Francis Alÿs

£27.95

Francis Alÿs

This is the first comprehensive monograph on Francis Alÿs and his fabled works of observation, action and participation.

Includes texts by Cuauhtémoc Medina, Russell Ferguson, Jean Fisher, Augusto Monterroso and Francis Alÿs.

In the Interview, Russell Ferguson asks how the artist’s identity as a cultural outsider has helped determine the remarkable path of his art over the years. Cuauhtémoc Medina’s Survey identifies the threads that run through the artist’s oeuvre while also sketching a political and social picture of Mexico City, the inspiration and setting for so many of his artworks. In the Focus, Jean Fisher examines the political heart of Alÿs’s massive collaborative Land art project When Faith Moves Mountains (2002). In the Artist’s Choice, Augusto Monterroso’s short tales capture the artist’s enduring fascination with the role animals and fables play in human society, while Alÿs’s own writings uncover the poetry in everyday phrases and seemingly spontaneous arrangements of urban life.

£27.95