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  • Gego, Reticulárea (Environmental work), 1969, steel and painted iron. Installation view, Museo de Bellas Artes, Caracas.

    Gego

    Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art
    Rua Dom João de Castro, 210
    July 27–October 12, 2006

    Curated by Mónica Amor

    Gego’s constructions—abstract drawings, prints, and wire sculptures based on strategies of modularity, repetition, and dispersal—create a geometry that is mutable rather than fixed. The German-born Venezuelan artist’s first large-scale exhibition in Europe, co-organized with the Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona, brings together approximately one hundred works from the 1950s to the ’80s, grouped according to a logic of form rather than of chronology or genre. By installing the works in this way, Amor builds on what is most astonishingly palpable about a Gego piece: its ability to dispense with the concept of media in favor of a phenomenology of line. The catalogue includes texts by Amor, Yve-Alain Bois, Guy Brett, and Iris Peruga.

    Travels to Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona, Nov. 11, 2006–Jan. 14, 2007.