Francis Alÿs: Mexico Survey

The first part of an extensive Francis Alÿs exhibition at MOT, “Mexico Survey,” draws you straight in and keeps you marveling all the way to the end. Much has been written about the artist's allegorical social and political observations, but underneath it all lays pure, boy like, “What if?” wonder, making his works appeal on a very emotional level. Light yet not lightweight, mass-appealing yet very personal, the pace and gentle humanism of Alÿs's works bring to mind films of Jacques Tati, a rare sensation for a contemporary art show. “Part I: Mexico Survey” is on display through June 9th, “Part II: Gibraltar Focus” June 29th—September 8th.

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