Installation Views: 8th Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art Museen Dahlem, Berlin Photo: Anders Sune Berg
Walker Art Center
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Illusion Brought Me Here is the first US survey to focus on the work of Mexico-based artist Mario García Torres (Mexico, b. 1975). Working in a variety of media, including video, installation, photography, and sculpture, the artist creates environments that explore obscure histories and personalities, particularly those associated with conceptual art of the 1960s and 1970s.
García Torres juxtaposes facts with imagined scenes and dialogue to foreground the often blurred division between truth and fiction. Appropriation, narrative, repetition, reenactment, and the tropes of reportage are some of the strategies that he employs to uncover the limitations of memory and the subjectivity of historical records.