Jorge Aníbal Romero Brest,(1905-1989) 

He was an influential and controversial critic of Argentine art, linked to the promotion of the schools of forefront between the decades of 60 and of 70 in Latin America. Di Tella (1963-1969) directed the National Museum of Fine arts (1955-1963) and the Center of Visual Arts of the Institute, in Buenos Aires.

Jorge Romero Brest


The culture like provocation


Through Niko Gulland we have received " Jorge Romero Brest, The culture as provocation " Nelly Di Tella's valuable donation for our library. Thank you very much to both for thier contribution.

A book dedicated to preserving the memory of the culture, which wants to re-memorize an experience, the adventure and the essence itself. More than specific achievements, more than points than arrival, more than works that lasted for the posterity, what wanted to be done was to give opportunities and to open ways.

The Di Tella was born there at the beginning of the 60s, as expansion of the collection of art formed by Lionello Venturi. Romero Brest was conceiving to the Di Tella as a great key for the mobilization and the cultural change and his vision totalizadora was decisive. Ginastera wanted that it was opening the hatches for the new music of Latin America.

Villanueva wanted to give content to all new experience, without styles, attitudes or ideologies worrying him. The essence of what happened is not revivible. But probably the act of creation of a work of art, even of the most classic, little has to see with the act of contemplation or consumption. " Guido Di Tella.