Log in to
Email Address
Password
Forgot your password?
Not a member? Sign up now!

Juan Acha: La Revolución Cultural / The Cultural Revolution

In August 14, 1970, art critic and theorist Juan Acha published the text “La revolución cultural” in the Peruvian weekly magazine Oiga. The critical essay is available here in the original Spanish as well as translated into English for the first time. Selected original texts by Acha are published on post as part of the theme Conceiving a Theory for Latin America: Juan Acha's Criticism.

In this essay, Acha highlights the role of the artistic avant-garde in the achievement of a "cultural revolution," or the awakening of a revolutionary spirit against the values of the bourgeoisie and the socio-economic and political structures established in the Third World.

Author

Juan acha006

Juan Acha

Juan Wilfredo Acha Valdivieso, art critic and theorist, was one of the most influential thinkers on Mexican and Latin American art of the second half of the twentieth... Read more »
Show Less

Juan Acha: La Revolución Cultural / The Cultural Revolution

In August 14, 1970, art critic and theorist Juan Acha published the text “La revolución cultural” in the Peruvian weekly magazine Oiga. The critical essay is available here in the original Spanish as well as translated into English for the first time. Selected original texts by Acha are published on post as part of the theme Conceiving a Theory for Latin America: Juan Acha's Criticism.

In this essay, Acha highlights the role of the artistic avant-garde in the achievement of a "cultural revolution," or the awakening of a revolutionary spirit against the values of the bourgeoisie and the socio-economic and political structures established in the Third World.

Show More

In August 14, 1970, art critic and theorist Juan Acha published the text “La revolución cultural” in the Peruvian weekly magazine Oiga. The critical essay is available here in the original Spanish as well as translated into English for the first time. Selected original texts by Acha are published on post as part of the theme Conceiving a Theory for Latin America: Juan Acha's Criticism.

In this essay, Acha highlights the role of the artistic avant-garde in the achievement of a "cultural revolution," or the awakening of a revolutionary spirit against the values of the bourgeoisie and the socio-economic and political structures established in the Third World.

Source contents

Juan Acha: The Cultural Revolution

Read the original version in Spanish here. Lea la versión original en español aquí.

The recent Industry Act has wiped away all doubt: we are witnessing the awakening of a revolutionary spirit; we are headed toward socioeconomic justice, which will supposedly shape a new mentality. In view of this situation, a group of young artists has started to express—through mimeographed leaflets, events,...

Read more »

Juan Acha: La Revolución Cultural

Lea la traducción al inglés aquí. Read the English translation here.

La Ley de Industrias última ha destruido toda duda: asistimos al despertar de un espíritu revolucionario: marchamos hacia una justicia socioeconómica que—se supone—debe moldear una nueva mentalidad. Ante esta situación, un grupo de artistas jóvenes ha principiado a manifestar, en hojas mimeografiadas, actos y discusiones, la...

Read more »
Discuss Print

Latest discussion on:
Juan Acha: La Revolución Cultural / The Cultural Revolution

Sign in or create your account to participate in the discussion.