Marcos is a student of fine arts. When Jacobo Montes, the social artist of the hour, arrives in Murcia, he becomes his assistant and helps him set up his transgressive piece of art for the city. But Montes's methods border on the unacceptable, and when theory turns to practice, things run the risk of getting out of hand. Written with a sharp approach that brings to mind Philip Roth and Don DeLillo, and a meta-literary touch that recalls the work of Paul Auster or Enrique Vila-Matas, Escape Attempt reflects on some of the big topics of our contemporary world: modern art, immigration, globalization, and more-all in relation to justice, ethics, and life.
Miguel Angel Hernandez Navarro (Murcia, Spain, 1977) is Associate Professor of Art History at University of Murcia and was formerly the director of the Centro de Documentacion y Estudios Avanzados de Arte Contemporaneo (CENDEAC). He focuses on antivisual art, contemporary art theory, migratory aesthetics and memory. He is author of several books on art and visual culture. As a fiction writer he has written a journal, a book of short stories and the novel Escape Attempt, shortlisted in the Premio Herralde de novela, and which has been translated into French, German, Italian, and Portuguese as well as English. He is currently a fellow of the Society for the Humanities at Cornell University.