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biografía de Mathías GOERITZ (1915-1990)

Lugar de nacimiento: Danzig, Germany

Direcciones: Morelos, Mexico

Profesión: Sculptor, designer

Estudios: Friedrich-Wilhelms Univ., Ph.D.; Kuntsgewerbeschule, Berlin-Charlottenburg.

Exposiciones: Art of Assemblage, MoMA, 1961; Pittsburgh Int. Exhib, CI, 1961; Concrete Poetry?, Stedelijk Mus., Amsterdam, Holland, 1970-71; Art & Science, Tel Aviv Mus., Israel, 1971; 11th Biennial, Open-air Mus. Sculpture, Middelheim, Belgium, 1971. Awards: Artist-in-residence, Aspen Inst. Humanistic Studies, Aspen, CO, 1970-72.

Obra: steel structure, Mus. Arte Mod., Mexico City, Mexico; wood sculptures, Kunsthalle Hamburg, Germany, Riverside Mus., NYC & Mus. Nat. Bezalel, Jerusalem, Israel; bronze sculpture, Univ. Arizona Art Gallery, Tucson. Commissions: El Eco (total environment), commissioned by Daniel Mont, Exp. Mus., Mexico City, 1952-53; environmental sculptures, Towers of Satellite City, commissioned by L. Barrag·n & M. Pani, 1957, Towers of Automex, commissioned by R. Legorreta, Toluca, Mexico, 1963-64, & Pyramid of Mixcoac, PIAC, Mexico City, 1970-72; Route of Friendship (hwy. environment), Mexico Olympic Committee, Mexico City, 1968.

Comentarios: Preferred media: concrete, steel. Positions: director, School Fine Arts & Indust. Design, Iberoamericano Univ., Mexico, 1957-60; editor & author, art section, Arquitectura-Mex., 1959-. Teaching: professor basic design, Nat. Univ. Mexico, 1954-. Publications: illustrator, Los Amantes y la Noche, ed. Eco, Mexico, 1953; author/illustrator of books & articles in several magazines.

Fuentes: WW73; Olivia Zu-iga, Mathias Goeritz, Ed. Intercontinental, Mexico City, 1963; Clive B. Smith, Builders in the Sun, Architectural, New York, 1967; H. Harvard Arnason, History of Modern Art, Abrams, New York, 1968.

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