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Mexico - Expo Brussels 1958

Mexico at the Exhibition Expo Brussels 1958
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Architect(s) : R. Mijares Alcerreca et P. Ramirez Vasquez

The architecture of the Mexican pavilion reflected the rich complexity of the Spanish heritage: the solidity of the pre-Hispanic construction, the monumental Spanish baroque and the modern line.

In the entrance hall, this communion of modern Mexico with its strong indigenous tradition was symbolised by a large pre-Columbian monolith on the one hand, and a reproduction of a mural by Orozco, one of Mexico's greatest artists, on the other.

The exhibition that presented the Mexican section focused on the three main periods of its history:
- Pre-Hispanic Mexico
- Colonial Mexico;
- modern Mexico.

The face of secular Mexico appeared in all its radiant beauty as soon as you entered the auditorium-where films, plays, musical auditions, and choreographic ensembles showed you the country in all its various aspects.

The Mexican School was represented by works of art from the three historical periods.

In addition to this artistic wealth, Mexico is rich in oil, gold, silver and sulphur, and the cultivation of coffee and cotton has created its prestige as an exporter.

Since the revolution, it has enjoyed constant industrial progress.

A whole part of the pavilion was a testimony to the enormous wealth of the country.

In the typical Mexican gardens, note the mosaic applied to the facade, as well as various sculptures of Toltec art.

© Guide Officiel Exposition Universelle de Bruxelles 1958 - Desclée & Co