Francis Alÿs

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Francis Alÿs in collaboration with Julien Devaux, Rafael Ortega, Alejandro Morales, and Félix Blume
Paradox of Praxis 5: Sometimes we dream as we live & sometimes we live as we dream
Ciudad Juárez, México
, 2013
Video, 7:49 minutes, color, sound
Dimensions vary with installation (Aspect ratio 16:9)
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The Silence of Ani, 2015
Installation composed of single channel video, 13:21 min, black and white, sound; one diptych; one painting; one drawing on three sheets of vellum; archive consisting of: 70 birdcalls; varied ephemera including studies for animation, notes and drawings on paper, digital photos, and plastic cards
Dimensions variable
Francis Alys in collaboration Frédéric de Smedt, Constantin Felker, and Julien Devaux
Lada Kopeika , 2014
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Untitled, 2012
Diptych Painting 1: 7 x 5 x 1/2 inches (17.8 x 12.7 x 1.3 cm) Painting 2: 7 x 4 3/4 x 1/2 inches (17.8 x 12.1 x 1.3 cm)
Painting 1: Oil, encaustic and collage on canvas on wood Painting 2: Oil and encaustic on canvas on wood
Francis Alÿs in collaboration with Julien Devaux and Ajmal Maiwandi
REEL-UNREEL, 2011
Dimensions variable with installation (Aspect ratio 16:9)
Single channel video projection, 19:28 min, color, sound
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Untitled (color bar), 2011-2012
Encaustic and pigments on wood panels
9 1/4 x 11 5/8 inches (23.5 x 29.3 cm)
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Untitled , 2011-2012
Oil on canvas on wood
5 1/8 x 7 1/8 inches (13 x 18.1 cm)
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Watercolor, 2010
Video projection, 1:19 min (loop), color, sound
Dimensions variable
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Tornado
Installation view of the 2010 solo exhibition, Francis Alÿs: A Story of Deception at the Tate Modern, London, 2000-2010
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Installation view of the 2016-2018 solo exhibition Francis Alÿs: The Fabiola Project at the Menil Collection, Houston
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Painting/Retoque, 2008
Video, 8:30 min, color, sound
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Untitled (Study for Don’t Cross the Bridge Before You Get to the River), 2007-2008
Oil and encaustic on canvas on wood
Diptych Painting 1: 14 x 11 inches (35.6 x 27.9 cm) Painting 2: 7 x 5 1/8 inches (17.8 x 13 cm)
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Untitled (Study for ‘Don’t Cross the Bridge Before You Get to the River’), 2006-2008
9 5/8 x 7 5/8 inches (24.4 x 19.4 cm)
Oil and encaustic on canvas on wood
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Untitled – Tanger/Hoffa, March 11 2007 (Study for ‘Don’t Cross the Bridge Before You Get to the River’), 2007
Oil and encaustic on wood
7 x 5 inches (17.7 x 12.6 cm)
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Rehearsal II, 2001
Dimensions variable
Single-channel video projection, 14:25 min, color, sound
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Installation view of the 52nd Venice Biennale: Think with the Senses – Feel with the Mind in 2007
 
Bolero (Shoe Shine Blues), 1996-2007
Installation composed of Bolero (Video animation projected from hard drive, 9:40 min, color, sound); 384 framed vellum drawings; styrofoam and wood maquette; and two annex videos: R.E.H.E.A.R.S.A.L, (Video, 2:33 min, color, sound), and Politics of Rehearsal (Video documentary, 29:54 min, color, sound)

     
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Detail from installation of Bolero (Shoe Shine Blues), 1996-2007
Graphite and tape on vellum
9 1/4 x 10 7/8 inches (23.5 x 27.6 cm)
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The Green Line (Sometimes doing something poetic can become political and sometimes doing something political can become poetic), 2005
Video projection, 2 hard drives, touch screen, 5 mdf tables, 10 lamps, framed map, works on paper, photocollages, 1 painting, 1 wood gun sculpture
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A camgun from The Green Line (Sometimes doing something poetic can become political and sometimes doing something political can become poetic)
 
The Green Line (Sometimes doing something poetic can become political and sometimes doing something political can become poetic), 2005`
18 x 40 1/2 x 13 1/4 inches (45.7 x 102.9 x 33.7 cm)
Video projection, 2 hard drives, touch screen, 5 mdf tables, 10 lamps, framed map, works on paper, photocollages, 1 painting, 1 wood gun sculpture
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Installation view of The Green Line (Sometimes doing something poetic can become political and sometimes doing something political can become poetic) from the 2010 solo exhibition, Francis Alÿs : A Story of Deception at the Tate Modern, London
Video projection, 2 hard drives, touch screen, 5 mdf tables, 10 lamps, framed map, works on paper, photocollages, 1 painting, 1 wood gun sculpture
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Beggars, 2002-2004
80 35 mm slide carousel projection
Dimensions variable
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When Faith Moves Mountains, 2002
Video installation with one projection and two monitors
Dimensions vary with each installation
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When Faith Moves Mountains, 2002
Video installation with one projection and two monitors
Dimensions vary with each installation
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When Faith Moves Mountains (Cuando la Fe Mueve Montañas), April 11, 2002
Pencil, oil, spray paint, and masking tape on vellum
11 x 14 1/8 inches (27.9 x 35.9 cm)
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The Modern Procession, 2002
Single channel video, 7:30 min, color, sound
Dimensions variable
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A drawing from The Modern Procession, 2002
Single channel video, 7:30 min, color, sound
Dimensions variable
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Rehearsal I (Ensayo I), 1999-2001
Installation composed of Rehearsal I (Video projection, 29:30 min, color, sound) and three Annex videos: Perro Pelota (Video on monitor, 1 hr (loop), color, sound); Maqueta (Video projection, 15:18 min, b&w, sound); and Caracoles (Video on monitor, 4:22 min, color, sound)
Dimensions variable
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Re-enactments, 2001
Two-channel video installation, 5:20 min each, color, sound
Dimensions variable
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Re-enactments, 2001
Two-channel video installation, 5:20 min each, color, sound
Dimensions variable
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Zócalo, May 22, 1999, 1999
Single screen DVD projection with soundtrack
Dimensions variable, 12 hour duration
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Sometimes Making Something Leads to Nothing, 1997
Video, 4:59 min (loop), color, sound Dimensions vary with each installation
Dimensions variable
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Cuentos Patrioticos, 1997
Single screen video installation 25:40 min
Dimensions Variable
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Installation view of Cuentos Patrioticos from the 2008 solo show Francis Alÿs at Sammlung Goetz, Munich, 1997
Single screen video installation 25:40 min
Dimensions Variable
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Untitled (Sign Painting Project), 1993-1997
Acrylic on board
4 paintings. Left panel: 63 3/4 x 43 1/2 inches (161.9 x 110.5 cm); central panel: 47 1/2 x 36 3/4 inches (120.7 x 93.3 cm); upper right panel: 11 3/16 x 8 5/8 inches (28.4 x 21.9 cm); lower right panel: 9 3/8 x 7 1/8 inches (23.8 x 18 cm)
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Detail from Untitled (Sign Painting Project), 1993-1997
Acrylic on board
4 paintings. Left panel: 63 3/4 x 43 1/2 inches (161.9 x 110.5 cm); central panel: 47 1/2 x 36 3/4 inches (120.7 x 93.3 cm); upper right panel: 11 3/16 x 8 5/8 inches (28.4 x 21.9 cm); lower right panel: 9 3/8 x 7 1/8 inches (23.8 x 18 cm)