The Americas Society in New York, one of the few places where the Reticulárea was installed in situ, in 1969, hosted an exhibition which included works on paper, preparatory drawings, photographs, manuscripts, diagrams and three-dimensional works by Gego from September until December 2012. Under the curatorship of Josefina Manrique and Gabriela Rangel, the exhibition “Gego. Origin and Encounter. Mastering the space” showed the trajectory of the artist, from colorful landscapes and street scenes to abstraction. It was organized by The Americas Society together with Fundación Gego and Sala Mendoza.
“Inminencia de las poéticas” was the title of the 30th Sao Paulo Biennale which brought together the oeuvre of a group of artists from all over the world. A selection of works from Gego’s last phase was presented at this great exhibition under the curatorship of Luis Pérez Oramas from September 7th to December 9th, 2012.
A selection of Gego’s works belonging to Fundación de Museos Nacionales was exhibited at Módulo 14 of Galería de Arte Nacional, Caracas, from July 15th 2012 on. The public was able to take in this sample within the general framework offering a panoramic view of the history of art in our country.
This exhibition, under the curatorship of Fabiola Arroyo Poleo and Indira Aguilera Kohl and the counsel of María Luz Cárdenas, went through different correlations and aesthetic dialogues which supply evidence of the open character of Gego’s work and its significant influence throughout time. It consisted of a selection of works by Gego and other recognized Venezuelan visual artists belonging to the collection of Fundación Museos Nacionales and a heterogeneous group of works by different invited contemporary artists. It also included singular productions from notorious national representatives from various disciplines such as dancing, poetry and graphic design among others.
“Procedencia y encuentro” (Provenance and encounter), a sentence which comes from a text by the artist, summarizes the essence of this exhibition under the curatorship of Josefina Manrique assisted by Mariana Reyes and Claudia Garcés. Organized by Fundación Gego and Sala Mendoza, it showed a selection of works by the artist which revealed points of departure from which – through drawing – Gego took up a certain line of investigation; an encounter which would then serve as a starting point for new creative processes. It was open from May 27th to August 19th, 2012, at Sala Mendoza, Universidad Metropolitana, in Caracas.
An exhibit which included etchings, inks, drawings without paper and a large format textile, all works belonging to the collection of Banco Mercantil, was shown from April 29th until August 5th, 2012, at Espacio Mercantil, Edf. Panaven, Altamira, Caracas.