5645_001_hist--imatge-torres-de-ciudad-satelite-i
5645_001_hist--imatge-torres-de-ciudad-satelite-i
Mathias Goeritz
Torres de Ciudad Satélite I
1970
In 1975, together with urban planner Mario Pani and architect Luis Barragán, Mathias Goeritz created the sculptural project Torres de Ciudad Satélite. Located in the north of Mexico City, in Ciudad Satélite, it consists of five concrete towers that are basically five large rectangular prisms of different dimensions and colours. Despite their colossal size, Goeritz plays with the limits of scale, the proximity of the piece to the spectator’s vision and the different possible angles of vision. The work soon became a national emblem of modernity. Since its construction, the use of monumental scale and the synthetic language of geometry associated with the idea of progress identify Goeritz as both a strategist and agitator. The two screenprints in the MACBA Collection also incorporate five rectangular prisms of different sizes and colours, and as such are visual studies of the sculpture of Ciudad Satélite.
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original title
Torres de Ciudad Satélite I
year of acquisition
2017
type of object
Graphic material
dimensions
95 x 70.5 cm
Copyright
© Mathias Goeritz, 1970. Sota llicència de L.M. Daniel Goeritz i Galería La Caja Negra, Madrid
registration number
R.5645
date
1970
fonds
Col·lecció MACBA. Fundació MACBA
media
Screen print on paper
credits
MACBA Collection. MACBA Foundation
original title
Torres de Ciudad Satélite I
registration number
R.5645
date
1970
year of acquisition
2017
fonds
Col·lecció MACBA. Fundació MACBA
type of object
Graphic material
media
Screen print on paper
dimensions
95 x 70.5 cm
credits
MACBA Collection. MACBA Foundation
Copyright
© Mathias Goeritz, 1970. Sota llicència de L.M. Daniel Goeritz i Galería La Caja Negra, Madrid
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