Creacionismo y arte de vanguardia. Vicente Huidobro y Gerardo Diego
José María Lafuente
The Chilean poet Vicente Huidobro (1893-1948) was founder of the “creacionismo” (Creationism) movement, which shunned any reality in literature other than that of the literary piece itself and defended a kind of distanced, cerebral and intellectual poetry. Before initiating his own movement, in his early years Huidobro had leaned towards Surrealism and Futurism. He was a man of considerable influence among the (then) young poets of the Generation of ’27, one of whose members, the Santander-born Gerardo Diego (1896-1987), would later become the Chilean author’s strongest advocate in Spain. The relationship between Vicente Huidobro and Gerardo Diego constituted the central theme of this exhibition, organized by Ediciones La Bahía and the Fundación Chile España, with documentation provided by the Lafuente Archive. Several works produced by Huidobro between 1913 and 1931 were featured in the display, along with other titles which included the first edition of the book Tour Eiffel, with cover design by Robert Delaunay.