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  • GEGO

    MASP - Museu de Arte de São Paulo Assis Chateaubriand
    Avenida Paulista, 1578
    December 13, 2019–March 1, 2020

    Curated by Pablo León de la Barra, Julieta González, and Tanya Barson

    Born in Germany in 1912, Gego (née Gertrud Goldschmidt) was forced into exile in 1939 and lived in Venezuela until her death, in 1994. Though she explored many media—installations, drawings, weavings, prints, sculptures, and more—she is best known for her intricate networks of metal rods and wires, simultaneously delicate and strong and ranging in scale from modest to room-size. This retrospective of more than 150 pieces sets out to cover her output of the 1940s to the ’90s in all its variety. I would expect the curators to make maximum use of MASP’s enormous open exhibition hall, designed by Lina Bo Bardi, to dramatize the work of this great orchestrator of space. Travels to Museo Jumex, Mexico City; Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona; Tate Modern, London.