eternal genius


Because Cuauhnanahuac (Nahuatl for Cuerna­vaca) was the holiday­resort of choice for centuries­it is not only fantas­tic residences like Hernán Cortés’ palace that can be found here. Its parks and squares, street­landscaping, museums and reli­gious building­works are also ‘state of the art’. A visit to the open chapel San Felipe de Jesús designed by Félix Candela is the pre­excuse to escape the bustle of Mexico City for a while.

In 2012, the young promise Frida Escobedo transformed the house and studio of art­to and poli­tics acti­vist David Alfaro Siqueiros into a new museum and cultural centre. Both volumes, swathed in­in an enigma­tic tex­ture and at the same time thrown open­to a plaza for together­being, offer a far­rrassing view of Siqueiros’s modus operandi and life.


25 Oct 07 Nov 2024