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Mario García Torres: An Arrival Tale Opening // New season of ephemeropteræ with Carl Michael von Hausswolff

17. Juni 19:00 bis 22:00


Thyssen Bornemisza Art Contemporary is pleased to announce the opening of „Mario García Torres: An Arrival Tale“ together with the first event of the new season of ephemeropteræ 2016.

Friday, June 17
7 to 10 pm

Mario García Torres: An Arrival Tale

“An Arrival Tale is an exhibition that pretends to use a number of my works from the TBA21 collection to argue that the space of arrival, the space where one can reinvent oneself, could be an interesting one, and one that has historically been a space to thrive.”

Storytelling, reenactment, and reportage are some of the strategies that Mario García Torres deploys to uncover (hidden) histories, narratives, and strategies embedded in archives, sites, and places and thereby to highlight the limitations of factual evidence and the agency of historical records and objects. An Arrival Tale uses a conceptual gesture that detaches the works by the artist from their original contexts and descriptions and offers them as a collection of stories and artistic experiments open for reinscription thereby addressing the contemporary conditions and urgencies of our societies.

ephemeropteræ #1

Carl Michael von Hausswolff: Humatic Étude #1 for piano (dedicated to Conlon Nancarrow)
Spoken words by Mario García Torres

Marking the beginning of the 5th season of ephemeropteræ, TBA21’s summer-series dedicated to the performative articulations of spoken word phenomena, premieres with Carl Michael von Hausswolff´s Humatic Étude #1 for piano (dedicated to Conlon Nancarrow) and an introduction by Mario García Torres.

Humatic Étude #1 for piano is a participatory performance, devised by Carl Michael von Hausswolff as a comment to the mecatech music by Conlon Nancarrow, developed specifically for Mario García Torres exhibition at TBA21—Augarten. Playing with the idea of participation, the work tests the abilities of the public to keep time with machine precision.
Carl Michael von Hausswolff is a Swedish composer using recording technology as his main instrument and who has developed a complex practice of film photography, sound as visual artist.

ephemeropteræ are curated by Daniela Zyman & Boris Ondreička.


17. Juni
19:00 bis 22:00

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Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary
+43 1 513 98 56-0


Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary
Scherzergasse 1A
Vienna, 1020 Austria
+43 1 513 98 56-0

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