Mario García Torres - Illusion Brought Me Here

Exhibition : Thursday 16 May → Sunday 18 August

Monday Closed
Tuesday 11:00 - 18:00
Wednesday 11:00 - 18:00
Thursday 11:00 - 18:00
Friday 11:00 - 18:00
Saturday 11:00 - 18:00
Sunday 11:00 - 18:00
Avenue Van Volxem, 354 - 1190 Forest map

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 Credits Curator: Caroline Dumalin Presentation: Kunstenfestivaldesarts, WIELS, les ateliers claus Production: WIELS In collaboration with: Kunstenfestivaldesarts, les ateliers claus, Walker Art Center (Minneapolis)