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Centro de Arte y Comunicacion (CAYC) (Center for Art and Communication) Buenos Aires

Identifier: MsC0759

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Scope and Contents

CAYC related materials consist of one copy of each of the poster-size works included in the 1972 circulating and later exhibitions (these are located in map cases in the Special Collections) plus a linear foot of catalogues, documentation, books and pamphlets dating from 1970 to 1980 and inventoried here. Boxes 2 and 3 contain black and white photographic prints which were scanned to produce the online images; many of the original works are difficult for a camera to "read" and the prints have were created to increase the brightness and contrast between the foreground ("art") and the background paper.

This is an Alternative Traditions in Contemporary Art collection.


  • Creation: 1970-1980


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright restrictions may apply; please consult Special Collections staff for further information.


1.75 Linear Feet (Photographs Boxes 2 and 3)

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Committed to the production and dissemination of systems art, CAYC was established as a multidisciplinary workshop in August of 1968. A collection of large scale works (each about 22 x 34 inches) was assembled in 1972 by Jorge Glusberg, CAYC Director, as an edition of 10 that circulated as traveling exhibitions. Apparently including about 72 works in 1972, the collection grew over time and the Iowa collection now consists of 143 diazo prints and appears to be the only extant copy. The collection includes a linear foot of catalogues, documentation, books and pamphlets, dating from 1970 to 1980 and a complete set of black and white photographs from which online images were derived.

Method of Acquisition

CAYC related materials were donated to the University of Iowa by Ken Friedman.

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Repository Details

Part of the University of Iowa Special Collections Repository

Special Collections Department
University of Iowa Libraries
Iowa City IA 52242 IaU
319-335-5900 (Fax)