''Francis Alÿs‘ red Volkswagen Beetle is damned to conquer a hill in Tijuana for all eternity. Even after the Biennale ends and the art world declares a different city to be its centre for a week, this perfect image for Proregress will keep on rolling through exhibition circuits; the orchestra’s jarring rehearsal reverberating in our minds. An image for Latin America’s “different time structure”, Rehearsal I critiques the failures of the promise of modernisation. Shanghai, far from being an old Beetle, accelerates up that dusty hill with a speed of lightning: a glorious fake Mercedes, flying faster than the real thing. It may never stop and reverse, but it may very well go in spirals, as the route was never set and the rest is lost in translation: proregressing, after all.''