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b. 1959, Belgium

Francis Alÿs Related Press

10 Highlights from the inaugural Kathmandu Triennale 2017 Related Press 10 Highlights from the inaugural Kathmandu Triennale 2017 10 April 2017, Art Radar Journal

The Kathmandu Triennale is an event developed on the back of past success of the Kathmandu International Art Festival, held in 2009 and 2012. The inaugural edition of Kathmandu Triennale (KT 2017) takes ‘The City’ as a thematic starting point – a catalyst to explore the many socio-cultural and political issues embedded in urban settings. Francis...

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Francis Alÿs to create new work inspired by his frontline experiences in Mosul Related Press Francis Alÿs to create new work inspired by his frontline experiences in Mosul 7 December 2016, The Art Newspaper

The Belgian artist Francis Alÿs will create a new work for the Iraqi pavilion at the 57th Venice Biennale next year (13 May-26 November 2017) based on his recent experiences spent on the frontline in Mosul, northern Iraq, as part of the ongoing military offensive against Islamic state (Isil) militants. The piece was commissioned by the Ruya...

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Francis Alÿs at David Zwirner, London Related Press Francis Alÿs at David Zwirner, London 1 December 2016, Art in America

'When the operative system of a society collapses, can art bring about an alternative way of thinking... ?' Francis Alÿs wrote this question on a notebook page reproduced in the brochure accompanying Ciudad Juárez Projects, his powerful exhibition at David Zwirner in London. For the works on view, Alÿs brought his poetic sensibility to...

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Here are the artists in the 2016 Taipei Biennial Related Press Here are the artists in the 2016 Taipei Biennial 8 July 2016, ARTNews

The Taipei Fine Arts Museum has announced the artists tapped for their 2016 Taipei Biennial, which takes place from September 10 this year through February 5 of 2017. Now in its tenth edition, the biennial this year takes on themes related to artistic and curatorial practices, and as per press release, 'embraces the catalytic role of museums in...

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Poetry and violence in the work of Francis Alÿs Related Press Poetry and violence in the work of Francis Alÿs 21 June 2016, Apollo Magazine

When it comes to the Western news, the drug wars in Mexico tend take a back page. But between 2007 and 2014 there were reportedly more than 164,000 homicides in the country, many of them in notorious centres for drug violence like Ciudad Juárez. This US border city is the broad theme of a new show by Belgian artist Francis Alÿs. Ciudad Juárez...

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What to see in New York art galleries this week Related Press What to see in New York art galleries this week 13 June 2016, The New York Times

​Jordan Wolfson By Roberta Smith Jordan Wolfson is a perfectionist with ice water in his veins. Colored Sculpture, his big-budget who’s-buying-that spectacle of mechanized sculpture at David Zwirner, is insistently visceral yet so emotionally neutral as to be kind of maddening. It centers on a demonic Howdy Doody or Huck Finn...

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Preview of Sp-Arte 2015 Related Press Preview of Sp-Arte 2015 8 April 2015, Art News

The 11th edition of the SP-Arte fair opens April 9 in São Paulo, with a VIP preview on April 8. The fair will include 159 galleries from around the world, including blue-chip outfits like David Zwirner, Gagosian, and White Cube, and a solid helping of Brazilian galleries. Below, a look at the works they will offer at the fair, which are by artists...

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