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Title

Sleepers II

2001

Artist

Francis Alÿs

Belgium, Mexico

1959 -

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  • Details

    Date
    2001
    Media category
    Time-based art
    Materials used
    eighty 35mm slides, colour, carousel projector
    Edition
    2/4 [edition of 4 + 2AP & 1 exhibition copy]
    Dimensions
    duration: 00:00:02 sec per slide; display dimensions variable
    Signature & date

    Signed l.l. certificate of authenticity, blue fibre-tipped pen "Francis Alÿs". Not dated.

    Credit
    John Kaldor Family Collection at the Art Gallery of New South Wales
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    L2011.24
    Copyright
    © Francis Alÿs. Courtesy Galerie Peter Kilchmann, Zurich

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    Francis Alÿs

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  • About

    Francis Alÿs’ idiosyncratic work resists classification. Encompassing lists, plans, and drawings, performances (including public parades and solitary walks) and collections of objects sourced from flea markets, his work is inclusive and plural and is often inspired by and located in the streets of Mexico City, where the artist lives and works.

    ‘Sleepers II’ is formed out of the colourful ecology of these streets documenting people and dogs asleep on streets, benches and bus stops. While the work could easily lend itself to social commentary the artist’s celebratory approach to his subject undermines such an interpretation. Embracing the disorder and openness of Mexico City, Alÿs has commented that: "'Sleepers' records the way dreaming might have a role in a possible rethinking of our conviviality."

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    Sleepers II - Francis Alÿs 3:35

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 3 exhibitions

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 2 publications

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