Mar 4, 2020

ARTICULATED WALL

Patronato Ruta de la Amistad A.C

Station #13 of The Route of the Friendship

Herbert Bayer, Manuel Garay, 20th Century, From the collection of: Patronato Ruta de la Amistad A.C

Herbert Bayer was born in Haag, Austria and lived in Aspen Colorado. He studied at the Bauhaus School in Weimar with Kadinsky as his teacher and the Dessau School. He was director of communication for the Bauhaus School.

Articulated Wall under construction, Herbert Bayer, 20th Century, From the collection of: Patronato Ruta de la Amistad A.C

The method of construction used for Bayer’s sculpture is one of its most interesting characteristics and distinguishes it by being the only work of art of its size that has been made using this construction method in Mexico.

Articulated Wall under construction, Herbert Bayer, 20th Century, From the collection of: Patronato Ruta de la Amistad A.C

Standing 16.5 meters high and made of solid concrete with reinforced bars, the work of art presents a play of light and shadow that changes depending on the time of day.

Articulated Wall completed, Herbert Bayer, 20th Century, From the collection of: Patronato Ruta de la Amistad A.C

This sculpture is made up of a steel central axis that unites 33 rectangular pieces of solid concrete, that, even though are independent of one another, are arranged on top of each other with a gap of 50 cm between each one, thus creating a very fortunate visual movement.

Articulated Wall, Herbert Bayer, 20th Century, From the collection of: Patronato Ruta de la Amistad A.C
Location
Original Location: Periférico Sur (South-North direction)Current Location: Cloverleaf Interchange of Insurgentes Sur and Periférico, on Insurgentes South-North direction in front of the Cuicuilco arqueological zone
Patronato Ruta de la Amistad A.C
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