Mario Garcia Torres and the Forgotten Myths of Conceptual Art

The Brussels gallery Jan Mot says he is “as mischievous as he is thoughtful”. Some magazines described him as a “branchitude” (trend-itude) artist from L.A. But today he is neither trendy nor mischievous… jetlag kills his charm and my questions on “history” makes him a serious school boy. Sitting in the café on the 6/F of Pompidou Centre, with a light yellow pullover around his neck and a white T-shirt that goes only with a pair of worn-out blue jeans, Mario García Torres enjoys the best view of Paris and the gentle sunshine of the early Parisian summer.

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