Mario García Torres, 'Tetela'


Mario Garcia Torres: Illusion Brought Me Here

Every Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri., Sat., and Sun. from Oct. 25-Feb. 17
Time Varies
Included with museum admission
Art, Museums

This will be the first U.S. survey of Mexico City-based conceptual artist Mario García Torres. The exhibition, curated by the Walker’s Vincenzo de Bellis with curatorial fellow Fabian Leyva-Barragan, will not only look at two decades’ worth of the artist’s work, but will also feature two new installations made just for the Walker. Torres will perform three monologues over the course of the run, mining personal responses and reactions to contemporary issues. With video, installation, photography, and sculpture, the exhibit will showcase Torres’ compelling practice of looking at the work of conceptual artists of past generations. Through research and his own methods of fictionalized re-creation, Torres will offer plenty to chew over, especially in the context of the Walker Art Center, an institution that has supported and presented pieces by many of the artists that Torres draws inspiration from. The opening-night celebration at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, October 25, includes a free performance of I Am Not a Flopper, followed by an artist’s talk.