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Francis Alys

Posted on August 16 2016



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Francis Alys │By (artist) Francis Alys , By (author) Cuauhtemoc Medina , By (author) Russell Ferguson , By (author) Jean Fisher

 

Though primarily based in Mexico, Belgian artist Francis Alys (b. 1959) is a compulsive wanderer. Gaining international attention in the late 1990s, the works of Francis Alys (pronounced 'ah-leece') are based on his walks in various locations all over the world. Whether tracing the meandering Green Line in Jerusalem, interceding in the drift of the sand dunes outside in Lima, Peru, or documenting the varieties of people carting their wares around Mexico City, Alys examines current socio-political situations in specific urban sites, weaving his own fables into the tangled social fabric via performances, postcards, paintings, sketches, 'tourist' videos and a variety of other innovative media.

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Product details

  • Paperback | 160 pages
  • 251.46 x 287.02 x 15.24mm | 997.9g
  • Phaidon Press Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 200
  • 0714843210
  • 9780714843216
  • 188,077

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