Exhibition

Francis Alÿs

Walking Distance from the Studio

Francis Alÿs

Francis Alÿs "Turista", México D.F., 1996

  • Fecha:
    27 May - 29 Aug. 2005
    Lugar:
    Sales del museu
  • Fecha:
    04 Sep. - 28 Nov. 2004
    Lugar:
    Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Alemanya
  • Fecha:
    08 Jan. - 28 Mar. 2005
    Lugar:
    Musée de Beaux Arts de Nantes

“Walking is not a medium, it’s an attitude. It favours inspiration, it is conducive to the development of ideas, and it is also highly accessible” said Francis Alÿs (Antwerp, Belgium, 1959) at the presentation of the exhibition on his work at MACBA in 2005.

In the purest tradition of Baudelaire’s stroller or flâneur, Alÿs uses walking as the chief tool in his creative process. His journeys through downtown Mexico City, where he has lived since the eighties, have given rise to innumerable reflections, encounters, anecdotes and confabulations that he has then transformed into artistic projects – many of them ephemeral – that are particularly illustrative of the anthropological, political and social contradictions inherent in the urban environment.

The exhibition Walking Distance from the Studio included a wide selection of works since 1995, including installations, videos, paintings, sculptures, drawings, photographs, slide projections and documentation.

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Workshop

Data inici:
From 07 July
Data fi:
to 28 July 2005
Horari:
Espai:
Sales del museu

Guided visit and presentation of the book Cuando la fe mueve montañas (When Faith can Move Mountains), by Francis Alÿs and Cuauhtémoc Medina

Data inici:
01 June 2005
Horari:
Espai:
Sales del museu
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