visual language into words. The result is a prim illustration that spills over into the spectators’ terrain. This work is a [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110718

  • Cânticos da origem
    In this essay, Nelson Aguilar expresses his conviction that the question of “origin” has become a crucial issue for Latin American nations. The organization of an actual art exhibition—as in the 2003 Bienal do Mercosul in Porto Alegre, for [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 808226

  • Cartas a La Prensa : El arte informal y las agrupaciones plásticas
    Guglianone, Adám
    This is a letter by Adám Guglianone sent to the Buenos Aires newspaper La Prensa [The Press]. It links the presentation of Italian artist Alberto Burri, organized by the Torcuato Di Tella Institute at the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes [National [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 758278