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Conversations in Mexico

Hans Ulrich Obrist

In 2002 Hans Ulrich Obrist began his conversation with a diverse and influential group of Mexican pioneers during an exhibition at Luis Barragán's house in Mexico City.

Over a decade in the making, Conversations in Mexico beautifully captures how the Mexican cultural scene has pivoted several times--perhaps most importantly around the student protests at the 1968 Olympic Games--to cultivate a wholly radical and innovative aesthetic, one that is illuminated in the iconic buildings of Pedro Ramírez Vázquez and Teodoro González de León; the people and landscapes photographed by Graciela Iturbide; the music of Esquivel!; the incredible voyages of Santiago Genovés; the utopian politics and literature of Carlos Fuentes, Margo Glantz and Elena Poniatowska; the singular vision of Alejandro Jodorowsky; and the uncompromising art of Leonora Carrington, Felipe Ehrenberg, Pedro Friedeberg, Juan Soriano and Eduardo Terrazas.

Language: English