David Zwirner presents Ciudad Juárez projects, an exhibition displaying a group of recent works by Francis Alÿs. Made in and about Ciudad Juárez, Mexico, a once prosperous border city that in recent years has been devastated by drug-related violence, the artists’ works on display date between 2010 and 2015.
Home to the Belgian artist since 1986, Mexico City has since provided a rich setting for his varied actions and works which are often characterised by a distinct poetic and imaginative sensibility towards anthropological and geopolitical concerns, and centred around observations of, and engagements with, everyday life.
In the works on view the artist does not offer solutions, but rather poses open-ended questions, in particular related to the role of the artist in a time of a national crisis in an area affected by violence and crime.
Francis Alÿs - Ciudad Juárez projects
11.6.2016 – 5.8.2016
© Francis Alÿs. Courtesy the artist and David Zwirner, New York/London.
/ by Kim Poorters /