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Image: Gego installing the Reticularea. Galeria de Arte Nacional, Caracas, 1980. Photo: Christian Belpaire, Archivo Fundacion Gego

Fundación Jumex: Gego, “Measuring Infinity”

Location: Mexico City, Mexico

Dates: 19 October 2022 – 05 February 2023

Curator: n/a

This international survey of the work of Gertrud Goldschmidt, known as Gego (Hamburg, 1912 – Caracas, 1994)—one of the most important postwar artists in Latin America—charts her interdisciplinary artistic production through different yet interrelated fields: architecture, design, sculpture, drawing, printmaking, fabric, site-specific installations, spatial interventions, public art and pedagogy. Arranged chronologically, the exhibition includes over 120 works in a variety of media from the early 1950s to the early 1990s, encompassing every period in the artists’ production.

A trained architect and engineer at the Technische Hochschule of Stuttgart, Gego fled Nazi persecution in 1939 and immigrated to Venezuela, where she remained for the rest of her life. She became a leading figure of the emerging artistic movements of the second half of the twentieth century, including Geometric Abstraction and Kinetic Art in the 1950-60s.

Fundación Museo Jumex

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