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  • O território sem fronteiras da arte
    Gomes, Frederico
    This work by Cildo Meireles is a clear rebuff to the art world, a pointed politico-ideological dismissal of the artistic status quo as manifested in capitalist society. It is essentially a thoroughly political work that arises from the same [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110684

  • Opinião provoca manifesto
    Laus, Harry, 1922-1992
    This newspaper column by the critic Harry Laus includes a transcript of the manifesto written by some of the artists who participated in Opinião 66, the seminal exhibition held at the MAM-RJ (Museu de Arte Moderna do Rio de Janeiro) that year. The [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110558

  • Os dois Brasis
    Pontual, Roberto, 1939-
    The critic Roberto Pontual reviews Brasil Nativo - Brasil Alienígena, the series of works produced by Anna Bella Geiger. In keeping with the name “Situações Limite” suggested by the artist, Pontual observes how she articulates her attempt to [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110617

  • Os objetos-ideogramas de Gerchman
    Oiticica, Hélio, 1937-1980
    In this essay, written in a critical-poetic style, Hélio Oiticica examines the connections between words and objects in Rubens Gerchman’s work, and calls them “objeto-ideograma” [object-ideogram]. These works seek to hold a dialogue about [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110630

  • Out of Bounds? = ¿Fuera de juego?
    Sánchez, Osvaldo, 1958-
    In this 1997 catalogue essay, the Cuban-Mexican curator Osvaldo Sánchez attempts to characterize the emerging generation of Mexican artists, who came onto the artistic scene following the eruption of neo-mexicanismo [Neo-Mexicanism] in the 1980s. S [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1126742

  • Over the problems of conceptual art
    Almaraz, Carlos, 1941-1989
    This document is a handwritten entry from the journal of Carlos Almaraz that begins with a discussion of his uneasiness about the idea of Conceptual art and disconnection from the everyday life of most people. He also recounts doubts regarding his [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1083337

  • Parangolé : da anti-arte as apropriações ambientais de Oiticica
    Oiticica, Hélio, 1937-1980
    These are Hélio Oiticica’s notes, written in 1966 and 1967, in which he outlines the basic descriptions for the “Parangolés,” his series of multicolored capes. He associates the series with the concept of “anti-art” and the active [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110631

  • Paulo Roberto Leal: o percurso para a casa
    Canongia, Ligia
    In this review, Ligia Canongia discusses CASA, the work by the artist Paulo Roberto Leal. In the artist’s opinion, the environment created in CASA was reminiscent of the boxes he built in his earlier production, while also offering “an excellent [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110970

  • Plástica do Desejo
    Coutinho, Wilson
    This review of Tunga’s work was written by the critic Wilson Coutinho on the occasion of “Tunga,” the exhibition of works by the Brazilian artist at the Espaço ABC (Rio de Janeiro, 1980). Coutinho describes him as one of the few experimental [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110559

  • Prefácio; Leitura preparatória
    Caldas Júnior, Waltércio; Venancio Filho, Paulo
    This book about Waltercio Caldas is part of the ABC—Arte Brasileira Contemporânea—collection published by Funarte (Fundacão Nacional das Artes). A slim volume, it has a “Preface” and includes the artist’s remarks about some of his works, [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111073

  • Produção/canais/o tempo como desafio
    Amaral, Aracy A., 1930-
    Aracy Amaral addresses the unquestionable mismatch between forms of artistic expression and their reception and promotion. She is aware that the lack of proper education for artists leads to the redundancy of “experimental” art already created in [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111220

  • Proposta para a sala de arte experimental no Museu de Arte Moderna - Rio de Janeiro
    Tunga, 1952-2016
    This proposal was submitted to the MAM-RJ (Museu de Arte Moderna do Rio de Janeiro) by the Brazilian artist known as Tunga, for an exhibition of his work at the museum’s Sala Experimental. In this text, the author identifies the concept of & [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110564

  • 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

  • Reflexiones sobre el arte conceptual en el Perú y sus proyecciones : Primer Coloquio latino-americano sobre Arte no objetual. Museo de Medellín – Mayo de 1981
    Castrillón, Alfonso, 1935-
    The author, Alfonso Castrillón, discusses a number of conceptual events that took place in Lima in the 1960s and compares them to other more recent ones, including the group exhibition Signo X Signo (1979) and Acción Furtiva (1980), performance [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1146517

  • Se o corpo é o suporte = If the body is the support
    Barrio, Artur
    In this text, Artur Barrio explains that the body is the essential support of his art. In his view, the body in and of itself is the work of art by virtue of the simple fact that art entails “action.” Barrio also discusses with complete frankness [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110694

  • Transparência do Desejo
    Brito, Ronaldo
    This text by art critic Ronaldo Brito discusses Tunga’s work on the occasion of the opening of the exhibition Ar do corpo [Body of Air] held at the Museu de Arte Moderna do Rio de Janeiro (MAM-Rio) in 1975. After arguing that the work of all [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110561

  • Una proposición conceptual en el año reveroniano
    D'Amico, Margarita
    On September 30, 1979 Margarita D’Amico used her column—Sí y No—in the Sunday edition of El Nacional to review the creative work of three Venezuelan conceptual artists: Claudio Perna, Rolando Peña, and Eugenio Espinoza. She included Perna’s [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1067543

  • Valtércio Caldas : luz e enigma
    Pontual, Roberto, 1939-
    In this article about Valtércio Caldas, Roberto Pontual discusses the artist’s methods and the universe he has explored in his work since his 1973 exhibition at the MAM-RJ (Museu de Arte Moderna do Rio de Janeiro). Pontual describes the enigmatic [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110563

  • Vergara, por Vergara
    Vergara, Carlos
    Carlos Vergara talks about his visual art, explaining that the material he uses in his work is not necessarily relevant in itself; it is more of an instrument, a vehicle for the direct transmission of reality. The artist from Rio de Janeiro explains [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110562