Guest Artist 3

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

Mathias Goeritz (1915-1990) was a creator of aesthetics that left a permanent mark on the artistic development of our century. During his career, he inspired the world with a lyrical facet.

Ursa Major under construction, Mathias Goeritz, 20th Century, From the collection of: Patronato Ruta de la Amistad A.C

In 1968, flight plans for planes passed alongside Palacio
de los Deportes offering passengers the possibility to admire the Ursa Major constellation from a high.

Ursa Major under construction, Mathias Goeritz, 20th Century, From the collection of: Patronato Ruta de la Amistad A.C

Standing at 15 meters high, and arranged them the same as the stars in the constellation of the same name.

Ursa Major completed, Mathias Goeritz, 20th Century, From the collection of: Patronato Ruta de la Amistad A.C

For this work of art, Goeritz constructed seven polyhedronic columns of concrete (from yellow to bright pink).

Ursa Major, Mathias Goeritz, 20th Century, From the collection of: Patronato Ruta de la Amistad A.C

By using geometric and primary shapes, Goeritz succeeded in initiating a harmonic relationship between these and the shapes that were created as a result of the architectural project by the architects Félix Candela, Antonio Peiry and Enrique Castañeda Tamborell for Palacio de los Deportes.

Where is it located?
Location: Esplane of the Palace Deports
Patronato Ruta de la Amistad, A.C.
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