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  • ICAA Record ID
    1149603
    TITLE
    "Es dificil negar que Gego nació en Venezuela..." = "É difícil negar que Gego nasceu na Venezuela..." / Roberto Guevara
    IN
    Desplegable: 4 cuerpos. -- Caracas, Venezuela: Conac, 1996
    DESCRIPTION
    ill.
    LANGUAGES
    Portuguese; Spanish
    TYPE AND GENRE
    Book/pamphlet article – Essays
    BIBLIOGRAPHIC CITATION
    Guevara, Roberto. “Es dificil negar que Gego nació en Venezuela... = É difícil negar que Gego naceu na Venezuela...” In Desplegable: 4 cuerpos. Exh. cat., Caracas, Venezuela: Conac, 1996.
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Synopsis

In this essay, Roberto Guevara gives an overview of Gego’s career, [based on a selection of works that are] on display at the São Paulo Biennial. Guevara describes how Gego’s work has evolved from her early sculptures in the 1950s to her latest works, the Tejeduras [Weavings] series in the 1990s. He lists the most important exhibitions and honors Gego has had throughout her career, and concludes by highlighting her ability to “capture space.”

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The critic Roberto Guevara (1932–1998) wrote this essay to introduce the German-born Venezuelan artist Gego (Gertrud Goldschmidt, 1912–1994) when her work was shown at the Twenty-third São Paulo Biennial. Without a doubt the international exposure of her work at the “Sala Especial para Precursores y Conductores de la Contemporaneidad” [Special Salon for Precursors and Promoters of Contemporaneity], curated by Guevara, launched a movement to reevaluate and reexamine Gego’s work after her death. In his introductory essay, the critic who was responsible for selecting Gego’s work for the Biennial briefly outlines the salient points in Gego’s artistic career by way of justifying his selection. The text thus functions as a summary introduction for an audience seeing her work for the first time.

Researcher
Josefina Manrique
Team
Fundación Mercantil, Caracas, Venezuela
Credit
Roberto Guevara, 1996