Mari Carmen Ramirez Libros

Questioning The Line

From the late 1950s until the 1980s, the German-born Venezuelan artist Gego (Gertrud Goldschmidt) made drawings, prints, three-dimensional works, hanging-net pieces (reticulareas), and wire constructions (drawings without paper) of extraordinary quality. Taken as a whole, these works illustrate the issue at the core of her production: the liberation of line from volume and form into

Collecting Latin American Art For The 21st Century

Globalization has produced a new class of transnational art collectors who are changing the nature of collecting. Latin Americans have participated in this process from its inception, challenging mainstream biases and cultural stereotypes to build collections of extraordinary quality. Collecting Latin American Art for the 21st Century, published by the Department of Latin American Art

Versions And Inversions

In 2004, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, presented Inverted Utopias, a critically acclaimed exhibition focusing on the development of avant-garde art in Latin America from 1920 to 1970. At the time of the exhibition, a major symposium was held at the mu


Latin American artist Gego (1912-1994) produced a range of line-based abstract work, including drawings, prints, and wire sculptures. Focusing on a rare series of monotypes from the early 1950s, drawings and prints, and drawings without paper and tejeduras (woven paper pieces) of the late 1970s and 1980s, this fascinating book traces Gegos exploration of line