On saturday 18.05 at 20u30, Garcia Torres will also give a lecture, called 'Five Feet High and Rising'
@ Les ateliers claus
Illusion Brought Me Here is the first major solo exhibition of Mario García Torres in Belgium. On this occasion, the Mexican artist presents his own abridged version of a retrospective: a new sound piece entitled Silence’s Wearing Thin Here, composed of voices and soundtracks from his earlier works. García Torres unravels untold or ‘minor’ histories, with a predilection for avant-garde art and music from the 1960s and 70s. He recreates historical exhibitions and completes unfinished artworks, often blurring original and reenactment, past and present. He engages in dialogues with enigmatic and radical figures that were mainly active before he was born, such as the Belgian artist Marcel Broodthaers and the American-born Mexican composer Conlon Nancarrow. About four years ago, García Torres stopped dating his works, which include filmic, sculptural and painterly installations and performances. In so doing, he undermines the narrative of an oeuvre and career as a progressive evolution over time.
Tickets @ WIELS
Curator: Caroline Dumalin
Presentation: Kunstenfestivaldesarts, WIELS, les ateliers claus
In collaboration with: Kunstenfestivaldesarts, les ateliers claus, Walker Art Center (Minneapolis)