My Highlights from Zona MACO 2014
Image rights: Courtesy the artist and Jan Mot, Brussels / Mexico City
Mario García Torres describes himself as a conceptual artist who makes work about the history of conceptual art. He uses several media—including photography, film, performance, and printed matter—to reprise or respond to past works of other artists. As he explains, “my work doesn’t really become a remake of the conceptual story but more like a second rehearsal.” For example, in the aptly titled exhibition “Until It Makes Sense” (2013) at Dublin’s Project Arts Centre, Torres presented pieces based on works by Robert Barry, John Baldessari, Alighiero Boetti, as well as his own former projects.
Mexican, b. 1975, Monclova, Mexico, based in Mexico City, Mexico