An Arrival Tale
Daniela Zyman & Cory Scozzari (Eds.)
Appropriation, storytelling, reenactment and reportage are some of the strategies Mexican conceptual artist Mario García Torres (b. 1975) deploys to highlight the limitations of factual evidence and the agency of historical records and objects. An Arrival Tale detaches his works from their original context and offers them as a collection of narratives and artistic experiments in order to address the urgencies of our time. The amply illustrated monograph exploring the artist’s multidisciplined work—film and video, photography, sound and performance—pairs diverse contributions by sound artist Carl Michael von Hausswolff, writer Armen Avanessian, curator Chus Martinez plus theorist Anke Hennig examining the space of arrival as a complicated and disjointed nexus between departure, displacement and return. While conceived in relation to the solo exhibition at TBA21, Vienna, the publication expands on thematic threads of spatial disjunction, recollection, asynchronicity, fictionality and the politics of visibility. Torres has exhibited and performed at the Hammer Museum (2015), the Stedekijk Museum, UC Berkeley Museum of Art and Pacific Film Archive, Tate Modern, dOCUMENTA (13), the 52nd Venice Biennale (2007) and more.
Softcover / 6 ½ x 9 ½ in.
216 pp / Extensive b&w and color
Retail Price: $34.00
THYSSEN -BORNE MISZA ART CONTEMPORARY, VIENNA