5 works by Mathias Goeritz that have left their mark on Mexico City

06/04/2021

Mathias Goeritz, who in addition to being a sculptor and architect, was also a poet, art historian, and Mexican painter. Although his most important contributions are located in 'Emotional Architecture', Goeritz has always had a great interest in constructive abstraction, a fact that allowed him to build a map of signs in Mexico City.

During the 1950s, the artist made public the Manifesto of Emotional Architecture, which is nothing other than the link between functional architecture and the recovery of identity. "Only by receiving emotions from architecture can man once again consider it as an art," explained Goeritz, who also implemented this philosophy in his works that have left their mark on Mexico City.

Pedregal Crown

Built in 1980, this sculpture is made up of five triangular prisms that extend along the volcanic rock of Ciudad Universitaria.

Satellite Towers

Five vertical towers on an inclined space extend upward in the middle of Ciudad Satélite.

Articulated wall

Belonging to 'La Ruta de la Amistad', a series of works that emanated from the Olympic Games held in Mexico in 1968, this work is located on Avenida Insurgentes Sur, very close to Ciudad Universitaria.

Sculptural Space

Geometric figures in the middle of an ecological reserve? this is the sculptural space, located inside Ciudad Universitaria, specifically in the area where the University Cultural Center is located. Founded in 1979, this work promised to give an account of the sculptural movement with geometry in Mexico in the middle of a natural environment.

El Eco Experimental Museum

Considered one of the most important architectural works of all times, it was developed based on three contrasting concepts: massiveness-emptiness, horizontality-verticality, and light-darkness. It is a space that integrates perfectly with the surrounding environment.