Photographer Francesc Torres combines performance, photography, and video, creating works that question social order and the interactions between political and economic power. He is especially interested in the influence of memory on the present, which is his interest in the remains of 9/11. Torres' media projects have been included in solo exhibitions at the Whitney Museum in New York; the Capp Street Project in San Francisco; the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Gardens in Washington, D.C.; the Museum of Contemporary Art in San Diego; and in museums around the world, including Madrid, Mexico City, St. Petersburg, and Prague.
"One of the most intriguing books to mark the 10th anniversary of September 11." -Baltimore Sun Images of much of the debris salvaged from ground zero make up this haunting collection." -San Francisco Chronicle "A photo book of the architectural items and personal effects recovered from the World Trade Center site after the attacks." --Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Spanish photographer Torres brings to life remnants of Ground Zero - burned fire trucks, shredded clothing, crumpled police cars, mangled file cabinets - preserved inside a hangar at John F. Kennedy airport." -The Washington Post "By special arrangement, Spanish artist Torres photographed the contents of Hangar 17 at JFK International Airport. That was the repository for the "significant non-human materials salvaged from the site of the World Trade Center." -Sacramento Bee "The book is the official companion to the photographic exhibitions in New York at the International Center of Photography; in London at the Imperial War Museum; in Madrid at the Palacio de Cibeles; and in Barcelona, Spain, at the Centre de Cultura Contemporï¿½nia." -New York Times