Francis Alys recreating a political border between Israel and Jordan.

Francis Alys recreating a political border between Israel and Jordan.

Francis Alys, Don’t Cross the Bridge Before You Get to the River, 2008, Strait of Gibraltar Video and photographic documentation of an action, Photo:Jorge Golem

Francis Alys, Don’t Cross the Bridge Before You Get to the River, 2008, Strait of Gibraltar Video and photographic documentation of an action, Photo:Jorge Golem

Taking photos of a journey when going somewhere. Getting ready, leaving the house, on the train at east Croydon, at station of the place where I am going, at some places, and then journey back(?)

Taking photos of a journey when going somewhere. Getting ready, leaving the house, on the train at east Croydon, at station of the place where I am going, at some places, and then journey back(?)

Francis Alys 'Sometimes making something leads to nothing' (1997)  (Google image result)

Francis Alÿs: a story of deception - Tate Modern's best yet

Francis Alys 'Sometimes making something leads to nothing' (1997) (Google image result)

Francis Alÿs, collaborating with Rafael Ortega & Cuauhtémoc Medina, When Faith Moves Mountains, 2002

Francis Alÿs, collaborating with Rafael Ortega & Cuauhtémoc Medina, When Faith Moves Mountains, 2002

Francis Alys - when faith moves mountains  (3 cm!)

Francis Alys - when faith moves mountains (3 cm!)

Frances Alys pushing ice through the streets of mexico

Francis Alÿs: a story of deception - Tate Modern's best yet


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Francis Alÿs. Untitled, from When Faith Moves Mountains. 2002. Color photograph. The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Gift of The Spey...

Francis Alÿs. Untitled, from When Faith Moves Mountains. 2002. Color photograph. The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Gift of The Spey...

Francis Alys, "The Nightwatch" (2004). On April 7th, 2004, a fox was freed in the National Portrait Gallery. Its wanderings through the galleries were recorded by the institution’s CCTV system.

Francis Alys, "The Nightwatch" (2004). On April 7th, 2004, a fox was freed in the National Portrait Gallery. Its wanderings through the galleries were recorded by the institution’s CCTV system.

Francis Alÿs is a Belgian contemporary artist living in Mexico City. Above are stills from the short movie Paradox of Praxis 1, where Alÿs pushes a block of ice through the streets of Mexico City until it melts; serving as a way to mark time and measure existence. More on the artist.

Francis Alÿs is a Belgian contemporary artist living in Mexico City. Above are stills from the short movie Paradox of Praxis 1, where Alÿs pushes a block of ice through the streets of Mexico City until it melts; serving as a way to mark time and measure existence. More on the artist.

Francis Alÿs. "Watercolor." Trabzon, Turkey. & Aqaba, Jordan. 2010. Mixing water from the Red Sea with Water from the Black Sea.

Francis Alÿs. "Watercolor." Trabzon, Turkey. & Aqaba, Jordan. 2010. Mixing water from the Red Sea with Water from the Black Sea.

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