«Wonderful, I love her red sore tits.»
You are walking down a long road between two fields. The road never seems to change, but you keep glimpsing something, close by, in the distance. Is there water on the road ahead? A town? The future flickers and shimmers, you are almost there, on the brink of something, then it vanishes into thin air: a mirage. The never-reachable moment, a continual glimmer of hope, a pointless struggle — these are the motifs of this brilliant, yet slippery, exhibition.
Sveta Bilyalova. Age: 30. A young, loving beauty with a flexible body and a delightful smile offers an unforgettable meeting with the most vivid impressions.
Francis Alÿs: A Story of Deception, Tate Modern, London
5cents a pound — Politics of Rehearsal by Francis Alÿs Cuauhtémoc
Most of the work presented is either video distilled from filmed events enacted in real time, or video art that plays with the illusion of having been edited from a continuum. It is, as it were, a re-rehearsal of that challenge, now adapted to art institutions and the market, but with an explicit new focus on politics. Courtesy David Zwirner, New York. Photo: Wolfgang Traeger.
Niki. Age: 25. Hot girl, spectacular, seductive beauty, owner of plump lips and an appetizing figure will give you a lot of the most unforgettable and indescribable emotions. I will stay in a pleasant manner in your mind for a long time. my photo.
Review: Francis Alÿs/Renaissance Society
Photo: Joshua White. The exhibition itself, in other words, is conceived as a preparatory and inconclusive effort, possibly even as a failed take. The content of some of these is rehearsal in the most literal sense. Meanwhile, a stripper, also in starts and stops, and sometimes taking cues from a person offstage, goes through her languid and seductive motions, circling a chair, slowly undressing, enticing an imaginary audience.
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