ADA organises an excursion to Brussels to visit Francis Alÿs’s solo exhibition A Story of Deception at Wiels, Brussels. During the afternoon we will also visit some of Brussels’ smaller art venues.
Francis Alÿs is a Belgium born artist (1959) who lives and works in Mexico City. The exhibition in Wiels has a retrospective character, presenting both iconic and recent works. Among them are paintings, drawings, video, animation and installation, some of which are shown for the first time.
Francis Alÿs’s work often starts with a simple act, either by him or others, which is then documented in a range of media. Working in urban settings and dramatic landscapes, he creates interventions, which frequently address a historical or political concern attached to a specific site. Alÿs moved to Mexico City in the mid 1980s at a time of political unrest. He began to make work which recorded every day life there, capturing images of street sleepers and workers. [Quoted from Wiels’s press text.]
After seeing the show in Wiels, ADA’s tour will continue with visits to some of Brussels many galleries and project spaces, such as Jan Mot Gallery and Établissement d’en Face.
The train to Brussels South departs at 9:55 from Rotterdam central station. We will arrive in Brussels at 11:42. Anyone who wants to make their own way to Brussels is free to join us there. Please let us know and we will arrange a meeting point.
Thursday 06 January 2011 | 09:55
Rotterdam Central Station | Platform 3