On 14 October, Art For All goes to Francis Alÿs ‘The Nature Of The Game’
Discover an extensive selection of Francis Alÿs’ famous films of children’s games in dialogue with his subdued paintings and the film installation The Silence of Ani.
Observing and documenting human behaviour in urban environments is a constant theme in Alÿs’s work. His films record both cultural traditions and children’s spontaneous and unconstrained actions, in the street, as well as in conflict zones and the turbulence of modern life. Children’s games play an important role in investigating the persistence of patterns of popular social behaviour. They have earned a central place in Alÿs’s practice so that he can use his camera to capture the culture and patterns by which people live, sometimes even in places where they seem least likely to occur.
We will meet with the group at Globe Aroma at 14h.