Francis Alys by Francis AlysFrancis Alys by Francis Alys

Francis Alys

byFrancis AlysOtherCuauhtemoc Medina, Russell Ferguson

Paperback | June 19, 2007

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This is the first comprehensive monograph on the work ofFrancis Alys (b. 1959), which blurs the boundaries between artist andsubject.Alys employs a range of media - including painting, video, andother more unorthodox materials - in innovative takes on observation,participation, and performance.Alys's work stems from his interest in thepowers that shape urban existence, as well as the innovative schemes thatordinary individuals devise to subvert them.Alys invents his own fables,weaving them into the social fabric of such cities a Venice, London, andMexico City, his home for nearly 20 years.Alys's work has been includedin the world's top international exhibitions, including the Venice Biennale(2001), the Carnegie International (2004), and the Sao Paulo Biennial(2004).FRANCIS ALYS includes a survey of Alys's work by Cuauhtemoc Medina, aninterview with the artist by Russell Ferguson, Focus by Jean Fisher,Artist's Choice by Augusto Monterroso, and writings by Francis Alys.
Russell Ferguson, associate curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, has recently written In Memory of My Feelings: Frank O'Hara and American Art and an Essay in Gillian Wearing.
Title:Francis AlysFormat:PaperbackDimensions:160 pages, 11.5 × 10 × 0.75 inPublished:June 19, 2007Publisher:Phaidon PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0714843210

ISBN - 13:9780714843216

Appropriate for ages: 13