SELECT OF COLLECTIONS AND FONDS / Mathias Goeritz

Mathias Goeritz (Danzing, 1915–Mexico City, 1990) was a painter, sculptor and poet. He received a doctorate in History of Art in Berlin and spent part of the Second World War in Morocco and Spain. After the war he moved to Madrid and, in 1948, influenced by the School of Paris, Bauhaus, Paul Klee and Joan Miró, he founded the Escuela de Altamira in Santillana del Mar (Cantabria).

In 1949 he emigrated to Mexico to teach classes at the Escuela de Arquitectura in Guadalajara. There he collaborated with the architects Luis Barragán (Jardines del Pedregal, 1951) and Mario Pani (Las Torres de Satélite, 1957), although possibly his most personal project was the Museo Experimental El Eco (1952–1953), which Henry Moore and Rufino Tamayo participated in and which constituted the implementation of his ‘Manifiesto de la arquitectura emocional’. In addition to painting, he also pursued sculpture and took an interest in concrete poetry, of which Archivo Lafuente holds documentation related to his work in these fields. The Goeritz collection of Archivo Lafuente is formed of some 2,000 items dating from between 1933 and 1999, including original works, manuscripts, photographs and correspondence, among others, which trace his artistic production. Of particular note, due to their quality, are the series of photographs with work by Úrsula Bernath, Marianne Gast, Kati Horna, George Hoyningen-Huene, Sibyl Moholy-Nagy, Nicolás Müller, Hans Namuth and Armando Salas Portugal, among others.

 



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Latinoámerica 1920-2000 > Mathias Goeritz

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