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Francis Alÿs

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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
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

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://www.renaissancesociety.org
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
South Side
EMAIL:  
info@renaissancesociety.org
PHONE:  
(773) 702-8670
OPEN HOURS:  
Tue-Fri 10-5; Sat-Sun 12-5

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.