The two-volume book combines two closely related art projects by Heidrun Holzfeind: Mexico 68 investigates the impact of the ’68 student movement on Mexican society, politics and culture in general, and on the lives of the participants in particular.
“It was a great experience to live through, kind of like being in love.” Carlos Sevilla
CU, Mexico City, August 2006 is a personal portrait of “Ciudad Universitaria”, the National University’s Mexico City campus. The carefully composed shots of exterior and interior views, architectural details, and eerily unpopulated hallways, class rooms and walkways highlight Holzfeind’s interest in aging modernist structures, the conceptualization of the campus as a modern “city” and the use of functionality in the Mexican modernization project.
PART I — MEXICO 68
18 interviews with activists of the Mexican student movement
17 × 24 cm, 224 pages, 18 loose-leaf color portraits, softcover
Text by Jorge Reynoso Pohlenz
PART II — CU (Mexico City, August 2006)
17 × 24 cm, 80 pages, 53 color plates, softcover
Text by Cuauhtémoc Medina