Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary (TBA21) is pleased to announce An Arrival Tale, an exhibition by Mario García Torres at TBA21-Augarten in Vienna, opening on June 17, 2016.
Storytelling, reenactment, and reportage are some of the strategies that Mario García Torres deploys to uncover (hidden) histories, narratives, and strategies embedded in archives, sites, and places and thereby to highlight the limitations of factual evidence and the agency of historical records and objects. An Arrival Tale uses a conceptual gesture that detaches the works by the artist in the TBA21 Collection from their original contexts and descriptions and offers them as a collection of stories and artistic experiments open for reinscription thereby addressing the contemporary conditions and urgencies of our societies.
"An Arrival Tale is an exhibition that pretends to use a number of my works from the TBA21 Collection to argue that the space of arrival, the space where one can reinvent oneself, could...be an interesting one, and one that has historically been a space to thrive," states García Torres.
An Arrival Tale in the light of current and future narratives of migration
An Arrival Tale is conceived in light of TBA21's engagements with the contemporary condition of continuous global migration and displacement. The exhibition seeks to collect, describe, and interrelate narratives of transplantation, pointing to migrations, displacements, relocations, and resettlements, which span both time and disparate geographies. By reimagining the frame of the exhibition itself García Torres opens up new possible readings, thus allowing for speculation on the possibilities of reinvention and transcendence. Like much of his work, the exhibition itself questions untimely certainties, both by looking back, complicating historical descriptions, and their relationship to the future and by looking forward and projecting new possibilities.
About the artist
Mario García Torres (born 1975 in Monclova, Mexico) is an artist currently living in Mexico City. He earned degrees at Universidad de Monterrey and the California Institute of the Arts, Valencia.
He has presented solo exhibitions at Museo Tamayo, Mexico City; Pivô, Sao Paolo; the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; the Hirshhorn Museum, Washington; Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid; UC Berkeley Museum of Art and Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley, the Wattis Institute, San Francisco; Museo Madre, Naples, and the Kunsthalle Zurich. His work has also been exhibited in Paris at the Centre George Pompidou and the Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris; the Tate Modern in London and the Kröller-Müller Museum in Otterlo, the Netherlands, as well as in the Museo Universitario de Arte Contemporáneo in Mexico, and the Guggenheim Museum, New York, among many others. García Torres has participated in numerous group exhibitions like the 29th Sao Paulo Biennial; the 2010 Taipei Biennial; the IX Baltic Triennial, Vilnius; the 8th Panama Biennial; the 2008 Yokohama Triennial; the 52nd Biennale di Venezia; and dOCUMENTA (13), Kassel.
Imágenes de la Exposición
Cortesía del Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary (TBA21)
Entrada actualizada el el 17 jul de 2016
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