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Chicago

Renaissance Society

Exhibition Detail
Francis Alÿs
5811 S. Ellis Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637


September 28th, 2008 - December 14th, 2008
Opening: 
October 6th, 2008 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
 
Bolero (Shoe Shine Blues), Francis AlÿsFrancis Alÿs, Bolero (Shoe Shine Blues),
1996-2007, Graphite, tape, and collage on vellum, 384 framed drawings, installed with DVD animation, 9:40 min, maquette, wooden table, and string, dimensions variable
© Francis Alÿs. Courtesy the artist and David Zwirner, New York
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> DESCRIPTION

Mexico City-based artist Francis Alÿs will present his animation Bolero, along with the 511 graphite drawings from which the animation is made, and Politics of Rehearsal, a 30-minute video that combines footage of a speech by President Truman, narration by critic Cuauhtémoc Medina, and a rehearsal for a striptease. Rehearsal parallels sociopolitical promises from Latin America with the tactics of a stripper—always leaving something to be desired.


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