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  • A bienal desmontada
    Lagnado, Lisette, 1961-
    In this article the journalist Lisette Lagnado discusses the layout of the XX Bienal Internacional de São Paulo in terms of the artwork/space ratio and arrangement vis-à-vis the interaction among artists, curators, architects, and even the public. [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111321

  • A collective vision
    Peña Acosta, Gladys
    Former curator of El Museo del Barrio, Gladys Peña-Acosta relates her experience as chief curator and interim director of that institution throughout the late 1970s and into the ‘80s. She discusses the process of introducing professional standards [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 799049

  • Actos de fabulación : arte, cuerpo y pensamiento
    Pabón, Consuelo, 1961-
    In this chapter, Consuelo Pabón discusses the philosophical platform she used to curate Actos de fabulación – arte cuerpo y pensamiento (2000) [Acts of Fantasy – Art, Body, and Thought (2000)], created as part of the Proyecto Pentágono — [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1099666

  • Apuntes para una Bienal
    Auerbach, Ruth
    In this essay, Ruth Auerbach—the art critic and curator of the IV Bienal de Arte de Guayana (Ciudad Bolívar, 1994)—reflects on the challenge of positioning the biennial as a space devoted to the promotion of emerging Venezuelan art. Auerbach [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1162199

  • Arte contemporânea brasileira
    Pedrosa, Adriano
    Adriano Pedrosa, curator of the segment “Arte Contemporânea Brasileira” in the 24th International Biennial of São Paulo (1998), states that the name of the exhibition he is curating raises the following question: “What art is (not) [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111154

  • Arte por el arte : Una retrospectiva en el Centro Cultural Recoleta recupera el arte que pasó por el Rojas en los últimos siete años
    Pacheco, Marcelo Eduardo
    Following the El Tao del Arte exhibition (Buenos Aires: Centro Cultural Recoleta, May 13–June 8, 1997), Pacheco describes Galería del Rojas’s character during its beginnings: the curatorial policy of Jorge Gumier-Maier (its director), the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 769532

  • As margens do sistema
    Milliet, Maria Alice
    In this text, Maria Alice Milliet argues that the curatorial vision of Jean Hubert Martin in the exhibition Magiciens de la terre (Centre Georges Pompidou/Parc de la Villette, Paris) reflects a thoroughly neocolonial position on art produced in the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111329

  • Bienal : renovação crítica e riscos
    Zanini, Walter, 1925-
    Walter Zanini, curator of the 1981 and 1983 São Paulo Biennials, defends the critical role that curators play in mega-exhibitions like the São Paulo Biennial. He asserts that that role exceeds formulating the concepts that serve as the structure of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111346

  • Cartographies
    Mesquita, Ivo
    The curator Ivo Mesquita discusses the concepts and criteria that informed his curatorial process in organizing the Latin American art exhibition Cartographies (Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, Canada, 1993). He proposes the concept of “cartography [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 807646

  • Crítica: a palavra em crise
    Cocchiarale, Fernando França
    In this essay, art critic Fernando Cocchiarale relates his belief about one of the dilemmas of the art critic in the late twentieth century. In his opinion, since the 1960s and 1970s, critics have been losing the “focal point” of the critical [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110943

  • Deber ser - deber estar : introducción
    Rojas Sotelo, Miguel
    This text by Colombian artist and curator Miguel Rojas Sotelo is the introduction to the book Proyecto Pentágono, investigaciones sobre arte moderno en Colombia (2000). In it, Rojas Sotelo provides a reflection on curatorial practice and its [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1093916

  • Entrevista : Sheila Leirner
    Lagnado, Lisette, 1961-; Leirner, Sheila, 1948-
    This text is an interview by art critic Lisette Lagnado with Sheila Leirner, the curator of the XVIII and XIX São Paulo Biennials. Leirner asserts that she believes that the tasks of art criticism and curating are of equal importance. Her education [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111294

  • Expor : impor ou propor?
    Pontual, Roberto, 1939-
    In this essay, the art critic Roberto Pontual points to the emergence of the curator and the “sensationalism” of exhibitions. In his opinion, both started appearing in the 1960s. Pontual tracks the historical development of these issues that led [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110954

  • Face Value : video contemporáneo colombiano
    Roca, José Ignacio
    In this essay, José Ignacio Roca describes the theoretical guidelines he observed while curating Face Value (2002) and discusses the videos produced by nine contemporary Colombian artists that he included in his project for the Latin American [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1099516

  • Imaginários singulares
    Mesquita, Ivo; Salzstein, Sônia
    The synopsis in English are coming soon [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110909

  • Introdução
    Leirner, Sheila, 1948-
    Sheila Leirner, chief curator of the Nineteenth São Paulo International Biennial, introduced a universalist art perspective into the exhibition she was directing. Its internationalism could not be attributed to the fact of grouping a number of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110910

  • Introdução
    Zanini, Walter, 1925-
    The curator Walter Zanini presents a proposal for the XVI Bienal de São Paulo that calls for significant changes in how the event is organized, suggesting that artists should be grouped in terms of artistic languages instead of perpetuating the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111044

  • Introdução
    Leirner, Sheila, 1948-
    Sheila Leirner, the curator of the Eighteenth São Paulo International Biennial [1985], introduced her curatorial model based on “a universalist vision and the abolition of borders in time and space.” She expected that as well as the new media [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111107

  • Introdução = Introduction
    Galvão, João Cândido
    In this essay, the chief curator of the twenty-first Bienal de São Paulo, João Cândido Galvão, explains the very ambiguous criteria he used for the selection of works: “man.” In his opinion, art does not exist without “man” at its center [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111098

  • Introdução dos curadores
    Schmidt, Carlos von; Barros, Stella Teixeira de; Borba, Gabriel; Mendonça, Casimiro Xavier de; Pires de Mello, César Luís; Bonomi, Maria
    The curators of the twentieth São Paulo Biennial who wrote this text look to Susan Sontag’s essay “Against Interpretation” to illustrate the continuity of modernism in the work of major artists from a number of countries. The aim of this [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111156

  • João Cândido Galvão : "fiz uma Bienal com transgressores"
    Freire, Norma; Farias, Agnaldo; Galvão, João Cândido
    This text is an interview with João Cândido Galvão, curator of the XXI São Paulo Biennial, by Norma Freire and Agnaldo Farias. In it, Galvão discusses some of the problems that complicated the organization of the biennial, including [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111317

  • Local/global: arte em trânsito
    Anjos, Moacir dos
    In this text, curator Moacir dos Anjos analyzes the global conditions transforming contemporary artistic production. Mondialisation, he argues, entails rupture in the traditional associations between place, culture, and identity, ushering in [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111037

  • Notas à margem = Notes on the margin
    Farias, Agnaldo
    Curator Agnaldo Farias makes use of the image suggested in the story “A terceira margem do rio,” by João Guimarães Rosa. He applies this image to a discussion of the issues that affected the selection of works to represent Brazil in the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111158

  • O espetáculo do fetiche
    Duarte, Paulo Sérgio
    This article is about the mega exhibitions that were presented all over the world during the last three decades. The author—the critic Paulo Sérgio Duarte—highlights exhibitions that were organized thematically by curators who (in his opinion) [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111399

  • Quarentona polêmica
    Costa, Francisco
    This newspaper report highlights the problems, controversy, and expectations that surrounded the curatorial proposal of the twentieth Bienal Internacional de São Paulo of 1989. Additionally, it included comments made by three renowned art critics, a [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111311

  • Random trails for the noble savage
    Ponce de León, Carolina, 1955-
    According to curator Carolina Ponce de León, the recent focus on multiculturalism, identity, and difference has lent renewed visibility to Latin American art, although it is understood strictly in terms of otherness. Multiculturalism has also given [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 849085

  • Re-materialização = Re-materialization
    Ramírez, Mari Carmen, 1955-
    Undermining the guidelines of the exhibition Universalis: a desmaterialização da arte (XXIII São Paulo Biennial, 1996), Puerto Rican curator Mari Carmen Ramírez explains the contrarian concept of the “re-materialização” of art which, in her [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111101