Name Descriptor: Galería de Arte Nacional (Venezuela)×
  • "Performances" en la Galería de Arte Nacional
    Flores, Elsa
    In this article, Elsa Flores comments on the performances of a group of “action-language artists” gathered by the actor, Marco Antonio Ettedgui, who is also a performance artist. Together, they designed and presented their plans at the Galería [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1055962

  • [Vivir quiere decir dejar huellas …]
    Flores, Elsa
    This article, written by Elsa Flores for Fotografía anónima en Venezuela—the exhibition organized by Claudio Perna at the GAN (Galería de Arte Nacional) in 1979—is divided into three parts. In the first part, Flores discusses the origins of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1063156

  • 80 : una versión disparatada
    Zerpa, Carlos, 1950-
    This document is an article by artist Carlos Zerpa in which he critiques the opinions historian Mariana Figarella offered in her essay “Los años ochenta. Panorama de una década” on the evolution of his career, the content of his work, and his [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1051973

  • A Frank Popper
    Colmenarez, Asdrúbal, 1936-
    The Venezuelan artist Asdrúbal Colmenárez wrote about his own installation, Preludio 7, fuga siete, on exhibition at the Galería de Arte Nacional (1991). He presents the objective of the installation, which is intended to raise viewer awareness of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1163829

  • Armando Barrios
    Guevara, Roberto, 1932-1998
    In “Armando Barrios,” his essay about the Venezuelan artist, the critic Roberto Guevara reviews Armando Barrios. Retrospectiva, the exhibition presented at the Galería de Arte Nacional from 1977 through 1978. Guevara reviews the exhibition and [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1158049

  • Arte e identidad : métodos institucionales en el desarrollo cultural venezolano
    Montero Castro, Roberto
    In an attempt at historical reconstruction, and due to the intense political situation in Venezuela (between 1974 and 1978), art critic Roberto Montero Castro attempts to detect the presence of “the Venezuelan identity” in certain artistic [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 815631

  • Buscando una lectura
    Mata, Humberto, 1949-
    In this catalogue exhibition essay for the GAN (Galería de Arte Nacional) in Caracas, Humberto Mata discusses the work of the Venezuelan modernist Mercedes Pardo. The writer personifies his text describing his brief encounters with the painter [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1325170

  • Del cuerpo al vacío : una situación de Antonieta Sosa
    Sosa, Antonieta, 1940-
    In this gallery text, Venezuelan artist Antonieta Sosa describes the action Del Cuerpo al Vacío [From My Body to the Void], which was structured into three interrelated parts. Part I, performed in the courtyard of the Galería de Arte Nacional (GAN [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 865819

  • Del papel al acero : Gladys Meneses sigue rindiendo culto al Delta
    The journalist Miriam Delgado interviews the Venezuelan engraver Gladys Meneses. During the course of the conversation, Meneses talks about an important change in her approach to her art. She explains that she decided to replace paper with other [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1155645

  • Dibujos sin papel gravitan en el espacio : Magdalena Fernández contemplativa
    Alfonzo-Sierra, Edgar
    The journalist Edgar Alfonzo Sierra interviews the Venezuelan visual artist Magdalena Fernández on the occasion of Dimensiones variables, her exhibitionat the Galería de Arte Nacional. He describes her as a “weaver of spaces” and describes her [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1155118

  • El arte es revelación, no producción
    Freilich, Miriam, 1954-
    This article by Miriam Freilich was written on the occasion of the retrospective Mercedes Pardo: Moradas del Color, held at GAN (Galeria de Arte Nacional) in Caracas and covering fifty years of her production through 258 artworks. The author [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1325266

  • El azar de romper, de abrir camino
    Guevara, Roberto, 1932-1998
    In this article, the critic Roberto Guevara reflects on Venezuelan artist Mary Brandt’s work on account of the posthumous exhibition organized by the GAN (Galería de Arte Nacional) in Caracas. For Guevara, painting by this artist “experienced [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1162423

  • El azul y más allá
    Jaén, Gustavo
    Gustavo Jaén writes this article for the Caracas newspaper El Universal, on the occasion of the exhibition of Mercedes Pardo’s work at the Museo Sacro. By introducing the significance of color in her work—with references to its [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1331004

  • El color : búsqueda infinita en la obra de Mercedes Pardo.
    This article appeared in El Nacional the day of the opening of Obra gráfica de Mercedes Pardo at the Galería Los Espacios Cálidos in Caracas. The show was organized in tandem by the Ateneo de Caracas and the GAN (Galería [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1331123

  • El TAGA : un sueño de verdad
    Rodríguez, Bélgica, 1941-
    In this text, Bélgica Rodríguez describes the creation of the Taller de Artistas Gráficos Asociados (TAGA). She explains that it was conceived as a workspace where printmakers could produce their projects. Rodríguez mentions those responsible for [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1068980

  • El uso y la contemplación
    Ramírez Ribes, María, 1944-2009
    In this 1991 article written for El Universal, María Ramírez Ribes presents the Mercedes Pardo retrospective Moradas del color, on view at the GAN (Galeria de Arte Nacional) in Caracas. The works on show span from 1941 to 1991 and [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1331187

  • Elsa Gramcko una alquimista de nuestro tiempo
    López Quintero, Juan Carlos
    In his essay about Elsa Gramcko’s life, the curator Juan Carlos López Quintero provides a chronological account of her work; he reviews most of her creations and lays out a detailed timeline of her various creative periods. He mentions the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1152657

  • 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

  • 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 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, 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

  • 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

  • Jacobo Borges en la ciudad ritual
    Ramos, María Elena, 1947-
    In this article María Elena Ramos reviews the La Comunión series by the Venezuelan painter Jacobo Borges, which she finds to be a synthesis of the main ideas he had explored in earlier works, such as El Espectáculo (Ha comenzado el espectáculo, [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1060525

  • La frontera transparente
    Guevara, Roberto, 1932-1998
    This essay by Roberto Guevara was published in the catalogue for the exhibition of works by Adrián Pujol at the Galería de Arte Nacional de Caracas in November 1995. Guevara analyzes Pujol’s work, and discusses the Majorca-born Venezuelan painter [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1157078

  • 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 plenitud más plena
    Schön, Elizabeth
    In this essay on the Venezuelan painter and engraver Mercedes Pardo, Elizabeth Schon establishes the different phases “that were linked together through an intimate perseverance” in the artist’s career. She comments on and analyzes the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1102269

  • La reticulárea explota en el papel
    Comerlati, Mara, 1952-
    Venezuelan journalist Mara Comerlati interviews Gego about the exhibition of watercolors that will be held at the Galería de Arte Nacional (GAN) in Caracas in August 1982. She also provides information about the most important moments in Gego’s [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1148172

  • La vida es buena : Caracas por Gego
    Garmendia, Salvador
    In this brief story published in the Caracas-based newspaper El Nacional in 1981, Venezuelan author Salvador Garmendia recounts the experience of an inhabitant of that city who manages to escape the chaos of its polluted streets with their piles of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1148108

  • Luis Alfredo López Méndez : se hace pintura al andar
    Jiménez, Maritza, 1956-
    Maritza Jiménez  interviews Luis Alfredo López Méndez, the Venezuelan artist, who talks about the countries he has lived in since being expelled from Venezuela by dictator Juan Vicente Gómez [1908-15, 1922-35], and the work he pursued to survive [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1165211

  • Manuel Quintana Castillo una visión retrospectiva
    Guédez, Víctor
    This essay by Víctor Guédez entitled “Manuel Quintana Castillo: Una visión retrospectiva” was featured in the catalogue for the exhibition La piel del tiempo: Manuel Quintana Castillo, held at the Fundación Galería de Arte Nacional in 2002. [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1156200

  • Mercedes Pardo : working with the most beautiful of all illusions
    Pecins, Baiba
    In this article for The Daily Journal, Baiba Pecins writes about Mercedes Pardo on the occasion of the exhibition of her work at the GAN (Galería de Arte Nacional) in Caracas. The article is introduced by observations on luminosity and [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1331379

  • Mercedes Pardo : yo siempre era la esposa de Alejandro y no una artista
    Pérez, María Josefa
    In this 1979 article in El Nacional, María Josefa Pérez interviews Mercedes Pardo regarding her retrospective exhibition Color: piel, presencia meditada. Mercedes Pardo Exposición antológica at the GAN ( [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1331363

  • Mis colores son vitales : conversan, se pelean y cantan como las personas
    Comerlati, Mara, 1952-
    Mara Comerlati writes a press article about the modernist painter Mercedes Pardo in El Nacional. The exhibition involves her most recent work (twelve paintings and twenty silkscreens), at the Galería Adler/Castillo in Caracas. The subheading [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1331516

  • Nueva cartografía para el siglo XXI
    Duque, Luis Ángel
    In this essay for the exhibition Venezuela, nuevas cartografías y cosmogonías [Venezuela, New Cartographies and Cosmogonies] (Caracas, Galería de Arte Nacional, 1995), curator Luis Ángel Duque offers a brief introduction to the serious problems [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1160695

  • Paisajes reticuláreas y un homenaje a París
    Delgado, Lenelina
    Venezuelan journalist Lenelina Delgado reports on an exhibition of watercolors by Gego that will be held at the Galería de Arte Nacional (GAN) in Caracas. Delgado provides an overview of Gego’s career, describing her as the most coherent artist [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1148126

  • Persistencia del paisaje
    Niño Araque, William
    This curatorial text by William Niño Araque reviews the landscape genre in Venezuela starting with an early twentieth-century trend called “national landscape” and the approaches favored by the Círculo de Bellas Artes. The writer concludes his [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1161377

  • Presentación
    This text, written on behalf of the Galería de Arte Nacional (GAN) in Caracas, introduces Gego’s environmental work Reticulárea (1969), identified as a constant presence that was also capable of variation. While this was a unique work of art, [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 854710

  • Proyectos y artistas
    Duque, Luis Ángel
    Curator Luis Ángel Duque describes each of the installations for the show Venezuela, nuevas cartografias y cosmogonías [Venezuela, New Cartographies and Cosmogonies] held at the Galería de Arte Nacional in Caracas. He describes the content, [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1160711

  • Reticulárea : Crecer es infinito
    Ramos, María Elena, 1947-
    María Elena Ramos analyzes Gego’s work Reticulárea as a metaphor of nature. As the curator sees it, Reticulárea grows incessantly just as organic forms do, open to the space around it. Like other natural forms, it maintains a geometric structure [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1159912

  • Reticulárea de Gego en la muestra permanente de la GAN
    Jiménez, Maritza, 1956-
    In her review, Maritza Jiménez announces that ten years after it was originally presented in Venezuela, Gego’s Reticulárea (1969) would be permanently installed in one of the new rooms at the GAN (Galería de Arte Nacional) [National Art Gallery [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1149473

  • Sammy Cucher : entrevista : haciendo notas del inconsciente
    Blyde, Aurora
    Aurora Blyde interviews Sammy Cucher during the exhibition CCS-10. Arte venezolano actual (Caracas: Fundación Galería de Arte Nacional, 1993). Cucher discusses the various ways in which his work addresses social issues; he explains how he thinks [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 864676

  • Siempre Leo
    Palenzuela, Juan Carlos, 1954-
    The critic Juan Carlos Palenzuela reviews the acquisition by the Galería de Arte Nacional (GAN) of forty Leoncio Martínez drawings and caricatures. In addition to being a draftsman and caricaturist, this artist was also a poet and critic. The [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1164507

  • Somos una ficción
    Delgado, Lenelina
    Venezuelan journalist Lenelina Delgado interviews Jacobo Borges on his show, La Comunión. The artist explains that the works in La Comunión were conceptually based on a photograph. He states that by means of the ritual nature of the works in the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1063831

  • Temor y temblor en busca de una íntima trascendencia
    This article was published in El Nacional (Caracas, August 11, 1996), on the day of the opening of Mercedes en el Museo Sacro. Obras recientes de Mercedes Pardo in this institution. This anonymous text points to a dual reading of the exhibition&rsquo [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1331053

  • Todo el color para Mercedes Pardo
    This article, published in El Nacional in February 1995, was written on the occasion of the closure of Obra Grafica de Mercedes Pardo at the Galería de los Espacios Cálidos del Ateneo de Caracas. The show was co-organized by the GAN ( [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1331069

  • Vivo la pintura siempre, ese es mi modo de ser : Mercedes Pardo muestra sus "travesuras"
    Monsalve, Yasmin
    Yasmin Monsalve writes this article for El Globo, Caracas, for the upcoming opening of an exhibition of Mercedes Pardo in Galeria del Sacro. Fourteen paintings and ten screenprints are shown after her five years of silence. The works are said to be [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1331036