Illusion Brought Me Here

Illusion Brought Me Here
Author: Mario Garcia Torres
Publisher: Walker Art Center, WIELS, Koenig Books
Language: English
Pages: 256
Size: 28 x 22 cm
Weight: 878 g
Binding: Hardcover
ISBN: 9783960985907
Availability: In stock
Price: €40.00
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´´Illusion Brought Me Here´´ maps out the extensive body of work of Mexican artist Mario García Torres for the first time. New essays by Sophie Berrebi, Julia Bryan-Wilson, Rulo David, Vincenzo de Bellis, Caroline Dumalin, and Tom McDonough look at the way García Torres´s work addresses ideas of failure, uncertainty, and memory, and at how the counter-narratives he weaves invite us to revisit and rethink the legacies of conceptual art in the Americas and Europe. This catalogue, published on the occasion of the artist´s first survey exhibition in the US and in Europe, also features a richly illustrated and annotated selection of nearly fifty works, the most comprehensive compilation of the artist´s practice available in print. ´´In Spanish, my native tongue, ´´ilusión´´ has more than one meaning. It can suggest a misinterpretation of the senses, something like a deceptive appearance, or a figment of the imagination. But the word can also be used to convey a sense of hope, of favorable expectations: ´´Ilusión me trajo aquí´´ is thus both an anticipation that something fortuitous might happen here, and a misleading view, the figment or mirage that launched a personal journey into art.´´