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Francis Alÿs

20120104104041-alys12663 As I Walk I Do Not Think   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Francis Alÿs at Meessen De Clercq December 9th, 2011 - January 14th, 2012
Posted 1/8/12

It could be seen during the Francis Alÿs retrospective at Wiels that he is one of those artists who have made participatory action a central feature of their artistic work. That is to say that he activates mechanisms that require the participation of others to assume their full poetic-political scale. The drawing shown in the Wunderkammer highlights another recurring phenomenon in Alÿs: walking, strolling. We see this wandering in the many works and we can only attempt to draw parallels with certa... [more]

20110717193254-533_back_ledray_and_gallace Please Enter   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Adel Abdessemed, Eija-Liisa Ahtila, David Altmejd, Francis Alÿs, Mamma Andersson, Louise Bourgeois, Michael Brown, Philip-Lorca diCorcia, Maureen Gallace, Isa Genzken, Robert Gober, Mona Hatoum, Toba Khedoori, Charles LeDray, Thomas Ruff, Gregor Schneider, Luc Tuymans, Jeff Wall, Rachel Whiteread at David Zwirner- 533 W. 19th July 7th, 2011 - August 5th, 2011
Posted 7/17/11

Taking inspiration from Emily Dickenson’s poem of the same name, “The House Without the Door” considers the idea of home as emotionally complicated rather than safe, secure and comforting. Eighteen artists including Mamma Andersson, Louise Bourgeois, Philip-Lorca di Corcia, Luc Tuymans, and Rachel Whiteread use painting, sculpture, installation, and photography to examine the multiple meanings of home with the understanding that home is not only where the heart is, or where comfort and familiar... [more]

20101116001154-resize Possible Futures, Probable Pasts   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Francis Alÿs, Francis Bacon, Christian Boltanski, ISOKON / Marcel Breuer, Matthew Buckingham, Harry Burton, Tony Carter, William Morris / Liberty & Co., Keith Coventry, Andrea Fisher, Stefan Gec, Ernö Goldfinger, Graham Gussin, Susan Hiller, Douglas Huebler, Des Hughes, Patrick Keiller, Hilma af Klint, David Lamelas, Sean Lynch, Mary Martin, Jeremy Millar, Jacques Monory, Henry Moore, Mike Nelson, John Riddy, Michael Stevenson, Katja Strunz, Paul Thek, Francis Upritchard at Camden Arts Centre December 16th, 2010 - February 20th, 2011
Posted 12/20/10

The works on show at the Camden Arts Centre are the latest in their series of artist-selected shows at the North London gallery. Somewhere between a curatorial exercise and art-by-proxy, these shows have revealed both the personal and vicarious aspects of artist curation/selection. The work selected by Simon Starling comprises works by 30 artists and designers, revisiting the history of the Camden Art Centres programmes over the last 50 years. By-and-large the works occupy the positio... [more]

20101122022043-crop_9478 Reflections on Guards   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Francis Alÿs at Bonnefanten museum November 7th, 2010 - March 27th, 2011
Posted 11/22/10

The Bonnefantenmuseum in Maastricht is currently showing an exhibition of work by this year’s Biennial Award for Contemporary Art (BACA) laureate, Francis Alÿs, a Belgian native and somewhat of an artworld darling in this part of the world. I was at the museum the opening weekend and had the opportunity to revisit one of my favorite videos by the artist, Guards (2004). I’ve seen Guards several times now, and it has yet to lose its appeal. There is something sweet, slightly funny, and q... [more]

20458w_alysimage Francis Alÿs: A Story of Deceptions   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Francis Alÿs at Tate Modern June 15th, 2010 - September 5th, 2010
Posted 6/27/10

Francis Alÿs’ works are like rumours. Few people have ever seen them first hand, not many people recall their exact details, but they persist in informing, antagonising and provoking us. The extensive show at the Tate Modern presents a body of work or “evidence” which unpacks Alÿs’ work over the last 20 years in a series of roughly chronological rooms. The curators have taken great pains to present the rooms as a series of didactic presentations. Somewhere between an exhibition, a l... [more]

Nightwatch Seven Walks   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Francis Alÿs at Bass Museum of Art June 27th, 2009 - September 19th, 2009
Posted 9/4/09

Mexican based artist, Francis Alÿs (b. 1959, Antwerp, Belgium), investigates a sense of desolation in his video The Nightwatch (2004), which takes place in the famed National Portrait Gallery in London. The subject matter of the film is a fox exploring the Tudor and Georgian rooms while being filmed from the high viewpoint of the museum's state-of-the-art security cameras. The animal scampers from room to room appearing confused and out of context as the cameras capture its every move. The Nig... [more]

Lawler_still_life The Big Questions   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Francis Alÿs, Robert Barry, Joseph Beuys, George Brecht, James Lee Byars, John Cage, Maurizio Cattelan, Paul Chan, Lygia Clark, Tony Conrad, Tacita Dean, Jason Dodge, Trisha Donnelly, Marcel Duchamp, Harold Edgerton, The Institute For Figuring, Ceal Floyer, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Roger Hiorns, Douglas Huebler, Pierre Huyghe, Paul Ramírez Jonas, Stephen Kaltenbach, On Kawara, Christine Kozlov, David Lamelas, Louise Lawler, Paul Etienne Lincoln, Mark Manders, Kris Martin, Steve McQueen, Helen Mirra, Catherine Murphy, Bruce Nauman, Rivane Neuenschwander, Claes Oldenburg, Roman Ondák, Giuseppe Penone, Susan Philipsz, Anthony Phillips, Adrian Piper, Steven Pippin, Charles Ray, Tobias Rehberger, Hannah Rickards, Arthur Russell, Michael Sailstorfer, Roman Signer, Simon Starling, John Stezaker, Mladen Stilinović, Sturtevant, Shomei Tomatsu at Walker Art Center April 24th, 2009 - September 27th, 2009
Posted 8/7/09

The theme of the Walker Art Center’s exhibition “The Quick and the Dead” got personal, quickly, when I observed that an On Kawara date painting near the entry was the same date as an uncle’s birthday. Made by Kawara to mark the passage of time, the ongoing series implies its own end in the artist’s death, just as birthdays imply to many of us that there are only so many left. This exhibition announces its’ intentions to examine The Big Questions of Life at the outset in the title, but... [more]

411_927258001218480905 Artist Books   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Francis Alÿs, Giovanni Anselmo, Lars Arrhenius, Darren Bader, John Baldessari, Lothar Baumgarten, IAIN BAXTER&, Thomas Bayrle, Larry Bell, Dara Birnbaum, Marcel Broodthaers, Fernando Bryce, Luca Buvoli, John Cage, Sophie Calle, Merlin Carpenter, Matthew Chambers, Shaoxiong Chen, Larry Clark, Sean Dack, Hanne Darboven, Tacita Dean, Mark Dion, Marcel Dzama, Yara El-Sherbini, Olafur Eliasson, Brian Eno, Neil Farber, Hans-Peter Feldmann, Robbert Flick, Tom Friedman, Liam Gillick, Pamela Golden, Douglas Gordon, Rodney Graham, Ann Hamilton, Robert Heinecken, Arno Hintjens, Patrick Hoet, Dennis Hollingsworth, Rebecca Horn, David Horvitz, Adam Janes, Brian Kennon, Robbie Kinberg, Edwin Klein, Alison Knowles, Jutta Koether, Harmony Korine, Barbara Kruger, Brendan Lott, Nick Lowe, Euan Macdonald, Christian Marclay, Paul McCarthy, Matthew Monahan, Robert Morris, Matt Mullican, Bruce Nauman, Jorge Pardo, A. R. Penck, Asher Penn, Raymond Pettibon, Tom Phillips, Sigmar Polke, Richard Prince, Michael S. Riedel, Pipilotti Rist, Dieter Roth, Francesc Ruiz, Raul Ruiz, Allen Ruppersberg, Ed Ruscha, Peter Schmidt, Lara Schnitger, Jim Shaw, David Shrigley, Jorge Simes, Michael Snow, Haim Steinbach, Telfer Stokes, Calvin Sumsion, Paul Thek, Wolfgang Tillmans, Richard Tuttle, Jan Voss, William Wegman, Lawrence Weiner, David Weiss, Fischli & Weiss, Benjamin Weissman, Pae White, Christopher Williams, Bobbi Woods, Christopher Wool at MOCA Pacific Design Center October 19th, 2008 - March 1st, 2009
Posted 1/5/09

  MOCA at the Pacific Design Center currently has an exhibition of artist books.  Unfortunately the books are under glass vitrines, but you CAN watch the pages turn through MOCA's website at: http://www.moca.org/openbook/sequences.php - a virtual read. The exhibition features books by Sigmar Polke, Keith Haring, Olafur Eliasson, Michael Snow, Ray Johnson, Andy Warhol, Hans-Peter Feldman, Paul McCarthy/Jason Rhoades and more.   This exhibition does point out the issue with showing artist books.  O... [more]

1996-2007_alyfr0176 Shine Your Shoes Govn’r?   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Francis Alÿs at Renaissance Society September 28th, 2008 - December 14th, 2008
Posted 10/6/08

Francis Alÿs’ installation at the Renaissance Society is perhaps the most ambitious there to date. Alÿs has constructed an observation deck that pierces the invisible ceiling created by the lighting structure. For the first time viewers can ascend into the space that is literally the size of an additional floor hitherto left empty and out of reach. Like a lookout at a forest preserve, it is built for raw utility, an aesthetic convention in itself these days. For all this work, a huge room built in... [more]

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