Museum of Modern Art in New York Presents Francis Alys: A Story of Deception


NEW YORK, NY.- Francis Alÿs: A Story of Deception, on view at The Museum of Modern Art and MoMA PS1, draws upon MoMA’s unique and important collection of work by artist Francis Alÿs (Belgian, b. 1959), who uses poetic and allegorical methods to explore the social realities of political concepts, including the cyclical nature of change in modernizing societies, the urban landscape, and patterns of economic progress. Alÿs’s personal, ambulatory explorations of cities form the basis for his practice, through which he compiles extensive documentation reflecting his process, producing complex and diverse bodies of work that include video, painting, performance, drawing, and photography. Organized in collaboration with Alÿs, the presentation at MoMA is conceptually grouped around three major recent acquisitions— Re-enactments (2001), When Faith