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Florence Ostende (Editor)

Francis Alÿs


Francis Alÿs
$ 40.00| £ 30.00 (* recommended retail price)

This immersive publication explores the artistic journey of one of today’s most prominent conceptual artists, with a specific focus on his groundbreaking series, Children's Games.

Whether he’s moving a sand dune in Peru or pushing an enormous ice block through the streets of Mexico City, Francis Alÿs is constantly seeking to decipher complex social, political, and cultural issues in ways that are simultaneously affecting, imaginative and provocative. Highlighting rarely seen source material, this richly illustrated book delves into the impulses behind Alÿs’s influential works. Celebrating the breadth and importance of the artist’s work, a series of essays by leading scholars and writers look at his studio practice and influences across art, history and literature, revealing new perspectives on his prolific career and ongoing preoccupations. It also examines the most recent iteration of his critically acclaimed series Children’s Games, in which he documents children’s games from various cultures around the world. From whimsical explorations of everyday life to his engagement with cross-cultural contexts from Latin America to North Africa and the Middle East, Alÿs’s work serves as a platform for navigating the world, inviting viewers to engage with the poetic and transformative potential of artistic expression.

Hardcover, 256 pages, 21,0 x 27,5 cm, 8.3 x 10.8 in, 250 color illustrations
ISBN: 978-3-7913-7764-3
US July 23, 2024
UK August 14, 2024


Florence Ostende

FLORENCE OSTENDE is Curator at the Barbican Art Gallery in London. Previously she was Adjunct Curator at Dallas Contemporary - and taught art theory at the HEAD-University of Art and Design in Geneva, Switzerland.

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