GEGO. Midiendo el infinito
The Jumex Museum in Mexico City now presents the exhibition of one of the most important artists in Latin America: Gego
How do you represent the unattainable? Who could do it? Well, we believe that one of those people was Gertrud Goldschmidt, better known as Gego. An incredibly interdisciplinary Latin American artist who during her life explored from architecture and design, to sculpture, drawing, and engraving, without neglecting installations and even textiles. His works could be as public as they were complex, and as challenging as they were pedagogical. Now the Jumex Museum will hold a retrospective of this interesting artist titled: Gego: Measuring Infinity. It starts on October 19 and we'll tell you what it's about.
Previously we called Gego as a Latin American artist, and no, we are not unaware that she was not born on this continent, but in Hamburg, Germany, but she lived most of her life in Venezuela, as well as developed professionally there. He was nourished by the artistic currents of the country and then proposed new things.
It was in the 60's and 70's that he had some of his most important works, precisely at the height of geometric abstract art and kinetic art, from which Gego drew a lot of inspiration. He made around 400 works, and 120 of them now reach the Jumex Museum in Measuring Infinity.
In Gego's works we see lines that are chaotic at first glance, geometric shapes that are difficult to decipher, solid structures that seem to crumble with a touch or a simple sigh. Space is essential for the construction of these works, it is even part of it. His most famous work is “Reticulárea”, which dates back to 1969. Here pieces of aluminum and steel come together to create a mesh fabric that spans the entire room.
What? The exhibition that we see in the Jumex does not have those giant networks that are in Venezuela, but it does have some smaller networks, always geometric shapes, and many books and paintings by the artist, as well as some photos where we see her portrayed and her work . What stands out the most are those sculptures, which we admit, did not capture our attention. If you already knew the artist, this is the opportunity of your life to see her works live, if you are not familiar, we believe that it will attract your attention enough to learn more.
We believe that it is not one of the best exhibitions that the Jumex Museum brings, but if you like the curatorship of the museum, it is most likely that this will not disappoint you. Also, finishing you can also visit Rodrigo Hernández's installation: El Espejo, which is exhibited in the basement of the place.