ICAA Researcher: María Elena Huizi×
  • Este país no está para echar vaina : a fuego lento con Meyer Vaisman
    Alfonzo-Sierra, Edgar
    The journalist Edgar Alfonzo-Sierra interviews the Venezuelan artist Meyer Vaisman. The interview begins with a description of the artist and a mention of two occasions—the Bienal Christian Dior (Caracas, 1989) and the XLVI Biennale di Venezia ( [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1074023

  • Eugenio Espinoza
    Blanco, Lourdes
    In this curatorial essay Lourdes Blanco discusses Eugenio Espinoza’s career from 1972 until 1984. Describing “the grid” as the fundamental concept and element in his work, Blanco takes a historical and visual tour beginning with his first one- [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1097342

  • Eugenio Espinoza : entrevista : entre el orden histórico y el caos emocional
    Blyde, Aurora
    Aurora Blyde interviews Eugenio Espinoza during the course of the exhibition CCS-10. Arte venezolano actual (Caracas: Galería de Arte Nacional, 1993). They discuss what they think of as the “core” of Venezuelan visual art; constant elements in [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 864696

  • Exposición de pinturas de Rafael Monasterios y Armando Reverón
    Planchart, Enrique, 1894-1953
    This text is a press article by critic Enrique Planchart on the group exhibition of paintings by Rafael Monasterios and Armando Reverón, which opened in December 1919; it was extended until 1920 at the Escuela de Música of the Academia de Bellas [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 809891

  • Felipe Márquez
    Blanco, Lourdes
    In this essay, Lourdes Blanco reviews the work of the Venezuelan artist Felipe Márquez, who is also the author of fantastic tales. She says that his “literary obsessions” have inspired his paintings and contributed to his development as a visual [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1097374

  • Feliz cumpleaños Marco Antonio : evento informacional de Marco Antonio Ettedgui a partir de la arquitectura de la Galería de Arte Nacional como texto artístico tradicional
    Ettedgui, Marco Antonio, 1958-1981
    In this document, the communicator Marco Antonio Ettedgui outlines his conceptual idea behind “Feliz cumpleaños, Marco Antonio,” an informative and body art event that he staged at the GAN (Galería de Arte Nacional), in Caracas, on December 14 [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1152597

  • Five unique artists in one exhibition
    Ponte, Ray
    The journalist Raquel Chonchol wrote under the pseudonym, “Ray Ponte,” for The Daily Journal, a Venezuelan English language newspaper. She reviewed this exhibition on the occasion of a visit by some high-profile members of The International [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1159848

  • Für mutter von Gertrud zum 11. Dezember 1935
    This brief poem by Gego was originally written in German in 1935. It is dedicated to her mother (Elizabeth Dehn) with the phrase “For Mom from Gertrud.” It begins with the line “I built a castle in the air,” after which the young Gego speaks [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1159138

  • Gego
    Constantini, Mildred; Larsen, Jack Lenor
    This brief text was published in the first edition of the book Beyond Craft: The Art of Fabric (1973), written by two experts in textile art, weaving technique, and design: American curator Mildred Constantine, and American textile businessman and [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1159073

  • Gego
    Le Mens, Magali, 1974-; Guenin, Hélene
    In this essay about Gego for the group exhibition, ERRE. Variations Labyrinthiques [ERRE: Labyrinthine Variations], presented at the Centre Pompidou-Metz, the French curators Hélène Guenin and Magali Le Mens include biographical details, such as [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1159352

  • Gego
    Parreño, José María
    Under the subtitle “Gego,” José María Parreño devotes this section of his essay “De una diversa fragilidad” [From a Diverse Fragility] to Gego, which he wrote for the exhibition Frágil [Fragile] (Segovia, Spain: Museo de Arte Contemporá [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1159672

  • Gego
    Tapias, Anita
    The subject of the essay, “Todo final es un comienzo” [Every End is a Beginning], is the Reticuláreas by the Venezuelan artist originally from Germany, Gego (Gertrud Goldschmidt, 1912–1994). The text emphasizes the developmental process of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1167047

  • Gego : Cálculo y espontaneidad
    Rodríguez, Bélgica, 1941-
    Bélgica Rodríguez begins this article, “Cálculo y espontaneidad,” with a brief account of Gego’s life: her studies in engineering and architecture at the Technische Schule von Stuttgart, her arrival in Venezuela in 1939, and her early jobs [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1159991

  • Gego : se fue la gran tejedora
    Yagüe Jarque, Eloi, 1957-
    This article has a title as well as a subtitle: “Gego: The Great Weaver is Gone. The Winner of the National Visual Arts Prize 1979 Died Yesterday in Caracas.” The writer and arts journalist Eloi Yagüe Jarque made this written tribute to Gego [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1160166

  • Gego : tejiendo poemas de alambre
    Lozada Soucre, Luis
    In this review of the opening of Gego’s exhibition at the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo [Contemporary Art Museum] in Caracas in 1977, Luis Lozada Soucre reports on the great, well-attended event. He quotes Marta Traba, and interviews people in [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1159498

  • Gego and the webs of the postnation
    Rangel, Gabriela, 1963-
    This is an essay on Gego’s work written by Gabriela Rangel. It emphasizes the international acclaim the artist’s work generated starting in the first decade of the twenty-first century. The recent success is proven by the international [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1159928

  • Gego o la provocación para un mundo nuevo
    Montero Castro, Roberto
    Roberto Montero Castro reviews Gego’s exhibition based on his conversation with the artist in the room where her Reticulárea (1969) was installed for a group show at the Galería de Arte Nacional [National Art Gallery] (GAN, 1977). He describes [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1159594

  • Gego premio nacional de artes plásticas : espero que mis alumnos hagan cosas diferentes a las que les he enseñado
    Comerlati, Mara, 1952-
    Venezuelan cultural journalist Mara Comerlati conducted this interview with Gego in 1980 soon after she had been awarded the Premio Nacional de Artes Plásticas in 1979. Comerlati provides biographical information about the artist: her arrival in [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1159057

  • Gego y Silva Estrada : imagen del vacio pleno
    Flores, María Antonieta, 1960-
    In this review published in 1995 in the “Epífitas” column of the newspaper El Universal, Venezuelan poet, critic, and professor María Antonieta Flores asserts that the exhibition organized by the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo Sofía Imber [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1149510

  • Gego y sus telas de araña
    This review, dated March 29, 1981, is based on a visit made by some journalists from the “Caracas a Diario” supplement to the newspaper Diario de Caracas to Gego, and to view her work in gallery four of the Galería de Arte Nacional (GAN) in [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1148090

  • Gego, el juego de crear
    Peruga, Iris
    This is an essay on Gego’s artwork published to accompany the exhibition, Desafiando Estructuras [Challenging Structures] (MACBA, Barcelona/Museu Serralves, Porto, Portugal, 2006) by Iris Peruga. It starts out with biographical information on the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1159816

  • Gego, Reticulárea : exposición permanente
    A salon sheet, with neither author nor date, signed by the GAN (Galería de Arte Nacional) [National Art Gallery], published (presumably) in connection with the permanent installation of Gego’s Reticulárea (1969), after her death, by a team of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1159255

  • Gerd Leufert : crónica de un oficio
    Rodríguez, Gabriel, 1941-
    In the first part of his essay on graphic designer Gerd Leufert, writer Gabriel Rodríguez provides a historical overview from the advent of the first printers in Venezuela to the arrival of Leufert in the country in 1951, a watershed after which it [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1102221

  • Hacia la eventual incidencia de la revista de arte latinoamericano en nuestra identificación
    Carbonell, Galaor, 1938-
    In this article, defined by its author as “of a utopian nature,” artist and critic Galaor Carbonell analyzes the limitations, objectives, methodology, and functions of a cultural magazine that could operate in Latin America from a sociological [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 815603

  • Héctor Fuenmayor : entrevista : irreflexiones, reflexiones y flexiones
    Blyde, Aurora
    Aurora Blyde interviews Héctor Fuenmayor on the occasion of the exhibition CCS-10. Arte venezolano actual (Caracas: Galería de Arte Nacional, 1993). Blyde asks him about his particular view of “art,” which is essentially understanding the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 864715

  • Héctor Fuenmayor y el arte conceptual
    Flores, Elsa
    Elsa Flores is an Argentinean who became an art critic in Venezuela. She wrote this essay about conceptual art and how conceptual language operates in Héctor Fuenmayor’s work. Flores begins by peering through a philosophical and linguistic [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1080875

  • Higiene corporal : mens sana in corpore sano : evento informacional
    Ettedgui, Marco Antonio, 1958-1981
    This informative program by the performer Marco Antonio Ettedgui is about the itinerary of his informational event Higiene Corporal. Mens Sana in Corpore Sano, which he divides into three sections. In “Deporte,” the title of the first section [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1152613

  • Hoy es arte lo que no era
    D'Amico, Margarita
    In the first section of Sí y No, her column in the Caracas newspaper El Nacional, the journalist Margarita D’Amico publishes some of the thoughts on “today’s art” expressed by Claudio Perna, the photographer and conceptual artist. Perna [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1068360

  • Ida Píngala II
    Wenemoser, Alfred, 1954-
    The creator of the work “Ida Píngala II,” Alfred Wenemoser, wrote a text organized into two parts describing the work, which was shown at the Bienal de São Paulo in 1981. In the first part, the artist summarizes in six steps the content of his [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1152581

  • Imaginando territorios : reflexiones dispersas sobre arte en (Latino) América
    Amor, Monica
    Curator Mónica Amor analyzes the exhibition, Sin fronteras/ Arte latinoamericano actual, held at the Museo Alejandro Otero in Caracas in 1996. She discusses the significance of the show in the context of the debates that had taken place in the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1155284

  • Intervención creativa en el contexto social
    Vivas, Zuleiva, 1951-
    In this essay, which was the main text in the catalogue Arte social. Claudio Perna (Caracas: Galería de Arte Nacional, 2004), Zuleiva Vivas discusses various aspects of Perna’s life and work. She studies the artist’s work from the 1960s to the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1161969

  • Javier Téllez
    Chacón, Katherine
    In this essay, the curator Katherine Chacón writes about the artist Javier Téllez. She refers to the conceptual lucidity of his work which, in her opinion, stands out among other examples of contemporary Venezuelan art. Chacón reviews the artist [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1155070

  • Javier Téllez y su juego de la ironía
    Vivas, Zuleiva, 1951-
    In this article on the installation of La Nave de los locos [Ship of Lunatics] (Caracas: Sala Mendoza, 1997) by Venezuelan artist Javier Téllez, curator Zuleiva Vivas bases her analysis of the “game” concept in his work using the ideas of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1157142

  • José Antonio Hernández Diez : entrevista : en la búsqueda, pero sin querer buscar
    Blyde, Aurora
    The journalist Aurora Blyde interviews José Antonio Hernández-Diez during the course of the exhibition CCS-10. Arte venezolano actual (Caracas: Galería de Arte Nacional, 1993). The Venezuelan visual artist discusses the subjects he explores in his [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 864736

  • José Gabriel Fernández : entrevista : por la seducción de ver
    Blyde, Aurora
    This interview by Aurora Blyde with Venezuelan artist José Gabriel Fernández took place in the framework of the exhibition CCS-10. Arte venezolano actual held at the Galería de Arte Nacional de Caracas in 1993. It discusses the topics and aims [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 864393

  • La actual división técnica del trabajo artístico en América Latina
    Acha, Juan, 1916-1995
    In his presentation, the theorist and critic Juan Acha—whose central theme is on the analysis of the processes of artistic work and its technical divisions—makes a cursory historical overview on the topic before addressing the case of Latin [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 815489

  • La América de Meyer Vaisman
    Cameron, Dan
    This is an essay by the North American curator Dan Cameron about Meyer Vaisman. Cameron explains that the artist’s grandparents originally immigrated to South America in 1920 but returned to Europe where they fell victim to the Second World War. [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1067325

  • La caja del cachicamo
    Barboza, Diego, 1945-
    In this review of La caja del cachicamo, the action art event Diego Barboza presented at the Parque del Este (Caracas, October 1974), the Venezuelan artist describes its purpose and its components. The goal of the event is that the participants’ [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1154747

  • La Cartografía sensible de Sigfredo Chacón
    This essay, written by Vicente Lecuna on the occasion of the Venezuelan artist Sigfredo Chacón’s second one-man show, provides a broad overview of the exhibition. Referring to Chacón’s language, Lecuna finds that there is a well-defined system [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1097454

  • La contundencia de la obra escultórica de Oscar machado : en la sala Rómulo Gallegos
    Pantin, Blanca Elena, 1957-
    In this review, the journalist Blanca Elena Pantin discusses the exhibition of works by the Venezuelan sculptor Oscar Machado at the Sala R.G. in Caracas (1990). Pantin talks about key moments in the artist’s development and his interest in [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1101714

  • La creación como argumento
    Auerbach, Ruth
    Ruth Auerbach interviews the Venezuelan artist Mercedes Pardo on the occasion of the latter’s retrospective exhibition at the Museo Alejandro Otero in Caracas (2000–01). Auerbach discusses Pardo’s career over the course of several decades. As [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1143060

  • La década prodigiosa
    Duque, Luis Ángel
    [This text is] an essay by critic Luis Ángel Duque for the exhibition catalogue Los Ochenta. Panorama de las artes visuales en Venezuela [The Eighties: Panorama of the Visual Arts in Venezuela] (Caracas: Galería de Arte Nacional, 1990). Divided [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1051483

  • La escuela "de los paisajistas" de Caracas
    González Bogen, Carlos
    This is an article written by the artist Carlos González Bogen, a member of Los Disidentes. Here, Bogen harshly attacks the artists from the Escuela de Artes Plásticas y Aplicadas de Caracas who produce landscape and nativist art. He accuses them [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 813695

  • La exposición de Alejandro Otero Rodríguez
    Meneses, Guillermo, 1911-1978
    In this critical review, the Venezuelan writer Guillermo Meneses reviews the exhibition of works by the Venezuelan painter Alejandro Otero [Rodríguez] that opened on January 30, 1949 at the Museo de Bellas Artes de Caracas. Otero was living in Paris [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1097092

  • La exposición de Boggio
    Tablada, José Juan, 1871-1945
    After attending the preview for the exhibition of painter Emilio Boggio, the Mexican poet and art critic José Juan Tablada, who lived in Caracas for some time, discusses the artist’s work, and also makes assumptions about public taste and the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 808640

  • La extracción de la piedra de la locura : una instalación de Javier Téllez = The Cure of Madness. An installation by Javier Téllez
    Hernández, Carmen, 1957-
    The curator Carmen Hernández reviews the installation La extracción de la piedra de la locura (Caracas, Museo de Bellas Artes, 1996) by the Venezuelan artist Javier Téllez. In the introduction to her review, Hernández discusses the artist’s [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1154986

  • La invención de la continuidad
    Pérez Oramas, Luis, 1960-
    In this essay, published in the catalogue for the exhibition La invención de la continuidad (Caracas: Galería de Arte Nacional, 1997), the curator Luis Enrique Pérez-Oramas discusses questions associated with the development of twentieth-century [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1101838

  • La línea de tres dimensiones : acontecimiento plástico
    Montero Castro, Roberto
    Roberto Montero Castro wrote this review at the time of Gego’s exhibition at the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo [Contemporary Art Museum] in Caracas in 1977. He referred to the idea expressed by Pythagorean philosophers—that numbers are an [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1159610

  • La obra Dorado de Pedro Terán, como activadora artística
    Acha, Juan, 1916-1995
    Juan Acha presents his essay on the object and installation art Dorado [Golden] by Venezuelan conceptual artist Pedro Terán, which was exhibited in the Espacio Alterno at the Galeria de Arte Nacional in Caracas (1983). He highlights Terán’s [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1097245

  • La originalidad de Armando Reverón
    Castillo, Marcos
    In this newspaper article about Armando Reverón, Marcos Castillo, who is also a Venezuelan painter, begins by saying that there are fundamental differences between artists who follow contemporary trends and those who start a “school.” He goes on [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 809930