Frieze Playlist | Mario Garcia Torres

What is your favourite title of an art work?

Oh, I have a list! Ceal Floyer’s Title Variable (2000); Christian Jankowski’s Above All I’m an Art Lover (2009); Ryan Gander’s A Portrait of the Artist Conceiving this Title (2010); Mircea Cantor’s I Shot This Image Because It Is Highly Suggestive Within a Specific Circle (2006); Roman Ondák’s My Summer Shoes Rest in Winter (2007); Hans-Peter Feldmann’s Pictures of Car Radios Taken While Good Music Was Playing (2004); Michael Snow’s Sshtoorrty (2005); Lee Lozano’s Clarification Piece (1969); Eduardo Costa’s A piece that is essentially the same as a piece by any one of the first conceptual artists, but dated two years before the original and signed by somebody else (1970); Maurizio Cattelan’s A Perfect Day (1999); John Cage’s A Year from Monday (1967); and Gilbert & George’s The Evening Before the Morning After (1972). From my own list of possible titles I might choose A Piece of Work (undated).

Mario García Torres (born 1975 in Monclova) is a Mexican conceptual artist. He has used various media, including film, photography, sound, performance, and video as a means to create his art. His art explores the intricacies of the art system, mainly by looking at past events of conceptual arts history, targeting to show new perspectives on them and historiography. García Torres currently lives in Mexico City.

Published on Dec 1, 2014

9/17/2014 — Mario Garcia Torres (b. 1975, Monclova, Mexico) received an MFA from the California Institute of the Arts in 2005 and currently lives in Mexico City. Recent solo exhibitions of his work have taken place at Project Arts Centre, Dublin (2013); Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid (2010); Fundació Joan Miró, Barcelona (2009); Kunsthalle Zürich (2008); and Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam (2007). He has also participated in such international exhibitions as the Berlin Biennale (2014); the Mercosul Biennial, Porto Alegre, Brazil (2013); Documenta 13, Kassel, Germany (2012); the São Paulo Bienal (2010); and the Venice Biennale (2007). Garcia Torres’s exhibition at the Hammer Museum is the first solo presentation of his work in Los Angeles.