Though primarily based in Mexico, Belgian artist Francis Alys (b. 1959) is a compulsive wanderer. Gaining international attention in the late 1990s, the works of Francis Alys (pronounced 'ah-leece') are based on his walks in various locations all over the world.
Whether tracing the meandering Green Line in Jerusalem, interceding in the drift of the sand dunes outside in Lima, Peru, or documenting the varieties of people carting their wares around Mexico City, Alys examines current socio-political situations in specific urban sites, weaving his own fables into the tangled social fabric via performances, postcards, paintings, sketches, 'tourist' videos and a variety of other innovative media.
Francis Alys is represented by David Zwirner Gallery, 525 W 19th Street, New York 10011, firstname.lastname@example.org and Lisson Gallery, 52-54 Bell Street, London NW1 5DA, email@example.com
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 160 pages, 200
- Publisher: Phaidon Press Ltd
- Publication Date: 22/05/2007
- Category: History of art & design styles: from c 1900 -
- ISBN: 9780714843216