Buenos Aires: Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes de Buenos Aires, Octubre 1998. b/w and color plates, portraits, color folding pictorial wrappers. ISSN: 0329-9481. Item #108672
Journal published in association with the Universidad de Palermo and the Centro de Arte y Comunicación and edited by Jorge Glusberg, to promote works by Argentina's artists in the international art scene. Only four volumes were published.
Highlights: La angustia como liberación de lo finito por Jorge Glusberg; Elógio de Carlos Alonso por Pacho O'Donnell; Jesús Rafael Soto - Retrospectiva 1950-1996 por María José Herrera; Oscar Bony: Disparos para una nueva dimensión por María Pía Landro; Así en Córdoba como en París por Ana María Battistozzi. In the first issue we find a magnificent dossier on Xul Solar (Argentina 1887-1963), with articles by Jorge Glusberg who makes a detailed review of his artistic and philosophical career. An article by Jorge López Anaya that also covers the aesthetic biography of Xul and all its elaborate symbology; finally an article by Jorge Luis Borges that tells anecdotes about the personality and the unusual qualities of his friend Xul Solar, taken from the conference he made at the opening ceremony of the exhibition Xul Solar of the Museum of Fine Arts of La Plata in 1968 . A list of articles without hierarchies, appear in this issue a tribute to Carlos Alonso, in whom his skills as a draftsman, his personality and social sensitivity have hidden a valuable pictorial technique; an interview with Juan Carlos Distéfano, where the sculptor talks about his aesthetics, about the social context and locates the origin of some of his works; a section "The Museum", review of recent activities of the National Museum of Fine Arts, dedicated to "continue with the dissemination of the work of the institution and the artists who are called by it." In this issue: Jesús Rafael Soto, Emile Antoine Bourdelle, Lucio Fontana, Oscar Bony, Nicolás García Uriburu, Graciela Hasper, Tulio de Sagastizábal, Magdalena Jitrik; the itinerant exhibition "Contemporary Argentine Art", and the brand-new Photographic Collection of the National Museum of Fine Arts, an initiative that aims to create a dynamic and elevate this discipline to the level it deserves within the arts. In the section "Argentines in the world" we have an interview with Antonio Seguí who lived in Paris since 1963 and reflects on May 68, the Cordobazo and its consequences on artists and their way of working; a presentation by the young artist Carolina Antoniadis, a section on design, new exhibitions at prestigious European and international museums, novelties in art books, news about the University of Palermo, and a short interview with Eduardo Costantini (donor and creator of the MALBA - Museum of Latin American Art of Buenos Aires).