Commissioned work by MAK Center for Art and Architecture for the exhibition "Seeking Zohn", curated by Mimi Zeiger and Tony Macarena. Currently exhibited at MAK Schindler House in Los Angeles between April 1 – July 23, 2023. Exhibition review by Olly Wainwright for The Guardian here
Alejandro Zohn's largest building is striking even from a distance, towering over a low residential neighbourhood like a concrete castle. Everyone in Guadalajara has been to "El Archivo", as a visit is required for registering for example a birth, marriage, or death. The inner courtyard always teems with people and street vendors set up shop outside in the shade of the brutalist blocks. Most of the building itself is closed to the public, but thanks to welcoming staff it was possible to get a glimpse of the municipal offices and archives, which contain urban plans, newspapers, and most other records of Guadalajara's history. Zara Pfeifer took her analogue series „El Archivo“ during a five days stay in September 2022.