Knots’n Dust travels to Ikon Gallery in Birmingham, UK from Beirut Art Center, where it was on view from January 31–April 22, 2018. Exploring both early and recent works by Francis Alÿs, the exhibition includes a series of photographs taken in Beirut during a sandstorm in 2015, as well as videos, paintings, and an animated film which is being exhibited for the first time. The exhibition's title refers to zones of turbulence in connection with both Alÿs's work and the identity of the city of Beirut.
Read a review of the exhibition in Artforum.
Cover Image: Francis Alÿs (In collaboration with Julien Devaux), Tornado, 2000-2010 (detail).
Images: installation view, Francis Alÿs: Knots’n Dust, Beirut Art Center, 2018.