Mario García Torres is a Mexico City–based conceptual artist who addresses the ways in which art and information are constructed over time. García Torres’s ambitious and reflective work has garnered him a substantial exhibition record, including the Modern’s FOCUS: Mario García Torres this spring, a recent solo exhibition at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles, and international shows such as the 8th Berlin Biennale, 2014; 9th Mercosul Biennial, Porto Alegre, Brazil, 2013; Documenta 13, Kassel, Germany, 2012; 29th Bienal de São Paulo, Brazil, 2010; and 52nd Venice Biennale, 2007. Known for his examination of 1960s and 1970s conceptual art, García Torres explains his process of research, examination, conflation, and re-imaging. “I see the art stories I sometimes use as starting points to begin research. Then, they become excuses to talk about something else.”
For this Tuesday Evenings presentation, García Torres is in conversation with musician and collaborator J.D. Whittenburg as well as FOCUS: Mario García Torres curator Alison Hearst.