The return of the snake. Mathias Goeritz and the invention of emotional architecture

12 Nov 2014 - 15 Feb 2016
Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia / Palacio de Cultura Banamex (México D.F.) / Museo Amparo (Puebla, México)
Curated by:
Francisco Reyes Palma

This exhibition represents an approach to the work of Mathias Goeritz (Danzig, 1915 – Mexico City, 1990), produced after he settled in Mexico in 1949. In his theoretical and practical output, spanning four decades, rational utopia and Neo-primitivism converge, factors that stem from his own biography: his journey through different cities in Europe and North Africa (1948), his stint in Spain, and his participation in the preliminaries to the Primera Semana de Arte in Santillana del Mar (September 1949), as well as his contact with Mexican culture. The exhibition comprises a selection of over two hundred works, in which Archivo Lafuente participates with a dozen works. Drawings, sketches, scale models, photographs, sculptures and panel paintings, that reveal the experimental, analytical and even playful nature of Goeritz’s oeuvre, underpinned by the persistence of a theme and motif.

**Artistas: ** Consuelo Abascal de Lemionet, Herbert Bayer, Ferenc Berko, Úrsula Bernath, Alexander Calder, Ilya Chamberlain, Ángel Crespo, Germán Cueto, José Luis Cuevas, Jorge Dubón, Helen Escobedo, Ángel Ferrant, Gonzalo Fonseca, Lucio Fontana, Manuel Garay - Comité Organizador de los Juegos de la XIX Olimpiada, Marianne Gast, Mathias Goeritz, Fernando González Barba, Paolo Gori, Kati Horna, George Hoyninguen-Huene, Yves Klein, Horst Kurnitzky, Yoram Lehmann, Daniel Lemionet, Clement Meadmore, Joan Miró, Jacques Moeschal, Henry Moore, Hans Namuth, Francisco Nieva, Constantino Nivola, Jesús Reyes Ferreira, Armando Salas Portugal, Z. Sharkey, Julius Shulman, Anthony Stubbing, Pierre Székely, Kioshi Takahashi, Rufino Tamayo, Jean Tinguely, Leticia Torres Hernández, Mariana Yampolsky, Michel Zabé, Olivia Zúñiga