Mario Garcia Torres | the artist




The artist Mario Garcia Torres
Born 1975, Monclova, Coahuila, Mexico.
Lives and works in Mexico City, Mexico.

Style and technique of the artist: Conceptual Art, Venice Biennale,


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Some recent projects
Contrary to what is commonly assumed, the Moonwalk (or Slide Step) was not invented by Michel Jackson in the early 1980’s. There are at least a couple of known inceptions before the time…
Garcia Torres’ idea for “Passengers” was to reproduce a famous gallery show of the late 60s, 9 at Leo Castelli, largely by fabricating all of the objects shown there, including some that have become iconic indeed. (Eva Hesse, Bruce Nauman, Richard Serra, Alan Saret showed some of their most representative pieces there.) 9 at Leo Castelli, curated by Robert Morris in the winter of 1968, was the fruition of Morris’ ideas about “anti-form” and marked an important step in the way we think about conceptual and minimalist art. As the title indicated, nine artists participated, but Garcia Torres asks us to step back and involve other artists in the mix, including curator Morris himself, as well as artists he invited to participate but declined (or refused, like Joseph Beuys), as well as the standout case of Puerto Rican artist Rafael Ferrer, who came along to Castelli’s warehouse with some “assistants” (read cronies), to scatter bushels of autumn leaves on the staircase of the building…
Paradoxically, It Doesn’t Seem That Far From Here / What Happens In Halifax Stays In Halifax
Unspoken Dailies is based on a conference essay written by the artist several years before it was adapted into a script and eventually turned into a film. Unspoken Dailies is a film study about, time and silence, the unsaid and the forgotten…
While García Torres’ media, themes, and modes of display may vary, his interventions in time and space are all marked by a cool-headed approach purged of any lyricism…


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