Gego: Weaving the Space In Between will be the first scholarly monograph on the artist Gego (Gertrude Goldschmidt), who fled Nazi Germany and arrived in Caracas in 1937. The book will move between close readings of specific works and matters of context and discourse, such as the complexities of avant-garde culture in Latin America, and the cultural entwining of center and periphery.
Monica Amor has written on modern and contemporary art for Third Text, Artforum, October and Grey Room. Previous writings on Gego include “Another Geometry: Gego’s Reticulárea, 1969–1982” in October and “Gego: Exploding the Field” in Art Journal. Her curatorial projects include Gego: Defying Structures for the Serralves Foundation in Porto, Portugal; Beyond the Document at the Museo Reina Sofia in Madrid; and Redrawing the Line at Art in General in New York. She is a professor of modern and contemporary art at the Maryland Institute College of Art. Her book Theories of the Non-object: The Postwar Crisis of Geometric Abstraction is under contract to The University of California Press.