This week’s Modern Art Notes Podcast features Mexico City-based Belgian artist Francis Alÿs.
Because Alÿs makes many of his films available via a Creative Commons license, each day this week MANPodcast.com will stream one of Alÿs’s videos.
Today’s film is Painting/Retoque (2008), a work Alÿs made in Paraiso, Panama, in the former Panama Canal Zone. It is one of Alÿs’s many considerations of borders and their meaning (or lack thereof), a subject we discussed on this week’s MAN Podcast.
Alÿs’s most recent film is REEL-UNREEL, a commission that debuted at last year’s Documenta. It’s now on view at David Zwirner gallery in New York. Alÿs made the film in Kabul, Afghanistan in 2011.