Known for his unique contribution to conceptual and performance art, Francis Alys utilized a variety of media forms, namely painting and film to share his passionate interest in socio-political issues as he captured many of his travels on film while enacting paseos. Beginning in the 90s, Francis Alys began to increase the scale of various projects and his greater appreciation for visual arts.Famously known for his collaborative works, pieces such as When Faith Moves Mountains involved over 500 contributors who used shovels to relocate a sand dune literally inches of sand at a time. Through the years, this artist developed more of a political edge and developed exhibitions such as The Politics of Rehearsals which denoted the designation of his sometimes overt politicized views on society. Still maintaining his need to create an engaging physical journey by walking through various streets, in 1994, Alys once wore a pair of magnetic shoes on the streets of Havana, Cuba with the intention of seeing exactly what would stick to them. His ingenuity in the use of art as a political tool while engaging closely with others to closely examine consciousness and human behavior has made Francis Alyse a noted artist of his generation. Less
Known for his unique contribution to conceptual and performance art, Francis Alys utilized a variety of media forms, namely painting and film to share his passionate interest in socio-political issues as he captured many of his travels on film while More
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