The Luis Fernando Benedit Archive represents the artist’s activities across a range of media, from figurative painting to habitats for live animals. His notebooks, plans, and sketches also show an abiding concern with problems of process and transformation. When viewed in conjunction, these documents and works provide an opportunity to reexamine some of his contributions to debates concerning the relations between culture, nature, and technology.

Any time of day, any moment of your life (for all of life is like a single day), if you have ever grabbed a pencil and written your name or the name of someone you know on a sheet of paper, you may have wondered about the origin of that rather strange mechanism we call writing.

A cualquier hora del día en cualquier momento de tu vida—porque la vida entera es como un solo día—si alguna vez tomaste un lápiz y escribiste tu nombre o el de alguien que conocés sobre un papel, es posible que te hayas preguntado por el origen de ese mecanismo tan raro que se llama escritura.

Claudio Perna (1938–1997) and Sol LeWitt (1928–2007) are both known for their use of maps, cartography, aerial photography, and satellite images from different geographic coordinates as interventional supports in their work. We could fall into the temptation to draw a comparison between their works, based on their similarities and overlooking their—explicit and significant—differences.

Claudio Perna (1938-1997) y Sol Lewitt (1928-2007) son conocidos por haber utilizado como soporte de intervención, en algunas de sus obras, mapas, cartografías, fotografías aéreas y vistas satelitales de diversas coordenadas geográficas. Pudiéramos caer en la tentación de analogar estas obras, basándonos en las semejanzas que existen entre ellas y obviar sus diferencias, las cuales son explícitas y significativas.

ISLAA's first Scholar in Residence, Gabriel Peluffo Linari, reflects on María Freire's work within the context of the European, Brazilian, and Río de la Plata arts communities.

El primer ISLAA Scholar in Residence, Gabriel Peluffo Linari, reflexiona sobre la obra de María Freire en el contexto de la escena artística europea, brasileña y rioplatense.

Sep 15, 2022

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Artist Lizania Cruz responds to the different temporalities in which art actions take place and addresses how this work has affected her own practice.

La artista Lizania Cruz reflexiona sobre las diferentes temporalidades en las que tienen lugar las acciones de arte, y aborda la manera en que esta obra afectó su propia práctica artística.

Drawing on materials from the César Paternosto Archive, Summer 2021 Writer In Residence Rebecca Yuste explores the development of the artist's work, his fraught relationship with the US art world, and the influence of pre-Columbian art and architecture on his practice.

Writer and translator Elisa Wouk Almino reflects on ritual, tenderness, and the space of the home through paintings and drawings by Magali Lara.

This conversation takes as its starting point a series of casual photographs David Lamelas took of André Cadere’s retrospective at PS1, New York in 1989. The transcript that follows is part of ISLAA's online publishing platform, which invites expanded approaches to scholarship on Latin American art by commissioning short articles and interviews by artists, historians, and curators.

Esta conversación toma como punto de partida una serie de fotografías informales que David Lamelas hizo en su visita a la restrospectiva de André Cadere en PS1, Nueva York en 1989. La transcripción que sigue forma parte de la plataforma de publicaciones en línea de ISLAA que a través de comisiones a artistas, historiadores y curadores amplia posibles enfoques al estudio del arte latinoamericano.

Artist Alan Ruiz analyzes a work by Grupo Escombros through Argentina's economic and social hardship in the years following dictatorship.

El artista Alan Ruiz analiza una obra de Grupo Escombros a través de las dificultades económicas y sociales de Argentina en los años después de la dictadura.

ISLAA Scholar in Residence, Gabriel Peluffo Linari, reflects on the role of Uruguayan painter Pedro Figari as a thinker on art theory and pedagogy.

El ISLAA Scholar in Residence, Gabriel Peluffo Linari, reflexiona sobre el papel del pintor uruguayo Pedro Figari como pensador sobre teoría del arte y pedagogía.

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