Untangling the Web : Gego's Reticulárea : An Anthology of Critical Response = Desenredando la red : La Reticulárea de Gego : Antología de respuestas criticas /

"Gego (1912-1994) pioneered a new direction in art with her innovative sculptures of the 1960s and 1970s. Born in Germany as Gertrud Goldschmidt, she fled the Nazi regime and moved to Caracas, Venezuela, where she absorbed modernist trends but ultimately forged her own artistic path. Exploring...

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Imprint:Houston : The Museum Fine Arts Houston, [2013]
Description:359 pages ; 28 cm
Language:English
Spanish
Subject:Gego. -- Reticulárea (1969)
Gego -- Criticism and interpretation.
Gego.
Installations (Art) -- Venezuela -- Caracas.
ART / Individual Artists / Monographs.
ART / Caribbean & Latin American.
ART / Criticism & Theory.
Installations (Art)
Venezuela -- Caracas.
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Format: Print Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/9858567
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Varying Form of Title:Gego's Reticulárea
Desenredando la red : La Reticulárea de Gego
Other uniform titles:Untangling the Web.
Untangling the Web. Spanish.
Other authors / contributors:Huizi, María Elena, curator.
Crespín, Ester, curator.
Ramírez, Mari Carmen, 1955- editor of compilation.
Kervandjian, Melina, editor of compilation.
ISBN:9780300166132 (hardback)
0300166133 (hardback)
Notes:Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contributions in English and Spanish.
Summary:"Gego (1912-1994) pioneered a new direction in art with her innovative sculptures of the 1960s and 1970s. Born in Germany as Gertrud Goldschmidt, she fled the Nazi regime and moved to Caracas, Venezuela, where she absorbed modernist trends but ultimately forged her own artistic path. Exploring the concept of the line, space, and time, she linked pieces of metal to create weblike geometric forms, which she called "drawings in space." These experiments culminated in Reticulárea, a massive netlike sculptural installation first presented at the Museo de Bellas Artes, Caracas, in 1969. This groundbreaking work had major repercussions in the art world and marked a turning point in Gego's career. Centered on the various iterations of this work and its artistic impact, this anthology--published on the one-hundredth anniversary of Gego's birth--brings together images as well as documentary materials and primary texts in English and Spanish by artists, writers, and Gego"--