Minimal Art Genesis: Mexican Contribution

Pablo Estévez


The article addresses the minimalist proposals of Mathias Goeritz and Luis Barragán from 1953, the Mexicans precursors of architectural and sculpture objects contributed to sustain the minimal art avant-garde. American artists of the sixties systematized in part the findings of Mexican architects in implementing minimum structures. The text proposes correspondences plastic root of Mexicans and Americans sculptors, using the method of comparative analysis. Furthermore, the Americans artist’s sculptural theories and systems of construction to developed for the trend. Also, it is verified that the Mexican minimalist production incorporated formal compositional elements developed by the Americans. The text states that the Mexican minimalist work was consolidated in parallel with the Americans, with photographs and references substantiating examples of equivalent creations that enrich the avant-garde. Finally, we address the contemporary minimalist assemblage.


Genesis; minimalism; correspondence; analysis; planimetric; assemblage; Mexican precursor; objects; parameters; contemporary; minimal art


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