On Francis Alÿs
Jaap Guldemond, Director of Exhibitions and curator of Eye, and art historian Sacha Bronwasser explore the work of Francis Alÿs, to whom Eye is currently devoting an exhibition. Some of Alÿs’ short films will also be screened this evening: Don’t Cross the Bridge Before You Get to the River (2008), El Gringo (2003) and Paradox of Praxis 5 (2013).
'On Francis Alÿs' is part of the supporting programme for the exhibition Francis Alÿs - Children's Games. The film Los Olvidados (Luis Buñuel, 1950) will be screened later this evening (tickets for Buñuel”s film must be bought separately).
This winter, Eye Filmmuseum is presenting a major exhibition of work by the Belgian-Mexican artist Francis Alÿs. Alÿs is primarily known for his playful videos that are both engaged and poetic. These imaginative and rich observations of daily life are set in sometimes politically-charged moments and places. A big spatial installation at Eye provides the setting for his impressive series Children’s Games.