[October 10 2022]
Destino, a group exhibition that integrates sculpture, dance, and sound into a
conceptual theatrical intervention, is now on view at the Museo Experimental El Eco in
Mexico City. Conceived and organized by Mario GarcÍa Torres, Destino reinterprets the
relics and apparitions of the museum’s transmuted past, playing with artifact and
Originally designed by the artist and architect Mathias Goeritz, the Museo Experimental
El Eco was founded in 1953. After its owner’s untimely demise less than a year later, it
was converted into a restaurant and in the following decades would take on different
lives and iterations as a cabaret, a gay bar, a theater, and even a boxing gym.
Mirroring the institution’s fluid history and the activities that transpired within its walls,
Destino is a constantly changing exhibition that gives visitors a different show every
time. Sculptures share space and time with stand-up comedians, dancers, and singers,
illuminated to create a theatrical effect.
An essential part of the exhibition is the stage act created specifically for the occasion,
an hour-long piece in which a monologue is accompanied by dance and vocal
interventions. The piece reinterprets ideas such as disenchantment, mediocrity, failure,
and disappointment, and challenges the rhetoric that classifies these as antithetical to
The exhibition features works by Marisol Cal y Mayor, Eduardo Donjuan, Isa Genzken,
Fausto Melotti, Carmen Ruiz, Alejandro Suarez, Tunga, Franz West, and Heimo
On view until Nov. 6th, 2022
Museo Experimental El Eco
C. James Sullivan 43, San Rafael, 06470, Mexico City, México.
Text by Anfisa Vrubel
Images by Mauricio Guerrero