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Mario García Torres

Proyectos Monclova

Mario García Torres makes work that reenacts peak moments of post-war Conceptual art, but whose organizing principles are wholly relevant to artistic production today: the rationalization of processes; an emphasis on language and on reading versus visual experience; an economy of media and colors; and mathematical concepts such as permutation and repetition. His videos, films, installations, and photographs reinterpret works from the 1960s and ’70s by Sol LeWitt, Robert Barry, and John Baldessari, among others, creating a personal construal of Conceptual art and the position of the artist as researcher and archivist. This retrenchment of the past is motivated by the concept of allegory as a postmodern strategy for producing works in which the artist rescues historical moments from obscurity, bringing them to light under a revised definition for the present.

For his recent “Early Color Video

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