Belgian-born, Mexico City-based artist Francis Alÿs created the work for "Ciudad Juárez Projects" in collaboration with local artists during visits to downtown Juarez, near the international border, and to housing developments in the southern periphery of the city. This exhibition showcases two video works along with, notes, maps, drawings and photographs that follow the artist’s processes as he negotiates his own role in relation to the conflict playing out in this urban landscape.
This project is guest curated by Proyectos Impala with Kerry Doyle. Supported by the Evelyn Smith Exhibition Fund and the Helme Prinzen Endowment.
"Francis Alÿs: Ciudad Juárez Projects" is part of projectWALK, a collaboration between the Museum of Walking, ASU Art Museum and additional campus and community partners, which investigates the everyday activity of walking in one of the least walkable cities in the United States.
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Image credit: Francis Alÿs, "Paradox of Praxis 5," 2013. Video still. Courtesy of the artist.