Mexico City - Exhibition


Centro Cultural Universitario Tlatelolco

01 Dec 201817 Feb 2019

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“Desaparecidos” is an installation that consists of 20 thousand identical figurines with the shape of a young man in his underpants and his hands up. This image was taken from a newspaper photograph depicting the students imprisoned in the Chihuahua building of the Tlatelolco housing complex, on October 2, 1968 in Mexico City.
“Desaparecidos” is derived from the exhibition proposal “Hoy también fue un día soleado” by Fernando Sánchez Castillo, in which the same figure was exhibited but in monumental dimensions. Arranged horizontally, these figurines open an opportunity for each visitor to make an exchange: provide a written testimony on self-adhesive paper, adding to the relative memory of the events of October 2, 1968 or its echoes in the recent history of Mexico. Within the framework of the 50th anniversary of the massacre of civilians by the government of Díaz Ordaz in the Plaza de las Tres Culturas, the Tlatelolco University Cultural Center calls to recall and reflect on these events.

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Contacts & Details

tue, wed, thu, fri, sat, sun 10:00 am - 6:00 pm


$30; 50% discount for students, elders with valid ID Free admission On Sundays.


5500 m2

de la Madrid Ricardo Raphael

T: +52 55 5117 2818 M: W: Centro Cultural Universitario Tlatelolco
Ricardo Flores Magon 1, Cuauhtémoc, Tlatelolco Mexico City, 06995 Mexico