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Featured Event  |  13. December 2019

MASP presents first solo exhibition of Gego in Brasil

Bunt, 19 Watercolor on paper Sheet: 72 x 55 cm Mat: 101.4 x 76 cm Fundación Gego Collection at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Gego por Gerd Leufert (digitalização: Abel Naim)

Líneas, 1966Lithograph, edition 2/20, 20,2 x 41,2 x 0,7 cm The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Museum purchase funded by the Caroline Wiess Law Access ions Endowment Fund, 2010.1730 Crédito: Will Michels

Sin Título, 1969 Ink on paper, 65,5 x 50 cm Fundación Gego Collection at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Tejedura 91/36, 1991 Paper Sheet: 29.8 x 28 cm Mount: 38.8 x 34.6 cm Fundación Gego Collection at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

From December 2019, Gertrud Goldschmidt (1912-1994), mostly known as Gego, receives her first solo show in Brazil at Museu de Arte de São Paulo Assis Chateaubriand (MASP). The exhibition titled Gego: The Emancipated Line opens on December 13, 2019 and will be on display until March 1st, 2020.

Gego: The Emancipated Line takes place concurrently with the exhibitions of artists Leonor Antunes and Anna Bella Geiger at MASP, and closes the 2019 curatorial axis dedicated to “Women’s Histories, Feminist Histories,” in which the full program was dedicated to women artists and included exhibitions of Djanira da Motta e Silva, Tarsila do Amaral, Lina Bo Bardi, amog others. It was not until the early 1950’s that Gego began her career as an artist, first working in watercolors, monotypes, and wood engravings, before moving on to three- dimensional metal structures.

The geometric and kinetic art movements that arose in Latin America in the 1950’s and 1960’s signaled an alignment between these countries, including Gego’s adopted home of Venezuela, with the avant-garde modernist movements occurring in Europe and America. It was in this period that Gego became a leading artist in geometric abstraction and kinetic art, working alongside a group of peers including Carlos Cruz-Diez, Alejandro Otero, and Jesús Rafael Soto.

The exhibition demonstrates Gego's significant formal and conceptual contributions to modern and contemporary art, highlighting her intersections

with key transnational art movements including geometric abstraction andKinetic Art of the 1950-60’s, and Minimalism and Post-minimalism of the 1960-70’s.Furthermore, it references the socio-cultural history in Latin America andadvances an understanding and appreciation of Gego’s work within the largercontext of twentieth century modernism as one of the major artistic figures ofthe second half of the century.

 

Gego: the emancipated line

December 13, 2019 - March 1st, 2020

MASP - Museu de Arte de São Paulo Assis Chateaubriand

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