Francis Alÿs: Ciudad Juárez Projects

ASU Art Museum, Nelson Fine Arts Center

51 E 10th St, Tempe, AZ 85281

January 21st–May 27th

  Paradox of Praxis 5: Sometimes we dream as we live & sometimes we live as we dream Ciudad Juárez, México, Video, 7:49 minutes, color, sound, Dimensions vary with installation,  2013

Paradox of Praxis 5: Sometimes we dream as we live & sometimes we live as we dream Ciudad Juárez, México, Video, 7:49 minutes, color, sound, Dimensions vary with installation, 2013

Francis Alÿs created the work Ciudad Juárez Projects in collaboration with local artists during visits to downtown Juarez, near the international border, and to housing developments in the southern periphery of the city. This exhibition showcases two video works, notes, maps, drawings and photographs that follow the artist’s processes as he negotiates his own role in relation to the conflict playing out in this urban landscape.

 

Alÿs, born in 1959 in Antwerp, Belgium, permanently moved to Mexico City in 1986, where he continues to live and work. Over the past three decades, Alÿs—originally trained in architecture—has become known for his multidisciplinary practice, encompassing public actions, installations, videos, paintings, and drawings. The confrontation with issues of urbanization and social unrest has provided a rich setting for the artist's varied actions and works for many years.

 

Guest curated by Proyectos Impala with Kerry Doyle. Supported by the Evelyn Smith Exhibition Fund and the Helme Prinzen Endowment.

 

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