FRANCIS ALÿS: A STORY OF DECEPTION

NEWSText: julie morikawa

Francis Alÿs’s exhibition “A Story of Deception” will be held at MoMA from May 8th – August 1st.

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Midcareer retrospective of Francis Alÿs, one of the foremost artists of his generation, featuring video, painting, performance, drawing, and photography, this wide-ranging retrospective reveals how the artist draws on poetic and allegorical methods to address political and social realities, from patterns of economic progress to evolving urban landscapes.

This exhibition draws on the Museum’s unique and important collection of Alÿs’s work, highlighting three recent major acquisitions—Re-enactments (2001), When Faith Moves Mountains (2002), and Rehearsal I (Ensayo I) (1999–2001)—which include video installations, paintings, drawings, collages, photographs, and newspaper clippings. The exhibition, which is conceptually grouped around these three thematic bodies of work, also includes additional artworks that the artist has developed around the idea of rehearsal and re-enactment in relation to progress in art and everyday life.

Francis Alÿs: A Story of Deception
Date: May 8th – August 1st, 2011
Time: Monday – Sunday, 10:30 – 17:30
Closed: Tuesday
Place: The Museum of Modern Art
Address: 11 West 53 Street new York, NY 10019
Tel: 212-708-9400
http://moma.org

Text: julie morikawa

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