The thirteen founders of CAYC (Centro de Arte y Comunicacion) were architects before founding this core South American conceptual art centre in 1969, which focused on creative practices intersecting art, architecture and communication.
This extensive collection of large scale heliographic prints was originally produced for the May 1972 exhibition Hacia un perfil del arte latinoamericano, presented in the II Coltejer Biennial in Medellín, Colombia. It subsequently continued to expand as the exhibition toured various locations across South and North America as well as Europe.The themes of these 1970s conceptual art prints include: the identity of South America and influence of North America, political oppression, identity and multi-disciplinary conceptual art practice and project proposals seeking new systems of expression. The international scope of participating artists and the exhibition’s extensive touring testify to the CAYC’ s interest in promoting communication and exchange among artists.
These prints are the most substantial representation of CAYC’s aesthetic and philosophy (termed ‘ideological conceptualism’ by its director Jorge Glusberg) that valued international communication over confinement within gallery walls.