Artist: Mario Garcia Torres
Venue: Taka Ishii, Tokyo
Exhibition Title: Telltale of A Sunday Practice
Date: December 15, 2012 – January 12, 2013
Full gallery of images, press release and link available after the jump.
Images courtesy of Taka Ishii, Tokyo. Photos by Kenji Takahashi.
For his second exhibition at Taka Ishii Gallery, Garcia Torres will premier a new body of works which rethink his own studio problematics as seen through the lens of conceptual art practices.
The exhibition’s main piece, The Kid Who Loved Being Bored, is a short-essay about the beauty and usage of boredom, which takes the form of a children’s book. In the tale, the discovery of Xoco with such an emotional state and his momentary existence in a beam of light are recounted and used to glimpse at the possibility of emancipation through imagination.
Presented in the exhibition as a slide show projection, the work pretends to review the codes of an art presentation to accommodate youngsters in a gallery setting. TKWLBB was written by Garcia Torres, illustrated by Tomoko Hirasawa and accompanied with music by Gustavo Mauricio Hernández Dávila (Quiero Club).
In his work Garcia Torres explores the potential of a diverse range of media including but not limited to photography, film, performance and printed intervention in order for it to serve as a tool in his own re-examination of concerns related to history and conceptual art practice. Exploiting the seemingly objective informational aesthetic of conceptual presentation, Garcia Torres unearths and employs gaps in memory and understanding to address concerns of an immediate relevance.