Jorge Glusberg (1932-2012)

Jorge Glusberg, art and architecture critic, photographed in Buenos Aires in 1980.

Photo: Wald Fulgenzi

We regret to inform that our distinguished colleague Jorge Glusberg, born 1932 in Argentina, died on February 2, 2012 in Buenos Aires.

Together with Bruno Zevi from Italy, Max Blumenthal from France, Louise Noelle from Mexico, and Mildred Schmertz and Blake Huges from USA, Jorge Glusberg belonged to the founders of CICA. The initial meeting took place during the Congress of the International Union of Architects Mexico UIA 1978 on October 26; the picture above shows from left to right Bruno Zevi, Pierre Vago, Louise Noelle, Peter Huges and, on the right, Jorge Glusberg. For many years he was the Secretary General of CICA and up to his death a member of the Board of Directors.

Besides his engagement with CICA, Jorge Glusberg founded and leaded the Centro de Arte y Comunicación CAYC as well as the Bienal Internacional de Arquitectura de Buenos Aires. He was Director of the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, MNBA, in Buenos Aires. He curated many exhibitions and was the author and editor of several books about architecture, design and art in Latin America. Jorge Glusberg has been a professor at New York University, Ball State University, Universidad Nacional San Antonio Abad in Cuzco and Universidad de Veracruz.

In 1981 he was distinguished with the Gold Medal from the Sofia Biennale in Bulgaria and with the UIA Jean Tschumi-Prize for Criticism. Among his many distinctions are the Knight Commander of Peru (1981) and the Chevalier de l’Ordre de Palmes Académiques of France (1987).

Manuel Cuadra.



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