Caracas

Caracas

Gego 1955–1990

Museo de Bellas Artes
Plaza de los Museos Parque Los Caobos
October 22, 2000–March 25, 2001

Gego, née Gertrud Goldschmidt, fled Germany for South America in 1939 and became engaged, alongside other artists on that continent, in reinventing the Constructivist legacy in the '50s. Armed with degrees in architecture and engineering, she turned her attention to sculpture in a series of radical experiments that bring to mind the post-Minimalist work of Robert Morris and Eva Hesse. Gego's mature production, based on meshes and cascades of metal irregularly distributed in space, defies conventional approaches to the art object. Curated by the museum's own Iris Peruga, this giant survey brings together almost 400 works, including drawings, prints, watercolors, and sculpture—a timely homage to Venezuela's greatest postwar artist.