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23.01.2020
Francis Alÿs at Eye, Amsterdam

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. The exibitions runs until 8 March.

Born in Belgium in 1959, Francis Alÿs trained as an architect in his home country and in Venice. In 1986 he moved to Mexico City, where he started to focus on visual art. On his many walks through the city, he started to study and record everyday life in and around the Mexican capital by means of simple yet striking performative actions. His work involves making subtle interventions in daily life, and then capturing the effect with the help of video, photography, drawings and paintings.

You can find more information on the website of Eye.