Jan 10, 2011
'when faith moves mountains'
I went to an exhibition of Francys Alys. He is a belgium artist, living in Mexico City. He walks a lot and his actions are between the political and the poetical. The last few years he has become a 'famous' artist and he has a retrospective in Brussels. So the exhibition was crowded this sunday afternoon. I like his work but I didn't like the exhibition. I got a lot of questions about the way you exhibit perfomances and actions. We treat it as if it's an exhibition of paintings and that doesn't work!! When you want to get a dislike of contempory art you have to treat it like this. So I have spoken!!
And 'when faith moves mountains' wasn't even there. He tried to move a mountain one centimeter with 500 volunteers in Peru. Totally sensless but a very beautiful, metaforical act! Just remember that of him, that's enough.