Francis Alÿs - Revised and Expanded (Pre-order)

Pre-order now. This title will be shipped from 29 March 2019.

Cuauhtémoc Medina, Russell Ferguson, Jean Fisher, Michael Taussig


Price: USD$69.95

A fully updated edition of the artist's first comprehensive monograph, more than a decade since its original publication

Francis Alÿs examines the patterns of various urban sites before weaving his own fables into their tangled social fabric with wit, sensitivity, and an acutely personal connection to his subject matter. A scene as such as a Volkswagen Beetle struggling up a hill or a man pushing a block of ice can carry a message that resonates far beyond the work's simple parameters. As Alÿs puts it, 'Sometimes doing something poetic can become political, and sometimes doing something political can become poetic.'


Format: Hardback
Size: 290 x 250 mm (11 3/8 x 9 7/8 in)
Pages: 240 pp
Illustrations: 250 illustrations
ISBN: 9780714875002

Russell Ferguson is a critic and curator based in Los Angeles.

Jean Fisher (1942-2016) was an artist and a writer.

Cuauhtémoc Medina is a writer, critic, and curator based in Mexico City.

Michael Taussig is a writer and anthropologist based in New York.

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